|Born: Samuel Finley Breese Morse |
Other: Samuel Morse
|Dates: ||1791, 27 April - 1872, 2 April|
|Born: ||US, MA, Charlestown|
American inventor and painter. He met Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in Paris on 7th March 1839 and publicized the daguerreotype in the United States.
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Morse, S.F.B., 1839, 31 May, ‘Extract from a private letter of Professor S. F. B. Morse to the editor of the New York Observer dated, Paris, March 9th. . Republished in The Farmers' Register, Vol.VII, No.5, , p.258.‘, The Farmers' Register, vol.7, no.5, pp.258 [Δ]
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|"Our Picture" featuring a short biographical letter by S.F.B. Morse. |
This text is excepted from an article in the January 1872 issue of The Philadelphia Photographer (Vol. IX, No. 97, pp 1-4.) The article appears opposite the title page portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse.
The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
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