Thursday, January 19, 2006

Louis Daguerre and the Daguerreotype, 1840's - 1860's

Philander Chase
Originally uploaded by matt.mccrady.
Frenchman Louis Daguerre - alongside French inventor Nicephore Niepce - developed the first form of mass photography. His Daguerreotypes were photos on a metal plate, enclosed in a jewel case. Many people - usch as George eastman and Matthew Brady - got their start in this form of picture-making.

See more of them at the Library of Congreess site called American Memories. Please see Daguerreotypes.

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