1. French inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851)
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  • Although Philadelphians were intrigued by the invention of the daguerreotype, photographic portraits did not fully meet their needs during the 1840s and 1850s.
  • Many persons affirmed that the history and elucidation of the facts, long so mysterious, had been obtained by the daguerreotypist from one of those mesmerical seers, who, now-a-days, so strangely perplex the aspect of human affairs, and put everybody's natural vision to the blush, by the marvels which they see with their eyes shut. The House of the Seven Gables
  • French artist and inventor of the daguerreotype process for obtaining positive photographic prints.
  • About the same time Daguerre published his new invention of making the sun prints which were called daguerreotypes after him. A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Volume Two (of Three)
  • This zero-degree photography embodied the opposite pole of the daguerreotype's infinite clarity.
  • They are the most remarkable objects of curiosity and admiration, in the arts, that we ever beheld," wrote the editor of The Knickerbocker in December 1839 after seeing some of the first photographs known as "daguerreotypes" for their inventor, Frenchman Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre on display in New York City. Gizmodo
  • From their mobile studios, daguerreotypists showed a bleak landscape of rocky boulders, improvised workings and hastily-built shelter, and men in the diggings lined up in rows, usually holding their mining tools.
  • This exhibition includes 115 photographs, negatives and daguerreotypes by Fox Talbot, one of the 19th-century founders of the photographic medium, and several of his contemporaries.
  • Like all the archaic photograph processes - and like a Polaroid - the daguerreotype delivers instant gratification.
  • ..purportedly, footage was shot in a barn "raised in one day", like that alone is believable, in the pennsylvania countryside on an old 'daguerreotype' camera & the sepia toned fotos were hand colored & then spliced into an action sequence, showing a allegedly fake 'take off & landing'... This Just in: I Break for Holidays!
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