Daguerreotypes

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Daguerreotypes

Description

One of the first successful forms of photography, named for Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France, who invented the technique in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s. Daguerre and Niépce found that if a copper plate coated with silver iodide was exposed to light in a camera, then fumed with mercury vapour and fixed (made permanent) by a solution of common salt, a permanent image would be formed.

Collection Items

Daguerreotype of a man and woman
Full cased Daguerreotype of a man and woman.

Daguerreotype of a woman
Full cased Daguerreotype of a woman sitting at a table with book in hand. Some colour applied to plate.

Daguerreotype of a young man
Half cased Daguerreotype of a young man.

Daguerreotype of an old woman
Half cased Daguerreotype of an old woman wearing a bonnet.

Daguerreotype of an old woman
Half cased Daguerreotype of an old woman wearing a bonnet.

Daguerreotype of a young woman
Full cased Daguerreotype of a young woman. Some colour applied to plate.

Daguerreotype of a young woman
Full cased Daguerreotype of a young woman. Case damaged.

Daguerreotype of a woman and girl
Daguerreotype of a woman and girl, possibly daughter. Matt and surround only.

Daguerreotype of a boy and girl
Full cased Daguerreotype of a boy and girl, possible siblings.

Daguerreotype of a man
Half cased Daguerreotype of a man. Damaged case.

Daguerreotype of a young man and girl
Full cased Daguerreotype of a young man and girl, possible siblings.
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