Louis Daguerre and the Story of the Daguerrotype

Louis Daguerre and the Story of the Daguerrotype

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In the early eighteenth century the only way to preserve an image was with a pen, paper, or other drawing tools. Though several people had made progress in the development of photography, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre is perhaps the most famous. Daguerre spent most of his life as an artist. He was used to manipulating light and working with chemicals of his paints. He sketched the images from a camera obscura and created realistic drawings. Using the camera obscura, Daguerre made an early photograph. In partnership with Niepce, Daguerre sought to make a lasting image. Though Niepce died in 1833, Daguerre continued to experiment. Between 1835 and 1837, he perfected his process, an early form of photography.

Daguerre grew up in France in the shadows of the French Revolution and came of age during an artistic revolution. He lived to see his invention improved and carried into war. He named it after himself.

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