Daguerreotype - Daguerreotype print


Daguerreotype is one of the earliest photographic processes, invented by Louis Daguerre in the 1830s. It involves creating a direct positive image on a silver-coated copper plate. The plate is sensitized with iodine vapor, exposed in a camera, and then developed using mercury vapor. The resulting image appears as a highly detailed and mirror-like reflection on the plate's surface. Daguerreotypes are unique, one-of-a-kind images and were popular in the 19th century for portraiture and documenting scenes. They have a distinct charm due to their historical significance and delicate appearance.