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Louis Daguerre

 (1787 - 1851)
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre was active/lived in France.  Louis Daguerre is known for photography invention, dioramas.

Louis Daguerre

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On January 7, 1839, members of the French Académie des Sciences were shown products of an invention that would forever change the nature of visual representation: photography. The astonishingly precise pictures they saw were the work of Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851), a Romantic painter and printmaker most famous until then as the proprietor of the Diorama, a popular Parisian spectacle featuring theatrical painting and lighting effects. Each daguerreotype (as Daguerre dubbed his invention) was a one-of-a-kind image on a highly polished, silver-plated sheet of copper.

In fact, fewer than twenty-five securely attributed photographs by Daguerre survive...

Daguerre's invention did not spring to life fully grown, although  ...  Displaying 750 of 4732 characters.

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About  Louis Daguerre

Born:  1787 - Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France
Died:   1851 - Bry-sur-Marne, France
Known for:  photography invention, dioramas