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  • n. Common misspelling of daguerreotype.


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  • Opening it by pulling two tiny hooks through eyelets, like clasps on a locket, one sees a soft red velvet pad decorated with a floral design and on the other side an elaborate gold frame that holds a daguerrotype which is an early form of photography.

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  • The Haunted Doll's House I seem to recall is one of those, there's another tale with a daguerrotype which is basically the same story.

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  • Steampunk is popular simply because brass ray-guns, airships, Analytical Engines, and bitchin 'stovepipe toppers with built-in daguerrotype cameras are just flat-out cool.

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  • Occasionally it would flare up because you had the sense that, somewhere, your child might be posing for an ill-advised daguerrotype, but you could generally arrange for the pony delivering this to fall into a peat bog and die before any damage could be done.

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  • NPR reports that a couple of collectors of old photos recently discovered that a daguerrotype they've owned since the 1960s is the only known photograph of Phineas Gage.

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  • Also at Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, I thought I'd seen most of the good Inauguration photos but this pigment print made from a daguerrotype by master dag maker Jerry Spagnoli was a nice mix of old and new.

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  • Just inside the door, under a daguerrotype of Clayton Daly, was a crescent-shaped walnut counter.

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  • Another decade and the daguerrotype would be largely supplanted by the albumen print, which made images on paper instead of metal.

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  • I hadn't felt like lugging the tripod that morning, and the rider probably wouldn't have held still for the 15 or 20 minutes it would have taken me to make a proper daguerrotype anyway.

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  • The Diorama, not incidentally, was invented by Louis Daguerre, later of the daguerrotype, and has figured in "The Simpsons," with Springfield Elementary holding a Diorama competition called Diorama-Rama.

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