- n. Plural form of daguerreotype.
“Edgar Allan Poe called the daguerreotypes miraculous beauties and photogenic drawings of absolute truth, and a few years later, Walt Whitman, then-editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, said the new art form possessed great magnetism and captured the soul of the human face.”
“About the same time Daguerre published his new invention of making the sun prints which were called daguerreotypes after him.”
“Her dim-lighted, low-contrast wet collodion tin types recall daguerreotypes and emit the feeling of quiet awe in discovery, with exquisitely creepy creatures from the depths, including the "Shell Octopus," "Paper Nautilus," and "Sea Horse.”
“They are the most remarkable objects of curiosity and admiration, in the arts, that we ever beheld," wrote the editor of The Knickerbocker in December 1839 after seeing some of the first photographs known as "daguerreotypes" for their inventor, Frenchman Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre on display in New York City.”
“She possessed his sword, there were several old-fashioned daguerreotypes, there was much that had been said of him, stories told of him — and all this had constituted the material out of which she had builded him in her childhood fancy.”
“With its nautical bells, daguerreotypes of 1920s Fiumincino, and mountains of freshly-caught fish, it is part of the town's maritime heritage that has been thriving since the Roman days when the port was built by the Emperor Trajan.”
“From today painting is dead" is an aphorism often attributed to Paul Delaroche, a 19th-century French painter, upon seeing the first daguerreotypes though Wikipedia maintains there is no compelling evidence that he actually said it.”
“- Among the Civil War buffs wandering through the tables of muskets and faded daguerreotypes of Union soldiers for sale here are four federal agents.”
“This made it difficult for the paper negatives or daguerreotypes to be able to record the light sensitivity of the sky versus that of the landscape," she says.”
“Spanning more than 150 years, the show reflects not only distinct aesthetic approaches, but everything from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints.”
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