This was the predecessor to the modern photograph. It dated from the 1840s and 1950s, when it was super-ceded by better methods.

Daguerreotypes are the classic “old style” of photograph, which appear to be shot through a sepia or silver filter.

Why I Looked It Up

From Uncle Tom's Cabin:

It was a daguerreotype, clear and soft as an engraving, representing Eva and her father sitting hand in hand.

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