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The Society regularly organizes educational programs exploring various aspects of the history, technology, art, and preservation of 19th-century photography.  View our Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • October 17, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 19, 2024
    • 10:00 PM
    • Houston, Texas

    Whether this is your first Symposium or your 36th, you won’t want to miss Houston 2024, a celebration of 19th-century photography bringing together collectors, historians, scholars, and museum professionals from around the world. You’ll join other lovers of daguerreotypes and other early photographs gathering at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Thursday, October 17, with events scheduled through Saturday, October 19

    Highlights include:

    • festive opening reception, right at the Museum of Fine Arts
    • Talks by experts presenting important discoveries, seldom-seen images, and new insights into photography’s beginnings
    • A photo fair offering more daguerreotypes and 19th-century photographs than can be seen anywhere. Buy, sell, trade, or just look and learn – it’s an opportunity that comes along only once a year.
    • grand banquet with live and silent auctions featuring exceptional images
    • Room-hopping to catch up with friends and see what’s on the market
    • A special exhibition of contemporary daguerreotypes at the hotel where we will be staying
    • Behind-the-scenes viewings of institutional photography collections

    To book your room at the InterContinental Houston...

    Click here to secure the special group rate of $165/night, excluding taxes. After selecting the dates, you will see "Group Rate/Travel Agent" preselected in the Rate Preference drop-down menu. Then click the "Book Now" button and choose a room option.

    Or call the hotel at 713-422-2779, select option 2 to be directed to reservations, and advise the agent you are with "The Daguerreian Society Conference."

    You will receive a reservation confirmation email after booking.

    Note: The $15/night "destination fee" will be waived at checkout.  

    For further details, check out the Symposium & Photo Fair page!

The Dagguerreian Society

The Daguerreian Society
PO Box #306
Cecil, PA 15321-0306
Phone: 412-221-0306
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