All is Vanity

Daguerreotypes in Dutch collections
24-02-2009 - 31-05-2009 Nederlands Fotomuseum

The daguerreotype is the earliest form of photography and it offers a flawless and unique picture of 150 years ago. Nowadays several hundreds of daguerreotypes can be found in The Netherlands, most of them in private collections. This exhibition is the first overview of daguerreotypes from Dutch collections, of which a number belong to the earliest documented photographs in The Netherlands. They are very vulnerable and are not often shown in exhibitions.

In collaboration with Archetypisch