• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

The Daguerreotype Experience

Zachary Taylor
General Zachary Taylor

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News Release Date: July 31, 2012
Contact: Karen Weaver, 956-541-2785 x332

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10 AM - 2 PM

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?

Battle of Palo Alto

Like his rider, Zachary Taylor’s horse became a national hero. Praised for his bravery in battle, “Old Whitey” became the subject of portraits, poetry, and music. When Taylor became President in 1850, the horse was allowed to graze on the White House lawn.