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

On this day (March 26, 1851) the following appeared in the Illustrated News (New York): ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (an article:) M.B. BRADY, Esq., the eminent daguerreotypist, has lately opened a new saloon for the purposes of his art, in one of the best buildings on Broadway, New York. On the occasion of the first opening, a large number of ladies and gentlemen, comprising many distinguished persons, were invited, and partook of Mr. Brady's hospitality at a splendid dinner. The saloon is one hundred and fifty feet long, finished and furnished in the most costly manner. Mr. Brady is one of the oldest daguerreotype artists in the country, and one of the most successful, too. He is the author of many valuable improvements connected with the art, his pictures having a world-wide fame for fidelity and elegance. ------------------------------------------- (in the advertisements:) DAGUERREOTYPES.--MR. LAWRENCE has the honor to inform his friends and the public, that he has opened at No. 381 Broadway, corner of White street, one of the most extensive and splendid Daguerreotype Galleries in the world. Citizens and strangers are most respectfully invited to visit the Rooms and view his numerous collection of the "human face divine." and especially the frame of 25 pictures exhibited at the World's Fair in London, pronounced the best in the exhibition, and awarded Mr. L. The first premium, the prize medal. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 03-26-95

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