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Active members in The Daguerreian Society enjoy long-lasting friendships, information sharing, and unique learning and networking opportunities. Click here to join
The Daguerreian Society is dedicated to the history, technology, art, and preservation of 19th-century photography. Our international membership includes collectors, dealers, museum professionals, historians, scientists, students, educators, photographers, and artists. The Daguerreian Society is committed to advancing the understanding and appreciation of daguerreotypes and other early photographs.
Annual Conference The Society hosts a multi-day Symposium — a conference featuring expert presentations, roundtable discussions, a photography fair with offerings from specialist dealers, and behind-the-scenes tours of major institutional collections. Members enjoy special reduced rates. For international members and those unable to travel, selected conference activities are available online.
The Daguerreian Annual is the Society’s flagship printed publication, with each volume featuring 250+ pages of unique research, fascinating historical discoveries, and full- color reproductions of daguerreotypes and other 19th-century images that you won’t see anywhere else.
The Quarterly is published electronically and is packed with Society news, short articles of interest, 19th-century photographs in full color, important new discoveries and research queries.
The Membership Directory is an online, searchable tool for connecting with serious collectors, dealers, museum professionals, and other experts.
Webinars/Educational Programs on the history, technology, art, and preservation of 19th-century photography.Online-Only and In-Person Antique Photography Fairs – Society members enjoy exclusive early-bird access.
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