The Daguerreian Society

On this day (April 9, 1853) the following notice appeared in the
Illustrated News (New York):



-----The collection of Daguerreotypes at Gurney's Gallery, No. 349 
Broadway, is unquestionably the finest and most extensive in America.  
The walls of his spacious exhibition room are literally covered with 
first class pictures taken by himself, and embracing such a 
representation of the celebrities of this and other countries, as 
never before was grouped in a national exhibition.  His instruments 
and other apparatus are the most perfect and costly kind, and the 
compliment with which the American Institute accompanied the Gold 
Medal awarded him at the late Fair, was but the echo of public 
opinion.  He produces faultless portraits in all weather, and at all 
hours of the day.

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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