In Focus: Daguerreotypes

November 3March 20, 2016
Presented by J. Paul Getty Museum
Presented by J. Paul Getty Museum


Daguerreotypy is considered the earliest form of photography, in which a direct-positive photographic image is fixed on a silver-coated metal plate. These images represent the height of the medium's popularity, spanning the two decades following its public introduction in 1839.

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Presented by J. Paul Getty Museum