Tuesday 5, D for DAGUERROTYPE

Daguerrotype, what is a daguerrotype???

Daguerrotypes  are the first photographic images, small metal photographs with reflective surfaces, In 1839, Louis Daguerre, a Frenchman invented them.  If you have any in your collection, you are very lucky.

I have found this book, 'Family photo detective,' by Maureen A Taylor, very helpful in dating old photos.




This link, Wikipedia gives some examples,   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daguerreotype

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