A rare 170-year-old Giroux Daguerreotype camera to go under the hammer

Another one of the Giroux Daguerreotype wooden sliding-box camera has been found, and this time it’s an Austrian auction house. Like the previous one, this first commercially produced camera traces back to Germany. But what makes this one more special and desirable is the fact that it is said to be in great original condition and is up for grabs along with the 1839 original manual!

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Crafted originally in Paris during the late 1839 by Alphonse Giroux, the camera has been signed by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, verifying its authenticity. The camera will go under the hammer in May and is touted to fetch between $701,000 and $981,400.