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The Daguerreotype and the Beginnings of Photography

George Eastman House released this video recently that provides a quick lesson on the history of the daguerreotype — the first commercially successful photographic process.


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  • http://twitter.com/Adriana_G Adriana Glackin

    Great video – thanks for posting.

  • Dfjkfdjk

    Do you guys know if any studio still does Daguerreotypes in the greater Boston area? I’d love to take a few of my family but a quick google search seems like nobody’s doing them anymore…

  • http://twitter.com/Zta77 Zta

    Very nice and interesting video.

  • chuntianwen

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  • Am Skeptic

    Quinn Jacobson is a noted visual artist who still practices and conducts workshops on collodion and daguerreotype. 
    http://studioq.com/blog/

    If I’m not mistaken, the last place he went for a workshop was in Denver, CO.

  • henfana

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