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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, (NY); Saturday, November 6, 1847 (Volume 2, No. 101): The first advertisement is accompanied by a wood engraving illustration of a daguerreotypist and sitter, and can be seen on The Daguerreian Society's website at: http://www.daguerre.org/webster3.html - - - - - - - - - - - DAGUERREAN GALLERY, 245 Main-st. American Buildings.--Great Reduc- tion in Prices. Pictures taken and put up in handsome Morrocco Cases F o r O N E D O L L A R ! Persons wishing to procure a perfect Miniature of themselves, would do well to call immediately, as it is not likely they will ever again have an opportunity of getting 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 opperators. 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. 91 - - - - - - - - - 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 opportunity 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 calling 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 11-06-96

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