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

On this day (March 19, 1851) the following notice appeared in the Illustrated News (New York): ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MAYOR GILPIN, of Philadelphia, has had daguerreotypes taken of all the noted characters arrested within the past year or two, and he has now quite a gallery of the celebrities. This is an excellent police arrangement. (Page 186) LOLA MONTEZ is performing in Cincinnati. (Page 187) NOTHING LIKE REFLECTION.--- Of course we all know that by quiet reflection We strengthen the bonds of well grounded affection. Bear this in mind, lovers--and do not forget, That of all the reflections you've ever had yet, The surest reflection to forward you suit Is you own perfect image, reflected by ROOT. THE GREAT PREMIUM GALLERY. One of the largest Daguerreotype establishments in the world is that of Mr. Root, at 363 Broadway, New York. Mr. R. is the fortunate holder of twelve first premiums including the Gold Medal of 1851. His rooms are open day and evening, and are very easy of access, being on the first floor up-stairs. Pictures taken in perfect style in any weather, fair or stormy. The perfection of its work is its best recommendation. In regard to the eye, the most difficult thing to copy, he is entirely successful in preserving the true expression. His magnificent crayons, for which he holds the patent, are the most exquisite of the works of modern art. Call at his free gallery and see the multitude of portraits of celebrated men and women, and then judge of his work. Gallery, No. 363 Broadway, first floor, up stairs. (Page 190) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 03-19-95

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