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Louis Daguerre (1787)

Originally a scene painter for the opera, Daguerre was a French inventor who devised one of the first practical photographic processes—the daguerreotype. He, in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, found that a permanent image could be formed on a silver iodide-coated copper plate if it was exposed to light, then fumed with mercury vapor and fixed by a solution of common salt. His daguerreotype process was announced in 1839 at the Academy of Sciences. Who acquired the patent for the invention? More...
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Thank you, Louis!
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Daguerreotype, tintype, glass negatives, all very cool!

I remember getting to handle them all - very carefully, with acid-free gloves! - when I was an archivist! Angel

This is my only now.
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In Paris, 1839, the French Government acquired Daguerre’s patent and announced his invention “a gift free to the world”, giving the Daguerreotype process free of charge to the whole world, except for England where a licence had to be bought.


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