Teaser daguerreotypes

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Welcome to the new Daguerreobase

This online application is designed to contain detailed information about daguerreotypes, historical daguerreotypes and related literature. You can learn how to recognise a daguerreotype, view and search through the increasing number of records of individual daguerreotypes, and establish relations to other records, based on a wide range of characteristics.

Daguerreotypes are photographic images made on a polished silvered copper plate and mounted in a protective housing. In general, no prints could be made from a daguerreotype, making the historical daguerreotype to a 'unique' representation of a 19th century world.


This project is partially funded by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
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