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happy birthday Louie

Toronto. On November 18th, 1787 – a mere 232 years ago, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre was born. And in January 1839 the most important announcement was made: Daguerre (yes this Daguerre) had invented photography. His process created the daguerreotype, a … Continue reading

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Toronto. The Daguerreian Society is a scholarly organization more dedicated to the first photographic process than even France, the home of Louis Daguerre! This is obvious from the effort expended in its Symposiums, Annuals, and Quarterlies (the 28 page DSQ … Continue reading

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first photograph taken in what became Canada after confederation July 1, 1867

Toronto. In 1840, an English businessman  called Hugh Lee Pattinson in a trip around the known parts of North America, used the the new daguerreotype technology to record spectacular areas of the world.  In British North America, he recorded the … Continue reading

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more information on the recovered daguerreotype images

Toronto. Two days ago I posted a note on using x-rays to bring out daguerreotype images long thought lost in damage and tarnish. The earlier article was printed in the Globe and called to my attention by John Linsky. This … Continue reading

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x-rays reveal an image hidden by damage

Toronto. I had a call from John Linsky Friday morning as I was making breakfast. John had read an article in the Globe that morning regarding the discovery of images on a daguerreotype thought to be long lost. The scientists … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Annual – Indicies

Toronto. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for passing along two pdfs compiled by Mark S Johnson, retired editor of the Daguerreian Annual. Mark says, “I’m sending this “announcement” out as a “group e-mail” to friends. Feel free to pass it … Continue reading

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an early Walcott Daguerreotype?

Toronto. Photographic Canadiana editor Bob Lansdale prefers to collect old images rather than photographic hardware. Last Wednesday our January executive meeting was hosted at his home. Pre meeting we enjoyed seeing a few of the interesting images Bob has collected … Continue reading

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A French man with a plan

Toronto. Daguerre was a scenic painter and creator of dioramas. He wanted to find a way to capture scenes and have a record from which to paint the scene for a diorama much later. When he learned Niepce was also … Continue reading

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The future’s so bright…

Toronto.  … I gotta wear shades is a nuclear holocaust song by Timbuk3. Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 8 and the anniversary model iPhone X (iPhone 10) celebrating a decade since the industry disrupting iPhone was first released, prompted me … Continue reading

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A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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