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The Daguerreotype

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On January 7th 1839, during a session of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, the physicist and politician Francois Arago presented a new process to reproduce images, using mechanical and chemical means without any manual intervention in a dark room. This procedure became known as the daguerreotype and marked the official birth of photography. Louis Daguerre's invention, in ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by 5 Continents Editions
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Dec 24, 2014 Stephen rated it liked it
5 or 6 stunners, but overall not a very exciting selection. All French daguerreotypes here, some really iconic faces and figures to people your imagination with if you're reading the novels of Balzac or Turgenev or somebody from the 1840s and '50s.
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