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Mercury fuming box for daguerreotypes used by Samuel F. B. Morse

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

This Mercury fuming box for developing daguerreotypes is certainly among the earliest photographic equipment used in America, dating 1839-1840. Working closely with Dr. J.W. Draper in New York, Morse was instrumental in promoting photography in America, furthering experimentation, and producing early examples of the daguerreotypes...