A System of Photography.... by Samuel Dwight Humphrey, 2nd Edition 1849 (REPRINT)

A System of Photography; Containing an explixit detail of the whole process of Daguerreotype; according to the most approved methods of operating, including all the late Valuable Improvements, as practiced by the most successful artists; with a complete and full account of apparatus; with receipts and careful instructions for manufacturing the chemicals used in the art; to which is added the process of Galvanizing, Electrotype, Calotype and Hyalotypes; or Portraits on Plate-Glass, also M. Becquerel's process for producing daguerreotypes with the colors of nature.

REPRINT. Laser-printed, softcover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 144 pages.

Humphrey acknowledges that this volume describes the operating method of the most successful U.S. Daguerreians; he discusses the equipment, the operating room, preparation and exposure of the plate, and provides a detailed listing of the variety of chemicals available. The sections in "alternate: processes depends largely on excerpts from the inventors.
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