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

Hooray! Today marks the start of my third year of DagNews. What started as a note to a couple of friends has grown and continued (with no repeated messages yet!) and is now received by nearly 200 hundred folks. Thanks for all your supporting comments! On this day (March 19) in the year 1853, the following two items appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - - - - - - - in "The Literary World" (New York; Vol. XII., No. 320, March 19, 1853) under the heading "Miscellany and Gossip." -- The opening on Monday last of Mr. Brady's new suite of Daguerreotype rooms, in Broadway, in the building to which Thompson's saloon in the first story affords a ready land mark to strangers and others, was an occasion which deserves chronicling, both for the proficiency to which Mr. B. has brought his art, amply exhibited in the choice specimens, on the walls, of the notabilities of the last and present generations, and for the liberal hospitality extended to the numerous guests of the evening. Mr. Brady's rooms, always greatly frequented, have now an additional claim to popularity in the increased elegance and substantial luxury of the accommodations for visitors. His gallery is one of the established lions of the city which no tourist should omit in his circuit of New York. * * * * * * * in "Gleason's Pictorial" (Boston; Vol. IV., No. 12., March 19, 1853) under the heading "Wayside Gatherings": Mr. Fuller of the New York Mirror, after a pleasant trip to Havana, New Orleans and Mobile, has returned immortalized. He says the daguerreotype men are after his picture. -------------------------------------------------------------- 03-19-97

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