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

On this day (October 17) the following advertisements appeared in their respective publications: - - - - - - - In the October 18, 1850 "Daily Herald" (San Francisco): F. COOMBS, Daguerean, at Well & Co.'s new building, corner of Clay and Montgomery streets, has the pleasure to announce that he has secured an additional coloring Artist--a young lady who has presi- ded over the finishing department of the first Gallery in Boston several years. He hopes in future to accom- modate every applicant with a Picture which well bear comparison with the choicest. English, Spanish, Ger- man and French spoken. Morning from 9 to 11 best time for children. Apparatus, plates, cases, &c., bought and sold. 018 1m * * * * * * And in the October 18, 1849 "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": D A G U E R R E O T Y P E S . MR LEROW re- spectfully invites the attention of his removal, from 91 Washington street to 138 1/2, opposite School st. where he has fitted up a suit of Rooms with a large and elegant Sky Light, for the better accommodation of his friends and all those in want of a superior Likeness, which can only be obtained by a strong and sufficient light. Will open on the 22d of October, and be happy to wait on all those who may favor him with a visit. isTh&S oct 16 * * * * * I'll also take opportunity to mention that the National Portrait Gallery has mounted a "virtual tour" of "Mathew Brady's National Portrait Gallery" featuring several daguerreotypes. I won't say more here as you'll want to see this for yourself. The URL for the site is: http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/gallery.html -------------------------------------------------------------- 10-18-97

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