Source / Recreative Science
Title / Mike Ware

On August 26th, 1823, a little girl was standing at a window, before which was a young maple tree. After a brilliant flash of lightning a complete image of the tree was found imprinted on her body.
M. Raspail records that in 1855 a boy climbed a tree to rob a bird’s-nest. The tree was struck and the boy thrown to the ground, and on his breast the image of the tree, with the bird and nest on one of its branches, appeared very plainly.

P.S. Yes, this is a joke:-)

Mike Ware is a british chemist and inventor of the New Cyanotype process – amongst others and an author of many books.

Source: Recreative Science: a record and remembrancer of intellectual observation (Vols 1 and 2, Groombridge and Sons, London 1860/1) In which C.M.Archer contributed articles on an ‘Anecdote History of Photography’

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