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  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype

Ewer archive: B8520002
author name: Benjamin Pierce Johnson
book title: Report of Benj. P. Johnson, Agent of the State of New-York, Appointed to Attend the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nation, held in London, 1851 (selected text)
notes: Text regarding American daguerreotypists who exhibited in the London exhibition in 1851, three of whom won medals.
keywords: Benjamin Pierce Johnson, Mathew B. Brady, Martin M. Lawrence, John A. Whipple, Charles R. Meade, Henry W. M. Meade, Meade Brothers, Oliver B. Evans
Ewer archive: B8520001
author name: Anna Hanson Dorsey
volume title: Woodreve Manor: or, Six Months in Town
notes: Two passages in this work of fiction describe a daguerreotype gallery identified by the author as "Whitehurst's handsome gallery"
keywords: Anna Hanson Dorsey, Jesse Whitehurst
February 1852
Phrenological Journal
Ewer archive: P8520003
text title: "Louis J. M. Daguerre, his Character and Biography"
notes: A phrenological description of Daguerre, some biographical information, and a wood-engraving portrait of Daguerre based on a daguerreotype by Meade.
keywords: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, Francis Bauer, Isidore Niepce, Vincent Chevalier, Diorama
April 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520012
author name: M. M.
text title: "To Mr. Zealy, the Distinguished Artist . . ."
notes: A poem expressing thanks to the daguerreotypist J. T. Zealy for a portrait daguerreotype.
keywords: J. T. Zealy
May 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520007
author name: Gabriel Harrison
text title: "The Dignity of Our Art"
notes: An essay regarding the artistic qualifications of a daguerreotypist.
keywords: Gabriel Harrison
May 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520008
notes: A brief description of Gabriel Harrison's new gallery in Brooklyn.
keywords: Gabriel Harrison, Fulton Street
May 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520001
author name: John A. Whipple
text title: "Preparing Daguerreotype Plates by Steam"
notes: A description of Whipple's use of a steam engine in his gallery operations.
keywords: John Adams Whipple, steam
July 1852
Ewer archive: P8520002
header: "Daguerre"
notes: A text accompanied by an wood-engraving of Daguerre after a daguerreotype by Charles R. Meade.
keywords: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Charles Richard Meade, John A. Whipple, Marcus A. Root, Samuel Root
October 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520011
header: "Daguerreotypes at the Fair"
notes: A review of daguerreotypes exhibited at the Fair of the American Institute.
keywords: Marcus Aurelius Root, Samuel Root, Jeremiah Gurney, Meade Brothers, Charles R. Meade, Henry W. M. Meade, Silas A. Holmes, Henry E. Insley, Brinkerhoff & Co., John DeWitt Brinkerhoff (Brinckerhoff), George W. A. Holt, William H. Butler
November, December 1852
National Magazine (New York)
Ewer archive: P8520005
text title: "Photography: its Origin, Progress, and its Present State"
notes: A lengthy text written by a British author providing an overall history from the 18th century on.
keywords: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, William Henry Fox Talbot, (Carl) Karl Wilhelm Scheele, Thomas Wedgwood, Humphrey Davy, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, M. Isidore Niepce, Miles Berry, Robert Hunt, John Herschel, John William Draper, John T. Towson, John F. Goddard, Antoine Claudet, Claude Félix Abel Niepce de Saint-Victor, Ross and Thompson, Gustave Le Gray, Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard, Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau, Edmond Becquerel
November 1852
Republic (New York)
Ewer archive: P8520009
notes: Brief comments regarding Gurney and his new gallery at 289 Broadway (with three operating rooms).
keywords: Jeremiah Gurney, 189 Broadway, 349 Broadway
December 1852
Photographic Art-Journal
Ewer archive: P8520010
author name: Marcus A. Root
text title: "The Various Uses of the Daguerrean Art."
notes: Commentary about the daguerreotype's social effect, its usefulness to artists, and its place among the fine arts.
keywords: Marcus Aurelius Root