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[Eunice Fiske Durfee, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, facing front, seated next to table with tablecloth; large book on table]

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[Eunice Fiske Durfee, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, facing front, seated next to table with tablecloth; large book on table]

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Case: variant of Rinhart 131.
Accompanying note: Eunice Fisk Durfee, mother of Jane Maria, the mother of Harrison Grey Fiske (Harry's grandmother).
Stamped on brass mat: Cooley, Springfield.
Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1962.
Forms part of: Minnie Maddern Fiske Papers, 1884-1932 (Library of Congress).
Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

The daguerreotype is a photographic process invented by the Parisian inventor and entrepreneur Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) who was the first person to publicly announce a successful method of capturing images. His invention was an immediate hit, and France was soon gripped by ‘daguerreotypomania’. Daguerre released his formula and anyone was free to use it without paying a license fee – except in Britain, where he had secured a patent. Daguerreotypes required a subject to remain still for several minutes to ensure that the image would not blur.

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01/01/1842
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Cooley, Otis H., 1820-1860, photographer
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