Photographic Process 1.0: The Daguerreotype

Posted by on Jun 05 2012 | Other, Photography

This month we’re highlighting a series of videos on six photographic processes featured throughout our current exhibition, See: Untold Stories.
We’re taking a look at the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

First up, The Daguerrotype.

The discovery of this process forever changed our understanding of time. For the first time in history we could see what our ancestors looked like. Take a look behind the scenes into our world class photograph collection from within our vaults. We currently house more than 3,500 Daguerreotypes, including 1,500 French Daguerrotypes – the largest collection outside France.

Up next, The Collodion Process, The Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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    Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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    1. Sara


      Sorry to post this on your blog, but is your website down? I keep getting the error message “Error 404 – Not found
      Your browser can’t find the document corresponding to the URL you typed in.”


      12 Jun 2012 at 8:20 am

    2. Lisa Kribs-LaPierre

      we apologize for the technical issues. Please email us at for anything immediate.

      Thanks and we will be back up as soon as possible.

      12 Jun 2012 at 3:25 pm