Books on American Photography, Daguerreotypes and Tintypes in the 1800s

February 28, 2010 at 9:57 am 4 comments

In February 2010, our affiliate the American Philosophical Society (APS) hosted a lecture on early American portraits in the form of silhouettes, miniatures and early photographs called daguerreotypes. We offer two books on the topic:

Tintype in America

Tintype in America, 1856-1880
by Janice G. Schimmelman
American Philosophical Society Transaction 97-2, 2007
(Paperback, 270 pages, $29.00)

A history of the ferrotype or tintype in American photography, from its origin in the 1850s until 1880.

American Photographic Patents

American Photographic Patents 1840-1880:
The Daguerreotype and Wet Plate Era

by Janice G. Schimmelman
(Carl Mautz Publications, 2002, Paperback, 119 pages, $25.00)

Identifies all of the nearly 1,000 United States patents related to photography during the Wet Plate Era. Read more >>

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