Was lucky enough to see a demonstration by Robert Shlaer at the Amon Carter a few years ago. It was quite impressive, and during the time Mr. Shlaer was retracing the Lewis & Clark trail, the show was later at the Carter. There is just something about the time spent preparing the plate, etc that I found most interesting. Matter of fact he went through the entire process, took us all outside the museum, photographed the group, then took us inside for the final processing....the daguerrotype is now part of the Carter's collection.
To spend time one on one Sandy, had to very special. Thanks for sharing.