Maintenance on parks roads and parking areas will begin Monday, September 1st and will continue through Friday, September 5th. Access to roads and parking areas may be limited at times. Call the park for the latest on road and parking conditions.
The Daguerreotype Experience
Contact: Karen Weaver, 956-541-2785 x332
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Before digital cameras there were automatic cameras. Before that, manual. Before that? . . .Daguerreotypes
Come learn about this early form of photography at the Daguerreotype Experience at the Palo Alto Visitor Center.
Put on a U.S.-Mexican War uniform and have your daguerreotype taken.
See reproduction daguerreotypes and "develop" your own daguerreotypes.
Photos from the Palo Alto Photo Contest will be displayed and winners announced at noon. The event is free and open to the general public. Refreshments available.
Did You Know?
Americans celebrated the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma with songs, artwork, and poetry. One enterprising company even marketed a men’s hat called the “Palo Alto.” Sales were so brisk that a “Resaca” women’s hat soon followed.