Photography History Exhibit

February 5, 2019

A Photography History exhibit featuring daguerreotypes and ambrotypes is in the library Media Room through February courtesy of 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. Ambrotypes (1851-1880s) followed and were quicker and cheaper to process. As portraitures were the main use of early photos, elements of fashion history can also be viewed. Stop by and see how photography got its start.

photography exhibit