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Maison Susse Frère (manufacturer)
Susse Frére Daguerreotype camera
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The image shows the Susse FrÞres Daguerreotype camera from 1839, in exhibition in the Westlicht Photography Museum in Vienna, Austria. Two months before the public announce at the French Academy of Arts and Science of the process of Daguerreotype, Jacques Louis Mandé Daguerre signed a contract with his relative Alphonse Giroux and with the Maison Susse FrÞres to produce the cameras according to his instructions. Both cameras used the same lens produce by the Maison Charles Chevalier a lens f15 380 mm.
Susse Frére camera in the collection of the Westlicht Photography Museum in Vienna, Austria.