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

On this day (July 21) in the year 1848, the following advertisement appeared in "The Louisville Morning Courier" (Louisville, Kentucky): - - - - - - - EDWIN CHURCH. DAGUERREOTYPIST. BEGS leave to inform the public that he has recently opened a Daguerrean Gallery, over the store of Mr. Blanchard, No. 449, Main street, between Fourth and Fifth, and opposite the Journal Office. Having been en- gaged in the Daguerreotype art the past seven years, and having practised it in many of the Eastern, Western, and Southern Cities; with success, and having all the late im- provements in the art, he feels confident of his ability to please those who may favor him with a call. He relies alone for patronage upon the excellence of his work. In addition to the ordinary instrument in general use, he has obtained one expressly for taking likenesses of children, which he is now enabled to do, in a space of time varying from 1 to 5 seconds. It is the only instrument of the kind west of the mountains. His prices are the same as those of any respectable operator in the Eastern cities. He will be happy to give experimental settings gratis, to any person visiting his Gallery, and solicits an examination of his work. my31 d3m* -------------------------------------------------------------- 07-21-99

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