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Monday, October 9, 2023

Know who saw the face in the mirror for the first time and how it started?

Know who invented glass and when it was...

Mirror Discovery: Before the invention of mirror, it was not only difficult but impossible for people to see their faces. But after the advent of mirrors, all this became much easier. Nowadays we cannot even get ready without mirrors. As soon as we wake up in the morning, we look at our face in the mirror, we take bath, shave, do make-up. Without a mirror, we will never be able to know how our looks are and what needs to be corrected. We comb our hair and adjust our clothes just by looking in the mirror. It is difficult to decorate without mirrors but have you ever wondered when and how this tradition started? This was not possible before the invention of glass.

Historically speaking, the practice of seeing one's reflection in the mirror is very old. For many centuries people have been using mirrors to see and decorate their faces. Let us know who started this tradition and why. 

Know the history of glass 

It is said that glass was invented in 1835. When German chemist Justus von Liebig made it by applying a thin layer of metallic silver on the surface of a glass pane. But before this the glass was not spread among the common people. Most poor people did not have mirrors available. In those days, having a mirror in the house was considered a luxury. In such a situation, most of the people used to see their image on the surface of the water. Glass has been in use since ancient times, but till the 18th century it was out of reach of common people. In the 18th century, improvements and mechanization in glass manufacturing reduced the price of glass and made it available to the common people. Since then the use of glass increased rapidly. 

Know how the face was seen when there was no head 

People used to see their reflection on any reflective surface like underwater, shining metal surface or smooth stones.

Some people used clean copper or silver utensils as mirrors.

People of the rich class used small mirrors made of silver. 

Some people helped each other to look after their faces and decorations. 

Painters often created paintings by looking at the reflection on the surface of water or oil. 

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