The Daguerreotype: Photographic Processes Video 5 June 2012
The discovery of this process forever
changed our understanding of time.
For the first time in history
we could see what our ancestors looked like.
Take a look behind the scenes
into our world class photograph collection from within our vaults.
2012 Workshop schedule at George Eastman House
Portrait of an unidentified man with weapons. Circa 1854.
Canadian Photography Institute
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The Age of Gold and Daguerreotypes
By Sarah Moroz NYT Jan. 23, 2018
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre FR 1787-1851
William Henry Fox Talbot UK February 1800-1877
Having just been introduced
by two men working independently of each other
— Henry Fox Talbot in England
who claimed to invent (negative) photography
and Louis Daguerre, in France,
the (positive) silver-plated copper image —
photography had a multitude of possible identities
in the United States.
became one of the most popular methods
after it was introduced in the United States,
with studios established all over New York.
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851)
and the Invention of Photography
is a remarkably detailed,
one-of-a-kind photographic image
on a highly polished,
silver-plated sheet of copper,
sensitized with iodine vapors,
exposed in a large box camera,
developed in mercury fumes,
and stabilized (or fixed)
with salt water or "hypo"
was required to reveal,
demonstrate, and publish
detailed instructions for the process,
he wisely retained the patent
on the equipment necessary
to practice the new art.
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