p.3 Make Ready Peter Maybury ISBN 978 0 9566293 3 3, Gall editions, 2015
William & Frederick Langenheim
Solar eclipse, Philadephia, May 26, 1854, Daguerreotype, 2.5 x 3.1 cm
Fifth of eight sequential photographs (reproduced here actual size). The task of capturing such low light imagery required the smallest available cameras, as light requirements were proportionally less than for larger cameras. As a result these Daguerreotypes are exceptionally small. The eighth image is missing, assumed to have captured total eclipse, showing nothing at all.