On this date in history… January 9, 1839
The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
The daguerréotype was the first commercially successful photographic process. The image is a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate.
(The color image above is attributed to Wiki author Edal Anton Lefterov)
Additional information on the daguerreotype process is available at
The Académie des Sciences was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV, and was at the forefront of scientific developments in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is one of the earliest academies of sciences.
(Image of the Institut de France in Paris is attributed to Wiki author Benh Lieu Song)
Napoleon Bonaparte was President of the Academy from 1801–1814. More information about the academy may be be found at-
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