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

On this day (August 29) in the year 1853, the following advertisements appeared under the heading "Daguerrian Galleries" on the front page of the "Newark Daily Advertiser" (Newark, New Jersey) Vol. 22, No. 201 (29 August 1853): - - - - - - - - - - MRS. DAY, (formerly Miss Prosch.) WOULD most respectfully inform her customers and friends, that she has returned to her old rooms, 259 BROAD STREET, and will be happy to wait upon all that wish pictures of them- selves or friends, and will do all she can to please. Pictures taken from 75 cents up. je9 259 Broad st., Sign of the American Flag * * * * * * * O. C. BENJAMIN'S GALLERY OF PREMIUM DAGUERREOTYPES, PERRY'S BUILDING. Corner of Broad and Market sts., Newark. THE PATENT CRAYON PROCESS, and all of the improve- ments made since the first introduction of the Photo- graphic art, are in practice at these beautifully furnished rooms, and particular attention is invited to the distinct, live- ly and lifelike expression of the eye,--to the beauty and per- fection of the drapery--to the depth, boldness, yet mellowness of the lights and shadows--to the rich tone so peculiar to the pictures taken at Benjamin's first class Gallery. By the aid of his Improved Sky-Light Reflector likenesses are ta- ken at all hours of the day, without regard to weather, and warranted whether single or in groups. Also great care taken and satisfaction given at the sit- ting of children. a7-tf * * * * * * * THE NEW JERSEY DAGUERRREOTYPE GALLERY. PROSCH'S Celebrated Gallery by the CANAL, at 244 Broad st., Newark, is the largest concern of the kind in this city, and is becoming widely known as the place where the truest and handsomest Daguerreotypes are made. My pic- tures are entirely free from disagreeable shadows, an import- ant consideration with the ladies, who frequently say my pic- tures flatter: oh no, not at all. I only command their most attractive features to appear on the plate, or in other words, I give them true likenesses. Come and try. ja8 G. W. PROSCH. * * * * * * * PARK DAGUERREAN GALLERY, 194 BROAD ST., Morris Building. MRS. E. CRAWFORD has opened her suite of Rooms at the above central situation, where her friends and the pub- lic will find accommodations of a superior style, and can ob- tain specimens of the Daguerrean art equal to any in the city. The convenience of her rooms and the apparatus for taking truthful Likenesses are the most perfect order and cannot be excelled. A new room with the most approved Sky Light arrangement has been erected for her, which being projected from the second story of the buildings, does away with the ne- cessity of ascending so many flights of stairs as required at other places, and which is a serious difficulty to the aged and infirm. With an honest determination to make every effort to please the public by furnishing true and faithful Likenesses, she so- licits a share of patronage and invites a call from the public to examine specimens of her skill. s30 (With thanks to Dale Beeks for today's post.) -------------------------------------------------------------- 08-29-98

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