Recording & Resources
Virtual Discover Series: Photography
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are pleased to share the Zoom recording and resources presented on May 6, 2020, in the first of four sessions in this series.
Session 1: Origins of Photography
Resources and Links
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Clements Library Graphics Division
About the Graphics Collections
See "Photographs" section for a list of notable photography sub-collections and subject areas of strength.
Clements Library Image Bank
Online Finding Aids
Portrait of man with an intense gaze and short beard, ca 1845.
[Man with sideburns holding tool], ca. 1842-43.
[Eber Brock Ward, 1811-1875] : [Mary Margaret McQueen Ward with infant], likely Detroit, ca. 1842.
[Portrait of two children holding cased photograph], ca. 1850.
[Harriet Lamb, d. 1853]
, photographer M.A. Root, 1853.
Lamb-Sykes Family Papers
John W. Hoag self-portrait.
/ "John W. Hoag Daguerrean Artist Lansing Mich Dec 14th 1849."
Crittenden Family Papers
[Young man with curly hair], ca. 1852.
Mascher stereo viewer case
Princeton Theological Seminary, 1848.
[Geraldine Low, d. 1850].
Whittemore-Low Family Papers
John D. Appleton, ca. 1850s.
John D. Appleton house. ca. 1850s.
Young woman holding cased daguerreotype portrait.
/ May 9 1851 Taken By S. C. Smith, Fentonville, Mich.
Young girl with long curls. : Teenage girl with blue-tinted dress.
/ Martin, Daguerreotypist, Detroit.
Four Views of Niagara,
Thomas Martin Easterly, daguerreotypist.
A technical innovator of the daguerreotype, Easterly's technique allowed him to capture clouds in this example—something almost impossible in the daguerrian era.
Miriam Easterly. Thomas M. Easterly. ca. 1850
. 1/9 pl. Daguerreotypes by Thomas Martin Easterly.
Learn more about the Easterlys
in the Clements' online exhibit about the life of Norton Strange Townshend
Norton Strange Townshend family papers
in the Townshend papers
Directory of Early Michigan Photographers
by David V. Tinder
John Vincent Jezierski,
Enterprising Images: The Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers, 1847-1922
A Goodridge photograph example
The Daguerreian Society -
Michigan Photographic Historical Society -
Dennis A. Waters, "Dating Very Early American Daguerreotypes"
Photo Dating and Identification
Upcoming Topics in this Virtual Series:
Copies & Manipulations in 19th century Photography
Misidentifications in the Pohrt Collection of Native American Photography
Photography Collectors and their Collections
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