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A Daguerreian photographic studio. 
n.d. 
  
Bottle label 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880 
 
LL/9699 
  
This original label for a bottle of "Rotten Stone" provides many details about a photographic studio in the Daguerreian era. Note the:
  • Camera and tripod
  • The laterally reversed plate the photographer is holding
  • The mercury vapor box on the extreme right used in preparing the plates
  • The mortar and pestle needed for grinding the chemicals
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