The Daguerreian Society
Interesting and useful items are available for purchase from the Society.

Matthew Isenburg's popular Video
A Closer Look
Using superb close-up photography, Matthew Isenburg takes us on a guided tour of a number of images from his fantastic collection. Narrated in Matthew's classic style, we walk into marvelous daguerreian landscapes and see those minute details that make us feel as if we are there. -- A history lesson that all will enjoy! -- DVD format, 58 minutes.

Prepayment is preferred but, especially for orders outside the U.S., your video can be sent with an invoice. $22.00 includes postage and handling. PA residents add 7% tax. Customers outside the U.S. will be invoiced for $21.00 plus actual shipping costs. Please specify your preference for shipment by either Surface or Air. Payment must be made in USD drawn on a U.S. bank. Allow 2-3 weeks for U.S. delivery

A reprint of Théodore Maurisset lithograph,
La Daguerréotypomanie
The Society offers a superb reproduction of one of the first illustrations relating to the new art of daguerreotypy. (The lithograph was first published 8 December 1839.) Our reprint is taken from an original lithograph and is offset printed (150-line screen) on quality vellum coverstock. Image size is 16" x 11" (120% of original size.)
This particular lithograph is studied in-depth in an article in our Daguerreian Annual 1995.

Price is $14.00 plus $2.00 postage. (Postage outside of North America: $4.00 via surface mail.)

Back Issues of the
Daguerreian Annual
Back issues of the Daguerreian Annual are available for $40 to Society members, $55 to non-members. Annuals from 1995 through current are also available in hardcover at $70 to Society members, $85 to non-members. A postage charge will also apply. Please see the postage charges listed on our printable Annual order form.

Bookstore Pricing: Our wholesale price is softcover $40 (suggested retail $55) and hardcover $70 (suggested retail $85). We only invoice a bookstore for actual shipping costs, which results in an additional savings.

From the Daguerreian Annual:
Making Modern Daguerreotypes
A booklet of 10 reprints from the Daguerreian Annual on the subject of making Daguerreotypes, including Jerry Megan's popular article on the Becquerel Process - development of the daguerreotype plate under intense yellow light, without the use of mercury. Cost is $12.00 plus $2.00 shipping (within USA).

Repair your Daguerreotype Cases with
Pneumatic Hinge Leather
We now stock paper-thin pneumatic leather to repair the torn hinges on leather daguerreotype cases (it's made for repairing bellows on antique pump organs.) It's rather expensive but seems to be just the ticket. Pieces are about 2" x 12" and sell for $18.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling for any quantity and includes illustrated instructions. We also have small bottles of PVA archival glue (2 oz. -- enough for a lot of cases) at $6.00 each which includes the cost of shipping within the USA. We can invoice with the shipment if you wish to place an order by phone or e-mail.

How to Purchase from the Daguerreian Society:
Orders may be placed with the Daguerreian Society office via mail, email, or telephone. Payment must be made in U.S. Dollars drawn on a U.S. Bank. Money Orders, International Postal Money Orders or cash in U.S. Dollars. On purchases shipped within Pennsylvania, we are required to add 7% State Sales Tax to the order.

All payments can also be made to our PayPal account:

Please contact us before ordering if you have any questions!