French artist and photographer (1787-1851) recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. ALS in French, signed “Daguerre,” one page, 5.25 x 7.75, Diorama letterhead, February 11, 1828. Untranslated handwritten letter by Daguerre. In fine condition. Daguerre had invented the diorama, a method of projecting images with light, in 1822, and became quite successful in this pre-cinematic system of animating images. In the same year, Daguerre opened the Diorama theater in Paris to entertain the population by showing an animated landscape.
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