Louis Daguerre

Bry-Sur-Marne (blue) is shown here next to Paris (black)
By: JonoJ383

About Louis Daguerre
  • Born in Cormeilles, France, which is near Paris.
  • Born on November 18, 1787.
  • Died on July 10, 1851.
  • Died in Bry-Sur-Marne.
  • His first job was an inland revenue officer, and later a successful stage-scene painter.
  • He later opened a diorama with the help of Charles Bouton.
  • His final job was a French painter and physicist.
What he did
  • Started to experiment to find a practical photographic process
  • He then joined forces with J.N. Niepce, who had been working on the same process of creating a lasting image.
  • After Niepce died in 1833, Daguerre continued to refine their techniques.
  • It took him more than 11 years to find a way to permanently capture an image on an iodized silver plate.
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    This is a picture of Louis Daguerre.
  • He perfected capturing an image on an iodized silver plate in a camera by developing it in mercury vapor, and treating it with a salt solution for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • He called his invention, the Daguerreotype
Fun Facts
  • Nicephore Niepce was the first person to permanently capture an image from nature (in 1826/27) , but it was very sketchy and had an 8 hour exposure time.
  • Daguerre had 1 sister, and no brothers.
  • His full name is Louis-Jacques-Mande D

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This is a diagram of a daguerreotype.