MIT Museum exhibit features 100 early photographic portraits

Travel all the way back to the 1840s and 1850s, when the very first photographic portraits were made, produced on mirrorlike pieces of silver-plated copper. 100 of these “daguerreotypes” are presented at the MIT Museum’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography in “Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection.”

You can view photographs of “abolitionists and slaves, firemen and flirts with fans, brick-makers and literary women, cross-dressers, and chicken-pluckers.”

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