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

On this day (June 3) the following two items appeared in their respective editions of the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": - - - - - - In the 3 June 1851 issue: DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS. Mr Beard, of King Willliam street, has recently added another to many improvements he has succeeded in making in the Daguerreotype process. This latest improvement consists of a mode of enamelling the silver plate by means of which it is not liable to be tarnished, and it may even be washed like an oil painting without sustaining any injury. The advantage does not stop here, however, for under this improved process the colors acquire a brilliancy and depth of tone hitherto unattainable, and some of the specimens now exhibited in Mr Beard's gallery will bear comparison with the best miniatures. [London Times. * * * * * * * In the 3 June 1852 issue: THE CRYSTALLOTYPE. This is the name which Mr. Whipple has given to his new and beautiful process of transferring daguerreotypes to glass and thence to paper. We have seen specimens, which have the softness, delicacy and general effect of a fine mezzotint. The advantages of a paper impression are obvious; and we recommend those, who would see specimens of this remarkable improvement, to call at Mr. W's rooms, 96 Washington street. -------------------------------------------------------------- 06-03-98

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