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

Before today's short item, I'm happy to pass along something sent to me by M. Susan Barger: I thought you would like to know that on 21 June, Robert [Shlaer] was an official photographer (and the only daguerreotypist) for the Summit of the Eight when they had their dinner at The Fort. The Fort is a mountain man restaurant in Morrison, Colorado that is run by Sam Arnold. Sam gave the talk on Mountain man food when the Daguerreian Society met in Santa Fe. Sam wanted to have a daguerreotype made of the heads of state and after much back and forth, Robert was allowed to be part of the official press corps. He did get a daguerreotype. --Susan * * * * * * * * On this day (June 26) in the year 1851, the following item appeared in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": - - - - - - - - - - FINE ARTS. Messrs Southworth & Hawes, the daguerreotypists, presented Miss Lind today a very neat and appropriate gift, being miniature daguerreotypes of George Washington and Daniel Webster, set in a double faced locket of an elegant pattern. The Washington is from Stuart's celebrated head, and the Webster from an original daguerreotype taken a few weeks since. In execution, they are both highly creditable to the artists. We are glad to see, by the way, that Mr Southworth has returned in good health from his California trip. -------------------------------------------------------------- 06-26-97

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