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Daguerreotype of Daguerre, 1848
 

A Daguerreotype of Daguerre
1848

A photographic inventor's portrait
New York photographer Charles R. Meade took this daguerreotype portrait of the inventor Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre in Bry-sur-Marne, France, in 1848. Daguerre's announcement of his successful process in 1839, along with William Henry Fox Talbot's in the same year, marks the date used as the invention of photography.

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Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, born November 18, 1787, Cormeilles, near Paris, France; died July 10, 1851, Bry-sur-Marne, France
William Henry Fox Talbot, born February 11, 1800, Melbury Abbas, Dorset, England; died September 17, 1877, Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
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