YoCo Dates Photos with the Ottawa Jewish Archives, Parts 1 & 2: Daguerreotypes & Salted Paper Prints

Storify posts by Lindsay M.

The Bytown Museum Youth Council recently hosted guest speaker, Saara Mortensen, Archivist from the Ottawa Jewish Archives to learn about the history of photography and techniques for determining the age of a photo.

Featured here are two early types of photography. To learn about the daguerreotype, invented by Louis Daguerre follow the link below!


To learn about the paper-based photographic process created by Henry Fox Talbot follow the link below!

Salted Paper Prints

Coming Soon:

Cyanotypes & Collodion

Ambrotypes & Albumen

Platinum Prints & Silver Gelatin

Lindsay is a fourth-year student  in History at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include the history of medicine and Canadian history. Lindsay joined YoCo to gain practical museum experience and to share her love of museums and the past with her community. She hopes to continue her studies with a Master’s in History or Library Science.