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Daguerreotypes

The famous photographs at Harvard, first published in American Heritage in 1977, are at the center of a difficult debate over who owns the images.

Restoration experts make a startling discovery that an 1848 daguerreotype hides a wealth of insight into life in a pre-war riverside town

In 2006, conservator Ralph Wiegandt flipped on his Zeiss Axio stereomicroscope and peered at the surface of an 1848 daguerreotype. Read more >>

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