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

I've been fairly quiet for a number of days, but will break the silence today with this short item. On this day (June 25) in the year 1845, the following advertisement appeared in the "Springfield Gazette" Vol. 14, No. 25: - - - - - - - DAGUERREOTYPES ~~~~~~~ N. G. BURGESS, FROM NEW YORK, HAS OPENED HIS Gallery of Colored Daguerreotypes, For a few days only, at No. 4 Fountain Row, Over R. Shurtleff's Auction Store. Mr. B. has been induced to open his rooms in Springfield for a short time, and he is pre- pared to execute likeness in a styple sure to please and greatly superior to any before of- fered in this town. Miniatures and Portraits taken in all the various sizes, from the smallest breast-pin size to that of the Cabinet Portrait. These pictures are warranted durable colors, and will retain their clearness and distinctness as long as the painted portrait. The citizens are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the Art brought to its highest state of perfection. Operations from 8 A. M. until 4 P.M. with- out regard to weather. Springfield, June 17, 1845. 2w25 -------------------------------------------------------------- 06-25-98

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