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A Daguerreian photographic studio.
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
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