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  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype


This resource serves as an extensive gathering of primary source texts, graphics, and ephemera regarding the history, art, and appreciation of the daguerreotype.

My initial endeavor with this site in 2008–2010 was followed by a period of relative inactivity. As of early 2016, I am once again able to resume active development of content. As I have a large gathering of material in various stages of preparation, the content on this site will steadily grow. As of late April 2016, I am doing some long-overdue maintenence to the site including some behind-the-scenes structural revisions. My apologies if there are a few bumps along the way.

Please note: A quirk of the popular browser extension, "AdBlock," tends to block the "advertising" graphics in this website. The remedy is to manually adjust the settings of AdBlock to add (or "whitelist"...or filter-to-allow) this domain— http://www.daguerreotypearchive.org/ —as an exclusion to its block function.

Much of the content provided on this site is provided in pdf format and requires a reader to view. Depending on your browser or device, the file may open in your browser window, in a separate window, or as a download. Beginning June 2016, I will be converting the pdf files to the archival format, "PDF/A," to help insure longevity of readibility. Depending on your PDF reader, the file may open as "read only" which may have the undesirable effect of disabling links in the document. Your pdf reader, however, should have a simple setting to "enable editing" (or a similar function) that will enable links.


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