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Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype

June 30, 1995 – October 29, 1995

Museum: American Art Museum

Location: Granite Gallery (1A)

152 daguerreotypes document the contribution this medium has made to American art and culture. The exhibition is arranged thematically--portraits; landscapes; and cultural and social relationships. Nearly three quarters of the works have never been published.

Catalogue: $55 (cloth); $35 (paper)

See 1995 October Smithsonian magazine

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