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Unidentified photographer 
Portrait of a Daguerreotypist 
1850 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880 
 
LL/11423 
  
Daguerreotypist coloring a plate with a daguerreian coloring box. Illustrated is the standard box with eight bottles of powdered colors, brushes and a palette for mixing colors. The powders were so fine that they adhered to the plate with as little as the moisture from an expelled breath. (Matt Isenburg) 
 

 
  
 
  
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