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    First Daguerreotype portrait

    Samuel F.B. Morse, Inventor of the telegraph, and the first American to learn the Daguerreotype process from Daguerre himself in Paris, took the first Daguerreotype portrait in the world on September 20, 1839, of his wife and daughter who sat on the roof of a building from ten to twenty minutes "in full sunlight and with their eyes closed."

    Matthew Brady learned the Daguerreotype process from Morse.....

    (students note: this is a possible test question)


    (info from Tomothy O'Sullivan..America's Forgotten Photographer by James D. Horan p. 7 pub by Bonanza Books New York....this is a good book to have if you can find a copy...
    Last edited by Dave Wooten; 02-26-2006 at 06:18 PM. Click to view previous post history.



 

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