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

On this day (November 6) in the year 1847, the following advertisements appeared in "The American" (Poughkeepsie, New York; Vol. 2, No. 101): ------------------------------------------------------------- W E B S T E R ' S DAGUERREAN GALLERY, 245 Main-st. American Buildings.--Great Reduction in prices. Pictures taken and put up in handsome Morocco Cases For ONE DOLLAR! Persons wishing to procure a perfect Miniature of them- selves, would do well to call immediately, as it is not likely they will ever again have an opportunity of get- ting so perfect a likeness at the same price. No pains will be spared that entire satisfaction may be given. CHILDREN'S LIKENESSES taken, in from 5 to 10 seconds; which is about half the time occupied by common operators. Miniatures taken and set in Lockets, Breastpins, Rings, &c.--I have the best assortment of Gold and Plated Lockets ever offered in Po'keepsie, and I can furnish them, with pictures, for about the same price a Locket would cost elsewhere. Pictures taken in Cloudy as well as in Clear weather. N.B. My Pictures are warranted not to fade, being finished after the same manner as Plumbes celebrated Pictures (The advertisement includes a wood engraving of a female sitter posed before a camera on a tripod, and a daguerreotypist holding forth a daguerreian image.) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NOTICE.--S. L. Walker, DAGUERREAN ARTIST (of Albany), would respectfully inform the citizens of Po'keepsie and vicinity that he has taken Rooms over the store of Jewett & Wood, 294 Main st., where he will remain for a short time to give those who have been waiting for a first class artist an oppor- tunity to secure a Beautiful and Perfect Likeness. He is no beginner, but is one of the first in the art, and is in the enjoyment of a reputation throughout the State, and at the Capital, above competition. All are invited to call and see; and those who intend to sit for likenesses will see the necessity of call- ing immediately. 82 A CARD Mr. R. ANSON would respectfully inform his friends and acquaintances, that he has made arrangements to stop with Mr. WALKER the Daguerrian artist, No. 294 Main st., where he will be happy to have them call and see the perfect productions of the new art. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 11-06-95

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