Recovered detail in the 1847 daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson

As of 2019, only one photograph of Emily Dickinson has been fully authenticated: a daguerreotype taken in 1847, when Dickinson was sixteen years old. It is now in the possession of Amherst College, and this is the reproduction that Amherst makes available online. As you see, it isn’t a very satisfactory representation. Its lighting is … Continue reading Recovered detail in the 1847 daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson