One of the first two effective photographic processes. A unique image on a silvered copper plate, sensitised by iodine, is exposed and then developed with mercury vapour. The surface of the daguerreotype is vulnerable and it is usually encased or framed.

David Stevenson & John Moffat Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894, Essayist, Poet and Author. (As a Child) Unknown

One of the first two effective photographic processes. A unique image on a silvered copper plate, sensitised by iodine, is exposed and then developed with mercury vapour. The surface of the daguerreotype is vulnerable and it is usually encased or framed.

Artists

Platt Babbitt
1853 - 1870s