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nterior of a Cabinet of Curiosities, Jacques Daguerre Enlarge

Interior of a cabinet of curiosities
(Jacques Daguerre, 1839, Public domain)

The Daguerreotype

The daguerreotype was invented by Frenchman Jacques Daguerre, born in 1787, who, in fact, brought important improvements to the process of image capture pioneered by Nicéphore Niépce.

At the time, the daguerreotype proved to be a revolutionary technique, for it enabled one to create a permanent image on a photosensitive, polished silver surface.

Not including a negative, this process, however, made any attempt at reproduction impossible. The first daguerreotype was presented to the French Academy of Sciences by Daguerre in 1839.

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