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From Harper's New Monthly Magazine Vol. 13, No. 75 (August 1856) pp. 429-430.

A daguerreian cartoon

    The daguerreotype was quickly mainstreamed into mid-19th century American culture. The ordeal of sitting for a portrait was found to be an especially fruitful subject for humorous commentary. Each of the frames in this cartoon feature the attempt to affix the likeness of our subject, Mr. Stubbs, on a daguerreotype plate.


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