Daguerreian Society

On this day (March 30) in the year 1848, the following "unsolicited" notice 
appeared in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript" (page 2):
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  DAGUERREOTYPES.  The writer having visited similar establishments in most 
of the principal cities of the Union, does not hesitate to declare his 
decided preference for the portraits taken by Mr Whipple and his 
assistants, over those of any daguerreotypist.  The beautiful and life-like 
expression given to the eye, and the faithful delineation of the features 
generally, justly entitled Mr Whipple to the medal awarded to him by the 
Mechanics' Fair recently held in this city.  He has unquestionably carried 
this noble art to a high degree of perfection, and has spared neither pains 
nor expense in the fitting up of his rooms, and in using every effort to 
take with unexampled beauty and accuracy the daguerreotype portraits of all 
who have given him a trial.  His operating room, which is entirely detached 
from the Daguerrian gallery, is admirably adapted for that purpose, and is 
lighted by means of a large sky light; the plates are polished by steam, 
and indeed the entire establishment is conducted on the most extensive 
scale.  I would recommend all, who have not yet procured a duplicate copy 
of themselves to pay Mr Whipple a visit.  This hurried notice is wholly 
spontaneous and unsolicited on my part.                          L.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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