The Photosphere to be so famous that the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, came to the Bahamas, to watch it because that himself.

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The Bahamas must give an historical thank you to man Ernest Williamson, who brought his remarkable invention, the Photosphere, to Nassau in February 1914. There was nothing like it in the world and it make The Bahamas well known in the beforehand 20th century.

John Ernest Williamson was born in Liverpool England in 8 December 1881 and also died in Nassau, Bahamas on 15 July 1966. Williamson was the inventor that the “photosphere” from which he filmed and also photographed underwater. He is attributed as being the very first person to take it an underwater photo from a submarine. He is also credited v opening the world’s first, and also probably only, undersea write-up office, in Nassau, in 1939.

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John Williamson’s father, Charles Williamson, had invented a machine to do underwater ship repairs. It to be a deep-sea tube, do of concentric iron rings, “which stretched choose an accordion”.

In 1912 as Williamson was working as a reporter, he provided the device to make underwater photographs in Norfolk Harbour in England.

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Soon after, the idea was expanded into the photosphere, which he named Jules Verne. Williamson offered it to produce motion pictures, starting first in the Bahamas as well as the an initial under the sea short article office in 1939.

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WORLD’S first UNDERSEA write-up OFFICE

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(The News Record, Thursday, June 6, 1940)

1939 Photosphere offered Special Stamp mark By Nassau federal government

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(The Miami News, Sunday 31 December 1939)

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor the the telephone, access time Bahamas, to check out John Earnest Williamson’s development The Photosphere

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(The environment-friendly Bay Press, Sunday, 14 November 1976)

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