April 4th, 2009

Daggeurotype Memories

Discussion (5)¬

  1. Sara says:

    wow…i kinda want to cry!

  2. Ruth says:

    :’( me too

  3. Kira says:

    Hmm…a historical question about this…would that really have been a daguerreotype? I know the Civil War was before film photography was widely available to everyone, but daguerreotypes were expensive and usually elaborately framed, not to mention the fact that they were made of metal. It could have been a Calotype, which were invented around the same time and used paper negatives (which meant they could actually be reproduced, which daguerreotypes couldn’t).

    You can probably get away with “artistic license” here, but I just thought I should point it out.

    Also, I’m really glad you guys got this new site working! I was sad when my computer told me it was a security risk.

    • Bridget says:

      I was titling based on artistic license :) I figured it sounded better than “Albumen Silver Print Memories,” and that most people wouldn’t mind anyways. Kudos to you for the historical perceptiveness, though!

  4. Tycho7286 says:

    This one breaks my heart every time i read it!
    Well Done

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