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

On this day (October 5) the following items appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - - - - - - - On the heels of the October 2 news item regarding the Grand Parlour Stereoscope of Southworth and Hawes...an advertisement by the two partners appeared in the October 5, 1852 issue of the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": DAGUERREOTYPE FAIR. T h e S t e r e o s c o p e , S O U T H W O R T H & H A W E S , Will exhibit their GRAND PARLOR & GALLERY STEREOSCOPE, with more than one hundred Daguerreotypes never before shown, at their new Exhibition Room, 5 1/2 TREMONT ROW, Day and Evening. Single admission 25 cents. Season ticket 50 cents. istc| Oct 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (The following notice demonstrates the concern of engravers as to what effect the new invention of the daguerreotype might have upon their livelihood.) ...in the October 5, 1839 issue of "The New-Yorker" (Vol.8, No.3): Machine for Copying Oil Pictures.--The London Morning Herald states that--"M. Liepmanne, a painter of eminence at Berlin, has invented a mechanical process for taking, in a very short time, a copy of any painting in oil, however old, with an exactitude which cannot be attained by the brush. The machine was exhibited in the galleries of the Royal Museum at Berlin, and, in the presence of its directors, 110 copies made of a portrait by Rembrandt with the greatest success." There seems to be no limit to the wonderful discoveries in the Fine Arts made in the present day. Should the above invention prove available, hosts of young artists, who live only by copying, will be thrown out of employ. We have not yet heard of any distress among engravers, however, in consequence of the Daguerreotype. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 10-05-96

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