America's First Look into the Camera : Daguerreotype Portraits and Views / from Library of Congress American Memory Project http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/daghome.html
Contains biographical information, articles, images, and Web links to other Web sites for over 45 photographers.
The Museum has an extensive Photography Collection. The Web site lists 148 photographers whose works the Museum owns. Under each photographer is a brief biographical account and examples of their photography.
"Collection is concentrated on the first 75 years of photography--from shortly after the medium's invention in 1839 until the first World War. Collection includes five thousand individual images, from the earliest daguerreotype portraits through the first practical color photographs. "