“Photography is the standard identify now utilized to sunshine painting on paper and glass, as becoming different from the daguerreotype, which is manufactured on metallic plates. The inventor of pictures is Fox Talbot, of England, who secured patents in Britain and The united states, but has thrown them open to the general public. Pictures is destined evidently to supersede the art of Daguerre. In France, the splendid display of pictures in the Good Exhibition of Field, and the limited selection of pics on metallic plates, affords conclusive proof that, with the French artists, the daguerreotype is getting out of date.”
—Scientific American, November 1855
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