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The Smithsonian Institution held a large exhibition of photographs and equipment in connection with the Washington convention of the Photographic Association of America. A monumental statue of Daguerre by J. Scott Harley was presented to the United States National Museum during the meetings.


  • Harley, J. Scott
  • Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé 1787-1851
  • Photographic Association of America
  • Division of Photographic History
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


David E. Haberstich, Photographs at the Smithsonian Institution, p. 8.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




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  • Art
  • Statues
  • National Collections
  • Art objects

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