Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 32 One Way To Spend An Afternoon When Visiting The City in 1848

Written By: admin - Jan• 01•18

Imagine you’re an American farmer 170 years ago. Depending on where you live, you may go to a big city once a year, when it’s time to sell off your surplus livestock. 

A daguerreotype of a daguerreotypist showing off his daguerreotypes. Didn’t this happen in Inception?

And, after you’ve done that, you might go have one of those fancy daguerreotype light paintings made. 

 
Having a Daguerreotype image made was the 1850’s fad equivalent to taking a selfie at Disneyland while performing in a flash mob in front of Cinderella’s castle.  And if you adjust for inflation, the price was about the same. 

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