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

I just returned from a three day weekend in Seattle; hence the day-late delivery. However, in my scouting in the area, I did a purchase an 1855 issue of "Scientific American" that contains a terrific article by Masher regarding taking daguerreotypes without a camera. You'll have to wait until next Spring for that article to come up in my posts. Things are fairly quiet for today except for the following mention of the Boston daguerreotypists' participation in a parade for the inauguration of the statue of Benjamin Franklin: --------------------------------------------- From "Boston Daily Advertiser" (Vol. 88, No. 66) September 17, 1856: City of Boston. The Inauguration of the Statue of Benjamin Franklin will take place on WEDNESDAY, September 17, 1856, and the oc- casion will be celebrated under the direction of the City Gov- ernment, by a P U B L I C P R O C E S S I O N , and other appropriate ceremonies. . . At sunrise, and at the close of the Ceremonies of Inaugura- tion, the bells of the city will be rung for one hour, and salutes will be fired. . . [then follows a description and list of the committee, and the "ORDER OF PROCESSION"] . . . Third Division. Under the direction of Capt. Charles O. Roger, Chief Marshal... Comprising the Mechanical Professions, Artists Manufac- turers, Associations of Business Men and Dealers in various ar- ticles of mechandize, &c. with banners, devices, representa- tion of business, &c., on platforms or wagons drawn by horses as follows: BAND. The Franklin Typographical Society, Printers' Union and other Societies and Associations of Printers, with ancient and modern Printing Presses in operation, types and imple- ments of business. Representations of various Newspaper Establishments in Bos- ton, with presses, &c., in working order, Editors and Publishers of Newspapers. Telegraph Operators, Representatives of the various Express establishments in the city with wagons, &c. Electricians, Manufacturers of and dealers in Astronomical and Philosophical Instruments, with specimens. Artists and persons engaged in the sale of works of Art, in- cluding Daguerrean artists, Pyrotechnists, &c., with specimens of Statuary, Paintings, Photographs, Fireworks, &c.,&c. Architects and Draughtsmen with models. Soap and Candle Manufacturers. Manufacturers of Cotton, Woolen, Silk, Paper, Glass, &c., inclu- ding all who are not embraced in the second division, with specimens of Merchandize. . . . . .[the list goes on] ----------------------------------------------------------------- 09-17-95

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