1. There are numerous publications on the development of the photography. For a description of the daguerreotype process, see Floyd and Marion Rinhart The American Daguerreotype, (Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1981); the work of another African American daguerreotypist is the focus of Deborah Willis’ J.P. Ball, Daguerrean and Studio Photographer, (New York: Garland Publishers, 1993); for technical information on the preservation of daguerreotypes, look at James M. Reilly’s Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints, (Rochester: Eastman Kodak Company, 1986); finally, Joan L. Severa’s Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, (Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 1995), is a description of the props and fashions used in nineteenth century photography.

  2. Shumard, Ann M. A Durable Momento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypst, [Exhibit Catalog]. Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, p. 5-7.











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