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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (born 18 November 1787 – died 10 July 1851)

10 Jul 2013 /
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July 9, 2018 – July 10, 2018 all-day
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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a developer of the diorama theatre.

Read more at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Daguerre

From the Library of Congress site, daguerreotype collection of portraits: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?sp=1&co=dag&st=grid

 

Louis Daguerre

Louis Daguerre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "Boulevard du Temple", taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris, includes the earliest known candid photograph of a person. The image shows a street, but because of the over ten-minute exposure time the moving traffic does not appear. At the lower left, however, a man apparently having his boots polished, and the bootblack polishing them, were motionless enough for their images to be captured.


“Boulevard du Temple”, taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris, includes the earliest known candid photograph of a person. The image shows a street, but because of the over ten-minute exposure time the moving traffic does not appear. At the lower left, however, a man apparently having his boots polished, and the bootblack polishing them, were motionless enough for their images to be captured.