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Daguerreotypy, the first photographic process, spread around the world after its inventor Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) presented it to the public in 1839.  Exposed in a camera obscura and developed in mercury vapors, each highly polished silvered-copper plate is a unique photograph that exhibits extraordinary detail and three-dimensionality when viewed in proper light

Southworth & Hawes - Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1850

RARE Chapultepec Castle Backdrop Daguerreotype of A Man w Sinister Eyes | eBay

RARE Chapultepec Castle Backdrop Daguerreotype of A Man w Sinister Eyes

First photograph of a human, ‘Boulevard du Temple’, Paris, 1838.    Boulevard du Temple, taken by Louis Daguerre in late 1838, was the first-ever photograph of a person. It is an image of a busy street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is a man in the bottom left corner, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show up in the picture.

Photograph by Louis Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Taken late 1838 or The first ever photograph of people. (Towards the bottom left corner there is a man having his boots polished).

Hand-colored daguerreotype of two women from the 1850s. | Florida Memory

floridamemory: “ Tomorrow is the anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences announcing the daguerreotype photography process. The process was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre The daguerreotype was the earliest practical.

Sabatier-Blot, Jean Baptiste French (1801-1881) TITLE ON OBJECT: Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre 1844 George Eastman House

Sabatier-Blot, Jean Baptiste French (1801-1881) TITLE ON OBJECT: Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre 1844 George Eastman House

Daguerreotype - The earliest form of photography that served as a new source for fashion information during this time period.

An Illustrated History of Photography

Daguerreotype, This portrait of Samuel Morse was taken by using the technique, daguerreotype. Made fashionable by Louis Daguerre, the daguerreotype was a photographic process that allowed self portraits to be made.

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company and Mechanic Fire Company, Charleston, South Carolina, are seen in this hand coloured quarter-plate daguerreotype, 1855

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company and Mechanic Fire Company, Charleston, South Carolina, are seen in this hand coloured quarter-plate daguerreotype, 1855 Picture: Everett Collection / Rex Features

A reproduction from an 1860 daguerreotype shows the founders of Communism, Karl Marx [left] and Friedrich Engels, with Marx's daughters  Picture: RIA Novosti / Alamy  //Rare find//

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

A reproduction from an 1860 daguerreotype shows the founders of Communism, Karl Marx [left] and Friedrich Engels, with Marx's daughters Picture: RIA Novosti / Alamy //Rare find//

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