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La daguerreotypomanie / Maurisset.

La daguerreotypomanie / Maurisset.

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Summary

French cartoon about the rush to try photography after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre revealed his process in 1839. Print shows long lines of people waiting to be photographed and others eager to support the craze by providing training and a vast array of photographic equipment. Several men hanging from gallows, "Potences a louer pour MM les graveurs," represent the death of art in the birth of photography. A balloon hovers in the air with a large camera as its basket.

Hot Air Baloons and Gas Baloons

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Date

01/01/1840
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Contributors

Maurisset, Théodore, artist
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Library of Congress
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