Peabody Museum Daguerreotype Collections

The Peabody Museum is pleased to provide visual access to its rare and historically important collection of daguerreotypes once per semester for faculty, students, and external researchers.  Because of their fragile nature, special policies and procedures are in place to help protect and preserve the daguerreotypes during these scheduled viewings. These policies and procedures apply to all daguerreotypes in the Museum’s collection, including the Zealy daguerreotypes of enslaved Africans and African-Americans.

For information, please see the documents Frequently Asked Questions and Class Visits to View Daguerreotypes.

To view the daguerreotypes online, please visit the Peabody Museum’s Collections Online.

Mounted daguerrotype of two seated "Hindu" men in Western dress, c. 1850s. PM 35-5-10/53059.