The label of the Daguerreotype from 1839 signed by the inventor Louis Jacques MandÃ© Daguerre
The world's first commercially-produced camera, the Giroux Daguerreotype
Peter Coeln, the CEO of WestLicht Photographica Auction Vienna, with the Giroux Daguerreotype up for auction
A Giroux “Daguerreotype” – the world’s first commercially-produced camera – is expected to set a world record price when it goes up for auction this May at WestLicht Auctions in Vienna. The previously undocumented camera has been in private ownership in northern Germany for generations and is in remarkable condition given it is 170 years old.
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