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Preserving the legacy of Robert Cornelius and other daguerreotypes in the Prints & Photographs Division
Daguerreotypes are amongst the earliest photographic records and the Library holds over 800 of these images, including the iconic daguerreotype self-portrait of Robert Cornelius made in October or November of 1839. Ms. Wetzel will provide a brief history of the development of the daguerreotype, an introduction to the work of Robert Cornelius, and explain how her research project on this subject has led to a recent acquisition and generated the current focused effort to preserve the daguerreotypes at the Library. Presented by Rachel Wetzel, Senior Photograph Conservator

Apr 26, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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