Definition of daguerreotype :
1. An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.
2. The process of taking such pictures.
3. To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.
4. To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
- Suppose you have your daguerreotype taken for me, will you?" - "'Lena Rivers", Mary J. Holmes.
- At the very moment when he left, his old mother was ill in bed in the blue room, where there were the daguerreotype of his father and peacock- feathers in a vase and a clock representing Paul and Virginia. - "Romance of the Rabbit", Francis Jammes.
- Before setting out, a final daguerreotype was taken of the family group, father, mother, and daughter, " but I trembled so," the Queen writes, " my likeness has come out indistinct." - "Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II", Sarah Tytler.