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For sheer beauty, the daguerreotype has no equal. We are pleased to present the following galleries for you enjoyment:


If you're looking on the web for information about the daguerreotype, you came to the right place! we strive to assemble valuable resources for daguerreian study; you may easily spend quite some time here perusing what we've prepared.


Don't miss this! A broad selection of 19th and 20th century texts about the daguerreotype, some with their original illustrations.

A Bibliography

An extensive survey of daguerreian literature. A "must" for the serious student.

Frequently Asked Questions

A past Society president responds to a variety of frequently asked questions.

A Thumbnail History of the Daguerreotype

A brief account contributed by Society member Ken Nelson

The Daguerreian Process

An illustrated description of how a daguerreotype is made, from the pages of Scientific American.

Video: "Making of a Daguerreotype" by Takashi Arai

Japanese photographer and daguerreotypist Takashi Arai demonstrates the daguerreotype process at his studio. This video was made by Masafumi Ishikawa.

A Tour of E. Anthony's Daguerreian Manufactory

An illustrated tour of the manufacturing of daguerreian supplies.

"Mirror with a Memory: The American Daguerreotype"

A tour of the first part of the exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (October 13, 2001 - January 6, 2002) which concerned the tools and artifacts, the various ways of presenting, and the ephemera of the era, plus an illustrated brochure, Making a Daguerreotype, which elaborates on the process using all vintage equipment in the five illustrations.


DagNews recaptures daguerreian-related texts, anecdotes, advertisements, poems, etc., from 19th and early 20th century sources.

"The Daguerreotypist"

A newsletter for the contemporary daguerreotypist, by Charlie Schreiner.