Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note the other day saying one of our past presidents, Dr Mike Robinson, was visiting the Smithsonian to demonstrate modern day daguerreotype portraits. Mike makes such collectible images here in his Century Darkroom in the east end of the city.
George writes, “Here’s a video of PHSC member, Mike Robinson, demonstrating the making of a Daguerreotype (in the video at the 4.25 minute mark)”.
The Smithsonian is shown up here on cable/fibe TV. This particular link to the Smithsonian Learning Lab discusses the early days of photography (Inventing Early Photography). If you would prefer to see the video without the Smithsonian’s suggestions to join/tour the Learning Lab, use this YouTube link.