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

On this day (January 17) in the year 1850, the following two advertisements appeared in "The Pennsylvania Freeman" (Philadelphia): - - - - - Daguerreotype, THE Arch Street Gallery of the Daguerreotype. Prices from $1 50 to $5. The most perfect Instru- ment that can be procured, is here made use of. Stu- dents of this fascinating Art, furnished with appara- tus and Instruction. No. 54 Arch St. Philada. jan. 17tf R. DOUGLASS. * * * * * COLLIN'S SKY-LIGHT DAGUERREO- TYPES. Two Silver Medals awarded at the Fairs of the Franklin and American Institute for the best specimens of Daguerreotype Portraits. Citizens and Strangers are respectfully invited whether desiring Portraits or not, to visit our spacious, Galleries, and examine for themselves the improve- ments made by the subscribers in this wonderful art. T. P. & D. C. COLLINS. No. 100, Chestnut street, 2 doors above Third, Southside Ap. 5-tf * * * * * I will mention that R. Douglass was a black daguerreotypist. I will further mention that a Collins daguerreotype currently viewable on the web. This is a note sent to me today by Joe Bauman: Gary, regarding your note the other day about the Collins' gallery, you might be interested in seeing a dag taken there. It's one of mine, posted on a web site at: http://members.xoom.com/_XOOM/ScottLegion/Tippin.htm Thanks, Joe Bauman -------------------------------------------------------------- 01-17-00

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