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Carlo Ponti (Italian, about 1822 - 1893)
Carlo Ponti had studied photography in Paris in the 1840s. In 1852, he obtained a license to produce and sell photographs in Venice. He ran the first of the big photographic businesses in the city, producing albums with architectural views of Venice. Ponti became known as the inventor of camera lenses suitable for panoramic photography. He was appointed optician and photographer to the King of Italy, Victor-Emanuel II, in 1866.