Daguerre Memorial

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Daguerre Monument

Daguerre Memorial is a bronze sculpture by Jonathan Scott Hartley.[1] It was erected in memory of Louis Daguerre.

It was dedicated on 15 August 1890 at the Arts and Industries Building. It was moved outside, where it remained from 1897 to 1969.[2] It was re-dedicated in 1989.[3][4] It is located at the National Portrait Gallery on 7th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.[5]

The inscriptions read:
(Side of granite base:)

PHOTOGRAPHY, THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, AND THE STEAM ENGINE ARE THE THREE GREAT DISCOVERIES OF THE AGE.
NO FIVE CENTURIES IN HUMAN PROGRESS CAN SHOW SUCH STRIDES AS THESE.
(Side of granite base:)
TO COMMEMORATE THE FIRST HALF-CENTURY IN PHOTOGRAPHY 1839-1889. ERECTED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, AUGUST, 1890.
(Front of granite base, just below bust:)
DAGUERRE

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Coordinates: 38°53′51″N 77°01′20″W / 38.89761°N 77.02214°W / 38.89761; -77.02214