Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daguerrotypes at Harvard

Harvard Library has provided this website on their collection of daguerreotypes. The collection includes images taken by daguerreotypists, such as Matthew Brady and John Adams Whipple, and includes images of prominent scientists, writers and performers of the 19th century, including James McNeill Whistler, Jenny Lind and Tom Thumb. The collection also includes the first detailed daguerreotype of the moon taken at Harvard in 1851. The collection can be searched by collection, by photographer or portrait sitter and by subject.
Access: Free