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Chinese Woman
Portrait of Chinese woman
Photographer unknown
Date unknown
Sixth plate
Peabody Museum
(35-5-1053-57) (D21) (PM-21)
Since the invention of photography in 1839, libraries, museums, research institutes, and academic departments at Harvard have created and collected photographs for use in research and instruction. Among these millions of images are more than 3,500 daguerreotypes, the first publicly announced photographic process.