The Mint, Paris
- M507 (Accession Number)
- 17624 (ethnology number) (Accession Number)
- PH-1932-233-1 (Reference Number)
- PH-CNEG-C21280 (Other Number)
- 1932.233 (Accession Number)
Daguerreotype view of Pont Neuf, Paris, early 1840s. The image is small with cut corners on a much larger plate.
- 75 mm. x 65 mm. (image)
- 150 mm. x 125 mm. (plate)
- 165 mm. x 140 mm. (case)
- No known copyright restrictions (Copyright)
- Digital copy available (Access Notes)
Bisson, Loius Auguste. (ca. 1841) The Mint, Paris. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-1932-233-1.
- Mackelvie Collection Catalogue (1885) Item 271
- The Bisson brothers started in 1841. Bisson's name was found on the copper plate upon close inspection.
- Catalogue attributed it to Louis Daguerre and gave the year 1839.
- Mackelvie Collection Catalogue (1885) Item 836
- Unreversed daguerreotype (ie a mirror image) and therefore early, but unlikely to date to the invention of the process in 1839.
Images and documents
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.