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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.
Exhibition Tour: Daguerre's American Legacy, May 24 & June 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Explore the history of portrait photography with art historian Ulrike Heine and learn how early forms of photography impacted Americans in all walks of life. Tickets available at 12:30 p.m.on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 10 participants - teens and adults only, please.
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.
From the Exhibition