Daguerreotypes were Images placed on Silver coated copper plates,
Very Beautiful, but also very costly. It may take up to two days
wages to earn enough to buy one.
The Ambrotype came on the seen in 1855 to make it photography
more Affordable. Instead of silver, Glass was used as the medium.
These vary widely in quality and few if any ever...
came to match the Luminescent spell and effect of a finely done Dag.