Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Daguerreotypes of the Mexican-American War


Before Szathmari and before Fenton there was someone taking war photos in the 1840s America. See some here there are some more here
'This one is a copy of a daguerreotype from around 1846 of Bezaleel W. Armstrong. Second Lieutenant Armstrong, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, served in the Mexican War at Vera Cruz and Mexico City. Armstrong died in 1849 at the age of 26.' From here

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