Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me this interesting link to a narrative called Photography on a Silver Plate. The narrative includes a video using historic equipment to take and develop a daguerreotype, stereo photos, typical stills, and even a couple of stereo nude studies.
The narrative explains the importance of the process and its impact on the society of the day. The first years were spent in experimentation and rapid technical improvements to the process and equipment (i.e. much faster lenses) with the goal to make taking and processing daguerreotypes a commercially viable business.