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jun 10, 1839 - Daguerreotype

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-Daguerreotypy, was the first publicly available photographic process, and for nearly twenty years it was the one most commonly used.

-Invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and introduced worldwide in 1839, daguerreotypy was almost completely superseded by 1860 with new, less expensive processes yielding more readily viewable images.

-To make the image, a daguerreotypist would polish a sheet of silver-plated copper to a mirror finish, treat it with fumes that made its surface light sensitive, expose it in a camera for as long as was judged to be necessary, which could be as little as a few seconds for brightly sunlit subjects or much longer with less intense lighting.

-The image is on a mirror-like silver surface, normally kept under glass, and will appear either positive or negative, depending on the angle at which it is viewed, how it is lit and whether a light or dark background is being reflected in the metal.

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History of Film

Date:

jun 10, 1839
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~ 179 years ago

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