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Bibliographic ReferencesThe literature on cased images and other early photographic processes is enormous. The references cited here, both published and on the web, are meant only as a beginning point. Many of the books and articles have extensive bibliographies and the websites have links to other sites.
Barger, M. Susan.The Daguerreotype: Nineteenth-century Technology and Modern Science. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Barger, M. Susan. "Daguerreotype Care for the Collector," in The Daguerreian Annual: Official Yearbook of the Daguerreian Society. Lake Charles, LA: The Society, 1990-. 1991, pp. 27-32.
Forbes, Heather. Beautiful Ambrotypes: Early Photographs. London: Travelling Light, 1989.
Foresta, Merry and John Wood. Secrets of the Dark Chamber: the Art of the American Daguerreotype. Washington, D.C.: Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
Frizot, Michel. A New History of Photography. Köln: Könemann, 1998.
Gernsheim, Helmut. The Origins of Photography. London: Thames & Hudson, 1982.
Mace, O. Henry. Collector's Guide to Early Photographs. Radnor, PA: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1990.
Newhall, Beaumont. The Daguerreotype in America. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1961.
Reilly, James M. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, NY: Photographic Products Group, Eastman Kodak Company, 1986.
Rinhart, Floyd and Marion. The American Daguerreotype. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1981.
Rudisell, Richard. Mirror Image; the Influence of the Daguerreotype on American Society. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1971.
Sobieszek, Robert A.. The Spirit of Fact: the Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, 1843-1862. Boston: D. R. Godine, 1976.
Taft, Robert. Photography and the American Scene. New York: Dover, 1964.
Welling, William. Photography in America. The Formative Years, 1839-1900. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1978.
Wood, John. The Daguerreotype: A Sesquicentennial Celebration. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989.
Wood, John. America and the Daguerreotype. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991.
The Daguerreian Society - http://www.daguerre.org
George Eastman House - http://www.eastman.org
American Institute of Conservators - http://aic.stanford.edu
Daguerreian Registry - http://www.daguerreotype.com
Paul Messier, Conservator of Photographs and Works on Paper - http://www.paulmessier.com
The City Gallery.com - Popular History of Photography and Family History - http://www.city-gallery.com
Library of Congress, American Memory Project, America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1862. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/daghome.html