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

On this day (November 15) in the year 1854, the following advertisement appeared in the "Evening Journal" (San Francisco): - - - - - - - - DAGUERREOTYPES FOR $2! _____ S H E W ' S Daguerreotype Rooms!! HAVE REMOVED TO THE FIRE-PROOF BUILDING No. 166 CLAY STREET, a few doors above Mont- gomery street, north side, opposite Dr. Rabe's Building. MR. SHEW has the satisfaction of announcing that he has fitted up a splendid suit of rooms for taking Photo- graphic Pictures, either upon glass, paper or metal plates. Persons who feel interested in the Photographic Art, are invited to call and examine a collection of Daguerreotypes taken upon paper and glass, which embraces some of the most interested scenery in history, and possess a brillian- cy of tone and distinctness of outline which surpass any- thing heretofore produced on the Pacific Coast. Mr. S. also announces that he has reduced his prices to less than one half his former rates, and is now prepared to take as good pictures for $2 as can be obtained at any other establishment for double that price. Persons who have had poor pictures taken elsewhere, can have them ta- ken over for a trifling expense. Please remember the number, 166 Clay street. North side, a few doors above Montgomery street, and give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. San Francisco, Nov. 14, 1854 n15-1m -------------------------------------------------------------- 11-15-97

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