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You can find one reproduction of a painting in the collection of the Prentenkabinet at Leiden university http://www.daguerreobase.org/browse.html?view=show&layout=detai.... Also look at Gallica.bnf.fr for five other portraits, two of them stereoscopic daguerreotypes. Claudet visited Bingham in Paris and described his use of a solar enlarger invented by the American Woodward in La Lumiere, the periodical of the Societe Francaise de la Photographie.
I picked up this somewhat old posting whilst searching on Claudet and Houghton. I am researching early photogtraohy in Nottingham UK and I am trying to track down any records of studio skylights supplied or installed by Claudet & Houhgton. Just wondered if anything you had come across might point in that direction. I have access to a very early studio where there is a possibility of reconstruction if we can find authentic records as to what the early skylight really looked like. So far, I believe it to have included some 1/4" blue glass supplied by C&H but no more details.
I remember seeing some Claudet stereo daguerreotypes when I did some consulting at the Grollier Club in New York. It was part of the Thomas Phillipps collection I believe.
There are a number of Claudet stereo daguerreotypes at the Grollier Club in New York. I saw them years ago when they asked me to consult on them and some other daguerreotypes. I think they are in the Thomas Phillipps collection.
Karen, Are you still interested in photos taken by Antoine Claudet? My neighbour showed me two photos that she inherited from her father who came from England. They are beautiful. She doesn't know the people in the photos, nor does she know anything about the photographer. So I told her that I would look it up on the internet. That is how I found you. At least now I know the time-line when these photos could have been taken. She even has the leather case that the photos came in. Are these photos valuable?
Thanks for your reply. I will try to send the photos to you as soon as possible. Presently our scanner is not working and I am having trouble fixing it.