Daguerreian Society

The newspapers have been again rather quiet, so I will offer a 
"February" item.

The following text appeared in the February, 1846 issue of "The United 
States Magazine, and Democratic Review" (Vol. XVIII, No. XCII, page 

  OUR PORTRAITS. -- Messrs. Anthony, Clark & Co. 247 Broadway, from 
whose beautiful daguerreotypes our engravings have been made, have 
recently added to their national gallery some of the most perfect 
specimens in this line of art, which are probably to be found in this 
country or in Europe.  Among these are the likenesses of the lamented 
INMAN, (a beautiful collection of whose works are now exhibiting at the 
"ART UNION," for the benefit of his family,) the artist Weir, and 
others of the distinguished citizens of New-York.  We refer to these 
artists in connection with the expensive engravings which have recently 
embellished the Review, both as an evidence of their success in 
bringing the art to a high degree of perfection, and as an inducement 
to our friends, in view of the promise to continue these portraits, to 
engage actively in extending the circulation of the work.  Many of 
these will prove to be the only faithful and life-like representations 
of these men in existence, as was the case with our venerable and 
departed Jackson.  This firm have now the most extensive and complete 
arrangements for taking daguerreotypes of any size--for a locket, 
breast-pin, or large frame; and their rapidly increasing patronage from 
our citizens and distinguished visitors in New-York is evidence of the 
success.  In force, beauty, and truthfulness of expression, their 
likenesses are unsurpassed.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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