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

On this day (January 29) the following items appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - In "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion" (Boston) Vol. 4, No. 5 (29 January 1853) page 79: under the heading "Wayside Gatherings." A daguerreotypist took the portrait of a lady in such an admirable manner, that the husband preferred it to the original. * * * * * * * * * and in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript" (29 January 1850): NOVEL EXHIBITION. Mr Whipple, the well known daguerreotypist, 98 Washington street, gave a specimen exhibition last evening of a series which promise to be highly attractive. He has, at a great expense, procured views of the principal buildings, landscapes, rivers, cities, &c, not only of the old world, but of this country, which, by means of a "Dissolving View," he reflects on canvas. "In point of truth and beauty," says the Courier, "nothing can exceed the display. In addition to his, he proposes,--by means of the "Herculanean Magnifier," an instrument of his own invention,--to transfer to white canvass several daguerreotype pictures, embracing miniatures of the principal men of the age, of our own and other countries, and views of the renowned edifices of the world." Among the views bodied forth in this novel manner last evening, were Faneuil Hall, the Capitol at Washington, all the objects of interest at Mount Auburn, &c, &c. It is to be hoped that this ingenious exhibition will be liberally patronized. and in the advertisements of the same issue: SOMETHING NEW. J. A. WHIPPLE will open an Exhibition at his well known Daguerreo- type rooms, No 96 Washington street, Boston, on MONDAY EVENING, Feb 4th, of Voightlander's su- perior Achromatic Instruments for dissolving views, consisting of a series of splendid European and Ameri- can Paintings by some of the first French, Italian and German masters. Pyramic Fires or Chromaltropes, Kaleidoscopes and Daguerreotypes, thrown upon the screen the size of life. Tickets 25 cents each, to be had at his rooms and at Ticknor's bookstore. Doors open at 6 1/2 o'clock; exhibition commences at 7 o'clock. is6 jan 29 -------------------------------------------------------------- 01-29-99

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