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title Island Photography 1839-1873
creator Rowat, Theresa
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The mysteries of the photographic process invented by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre were first revealed in Paris in 1839. By exposure through a camera, an image could be registered onto a silvered copper plate that had been sensitized with iodine and developed with vapour of mercury. While this process was the earliest form of popular photography, other experiments to develop photographi c technology soon captured scientific imaginations. By the time Prince Edward Island entered Confederation, the daguerreotype had been replaced with more versatile methods allowing broad commercial applications in a variety of formats. Photographs surviving from this early period have left us with a valuable historical record of Island people and places.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-186
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Island Photography 1839-1873
creator Rowat, Theresa
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The mysteries of the photographic process invented by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre were first revealed in Paris in 1839. By exposure through a camera, an image could be registered onto a silvered copper plate that had been sensitized with iodine and developed with vapour of mercury. While this process was the earliest form of popular photography, other experiments to develop photographi c technology soon captured scientific imaginations. By the time Prince Edward Island entered Confederation, the daguerreotype had been replaced with more versatile methods allowing broad commercial applications in a variety of formats. Photographs surviving from this early period have left us with a valuable historical record of Island people and places.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-186
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.