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

Before today's item, I'm happy to pass along this announcement: Our group has created a modest web site devoted to the history of photography in Argentina (thanks to the miserable 500k courtesy of my provider.) http://habitantes.impsat.com.ar/piso4/1/ Anyway, as far as I know it is the first site of this kind in the country and probably the only one in Spanish in the web. I invite you to visit it and I would appreciate any suggestion to promote it among the enthusiasts. Best regards, Miguel Angel Cuarterolo mac@impsat1.com.ar * * * * * * * * * * * * On this day (August 24) in the year 1842, the following advertisement appeared in the "Diario de la Tarde" (Buenos Aires, Argentina.) Announcing the opening of the first daguerreian gallery of Argentina, the ad is in both English and Spanish not only because the first photographer in this country was the American John Elliot, but also because the British community was very important here at that time. - - - - - - - - - Daguerreotypo. IN THE ALTOS OF No. 56, NUEVA RE- COVA, PLAZA DE LA VICTORIA. J. ELLOIT respectfully informs the public of Buenos Ayres, that he is now taking Portraits, Groups, of copies of Paintings, &c., at the above named place, in the best style, with all the last improvements, from 10 till 4 o'clock, every day, cloudy or fair. Those who wish a perfect resemblance of themselves, which will last longer and be more durable than any pain- ting have now the opportunity. These pictures are put up in the most hand, some style, and can be sent to any part of the world without injury. ------ Daguerreotypo, Plaza de la Victoria, altos número 56. EL Sr Elliot pone en conocimiento del res- petable público de esta ciudad que ha- biendo vencido los obstáculos que al principio le estorbaban, se halla ya listo á sacar retratos en miniatura, ya sea de una sola persona ó de va- rias en grupo, sacar copias de cuadros de pintu- ra &c. del modo mas perfecto y segun las ulti- mas mejoras hechas en dicho arte. Se hallará en su casa todos los dias desde las 10 de la ma- ñana hasta las 4 de la tarde. Las personas que gusten hacerse retratar pueden estar seguras de lograr una semejanza perfecta, y que será mas duradera que ninguna pintura. Los retratos se colocan en una cajita con su vidrio correspondiente, de manera que se pue- de remitir á cualquier parte sin sufrir deterioro. a22--3p (with thanks to Miguel Cuarterolo for today's item!) -------------------------------------------------------------- 08-24-97

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