In850, The Daguerreotype Was The Most Popular Form Of Photography

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In850, The Daguerreotype Was The Most Popular Form Of Photography

In 1850, the daguerreotype was the most popular form of photography. This process involved polishing a sheet of silver-plated copper to a mirror finish, sensitizing it with iodine vapor, exposing it to light, and developing it with mercury vapor. The resulting image was a negative that could be reproduced by making a contact print.