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The Face of America: Early Photographic Portraits from the Collections of George & Susan Whiteley

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The Face of America: Early Photographic Portraits from the Collections of George & Susan Whiteley

Time: December 20, 2010 to March 12, 2011
Location: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Street: 130 West Paces Ferry Road
City/Town: Atlanta, GA 30305
Website or Map: http://www.daguerre.org
Phone: 404.814.4000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Daguerreian Society
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2010

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Event Description

Exceptional and rare images from the dawn of photography cover the birth and growth of the medium through nearly three decades, 1840–1865.  The major technological advances in photographic processes are represented, including daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, along with innovative stylistic techniques in the development of portraiture.  A variety of subjects are displayed, from family pets, post mortem scenes, occupational and military subjects, and the work of nineteenth-century master photographers.

These unique, historical images have been passionately collected for over thirty years by Atlanta residents George and Susan Whiteley.  The Face of America is a featured exhibition of this year’s Daguerreian Society annual symposium hosted by the Atlanta History Center in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

This exhibition is free to the public. For more information on the exhibition, call 404.814.4000. For more information on the Daguerreian Society, call 412.221.0306 or visit www.daguerre.org.

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