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

Today I have two 19th century announcements and a "hot-off-the-press" announcement for The Daguerreian Society. On this day (November 5) in the year 1853, the following two advertisements appeared in "Illustrated News" (New York; Vol. II. No. 45): ----------------------------------------------------------- T A N N E R ' S ( LATE THOMPSON'S ) DAGUERREAN GALLERY, No. 315 BROADWAY.-- This establishment is now open for the reception of Visitors. The im- provements recently effected in the Gallery, which compelled the sus- pension of business for a brief period, have been completed on a scale commensurate with the present advanced state of the Daguerrean art and the requirements of a discriminating public. The result is that the Pictures which we now issue present such a combination of beauties, that the wonder is how they can be done so cheaply. The inspection of the Public is respectfully solicited. The Ladies will find our Gallery especially convenient, having private toilet rooms attached and a lady in attendance. Two distinct and separate skylight rooms, with polite and attentive operators ready to receive visitors. Call and judge for yourselves. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - M E Z Z O G R A P H S, or, D A G U R R E O - TYPES ON PAPER.-- Particular attention is called to this new feature in the Daguerrian art, now taken at GURNEY's mag- nificient Daguerreotype Gallery, No. 34 Broadway. Also, his new style of Colored Daguerreotypes, which attract so much attention. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 11-05-95

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