The Daguerreian Society

On this day (March 26, 1851) the following appeared in the
Illustrated News (New York):

(an article:)

     M.B. BRADY, Esq., the eminent daguerreotypist, has lately opened 
a new saloon for the purposes of his art, in one of the best buildings 
on Broadway, New York.  On the occasion of the first opening, a large 
number of ladies and gentlemen, comprising many distinguished persons, 
were invited, and partook of Mr. Brady's hospitality at a splendid 
dinner.  The saloon is one hundred and fifty feet long, finished and 
furnished in the most costly manner.
     Mr. Brady is one of the oldest daguerreotype artists in the 
country, and one of the most successful, too.  He is the author of 
many valuable improvements connected with the art, his pictures having 
a world-wide fame for fidelity and elegance.

(in the advertisements:)

DAGUERREOTYPES.--MR. LAWRENCE has the honor to inform his friends and 
the public, that he has opened at No. 381 Broadway, corner of White 
street, one of the most extensive and splendid Daguerreotype Galleries 
in the world.  Citizens and strangers are most respectfully invited to 
visit the Rooms and view his numerous collection of the "human face 
divine." and especially the frame of 25 pictures exhibited at the 
World's Fair in London, pronounced the best in the exhibition, and 
awarded Mr. L. The first premium, the prize medal.

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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