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Daguerreotypes were the first commercially viable photographic process. Developed by French chemist Louis Daguerre in 1839, the technique quickly made its way to the US in the 1840s, the beginning of what some historians characterize as the "golden… [more]

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Paula Petrik

Daguerreotypes of children are visual documents that demonstrate to students how images are socially constructed, illuminating historical questions about the periodization of childhood, its transformation over time, and the role of children in American society. echo [more]