Louis Daguerre (1787-1851)

Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre was the French painter and physicist who invented photography in 1839. The daguerreotype was a silver-coated copper plate which, when exposed to light, could record a sharp image.

Date:
1849
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES15997
Photographer:
Charles R. Meade
Height:
2795px
Width:
2200px
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