1861 San Jose German Glee Club

A lasting image from more than 150 years ago is captured in this photograph of a daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process.

This is a black-and-white photo of a daguerreotype, first commercially viable  photographic process.

The image was made in the camera on a silvered copper plate, and features the San Jose German Glee Club. It was taken in 1861 in Los Gatos close to Forbes Mill.

Source: Hooked on Los Gatos, the Library and Museum History Project

Provided by Los Gatos librarian Henry Bankhead


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