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October 31, 2007 Mike Robinson from Toronto came for a visit. I have a new appreciation for the difficulties involved with making a daguerreotype of a dog. Below you will find some pictures of Mike and our Old English Sheepdog Rugby.

The Modern Daguerreian Wagon




Mike spent an hour preparing each plate prior to arrival.


Once the plate has been developed via mercury
fuming box (done outside in the "Traveling
Gallery") The image is fixed and then Gold
Chloride is applied to the plate in this photo

Rugby Plate1
Plate #1 one second exposure

Rugby Plate 2

Out to the back yard for a second try. Plate
#2 half second exposure. The only known
Daguerreotypes of an Old English Sheepdog :)

Time to Relax
Rugby 4

Rugby 5
One Week Later!