T.W. Dorr Dick, A.L.  (American, 1805-1855)

This is one of the earliest examples of an image from a daguerreotype in a periodical found in the United States. T.W. Dorr engraved from a daguerreotype miniature by A.L. Dick. The popular magazine began to publish engravings after ‘Daguerreotype Miniatures’ in the the August 1842 issue. From 1844 on, a great many illustrations after daguerreotypes appeared in American journals and books. A number of competent artists translated the images onto steel plates for printing, using line, stipple, and mezzotint engraving techniques. Hanson, David A. "The Beginnings of Photographic Reproduction in the USA." History of Photography. 12.4 (1988): 357-376.

Reproduced / Exhibited

Hanson, David A. "The Beginnings of Photographic Reproduction in the Usa." History of Photography. 12.4 (1988): 357-376. figure 2.