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anon12345
09-28-2010, 11:58 PM
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 . . .

Galah
09-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Thanks for sharing: a lovely window to the past. :)