Kings Landing Historical Settlement.
Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype was the earliest form of printed photography. Daguerreotypes popularized portraiture and allowed middle class people the opportunity to have pictures taken of themselves. Hannah Ingraham, who was born into a middle class family in 1772 and was forced to leave her home because of her family’s Loyalist convictions, lived long enough to have a photograph taken.
Our collection of primary documents includes Hannah's diary, recounting her memories of being a child during the Loyalist exodus.