Is this the earliest photo of Richard Wagner?

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 15 December 2012 | 11:54:00 am

The Kaplan Collection have published the daguerreotype below -  taken in either March or April 1844. Making an not unreasoned argument, Kaplan suggests that this may well be the earliest photograph of Wagner found so far. Before dismissing it completely,  might we suggest you investigate the argument, evidence and a detailed examination of the daguerreotyp, its origin and restoration by visiting The Kaplan Collection where the publisher also seeks feedback