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daguerreotype

one of the earliest photographic processes, in which the image was produced on iodine-sensitized silver and developed in mercury vapour

Daguerreotype

 

the first commercially developed and widely used photographic process, now only of historical interest. The daguerreotype was invented in the 1830’s by L. J. Daguerre on the basis of experiments by N.Niepce. Information on the invention of the daguerreotype was made public in 1839, which is regarded as the year of the invention of photography.

daguerreotype

[də′ger·ə‚tīp]
(graphic arts)
A photograph produced on a silver plate or a copper plate coated with silver sensitized by the action of iodine; after exposure of the plate in a camera, a latent image is developed by use of mercury vapor.
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There the Boston-based daguerreotypist John Adams Whipple, working with HCO director William Cranch Bond and his son George, spent several years in the late 1840s and early 1850s trying to take successful daguerreotypes through the HCO's 15-inch Great Refractor.
Mayall left Lingards in the 1840s and emigrated to America where he set up with English friend, Samuel Van Loan, a daguerreotype studio.
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For the thousands who could not afford the skills of the silhouette cutter or those of the miniature painter, the daguerreotype provided the perfect answer - and cheaply too.
He climbed to a rooftop to make two dramatic daguerreotype images of the barricaded street below.
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In that brief decade, the daguerreotype, a mirror-like photograph on silver plates, had become relatively commonplace.
John Muir Wood worked in the capital and in other Scottish cities, and other numerous, often itinerant practitioners made small framed portraits using the single (reversed) image daguerreotype process (Fig.
The Chevalier-Daguerreotype lens (1839) and Lomography's Daguerreotype Achromat
So much so, that the world has only a few images of the poet as a child, and exactly one photo of her - a daguerreotype made in late 1846 or early 1847, when she was 16.
The changing face of portrait photography; from daguerreotype to digital.
He used the daguerreotype method which involved a copper plate that has been silvered, then treated with iodine and mercury to produce an image.