F & P Daguerreotype, The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848
July 16, 2011 9:47 AM   Subscribe

F & P Daguerreotype, The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848
Experience a 19th century American city through Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter's world famous panorama. This site combines the superior clarity of daguerreotypes, made from the first practical method of photography, with 21st century technology, making it possible to enlarge the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 and see details that even the photographers could not have seen from their camera location across the Ohio River in Kentucky. Navigate and zoom in for a glimpse of life along the riverfront. Enter the Panorama through Points of Interest, vividly illustrated with portraits, newspapers, advertisements, early documents, and maps.

If you happen to be near Cincinnati we also built two 52" multi-touch screens that allow a similar experince, just much, much, larger. One is in the lobby of the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The other is in the Cincinnati Room, also at the main branch, next to the actual artifact.
Role: Project Manager, Creative Director
posted by Mick (2 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on July 19, 2011: Explore the F & P Daguerreotype, The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848

This is an extraordinary project
posted by growabrain at 9:45 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

love it
posted by joe arevalo at 6:58 AM on August 2, 2011

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