Daguerre Memorial

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Daguerre Memorial. The memorial monument to French artist and photography inventor Jacques Louis Mande Daguerre (1787-1851) was sculpted by J. Scott Hartley (1845-1910). It was erected by the Professional Photographers of America, August 15, 1890 on grounds outside the Arts and Industries Building. Photograph possibly taken by Thomas W. Smillie.


  • Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé 1787-1851
  • Hartley, Jonathan Scott 1845-1912
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)


  • Also known as RU95_Box77_0002 [SPI_1829] and MAH-27174
  • A high resolution digital copy of this image is not yet available. Please contact photos@si.edu for further information.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 77, Image No. 27174

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520



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Local number

SIA RU000095 [27174]

Physical description

Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 10h x 8.5w

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