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daguerreotypist

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  • noun A person who makes daguerreotypes.

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Examples

  • Around 1850, two slave women called Delia (left image) and Drana (right image) were included in a photographic record made by daguerreotypist Joseph T. Zealy, which was included in zoologist Louis Agassiz's scientific book, Types of Mankind.

    Drana, Delia, and Celia: Some Slave Women Worth Remembering

  • Andersen's enthralling story begins with the February revolution in Paris and ends with the gold rush in California — and loosely follows the journey of Englishman Ben Knowles from Europe to New York, where he meets Timothy Skaggs (a journalist, satirist, daguerreotypist, and astronomer), Duff Lucking (a veteran of the Mexican War), and Duff's sister Polly (an actress and prostitute).

    Heyday! Heyday!

  • Andersen's enthralling story begins with the February revolution in Paris and ends with the gold rush in California — and loosely follows the journey of Englishman Ben Knowles from Europe to New York, where he meets Timothy Skaggs (a journalist, satirist, daguerreotypist, and astronomer), Duff Lucking (a veteran of the Mexican War), and Duff's sister Polly (an actress and prostitute).

    Heyday! Heyday!

  • Finding himself stranded, West headed for Canton, where he could earn his fare by employing his skills as a painter and daguerreotypist.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • Connecticut as errand-boy, daguerreotypist, teacher, doctor; -- so he came into the Gurney garden that night, shrewd, defiant, priding himself on detecting shams.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • The same purpose accounts for the daguerreotypist Holgrave, who in a rented gable of the old mansion nurses opinions which challenge the authority of the past here lying so heavily upon the present.

    Chapter 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The event made a profound impression, because I had to stand perfectly still while the picture was being taken, and because the daguerreotypist, a German, whose name was Schaetzig, rolled his r_s and hissed his s_s.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • Holgrave, the daguerreotypist, who serves as a contrast to the factitious judge, is a genuine character, and may stand for a type of the young New England liberal of 1850: a freethinker, and so much of a transcendentalist that we suspect Hawthorne's model for him to have been one of the younger associates of the Brook Farm experiment.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • There are but five of them, Hepzibah, Clifford, Phoebe, the daguerreotypist, and the Judge, with the contributory figures of Uncle Venner and little Ned Higgins.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Hepzibah, Clifford, Phoebe, the daguerreotypist, and the Judge, with the contributory figures of Uncle Venner and little Ned Higgins.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • "Imaging the moon, after all, was an immensely difficult task. Even as 19th-century photographers and dagguerreotypists figured out the basics of taking pictures of the moon, they were limited by the immense distance separating them from their subject. In fact, it wasn't until the Apollo missions landed on the surface of our only natural satellite that humans were able to make real versions of these mock-ups."

    - Alexis Madrigal, 'Fake Lunar Photos Sent Astronomers Over the Moon', 20 Nov 2008.

    November 24, 2008