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

One item for today, and a few other items of interest: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - On this day (June 20) in the year 1854, the following notice appeared in the "Daily Evening Transcript" (Boston): POSTAGE ON DAGUERREOTYPES. Those interested will please to take notice, that under the post office laws and regulations, daguerreotypes are legally chargeable with letter postage when forwarded in the mails. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * In the June 1840 issue of "The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science" (Vol. XVI, page 535): PORTRAITS IN DAGUERREOTYPE. Professor Draper, of the University of New York, informs us in a note dated March 31st, that he has succeeded during the winter in procuring portraits by the Daguerreotype, and that they have all the beauty and softness of the most finished mezzotint engraving, and only require from 20 to 45 seconds for execution. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I also prepared three longer "June" texts. All three are now on The Daguerreian Society's webpage (http://www.daguerre.org) and may be obtained by download. If you would like the texts but do not have web access, I will also be happy to email the texts directly to you simply for the asking. The webpage is in the process of sporting a new look. Let me know what you think and, if you haven't already, please sign our guestbook. "An Address" (1) by Albert S. Southworth to the National Photographic Association; June, 1870. (appeared in "The Philadelphia Photographer" of October 1871. http://java.austinc.edu/dag/resource/texts/address1.html "An Address"(2) by Albert S. Southworth to the National Photographic Association. (appeared in "The Philadelphia Photographer" of June 1872. http://java.austinc.edu/dag/resource/texts/address2.html "Daguerreotyping." A description of the business by John H. Fitzgibbon of St. Louis. (appeared in "The Western Journal, of Agriculture, Manufactures, Mechanic Arts, Internal Improvements, Commerce, and General Literature." of June 1851. http://java.austinc.edu/dag/resource/texts/fitzgib.html ----------------------------------------------------------------- 06-20-96

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