For making the first American Daguerreotype from the window of the US Mint at Chestnut and Juniper Streets in 1839.
For helping to make photography a commercial industry.
For inventing the Daguerreotype.
"Once upon a time... "
"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board"
"One winter night I was called to the bedside of a dying friend.”
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"
" On an exceptionally hot evening in early July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge "
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Paul Beck Goddard