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

Two related items today... On this day (August 27) in the year 1853, the following advertisement appeared in the "New York Clipper" (a weekly paper. The ad ran for a couple of months.): - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAGUEEREOTYPE HATS RAFFERTY & LEASK are selling their beautiful Drab, Beaver, and Pearl Felt Hats at their usual low price of $3 and $4; and in addition giving each customer his likeness in his hat, free of charge. They are the only Hatters in the U.S. that can do this. Rafferty & Leask No. 57 Chatham, opposite Chambers and on the corner of Chatham and Pearl Streets. (With thanks to Philip F. Gura for the above.) * * * * * * * * * * * * The following related advertisement appeared in the August 1854 issue of the "American Phrenological Journal" (New York; [a monthly journal.] page 45): HAVE YOUR DAGUERREOTYPE I N Y O U R H A T F R E E O F C H A R G E . --------- FALL FASHIONS FOR HATS READY. --------- RAFFERTY AND LEASK, THE CELEBRATED D A G U E R R E A N H A T T E R S, HAVE introduced, their FALL STYLE of Hats, and assure the Hat-buying public, that nothing superior, either in regard to taste, material or workmanship, can be bought in the city for the same money. BEAVER AND MOLESKIN HATS, $3 AND $4, Soft Hats, Fur and Wool; fine CAPS, of every style and shape; UMBRELLAS, &c., &c., RAFFERTY & LEASK Aug 1t. D. tr. 57 Chatham street, and corner Chatham and Pearl. (Another mention of Rafferty and Leask can be found in a previous DagNews post: http://www.daguerre.org/resource/dagnews/05-28-95.html) -------------------------------------------------------------- 08-27-97

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