Matthew Van Loan, [Unidentified Boy in Front of Painted Backdrop of US Capitol], 1841
Southworth & Hawes, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1845-50
Unidentified Photographer (French), [Two Unidentified Children], ca. 1850
Unidentified Photographer, [Gold Miners], ca. 1850
Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Clergyman in Casket], ca. 1850
Unidentified Photographer, [Know-Nothing Party Rally for Daniel Ullman, Seneca Falls, New York], 1854
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) was a scientist and artist who, along with Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833), is credited with creating a process to make permanent photographs. We celebrate the birthday of one of photography’s founding fathers with a selection of unique daguerreotypes from the collection.