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On this day (March 19) in the year 1853, the following two items 
appeared in their respective publications:
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in "The Literary World" (New York; Vol. XII., No. 320, March 19, 
1853)
      under the heading "Miscellany and Gossip."

  -- The opening on Monday last of Mr. Brady's new suite of 
Daguerreotype rooms, in Broadway, in the building to which 
Thompson's saloon in the first story affords a ready land mark to 
strangers and others, was an occasion which deserves chronicling, 
both for the proficiency to which Mr. B. has brought his art, 
amply exhibited in the choice specimens, on the walls, of the 
notabilities of the last and present generations, and for the 
liberal hospitality extended to the numerous guests of the 
evening.  Mr. Brady's rooms, always greatly frequented, have now 
an additional claim to popularity in the increased elegance and 
substantial luxury of the accommodations for visitors.  His 
gallery is one of the established lions of the city which no 
tourist should omit in his circuit of New York.

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in "Gleason's Pictorial" (Boston; Vol. IV., No. 12., March 19, 
1853)
      under the heading "Wayside Gatherings":

  Mr. Fuller of the New York Mirror, after a pleasant trip to 
Havana, New Orleans and Mobile, has returned immortalized.  He 
says the daguerreotype men are after his picture.

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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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03-19-97 


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