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Courtesy of George and Susan Whiteley
© Courtesy of George and Susan Whiteley
The Face of America: Early Photographic Portraits from the Collections of George and Susan Whiteley
Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 9, to Sat, Jan 29 2011

Exceptional and rare images from the dawn of photography highlight this exhibition that covers the birth and growth of the medium through nearly three decades, 1840 – 1865. The major technological advances in photographic processes are represented, including daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, along with innovative stylistic techniques in the development of portraiture. A variety of subjects are displayed, from family pets, post-mortem scenes, occupational and military subjects, and the work of 19th-century master photographers.

These unique, historical images have been passionately collected for over thirty years by Atlanta residents George and Susan Whiteley. The Face of America is a featured exhibition of this year’s Daguerreian Society annual symposium hosted by the Atlanta History Center in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

This exhibition is free to the public. For more information on the exhibition, please call 404.814.4000 or visit For more information on the Daguerreian Society, please call 412.221.0306 or visit

Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 814-4000
ACP Listing #: 119

Daguerreian Society
© Daguerreian Society
The Daguerreian Society Symposium Lectures
Atlanta History Center

Other: Fri, Oct 22, 10am - 4pm

The Daguerreian Society has an outstanding lineup of speakers for its 22nd annual symposium. All presentations will feature various aspects of the daguerreotype, the world’s earliest commercially successful photographic process.

This lecture program is free to participating artists listed in the ACP 12 Festival Guide and for all symposium registrants.

Atlanta History Center
Woodruff Auditorium, McElreath Hall
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305-1366  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Fri: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 814-4000
ACP Listing #: 150

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