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

On this day (October 13) in the year 1845, the following two advertisements appeared in "The Boston Daily Bee" (Vol. 7, No. 144): ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST P R E M I U M D A G U E R R E O T Y P E S. PLUMBES DAGUERREIAN GALLERIES OF PA- TENT PREMIUM COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS, 75 COURT STREET, BOSTON. 251 Broadway, New York; 136 Chestnut street, Phila- delphia; 122 Baltimore st., Baltimore; Broadway, Saratoga Springs, and DuBuquie, Iowa. Awarded the first premium and highest honor by the American and Franklin Institutes, and the Medal at the great Boston Fair (1844) for the most beautiful colored Da- guerreotypes ever exhibited. Admittance free. Likenesses taken every day, without regard to wea- ther. Pictures taken at this unrivalled establishment on the largest size plates, or in groups of any desired number in a style of the art superior to any thing of the kind produced elsewhere. → Premium Apparatus, Plates, Cases, &c., supplied at lower rates than at any other place in the United States. tf 026 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - C H A S E ' S D A G U E R R E O T Y P E R O O M S , 2 5 7 W A S H I N G T O N S T R E E T , B O S T O N The most desirable location for this business in the city; first floor over Haskell & Howland's large Silk and Shawl Store, in the new and splendid stone building, just erected, and entirely free from the many objections and annoyances inseparable from procuring likenesses at many other places. The pro- prietor's aim will be to make his rooms a genteel and fashionable place of resort, where the public are guar- antied as good pictures as this beautiful and valuable art can produce, and his object being to EXCEL, no pains or expense will be spared to secure the most competent skill in every thing appertaining to the business, and he would be glad of every opportunity to compare his work, or put his skill in competition with others. Mr. Snow, direct from Mr. Plumbe's, where his long experience and unparalleled success prove he CANNOT BE EXCELLED, will conduct the opera- ting department. Persons desirous of having like- nesses are respectfully invited to call, and the most fastidious shall be suited, or no charge. Instruction given, apparatus and stock furnished, and warranted such as represented. Pictures taken in any weather. tf 23 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 10-13-95

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