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Two brief items today and two announcements:
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On this day (April 19) the following items appeared in their
respective publications:

In the 1850 issue of the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":

J. M. MOZART, DAGUERRIAN ARTIST,
No 265 WASHINGTON, CORNER OF WINTER
STREET, BOSTON.
  Having had long experience in the business, J.M.M.
flatters himself that he can execute Likenesses that can-
not be surpassed in point of Truthfulness, Brilliancy and
Durability.
  Pictures Colored to represent the original dress, if de-
sired.
  Instruction in the art given and Apparatus furnished.
Particular attention is paid to taking pictures of sick or
deceased persons, at their residences.      1y    aug 14

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In the 1849 issue of the "Daily Republican" (Springfield, Mass.):

  George A. Davis, a daguerreotypist, shot Ed-
ward W. Banton with a rifle, heavily loaded, at
Huntsville, Ala.  Banton expired immediately.

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In the way of announcements, I am glad to mention an attractive new
web site for "William Dunniway & Company - Colodion artist and maker
of ambrotypes and ferrotypes." I will mention that William promises
that by next week you'll be able to click on the images for larger
versions. You'll see what I mean when you visit the site...the
colodion images are inviting and you automatically want to see a
larger version. The URL is:

     http://www.armory.com/~dunniway

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The second of the two announcements is admittedly commercial in nature,
but as this represents their first auction, I felt that I could both
accommodate their request for this mention as well as providing the
readership with the knowledge of the event. (I will state here that I
have no intention for DagNews to be a billboard for ongoing business
ventures.)

John & Jelena McWilliams
ONE NATION
HISTORIC ANTIQUES AUCTION

Phone & mail bid auction. No hidden reserves. No buyers premium.
Auction closing date May 18, 1997.

Highlights of the auction include:
  * a broadside with a lithograph illustration of G.H. Johnson's 
    Sacramento gallery
  * a sixth-plate daguerreotype of a girl holding a kitten
  * a sixth-plate daguerreotype of Gen. Augustus Jones of Texas
  * a sixth-plate daguerreotype of a Mexican military cadet

A catalogue ($15.00) may be ordered from:

ONE NATIONS ANTIQUES
John & Jelena McWilliams
4555 N. Pershing Ave. #33-370
Stockton, CA  95207
USA
Or call (209) 952-3855

As a courtesy and convenience, I've posted a printable order form at:
http://www.ieway.com/~gary/mcwilliams.html

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Posted for your enjoyment (and information.) Gary W. Ewer 
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04-19-97


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