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

On this day (May 2) the following two items appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - - - In the 1852 Boston Daily Evening Transcript: P A N O R A M A O F S A N F R A N C I S C O --GRATUITOUS EXHIBITION. J. A. WHIPPLE, Daguerreotypist, 96 Washington st. has just received from California five Daguerreotype Views of San Francisco, being a complete panorama of the city, taken from an eminence overlooking it. The Bay is seen beyond, and the Mountains in the distance. All who have an interest to see this famous place, with- out enduring the fatigue of a journey, would do well to call at Mr. Whipple's Rooms. is3t je2 * * * * * * and in the 1846 "Chronotype" (Boston [daily], Vol. 1, No. 82): A GIGANTIC DAGUERREOTYPE.--A recent French letter says--"M. Martenz [Frederick von Martens -ed.] is said to have discovered the means of carrying on the daguerreotype process on a gigantic scale. He can, he says, daguerreotype an entire panorama, embracing 150 degrees. His process consists in curving the metallic plate, and causing the lens which reflects the landscape to turn by clock-work; the lens, in turning, passes over one side the whole space to be daguerreotyped, and on the other side moves the refracted luminous cone to the plate, to which the objects are successively conveyed."--Mining Journal. -------------------------------------------------------------- 06-02-97

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