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

On this day (April 8) in the year 1842, the following two announcements appeared in the "Daily National Intelligencer" (Washington, D.C.) Vol. 30, No. 9093 (8 April 1842): - - - - - - - - - - - DAGUERRE'S MAGICAL PICTURES. A new entertainment is offered to residents and strangers at Washington in the beautiful changeable pictures, known by the above name, exhibiting with great beauty the changes from day to night and from night to day, the effect of which is little less than magical and very well worth visiting. See advertisement. * * * * * DAGUERRE'S MAGICAL PICTURES FROM PARIS, representing the wonderful effects of day and night; invented by the celebrated Mons. Daguerre six years before his Daguerreotype, brought to the United States of Ameri- ca by M.M. Maffey & Lonati, and exhibiting at Carusi's As- sembly Room, for a few nights only, having been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Charleston, with the most enthusiastic approbation. The exhibition will open on Monday, April 11, 1842, with Three Splendid Pictures. The admired and unrivalled Interior of the CHURCH ST. ETIENNE DU MONT, at Paris, representing a Midnight Mass. The Magnificent view of the city of VENICE ON A FESTI- VAL NIGHT. And the charming VALLEY OF GOLDAU, in Switzerland, with the Crumbling of a Mountain, an historical occurence. Open every evening. Exhibition to commence at a quarter to 8 o'clock. Admission 50 cents. ap8--diwif -------------------------------------------------------------- 04-08-98

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