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

On this day (August 1) the following notices appeared in their respective issues of the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": - - - - - - - - - - In the 1 August 1846 issue: D A G U E R R E O T Y P E M I N I A T U R E PORTRAITS TAKEN AT A SITTING OF A SIN- GLE SECOND! The subscriber respectfully informs his friends and the public that, in consequence of the great difficulty in preserving the same expression of features in children for many consecutive seconds, he has been induced to procure a powerful apparatus, by which, with the aid of sensitive chemical prepara- tion, he is enabled to produce a perfect Daguerreo- type Likeness at a sitting of a SINGLE SECOND! Persons desirous of obtaining a perfect semblance of themselves or children, are respectfully invited to call at Rooms 96 Washington st, where no pains will be spared to obtain results which may be both pleasing and satisfactory. ALBERT LITCH. aug 1 to Late Litch & Whipple. * * * * * * * * * In the 1 August 1853 issue: PORTRAIT OF DR. SHARP. Messrs. Southworth & Hawes have just published a large size litho- graphic portrait of the late Dr. Sharp. The por- trait is got up in a very tasteful style, and will make an elegant engraving for a drawing-room or library. The expression of the face represents the deceased in a meditative mood, the features are very natural, and the numerous friends and admirers of the venerable preacher will doubtless gladly avail themselves of the opportunity of se- curing an early impression of this fine engraved likeness. -------------------------------------------------------------- 08-01-97

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