The earliest type of photograph, the daguerreotype, was invented in 1939 by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre. Images are exposed directly onto an extremely vulnerable mirror-polished surface of silver. The daguerreotype is accurate, detailed and sharp, but discloses the image only when looked at under the right angle.
These precious miniatures are contained in an black jewelry box, enclosed inside silver lined walls in the museum’s basement.
Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, with Archetypisch