Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840–1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection

April 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes haunting, the portraits in this exhibition of 19th century Americans portray men, women and children during an era when new photographic technologies were just becoming accessible and popular.

On loan from the collection of Wm. B. Becker, a noted collector of early photography, are 170 daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes and albumen prints, as well as several dozen cameras and other artifacts.