140,000 megapixel Panoramic Daguerreotypes of Cincinnati in 1848 featured in Wired Magazine

The daguerreotypes, courtesy of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, will be available on Public Library’s site next year…  but they’re visible on wired.com. We have yet to identify the turret of the budding Mercantile Library, but a number of possibilities stand in this remarkably sharp and eerie glimpse of Cincinnati past.   -Ed Scripsi

Published in: on August 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Incredible amount of detail! Wow, I’ve seen small prints of that panorama, but this is mind-blowing.

  2. […] found this gem of an image on the Cincinnati Mercantile Library blog. To play around with the zoomable image, check out Wired‘s 1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle […]

  3. I think a reproduction of this hangs, or used to hang in the Main Library’s atrium.

  4. old photographs, especially some made from glass plates, have incredible “resolution”.
    Having done separations for print for years, I certainly understand the dust problems.
    Photoshop type programs make life a LOT easier.

  5. Truly awesome! I love these old pictures. If they could only see Cincinnati now….I bet their jaws would hit the floor!

  6. […] here to see Ed’s previous post on the […]

  7. The library now has a touch screen exhibit in their facility and the actual daguerreotypes on display in their Cincinnati room. They also have a new web site for it at: http://1848.cincinnatilibrary.org/

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