Wolcott Camera

Creator:
Wolcott, Alexander Simon,1804-1844
Published/Created:
1840
Notes:
In Wolcott's camera, as patented in 1840, a large, concave mirror was placed at the back of an oblong box. A small, sensitized daguerreotype plated was fitted into a wire frame and was held in place by a spring clip. A surviving example of the camera ha
Topics:
Photography -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
photography-0745
Genre:
photographs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
Rosenblum, Naomi, A World History of Photography, Third Edition, 1997, pl. 220
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 69745
OID:
368115
PID:
digcoll:1875553