My first Daguerreotype

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  1. anon12345

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    Just wanted to share. This is a 1/4 plate daguerreotype that I found at a local estate sale. Sadly, at some point in time someone had the wisdom to actually clean the surface of the plate. Obviously a mistake, amazingly the image survives.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5027143762_7fce6de608_b.jpg

    Advice for budding collectors . . . please don't clean your daguerreotypes with a Brillo pad and scouring powder. :blink:

    Enjoy!

    Please post an image of your first daguerreotype . . .
     
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  2. Galah

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    Thanks for sharing: a lovely window to the past. :smile: