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?
Numerous counties in the State of Iowa take their names from people and places of the U.S.-Mexican War. Taylor County, Page County and Ringgold County honor General Zachary Taylor, Captain John Page, and Major Samuel Ringgold, all of whom served in that battle.