Oldest Daguerreotype Auctioned for $800,000

Oldest Daguerreotype Camera

The Vienna gallery and auction house WestLilcht has auctioned off the world’s oldest commercially produced Daguerreotype camera.

Built in 1839, the Daguerreotype by Susse Freres of France fetched $792,333 making it the world’s most expensive camera.

Bidders from around the world vied for the antique camera which was offered at a starting price of $134,610. The winning bid was placed by an anonymous online bidder.

The Daguerreotype is made of soft wood and weighs between 11 and 13 pounds. It was found in an attic in Germany.

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