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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Daguerreotypes are laterally reversed images. But look at the caps worn in a couple of the portraits that show lettering not laterally reversed. Not daguerreotypes.
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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Compelling portraits regardless. I too am skeptical that what is being shown is D-type. But I admit I don't keep pace with any potential modern tweaks on that process. Mercury is not my cup of tea.

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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Quote Originally Posted by Maris Rusis View Post
    Daguerreotypes are laterally reversed images. But look at the caps worn in a couple of the portraits that show lettering not laterally reversed. Not daguerreotypes.
    Well spotted! In the 19th century mirror prisms were occasionally used on landscapes to correct the reversal, but probably not here. And beating my dead horse, if these were contact prints they could be reversed.

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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Beautiful Portraits !
    Thanks for the link --
    John
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