Become a Member

Annual Memberships give you discounts on tables at 19th-Century Photography Annual Conference and Show and much more

Buy our Hardbound Annual

The Annual features over 250 pages of unique research by Society members supported by scores of quality reproductions and historical reprints.

Annual Symposium

Attend our Annual 19th-Century Photography Annual Conference and Show and learn about this unique photographic medium

Learn About Daguerreotypes

What is the difference between a daguerreotype, an ambrotype and a tintype?
The Daguerreian Society is a non-profit organization that brings together a community of people from all over the world, who are united by a common interest in and passion for all types of early photography. Our international members include top museum curators and scientists, photo collectors and dealers, photo historians, photographers and artists, students and teachers, and contemporary practitioners of antiquarian processes. We invite anyone that loves 19th-century photography and its processes, history, impact, and aesthetics to join. As a member of our international Society, you are part of an international community of like-minded people who share your passion and interest in early photography and processes. One of the significant benefits of membership is camaraderie.Your membership and involvement in our organization forms the basis for long-lasting friendships and information sharing that is unique to the Society. Friendships, knowledge and sharing are our watchwords. From the casual contact of members who help each other, to the more formal knowledge imparted in the Society educational programs and events, and by the Society's publications you become part of and help build our community.  The basic Annual membership for the Society are $100 for U.S. and $125 for Non-U.S. voting members, and range from a low of $65 for students to higher levels of financial membership support with commensurate additional benefits for that support. Our registration process will guide and help you select the most appropriate membership type and level for your personal situation. For web site problems, please click here for a page for known issues and an FAQ.