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daguerreotype

[duh-gair-uh-tahyp, -ee-uh-tahyp] /dəˈgɛər əˌtaɪp, -i əˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839, in which a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapor.
2.
a picture made by this process.
verb (used with object), daguerreotyped, daguerreotyping.
3.
to photograph by this process.
Origin of daguerreotype
1830-1840
1830-40; named after L. J. M. Daguerre; see -o-, -type
Related forms
daguerreotyper, daguerreotypist, noun
daguerreotypic
[duh-gair-uh-tip-ik, -ee-uh-tip-] /dəˌgɛər əˈtɪp ɪk, -i əˈtɪp-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
daguerreotypy, noun
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  • She was placed before the camera, the slide drawn, lens uncapped, and requested to sit there until the daguerreotypist returned.

  • He came to me and offered to take him to a daguerreotypist who was then in town, and he (Thoreau) would see it well done.

  • I was present, and remember seeing a lady daguerreotypist among the company, and she expressed her opinion quite decidedly.

  • Only the two rosy spots added by the daguerreotypist to the cheeks defy time and change, indestructible token of youth and ardor.

    Cape Breton Tales Harry James Smith
  • While Mr. Hughes was in Glasgow he was very popular, not only as a daguerreotypist, but as a lecturer.

British Dictionary definitions for daguerreotypist

daguerreotype

/dəˈɡɛrəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
one of the earliest photographic processes, in which the image was produced on iodine-sensitized silver and developed in mercury vapour
2.
a photograph formed by this process
Derived Forms
daguerreotyper, daguerreotypist, noun
daguerreotypy, noun
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Word Origin and History for daguerreotypist

daguerreotype

n.

1839, from French daguerreotype, coined from name of inventor, Louis Daguerre (1789-1851) + -type (see type (n.)).

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