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

Greetings, I recently placed on The Daguerreian Society's website the text and illustrations from Sadakichi Hartmann's 1912 article, "The Daguerreotype." Take a look at: http://www.daguerre.org/resource/texts/hartmann/hartmann.html I also did get a few responses to recent questions that I posed to DagNews members: Regarding the origin of the phrase, "secure the shadow..." (9-15-96,) Jay Ruby responded, "As I titled my book on death and photography 'Secure The Shadow,' I made an exhaustive search as to its origin and drew a blank." Regarding the Plumbe advertisement (9-12-96,) Ron Polito responded: "re your question about R. Plumbe, this was Richard, John's brother. Active at 75 Court from 1847-49; 228 Washington Street, 1849-50. John appears active at 75 Court from 1840-47 (ref: A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers: 1839-1900, Steele & Polito, Picton Press, 1994)" Today's news... On this day (September 21) in the year 1853, the following advertisement appeared in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D A G U E R R E O T Y P E S A L O O N F O R S A L E, now doing a good business, pleasantly located in a neighboring city; a cash capital of about $400 would be required. Apply corner Portland and Sudbury sts. sept21 3t J. B. CLAPP & SON, House Brokers. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 09-21-96

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