Exhibition Opening and Daguerreotype Lecture by Keith Davis

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Exhibition Opening: Catching a ShadowD. C. Collins and Company. Margaret Griscom McCord Smith. Half-plate daguerreotype. Philadelphia, ca. 1854.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:00

Keith F. Davis, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, and author of numerous books including The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate, 1839-1885, will speak about the remarkable achievement of the world’s first successful photographic process – the daguerreotype – and Philadelphia’s vital role in the history of early photography in America. This event is presented by the Visual Culture Program at the Library Company (VCP@LCP).

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 215-546-3181 or email lpropst@librarycompany.org.

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
TEL 215-546-3181 FAX 215-546-5167
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