09/01/1839 Daguerrotype photo process is announced
The Daguerreotype - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 2 of 12
Early Photography: Making Daguerreotypes
Making a daguerreotype
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.