1839 and all that

Daguerreotype Conservation by Lee Ann Daffner at MoMA

Toronto. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Magazine in the Big Apple offers many interesting talks about photography. In this one, conservator Lee Ann Daffner of MoMA thoughtfully treats the tarnish on a c1842 daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.

Listen to this interesting video on our earliest process and how to clean and conserve these historic images. Thanks are due to my good friend George Dunbar who discovered this video while in the pursuit of photographic history.

NB. The title of this post comes from a riff on the title of a book I read as a youth called “1066 and All That“. It was a parody on English history and 1066 refers to the Norman conquest of the Island.

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