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“The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North

“The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. Photographers William and Frederick Langenheim, brothers from Philadelphia, made eight sequential daguerreotypes of the eclipse. Seven survive and are among the treasures in The Met collection.” —Jeff Rosenheim, Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the first total solar eclipse ever captured in photographs. #TheMet #Eclipse2017 #daguerreotype

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