André Jammes, GIFT
Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, GIFT
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La Daguerreotypomanie (Daguerreotypomania)
Théodore Maurisset (French, active 1834 - 1859)
Paris, France (Place Created)
26 × 35.7 cm (10 1/4 × 14 1/16 in.)
Gift of Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr.
Once the secret of making
Théodore Maurisset's lithograph playfully imagined a time when vast crowds would wait in line to have their portrait taken. It pokes fun at the pandemonium caused by the daguerreotype's invention and chronicles the many ways entrepreneurs hoped to cash in on the craze, from selling supplies and equipment to giving lessons in how to perform photographic procedures.