A Beauty in Mourning The daguerreotype was the first commercially successful photographic process, invented around 1837 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre. The physical daguerreotype itself is a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate. The raw material for plates was called Sheffield plate, plating by fusion or cold-rolled cladding and was a standard hardware item produced by heating and rolling silver foil in contact with a copper
The first photograph of a human being
Although the street would have been busy, it appears deserted. Everyone was moving was too fast to register after the long exposure — except one person.
Oldest photographs in the world
Here you can see the oldest photographs in the world. The people lived in a world without electricity, cars, aeroplanes and trains were just invented music: ...
Louis Daguerre, The Artist’s Studio (1839), Paris, Daguerreotype-a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate, no negative, crisp detail, can be rubbed off with a finger