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Civil War Daguerreotypes: Last of photography’s celebrated first format

By the start of the war, the daguerreotype’s reign was at an end as cheaper formats chipped away at its once-dominant market position. Two surviving examples of Civil War soldiers remind us of the end of one era and the beginning of another. Learn more about this story and others with our finding aid.

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