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

On this day (September 2) in the year 1841, the following advertisement appeared in "The Magnolia." (Cambridgeport, Mass.; Vol. I, No. 45) --------------------------------------------------------------------- DAGUERREOTYPE MINIATURE R O O M S, OVER THE POST OFFICE, CAMBRIDGEPORT. __________ The Subscriber has taken rooms in DOUGLASS' BUILDINGS, over the Post Office, Cambridgeport, and would call the attention of the Public, to Specimens of P H O T O G R A P H I C M I N I A T U R E P O R T R A I T S, LATELY EXECUTED BY HIM. Having obtained his knowledge of the art under the tuition of an eminent instructor, and adapted his apparatus to conform to the latest improvements, he can assert with confidence, that a perfect likeness can be obtained by this beautiful process, in the short space of from twenty to thirty seconds. Twenty minutes will suffice to take a miniature, set it in a case, and deliver it complete. P o r t r a i t s a c c u r a t e l y C o p i e d. Ladies and Gentlemen desirous of obtaining a perfect and finished likeness, are respect-fully invited to call, and examine for themselves, Being associated with a distinguished Professor of the art, in the city, the Subscriber can give instruction in every branch of the process, furnish apparatus, and all necessary materials, or pack them to order, in a state warranted to give PERFECT SATISFACTION, as low as can be obtained at any other place, Persons wishing miniatures, will please make early application, as previous engagements will oblige the subscriber to close his establishment after a few weeks. ELIAS HOWE, Jr. Cambridgeport, August 26, 1841 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 09-02-95

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