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Subject Source: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Photographs made by the process called daguerreotype, which produces a direct positive image on a silver-coated copper plate. They are often mounted in special cases lined with red velvet or leather. They are named for Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France, who invented the technique in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daguerreotype of "Aztec Children" (Maximo Valdez Nunez and Bartola Velasquez), circa 1850

 Box — Object box 1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 3: Photographs - contains photographs of expeditions, postcards with pictures of specimens and sites of expeditions, pictures of skeletons, family pictures [possibly Loomis family], and negatives.

Dates: circa 1850

John Lyman Lovell Photograph Collection

Identifier: MA.00407
Abstract The John Lyman Lovell Photograph Collection contains cased images and paper photographs, most of which show members of Lovell's extended family, two notebooks of research about Lovell compiled by collector Gunter Mueller (lived 1940-2015), and miscellaneous items related to Lovell. The collection provides important biographical context for this long-practicing photographer and could be used in connection with his photographs in other collections, such as the collection of Amherst College...
Dates: circa 1845-2015; Majority of material found within 1848-1890