Daguerreotype Camera

Joaquim Bishop1839

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, United States

This Daguerreotype Camera (Franklin Institute Cat.#1579) is one of three early American cameras made by Joaquim Bishop in Philadelphia in the Fall of 1839, a few months after Louis Daguerre announced his invention before the Academy of Science in Paris. This camera was made for Dr. Paul Beck Goddard, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, by Joaquim Bishop, an instrument maker in the Chemistry department.


  • Title: Daguerreotype Camera
  • Creator: Joaquim Bishop
  • Date Created: 1839
  • Rights: © The Franklin Institute

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