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

While we wait for Gouraud's next salvo to be launched back to Morse (which takes place on March 19), I'll give another item from the same publication that is of daguerreian interest On this day (March 9) in the year 1840, the following notice appeared in "The Evening Star" (New York) Vol. 7, No. 140 (9 March 1840) not paginated, but the notice appears on the second page: - - - - - - - Daguerre's Great Picture--The view of Ancient Jerusalem, Mount Calvary and the Crucifixion, recently opened at the large room of the Lyceum of Natural History, Broadway, is a painting of indescibable magnificence, and the soul of the painter must have felt the inspiration of the scripture in the gigantic conception of such a work of art. After a few moments of silent emotion and admiration, the spectator begins to enjoy the exhibition in all its eloquent details, the effect of the pillowing clouds, which reflect a strong light on the Cross, and the group around it are inimitable;--the architecture beautiful, and the whole design inexpressibly grand. It will no doubt, as a moral and intellectual exhibition, be deservedly patronized. -------------------------------------------------------------- 03-09-00

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