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

I have three current "on-line" news items for today. . . - - - - - - - - John Craig's "Daguerreian Registry" is now on-line! Hardly needing any introduction, this is an invaluable resource on American photographers 1839-1860. While the print version is a must for any library (both personal and institutional), the on-line availability of this information is a tremendous boon to anyone with an interest in the makers of the daguerreian image. The URL to bookmark is: http://www.daguerreotype.com/ * * * * * Lynne and Mark White have authored a brief on-line photographer profile of Jesse H. Whitehurst illustrated with five examples of daguerreotypes from his galleries. The article is both informative and attractively presented. I believe that this is only a "taste of things to come" from the on-going research into the life and gallery operations of Whitehurst. The URL is: http://www.imagemag.net/html/image3.htm The Whitehurst article is a feature of the premier issue of "Image Magazine." The on-line magazine, edited by Ron Coddington, is dedicated to historic photography. I wish this magazine much success! The URL is: http://www.imagemag.net * * * * * Last but not least... Julie Mellby of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at the Houghton Library of Harvard has a daguerreotype of which she is wanting to identify the location. I've made the image available on the web at: http://www.ieway.com/gary/mellby/mellby1.html Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and should be directed to Julie Mellby at: Julie Mellby mellby@fas.harvard.edu (617) 495-2444 (phone) (617) 4985-1376 (fax) -------------------------------------------------------------- 02-07-98

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