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An Antebellum Shift: The Introduction of the Negative into the American Daguerreian Community

David Hanlon

Saturday, March 14 - 1:00PM to 1:45PM
Celestin BC

For most of the first decade of photography's history the American public saw the new medium as represented by cased daguerreotype images. During this time, however, an undercurrent of experimentation was being undertaken in the country to cultivate an alternative process of making images from negatives. This is the story of the early American practitioners of the negative processes, along with the tales of their perseverance to enhance and promote an approach that they knew had greater long-term benefits, but that often clashed with the expectations of the age.


David Hanlon
David Hanlon

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