January 18, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
In 1839 the French painter Paul Delaroche stated, “From today painting is dead,” in response to watching a daguerreotype being made due to the precise detail the medium contained. The daguerreotype was the first process in a history of pioneering techniques that can be defined as photography. Photography, as we know it today, takes place on the screen of a computer or phone, but before the invention of these devices, all photographs were physical objects that could be touched, turned, held and looked at under a magnifying glass. Explore the Farm House Museum Collection of 19th Century photography with Charlie Coffey, exhibition curator, photographer, and University Museums intern extraordinaire.