The forgeries in America which are laid on the Daguerreotype <1> must really be done by your black art, for how could they imitate a bank note &c &c on a stiff hard substance? Constance <2> will tell you all things.
1. The veracity of photography almost immediately led to fears of counterfeiting. While the daguerreotype did reproduce fine details, Lady Elisabeth was correct in observing that WHFT's paper process was a more appropriate medium. However, there were attempts to turn the daguerreotype plate into a printing plate. On 26 November 1843, Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper reported on the use of the daguerreotype and electrotype to forge banknotes of the Cincinatti Bank.
2. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.