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 THE DAGUERREOTYPE: AN ARCHIVE OF SOURCE TEXTS, GRAPHICS, AND EPHEMERA


  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype

TEXTS FROM 1848
March 1848
Philosophical Magazine
and Journal of Science

Ewer archive: P8480001
author name: Antoine Claudet
text title: "Question of Priority respecting the Discovery of the accelerating process in the Daguerreotype operation"
notes: An article by Claudet in which he admits priority of discovery to John F. Goddard regarding the use of bromine to increase the sensitivity of the daguerreotype plate.
keywords: Antoine Fran├žois Jean Claudet, John F. Goddard, bromine of iodine
25 March 1848
Spirit of the Times
(New York)
Ewer archive: N8480002
text title: "Daguerreotype Portraits"
notes: A fictional piece of humor regarding the requests of sitters.
keywords:
18 September 1848
Daily Evening Transcript
(Boston)
Ewer archive: N8480001
text title: "Another Daguerreotype Card Cheat"
notes: An anecdote about a "bank note" advertisement by the Boston daguerreotypists, E. B. Chase and L. G. Chase.
keywords: Ezra Bailey Chase, Lorenzo G. Chase, 247 Washington
5 December 1848
manuscript letter
Ewer archive: M8480001
author name: Samuel F. B. Morse
notes: An letter from Morse to Henry Hunt Snelling regarding details of the Morse's early involvement with the daguerreotype.
keywords: Samuel F. B. Morse, Henry Hunt Snelling, Alexander S. Wolcott, John William Draper