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

On this day (January 21) in the year 1851, the following advertisement appeared in the "Daily Pacific News" (San Francisco) and represents Vance's first-known advertisement: - - - - - - - - - - N E W D A G U E R R E O T Y P E R O O M S. R. H. VANCE invites public attention to the splendid Miniatures which he is now executing at his rooms on Clay street, over Steadman & White, jewelers, and nearly opposite the Adelphi Nheatre [sic: "Theatre" -G.E.] Possessing a thorough knowledge of the art, by a long and continued practice of some years in some of the prin- cipal cities of the United States and South America. he feels perfect confidence in warranting satisfaction to all. Miniatures taken every day, without regard to weather, in any style, in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, of any size or description, or in cases. Also, copies taken of Paint- ings Drawings, Plans or machinery. Views taken of the city, or any part of it, at the shortest notice. jan21tf (Cited from an article by Peter Palmquist, "The Daguerreotype in San Francisco." History of Photography 4, #3, July 1980) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 01-21-97

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