"Securing the Shadows: The Daguerreotype in Maryland" will be the largest collection of Maryland daguerreotypes ever displayed.
These are astonishing, unique, works of art, beautifully toned photographs on polished silvered plates that are protected by leather or plastic cases. Millions were made and many fine examples remain as collector’s items, museum showpieces and objects for study by photohistorians.
Ross J. Kelbaugh is guest curator of the exhibit. He is also author of the new book Maryland's Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collection just published by the Maryland Historical Society Press.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Daguerreian Society is also holding their Annual Symposium here at MdHS.
The exhibit will be open to the public during our regular museum hours 10 am-5 pm on Thursday, November 8, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.
*Please note that the exhibition will not be available for public viewing on Friday, November 9, as that is the date of the Symposium meeting.
Regular museum admission fees apply.