Come find out.
Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7 pm
Robert Down Elementary School Auditorium
485 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
Tickets: $25 per person
All proceeds benefit the Pacific Grove Public Library.
Our next fundraiser will be Thursday September 10th... Stay tuned for more information in the next blog post. (Or if you can't wait, check out the Events page on our web site.)
We have seen the views taken in Paris by the 'Daguerreotype,' and have no hesitation in avowing, that they are the most remarkable objects of curiosity and admiration, in the arts, that we ever beheld. Their exquisite perfection almost transcends the bounds of sober belief.
"People were afraid at first to look for any length of time at the pictures he produced. They were embarrassed by the clarity of these figures and believed that the little, tiny faces of the people in the pictures could see out at them, so amazing did the unaccustomed detail and the unaccustomed truth to nature of the first daguerreotypes appear to everyone."
Daguerreotypes and ambrotypes – and to a lesser extent tintypes – are fragile and highly susceptible to breakage, oxidation, and scratching. Very quickly, cases were designed to protect them. The earliest were made of pressed paper and leather; they featured a variety of geometric, floral, and patriotic motifs. Hundreds of different designs became available, with themes derived from nature, literature, history, and art.