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Who are these People Memorialized, often but not always on Horseback, around the District? Vol. 11 – Louis Daguerre

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7th Street outside the National Portrait Gallery across from the Verizon Center

Louis Daguerre:

“(18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a developer of the diorama theatre.”

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