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Welcome to Daguerreobase

Daguerreobase is an online application designed to contain detailed information about daguerreotypes. Members can view, edit and store records of individual daguerreotypes and establish relations to other records based on a wide range of characteristics. This includes collections, owners, creators, hallmarks, housing models, sizes, materials and free text descriptions.


European Daguerreotype Association

logo EDAEDA, the European Daguerreotype Association, is an international non-profit association of photography enthusiasts, with a special interest in the history and the art of the daguerreotype. At end of the Daguerreoabse Project (October 2015) the EDA will deal with the maintenance of Daguerreobase website. The online quarterly Daguerreotype Journal is published by the EDA.


The EDA first symposium - 8-9 October 2015, Bry-sur-Marne - Paris


This project is partially funded by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
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Journal Year 2 | Issue N.2 | Spring 2015

We are pleased to present the new issue of the Journal:
Daguerreotype Journal Year 2 | Issue N.2
Spring 2015

Find the journal here.

Photography on a Silver Plate

Photography on silver plate, Daguerreobase virtual exhibit on Google Cultural Institute

We are pleased to present "Photography On A Silver Plate", a virtual exhibition about the first true photographic process: the daguerreotype, created in the context of our European funded “Daguerreobase Project” and published in collaboration with Europeana and Google Cultural Institute.

Visit the exhibition