Old Time Images

In the mid-1800's, Boston was a hotbed of early photography. The first photographs were called Daguerreotypes. The famous studio of Southworth and Hawes made Daguerreotypes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beech Stowe, Henry Longfellow and the city's elite. Rarely seen Southworth and Hawes Daguerreotypes are on display through Sunday at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover. Andrea Shea explains why the mysterious and beautiful artifacts shouldn't be missed.

This program aired on April 6, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Andrea Shea Correspondent, Arts & Culture
Andrea Shea is a correspondent for WBUR's arts & culture reporter.



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