How Were Children Photographer in the Times of Daguerreotypes?

Have you ever wondered how children were photographed back in the old times when a photo required at least ten minutes of exposure time? Keep reading to find it out.

Back in the old days any photo took at least 10 to 15 minutes of exposure time and during this period the subject had to stay still unless they wanted to turn out blurred. This became a big problem when someone needed to take a photo of a child. 

As you know, there's only one person in the world that can calm a child. Their mother. That's why the child's mother sat on a chair covered with a blanket and her child either sat on her or stood near her. This way the woman could calm her offspring and keep them still whilst the camera was gathering light for proper exposure of the photo.

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