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

On this day (May 11) in the year 1844, the following advertisements appeared in the "Saturday Courier" (Philadelphia; Vol. 14, No. 9): - - - - - - - - D A G U E R R E O T Y P E N O T I C E.--Great Reduction in the Price of Daguerreotype Materials. The subscriber would inform those engaged in the above business, that he is now enabled to supply them with all the necessary articles used in the business, at 10 per cent. less than any other establishment. The following are the prices of some of the articles: Handsome embossed miniature cases, with assorted dia- phrams, 2 3/4 by 3 1/4, $4,25 per dozen; 3 1/4 by 4, same quantity and finish, $6 per dozen; Plated, 2 3/4 by 3 1/4, best quality, $3 per doz; 4 by 3 1/4, $4,50 per dozen Bromide of Iodine,$1,50 per oz. | Distilled mercury, $2 per lb. Chloride of Iodine,$1,25 " | Tripoli earth, 2 " Bromine, 3,00 " | Rotten stone, 1,50 " Iodine, 50 " | Rouge, 50 cts. per oz. Chloride of gold, $2,50 per drachm. Hyposulphate of Soda, $2,50 per lb. Fine polishing cotton, $2,50 per dozen bundles. Complete sets of apparatus, from $25 to $150. A very fine article, after Professor Petscal's calculation, only $50, calcu- lated for the plate 3 1/4 by 4, and 3 1/4 by 2 3/4. Also, same quality, large size, calculated for 6 1/4 by 8 1/2, or smaller. All other articles in the line proportionably low. All post paid letters attended to promptly. M. P. SIMONS, Imported and Manufacturer of Daguerreotype Materials, No. 100 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, ap 13 eo 3m Opposite the Saturday Courier Office. * * * * * * * * * * PLUMBE DAGUERRIAN GALLERIES OF PATENT COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS, REMOVED TO 136 Chesnut street, Philadelphia; 251 Broadway, New York; 75 Court street, Boston; and Corner of North and Baltimore sts., Baltimore ADMITTANCE FREE These Portraits were awarded the highest Premium and the highest Honor, by the American and Franklin Institute, res- pectively, at their last exhibitions. Likenesses taken every day. Plumbe's Premium Apparatus, Plates, Cases, &c. at whole- sale and retail. "A Photograph of a Lady from Plumbe's Daguerrian Gal- lery is one of the finest things of the kind we ever witnessed. The rich coloring is given with a fidelity truly astonishing."-- Ledger. Ap 13 eo 6m* * * * * * * * * * * * I also want to give a reminder for the Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st, 1997 "A PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIBLES SYMPOSIUM," auction and Trade Fair at the Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. Details were given on the March 22 DagNews post--available at: http://www.daguerre.org/resource/dagnews/03-22-97.html For further information on the Symposium, Auction and Show, please contact Anthony Davis (818)762-3540 or e-mail at: antiqphoto@earthlink.net -------------------------------------------------------------- 05-11-97

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