Daguerreotypes in the library!

Stop by and see how photography got its start with a display created by GCC staff member John Potera. The daguerreotype (1839 – ca. 1860) was the first functional photograph made of silver-plated copper and required about 15 minutes of exposure time. Progression of photographs will continue with future displays including Ambrotypes (1851-1880s) and Tintypes (1858 – 1910s). The photograph display is located in the library Media Room.

John p photo exhibit

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