|"Clements Accepts Gift of State's Oldest Photographs," Michigan History Magazine (May/June 2012, p. 7).|
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The May/June 2012 issue of Michigan History Magazine includes an announcement about an important Clements Library acquisition. Clayton Lewis, Curator of Graphic Materials, reports that daguerreotypes of Eber Brock Ward and his family were recently donated to the library. These images, taken in 1842, may be the earliest documented in Michigan.