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

On this day, (May 21) in the year 1851, the following two items appeared in the "Illustrated News" of New York: ----------------------------------------------------- FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. ---------- The Manchester police have just issued No. 1 of "The Illustrated Hue and Cry," containing daguerreotypes of men they are in search of. It is the first case of the daguerreotypic art being made subservient to the ends of justice. The publication is to be continued. What with the electric telegraphs, railroads, international treaties, and photographs, thieving will soon become a very unprofitable business. --------------------------------- In the advertisement section under "Daguerreotypes," the following notice appeared: MORAND DAGUERREAN GALLERY. --This gallery originally established in Broadway by Mr. AUGUSTUS MORAND, in 1840, and for the last five years located at 132 Chatham street, has been removed to the new freestone buildings, No. 65 Chatham, opposite Chamber street, and next door to the Chatham Bank. No expense has been spared in rendering this one of the best establishments of the kind in the city: the elegance with which these rooms have bee fitted up insures to ladies and children comforts rarely met with at any other Gallery. ------------------------------------------------------------------- One more item, appearing in the May 21, 1859 issue of "The Vermont Phoenix," on the front page under "business cards": A T H O W E ' S Picture Gallery Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Sphereotypes Photographs, Pictures made at this establishment are mounted by the different patented methods and are warranted to stand the test of time and climate. Battleboro, VT. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 05-21-95

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