photography en Early Photography <p>In 1839, the invention of daguerreotype made it possible to capture and preserve a photographic image. The public was thrilled with the opportunity to be recorded for posterity, and the business of professional photography blossomed.</p><p>Memphis quickly embraced this new technology. Newspaper ads in the mid-1840s promoted itinerant daguerreotypists, but the earliest known advertisement for a permanent photo studio appeared in 1843 in the periodical <em>American Eagle</em>.</p><p>The ad stated:</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:56:23 +0000 Steve Pike 27039 at Early Photography