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

On this day (July 12) the following items appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - - - - In the 1848 "Daily Republican" (Springfield, Mass; Vol.5, No.163): A Western Judge has decided that the presenting of a daguerreotype portrait to a lady is proof of marriage engagement. - - - - - - - - - - In the 1852 "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": DAGUERREOTYPE OF THE GREAT FIRE. Mr. J. A. Whipple, with his usual enterprise, has already executed a fine large daguerreotype of the great fire on Saturday afternoon. The view was taken from Sea street, looking directly upon Fort Hill, and presents the scene at the height of the con- flagration. - - - - - - - - - - - In the 1853 "Boston Daily Evening Trascript": NEW DAGUERREOTYPE ROOMS. It will be seen by reference to our advertising columns, that Messrs. Seaver & Butler have established them- selves at No. 140 Washington street, where they would be happy to see their friends and the pub- lic, and to serve them in the line of their art. (and later in the advertisements...) NEW DAGUERREOTYPE ROOMS, 140 WASHINGTON STREET. SEAVER & BUTLER. Having recently purchased these rooms, and neatly fitted and newly furnished them throughout, till they are surpassed in convenience and elegance by none in the city, are now prepared to take LIKENESSES with promptness, in the very best style of the art, and in every size and mode of finish. The public are respectfully invited to give them a call. Entire satis- faction guaranteed. MR SEAVER having been employed as Operator at Ives's Establishment, for over a year past, would be pleased to see his numerous friends and acquaintances at his new place of business, where they will meet with entire satisfaction, as heretofore. 1s2w jy12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you haven't been by the Daguerreian Society's website lately, you may wish to drop by. I just added a "virtual tour" of Gurney's Daguerreian Gallery and a few other Gurney items. Also, past issues of DagNews are now available as well. The "What's new..." page is: http://www.daguerre.org/update.html ----------------------------------------------------------------- 07-12-96

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