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Daguerre's American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection
Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes haunting, the portraits in this exhibition of 19th century Americans portray men, women and children during an era when new photographic technologies were just becoming accessible and popular.
Photography Tour: MIT Museum Revealed, April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join curator of Architecture and Design, Gary Van Zante, in a discussion of Daguerre's American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the William B. Becker Collection. Tickets available one half hour before tour begins, distributed on a first-come, first served basis.
Note, all photos of this show appear on our website courtesy of Wm. B. Becker Collection / PhotographyMuseum.com.
What is a daguerreotype?
From the Exhibition