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This daguerreotype was taken by Daguerre from a window of his Parisian flat.

This daguerreotype — presented by Arago at the Académie des Sciences in 1839 — was shown at the Niépce House in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, where Daguerre stayed for 8 weeks, thanks to a collaboration with the Musée Hyacinthe Rigaud.

Jean-Louis Marignier and Pierre-Yves Mahé did the very same investigations they had already done in Nicéphore Niépce’s House, to find the exact spot where the Daguerre picture was taken.

Grant Romer à la fenêtre

Grant Romer at the window

The place has hardly changed, and the Niépce House — in collaboration with the George Eastman House — is presently redoing daguerreotypes from the same window, under the supervision of Grant Romer and Mark Osterman.