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

Before I give today's brief item, I will mention that an archive of 1997 DagNews messages is now available. Along with the archive for 1995 and 1996, I've also provided information on how to create a searchable database of the archives. The URL is: http://www.austinc.edu/dag/resource/dagnews/dn_info.html * * * * On this day (January 9) in the year 1847, the following text appeared in "The Daily Chronotype." (Boston) Vol. 1, No. 270: - - - - - - - - - DAGUERREOTYPES.--In these days when every body preserves his or her likeness in a daguerreotype and when every village has its "professors" of the art, it is worth while to know where a good picture can be had. To make such a picture two or three things are especially necessary on the part of the operator,--a delicate judgment, a skilful hand, and good taste in arranging the position of the sitter. All these requisites are possessed by LITCH; at No. 96 Washington st., whose pictures, as every one knows that has tried him, cannot be surpassed, if they can be equalled. We have had some experience in daguerreotypes and certainly we never saw more exact, pleasing and legible ones. But go and try for yourselves and we will agree that you will be satisfied of this in the most conclusive way. -------------------------------------------------------------- 01-09-98

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