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

Two announcements and two DagNews items: * * * * * * * * * * * "Following Solomon Nunes Carvahlo: Redaguerreotyping Fremont's Fifth Expedition" An exhibition of daguerreotypes by Robert Shlaer is being held at the University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. The opening is being held on September 6, 1996 and will include music by the New Shtetl Band (a GREAT Klezmer band!) playing music suitable to the celebration of the work of a Sephardic Jew in the American West. The opening is scheduled from 5-7 PM. Mr. Shlaer will also be giving two lectures with the same name as the exhibition travels: The Bancroft Library University of California at Berkeley Friday, September 13 at 3:00 pm. (Any one interested should call Bonnie Hardwick at 510-6643-8153 for details.) University Art Museum University of New Mexico Albuquerque Tuesday, September 17, at 5:00 pm. * * * * * * * * * * I have also added a new "gallery" to The Daguerreian Society website: "Daguerreotypes from the Eastfield Village Workshop." Five images from a workshop sponsored by the George Eastman House http://www.daguerre.org/gallery/nelson/kn_intro.html You can catch the latest updates to the page at: http://www.daguerre.org/update.html The news next: On this day (August 31) in the year 1852, the following items appeared in the "New-York Daily Tribune" (Vol.12, No.3,548) PORTRAIT OF GEN. SCOTT.-- We have received from N. Currier a large and expensive portrait of Gen. Scott, from a Daguerreotype by Vanino. It represents the her of many battles in his sternest aspect. and in the "Business Notices": All painted portraitures may be mistaken For other faces than the originals, But Root's expressive likenesses, sun taken, Compel your recognition. Each recalls The living model, and old thoughts awaken, As passing slowly round his pictured walls, We note, half startled, faces we have known, And eyes familiar, fixed upon our own, ROOT'S Premium Daguerrian Gallery, No. 363 Broadway ----------------------------------------------------------------- 08-31-96

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