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?
Jean Luis Berlandier served as an Engineer with the Mexican army on the Rio Grande, but also had a career as a botanist. Berlandier participated in several explorations of Texas in the 1820s and 1830s and compiled extensive documentation of the plants and wildlife of the region. More...