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

On this day (December 13) in the year 1849, the following advertisement appeared in "The Republic" (Washington, D.C. Vol 1, No. 155): - - - - - - - - - - - A M E R I C A N P H O T O G R A P H I C G A L L E R Y. S. N. CARVALHO, Artist, of Baltimore, respect- fully informs the citizens of Washington, and the public in general, that he has rented the Da- guerreotype Gallery formerly occupied by Van Loan & Chase, at the corner of 4 1/2 street and Penn- sylvania avenue, where he is prepared to make pictures which will bear comparison with any Da- guerreotypes in the world. He has established at Baltimore a reputation for making the best pictures in that city; and the public at Washington have now the opportunity of procuring an artistic pic- ture, such an one as will be worthy a place in the cabinet of the connoisseur or the ladies' centre- table. Groups of any number of persons can be taken, with all the classical arrangement of light and shadow, expression, and beautiful tone of a highly finished mezzotint engraving. N. B. The greatest care taken in procuring cor- rect likenesses of children; and in no instance will a charge be made without the picture is perfectly satisfactory. Call and examine specimens. Post- mortem cases promptly attended to. Corner of 2 1/2 st. and Penn. av. Dec 7 (As always, original errors of spelling/grammar maintained. -G.E.) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 12-13-96

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