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Dude with a Top Hat, Partly Solarized 1/6th-plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1849 | by lisby1
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Dude with a Top Hat, Partly Solarized 1/6th-plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1849

A fascinating quote from "The daguerreotype: nineteenth-century technology and modern science"

by M. Susan Barger and William Blaine White: "Blue usually occurs in daguerreotypes that have overexposed highlights. The frequent appearance in cheap daguerreotype portraits of blue shirtfronts on men gave these daguerreotypes the name 'bluefronts.'"

  

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Taken on January 12, 2011