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Souvenir photographs became all the rage as photography became more accessible. Babbitt took hundreds of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, like this one, of families and friends of excursions to Niagara Falls. “A Visit to Niagara Falls-The McKim Family,” ca. 1860, Platt D. Babbitt, Cased Photograph Collection, CSPH 162, MdHS.

Through the Lens: Early Photography and the Cased Photograph Collection at the Maryland Historical Society

The Cased Photograph Collection in the H. Furlong Baldwin Library is a remarkable slice of photographic history. The nearly 600 item collection contains daguerreotypes, tintypes, and other examples of the earliest photographic technology. These photographs capture domestic scenes from Maryland life—family portraits, souvenir snapshots, and rare outdoor scenes. In 1839, Louis Daguerre introduced an invention [...]



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