This picture of *Louis DAGUERRE c.1838, a Daguerreotype, is a new discovery of the father of photography! Certainly, the inventor would have his image taken first, wouldn't you? And here it is, a believed c.1838 photo taken by the most capable man to do so! We believe it was given to a loved one, avoiding the 1838 fire that destroyed his studio and much of his advanced work. The piece is an item locked inside our vault. If you are interested, contact us for info and any pictures on-file. We can even un-vault the item, take some more quick images for you, before we fast-track it to our catalogue. A 1/6th Plate, its value is enhanced by the subject, the Inventor. We will add this to our catalogue in the Over $ 100,000 price range.