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09/01/1839 Daguerrotype photo process is announced

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The Daguerreotype - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 2 of 12

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Early Photography: Making Daguerreotypes

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Making a daguerreotype

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An inside look at daguerreotype conservation

The revolutionary process was explained, step by step, before a joint session of the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Beaux-Arts, with an eager crowd of spectators spilling over into the courtyard outside. The process revealed on that day seemed magical. Each daguerreotype is a remarkably detailed.