Daguerreotype self-portrait of Henry Fitz Jr.
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- Fitz, Henry Jr.
- This self-portrait of early American photographer and optician Henry Fitz, Jr.(1808-1863) is a ninth plate daguerreotype said to have been made in a five minute exposure in bright light. Fitz took this image as early as the fall of 1839 giving it the distinction of being the first self-portrait taken in the United States. Fitz prepared the copper plate used for the daguerreotype in his workshop using a hammer on a polished anvil, and sealed it in a brass frame.
- Currently not on view
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- Henry G. Fitz
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- Physical Description
- copper plate (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- leather (overall material)
- frame: 12 cm x 15 cm; 4 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in
- place made
- United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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- National Museum of American History
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