I found this old Daguerreotype camera in the Charleston Museum
On a recent tour of the Charleston Museum, I spotted this old Daguerreotype camera in a display case. I’m very interested in the Daguerreotype process right now, having recently written several podcast episodes and blog posts about it. This old camera was manufactured in New York in 1870, which was well after the golden age of Daguerreotypes had passed, and wet plate negatives were the standard.
Listen to my podcast episode about America’s great Daguerreotype artists, Southworth and Hawes
Learn more about Daguerreotypes
I own this book and it’s a very thorough exploration of the history and conservation of Daguerreotype photographs. Buy a copy on Amazon.