Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection
When: April 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Where: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Photography, invented by the French painter, showman and experimenter Louis Daguerre, was a transformative technology that impacted Americans in all walks of life.
Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes haunting, the portraits in this exhibition of 19th century Americans portray men, women and children during an era when new photographic technologies were just becoming accessible and popular. This is the first stop in the United States for over 200 images made using a variety of techniques, from the collection of William B. Becker, a noted collector of early photography.
Photography Tour: MIT Museum Revealed, on April 22 at 3pm-4pm
Join curator of Architecture and Design, Gary Van Zante, in a discussion of Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the William B. Becker Collection.
To know more about the exhibition, click here.
- Unidentified photographer, Three Men with Fish and Lobster, tintype, ca. 1890.
- [Wm. B. Becker Collection/American Museum of Photography]