The Daguerreian Society


On this day May 9, the following two advertisements appeared in their 
respective newspapers:
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In the 1846 "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":

TO DAGUERREOTYPISTS AND
ARTISTS.  A large and commodious Attic, hav-
ing light in the roof, and two rooms underneath, are
for rent in store No. 113 Washington st.  They are well
finished, having recently been put in complete repair,
and are well adapted for the above business.  Inquire
on the premises.        Is3t                  may 9

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and in the 1843 "Salem Gazette":

              DAGUERREOTYPE.
MESSERS SNELL & BOWDOIN
respectfully inform the citizens of Salem and
vicinity, that they have taken Rooms at Mechanic
Hall, Essex street, for the purpose of taking Minia-
tures by Photography or Daguerreotype.  This new
and beautiful art is now perfected to a degree hitherto
unattained.  The most perfect fac similie of the human
face divine, nearly giving the natural complexion, can
be taken by a sitting of a few seconds, in all weather.
This style of Miniatures is now the most beautiful and
fashionable of the day; and is justly considered by many
preferable to painting.  The public are invited to
call and examine specimens of our Miniatures and de-
cide for themselves on their merits.  All who would
preserve a valuable memento of themselves or friend's
and transmit to their posterity as invaluable legacy,
will do well to procure a Photographic likeness, of our
production.  A perfect likeness warranted in all cases,
at a cheaper rate and as beautiful a style as can be ob-
tained elsewhere.  Miniatures neatly set in cases,
lockets, or breast-pins, from $2 to $6.
   Groups taken.  Also, Miniatures from Portraits of
Paintings.                                      May9

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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05-09-96


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