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

On this day May 9, the following two advertisements appeared in their respective newspapers: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In the 1846 "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": TO DAGUERREOTYPISTS AND ARTISTS. A large and commodious Attic, hav- ing light in the roof, and two rooms underneath, are for rent in store No. 113 Washington st. They are well finished, having recently been put in complete repair, and are well adapted for the above business. Inquire on the premises. Is3t may 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - and in the 1843 "Salem Gazette": DAGUERREOTYPE. MESSERS SNELL & BOWDOIN respectfully inform the citizens of Salem and vicinity, that they have taken Rooms at Mechanic Hall, Essex street, for the purpose of taking Minia- tures by Photography or Daguerreotype. This new and beautiful art is now perfected to a degree hitherto unattained. The most perfect fac similie of the human face divine, nearly giving the natural complexion, can be taken by a sitting of a few seconds, in all weather. This style of Miniatures is now the most beautiful and fashionable of the day; and is justly considered by many preferable to painting. The public are invited to call and examine specimens of our Miniatures and de- cide for themselves on their merits. All who would preserve a valuable memento of themselves or friend's and transmit to their posterity as invaluable legacy, will do well to procure a Photographic likeness, of our production. A perfect likeness warranted in all cases, at a cheaper rate and as beautiful a style as can be ob- tained elsewhere. Miniatures neatly set in cases, lockets, or breast-pins, from $2 to $6. Groups taken. Also, Miniatures from Portraits of Paintings. May9 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 05-09-96

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