Morse Daguerreotype Camera

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 3/10/2009

Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872), an artist and inventor of the telegraph, was in Paris in 1839 sharing the scientific and celebrity stage with Daguerre. The two inventors shared notes on their inventions and Morse returned to the US with a camera, perhaps the first camera in the United States...

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