American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An early photographic process with the image made on a light-sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.
- n. A photograph made by this process.
- v. To make a daguerreotype of.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the earliest processes of photography, the invention of L. J. M. Daguerre of Paris, first published in 1839, by which the lights and shadows of a landscape or a figure are fixed on a prepared metallic plate by the action of actinic light-rays. A plate of copper, thinly coated with silver, is subjected in a close box in a dark room to the action of the vapor of iodine; and when it has assumed a yellow color it is placed in the chamber of a camera obscura, and an image of the object to be reproduced is projected upon it by means of a lens. The plate is then withdrawn and exposed to vapor of mercury to bring out the impression distinctly; after which it is plunged into a solution of sodium hyposulphite, and lastly washed in distilled water. See
- n. A picture produced by the above process.
- Relating to or produced by daguerreo-type.
- To produce by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
- n. An early type of photograph created by exposing a silver surface which has previously been exposed to either iodine vapor or iodine and bromine vapors.
- v. transitive, intransitive To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.
- n. The process of taking such pictures.
- v. To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
- v. To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.
- n. a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor
- After French artist Louis Daguerre (1787–1851) who announced the process in 1839. Daguerre developed the process after some years of collaborations with French chemist Nicéphore Niépce. (Wiktionary)
- French, after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When Louis heard the process referred to as the daguerreotype, he felt a sting of embarrassment; all the geriatric men of the Academy—patent-holders with hooded eyes, aldermen with aquiline noses and snuff pouches—peered in his direction.”
“The daguerreotype is the perfect medium for what I am trying to capture," said Mr. Fuss, standing next to a photograph of a child's toy rabbit, "because it is a mirror and a photograph at the same time, the mirror being the present and the photograph being the past – simultaneous memory, the past and the present at the same time.”
“[Page 411] 'daguerreotype' of what I felt, and written only because I had no soul then to speak to.”
“Participants will be encouraged to practice historical analogue processes such as daguerreotype, cianotype, vandyke, albumen prints, saltprints and pinhole photography.”
“Between august 20 and 29, participants will be assured to, by means of workshops, practice historical analog processes such as daguerreotype, cianotype, vandyke, albumen prints, saltprints and pinhole.”
“..purportedly, footage was shot in a barn "raised in one day", like that alone is believable, in the pennsylvania countryside on an old 'daguerreotype' camera & the sepia toned fotos were hand colored & then spliced into an action sequence, showing a allegedly fake 'take off & landing'...”
“In 1849 the English critic John Ruskin had his valet set up a daguerreotype camera to take a photo of the mountain—which resisted numerous attempts to climb it until 1865, when British artist Edward Whymper and six others made the first ascent of the peak.”
“Peter Mumford's lighting is the main source of what little color there is in the production—a deep pink for the Act III love duet; a sepia tinge that turns the death of Marguerite's pugnacious and unforgiving brother Valentin into a daguerreotype.”
“The art critic John Ruskin deplored the painter's "servile and mindless imitation," comparing his output to the mechanical reproduction of nature offered by the newly popular daguerreotype.”
“(In addition to inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code, Morse is credited with bringing the daguerreotype process from France to the United States.)”
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