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

On this day (March 8) in the year 1854, the following advertisements appeared in the "Norwich Weekly Courier" (Connecticut; Vol. 33, No. 2): ----------------------------------------------------------- D A G U E R R E O T Y P E S. ---------- THE NEW and MAGNIFICENT ESTABLISHMENT -- of -- J. G. C A S E, WITH its specimens of U N E Q U A L L E D M I N I A- T U R E S, costly and unique Furniture, has been the theme of universal conversation and admiration since its open- ing. No person can form a just estimate of the beauty now displayed, as well in the furnishing as in the Daguerreotyping, without a visit to, and criticism of, this already justly celebra- ted establishment. Special pains will be taken to secure Perfect Miniatures of Young Children and Infants The light used at these Rooms is a most beautiful North and Sky Light, and the only one of the kind in this city. The sky- light is especially designed for Daguerreotyping L A R G E F A M I L Y G R O U P S, as also Miniatures for handsome Frames, Cases, Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., &c., The Rooms having been completed under the supervision of J.G. Case, and fitted up at a great expense, render it the most complete establishment of the kind in the country. A D D I T I O N A L A T T R A C T I O N ! ! Having perfected his arrangements, he is now prepared to take pictures on the highly approved C R A Y O N S Y S T E M , which for beauty and utility is unsurpassed by anything ever before introduced in the art. N.B.--The prices for the different qualities and sizes of pic- tures will be found lower than at any Room in this City--and satisfaction warranted. The public are respectfully invited to call and look at this establishment. Buswell Block, corner Main and Shetucket sts. Norwich, dec 21 eoweawtf43 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D A G U E R R E A N R O O M S. CHARLES SWIFT still occupies the old stand, 247 Washington street, where he has facilities for taking good Pictures at reasonable prices.-- Satisfaction given in all cases. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 03-08-96

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