The Daguerreotype in America
Beaumont Newhall

The Daguerreotype in America

Dover Publications, 1976. Third Revised Third Revised Edition. Oversized in illustrated softcovers. Fine condition. 104 black and white photographs and 16 other illustrations. 175 pages. Index, biographic sketches of photographers. The daguerrerotype was discovered by a Frenchman but it was in America that it was probably achieved its greatest popularity. Its initial introduction to America was in 1839 and the author explores the beginnings of the industry, the extensions and modifications by American daguerreotypists, the entrepreneurs and innovators , the incredible Broadway daguerreotype galleries, the quest for color process and more. The text is accompanied by 104 examples including ordinary mena nd women, geographic views, street scenes, the Cincinnati and San Francisco waterfronts, a locomotive, a bridge, an Indian camp and portraits of famous people including Lincoln, Poe, Sam Houston, and others. Fine Paperback 9780486233222 (Item ID: E22405)


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