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November 11, 2017, 11:00am–1:00pm
A year after Green-Wood was founded in 1838, Louis Daguerre introduced the world to his latest invention, photography. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian, on a first-ever tour of the pioneers of photography who are now permanent residents of the cemetery.
You will discover a fascinating world of innovators and inventors, including Francois Gouraud, the agent Daguerre sent to America to introduce his revolutionary creation; John Draper whose gravestone incorrectly states that he was the first person to photograph a human face in America and his son Henry, who pioneered photographs of the moon; Edward Anthony, the largest publisher (with his brother Henry) of Civil War images; and Alexander Becker, the man who invented a machine that allowed people to travel the world in 3D from the comfort of their parlors; and many more.
$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for non-members
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