Profile: Jules Lion (1809-1866)

Jules Lion was born in Paris and exhibited at the Paris Salon before emigrating to the United States in 1837. He eventually opened a daguerreotype studio in New Orleans in 1840 one year after the invention of the process. On March 14, 1840, the New Orleans Bee published a notice about an exhibition of Lion’s daguerreotypes at the St. Charles Museum, the first documented photography exhibition in Louisiana.
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