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Exhibition Label 2005

DAGUERREOTYPES by various photographers, 1840s - early studio portraits, including one by the English holder of Daguerre's patent rights, Richard Beard; Beard and Claudet set up the first two photographic portrait studios in the U.K.; together with a copy of an engraving in a primitive style of mount, an early French daguerreotype reminiscent of Herschel's experiments

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