Saturday, January 27, 2007

Daguerreotypes

The daguerreotype is an early type of photograph in which the image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver bearing a coating of silver halide particles deposited by iodine vapor. Unlike later photographic processes that supplanted it, the daguerreotype is a direct positive image making process with no "negative" original.

gallery of Daguerreotypes

3 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

It's very ghostly looking.

Moon River said...

indeed

Joe said...

Oh wow. There's people who restore these, but that one might be lost. "Ghostly" is the perfect word.