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daguerreotype

Photo Studio Napoleon (attributed)1853/1860

National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia

National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia
Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain

The photo studio Napoleon became over time in the baseline survey of the city of Barcelona, until well into the twentieth century. The beginning of business you can place around the year 1853.

The activity of the study was adapted to technological changes in photographic technique in a path of great commercial success until the early twentieth century. From the turn of the century the study entered a slow decline, but
still would illustrious figures during the first decades of the twentieth century.

With the death of Santiago Feliu Fernanadez, third generation of the family, the study definitively close the door in 1966 and in its new headquarters of the street Pelayo. His photographic legacy is an estimable treasure to meet the bourgeois society of Barcelona during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This daguerreotype shows a young man with sideburns, wears a coat and gloves holding in her right hand. The surface of the plate was illuminated with pigments manually.

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  • Title: daguerreotype
  • Creator: Photo Studio Napoleon (attributed)
  • Date: 1853/1860
  • Location: Barcelona

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