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

Two items for today (December 6,) both from the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript": - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In the 1854 issue (page 2): WAR DAGUERREOTYPED. The historian may now break his tablets and throw away his pen--he is left entirely in the background, eclipsed and buried by the daguerreotypist. This enterprising body, employed now in the East, have already sent home to Paris more than four hundred pictures, representing the acts and deeds of the army both on land and sea, under all aspects and circumstances, and with most mathematical precision. So far has this been carried, that all the reports to the Minister of War are accompanied by daguerreotype pictures of most remarkable beauty and precision. And in the 1848 issue: L I T C H ' S S K Y - L I G H T D A G U E R R E- O T Y P E R O O M S. Arranged expressly for taking FAMILY GROUPS--No. 257 Washington street, 7 doors north of Winter st. We have the BEST LIGHT in the city, and our exten- sive facilities enable us to execute likenesses, and espe- cially Family Groups, in a style unsurpassed in the world,. Mr L. (formerly of the firm of Litch & Whip- ple), who has been engaged in this art from its com- mencement in the United States, attends personally to the operating department. Perfect satisfaction given, or no charge. Instruction given in the art, and stock and apparatus furnished. ISAAC GALE, Jr, Proprietor ALBERT LITCH, agent. 3m dec6 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 12-06-96

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