jul 14, 1840 - The first portrait studios
- The first Portrait studios were established around 1840 .
- At this time daguerreotype could now be made in a much quicker timeframe than a painted portrait, and at a much lower cost, it remained a relatively expensive proposition.
- In 1840, a daguerreotype cost about $30, the equivalent of three or more months’ wages for the average person
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History of photography