Daguerreian Society

On this day (May 11) in the year 1844, the following advertisements 
appeared in the "Saturday Courier" (Philadelphia; Vol. 14, No. 9):
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D A G U E R R E O T Y P E   N O T I C E.--Great Reduction in the
Price of Daguerreotype Materials.
  The subscriber would inform those engaged in the above
business, that he is now enabled to supply them with all the
necessary articles used in the business, at 10 per cent. less than
any other establishment.
  The following are the prices of some of the articles:
  Handsome embossed miniature cases, with assorted dia-
phrams, 2 3/4 by 3 1/4, $4,25 per dozen; 3 1/4 by 4, same quantity and
finish, $6 per dozen; Plated, 2 3/4 by 3 1/4, best quality, $3 per doz;
4 by 3 1/4, $4,50 per dozen
Bromide of Iodine,$1,50 per oz. | Distilled mercury, $2 per lb.
Chloride of Iodine,$1,25   "    | Tripoli earth,      2    "
Bromine,            3,00   "    | Rotten stone,       1,50 "
Iodine,               50   "    | Rouge,       50 cts. per oz.
  Chloride of gold, $2,50 per drachm.
  Hyposulphate of Soda, $2,50 per lb.
  Fine polishing cotton, $2,50 per dozen bundles.
  Complete sets of apparatus, from $25 to $150.  A very fine
article, after Professor Petscal's calculation, only $50, calcu-
lated for the plate 3 1/4 by 4, and 3 1/4 by 2 3/4.  Also, same quality,
large size, calculated for 6 1/4 by 8 1/2, or smaller.
  All other articles in the line proportionably low.
  All post paid letters attended to promptly.
                                       M. P. SIMONS,
    Imported and Manufacturer of Daguerreotype Materials,
                 No. 100 Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
  ap 13 eo 3m        Opposite the Saturday Courier Office.

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   136 Chesnut street, Philadelphia;
   251 Broadway, New York;
   75 Court street, Boston; and
   Corner of North and Baltimore sts., Baltimore
  These Portraits were awarded the highest Premium and the
highest Honor, by the American and Franklin Institute, res-
pectively, at their last exhibitions.
  Likenesses taken every day.
  Plumbe's Premium Apparatus, Plates, Cases, &c. at whole-
sale and retail.
  "A Photograph of a Lady from Plumbe's Daguerrian Gal-
lery is one of the finest things of the kind we ever witnessed.
The rich coloring is given with a fidelity truly astonishing."--
Ledger.                                          Ap 13 eo 6m*

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I also want to give a reminder for the Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 
Fair at the Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 
91505. Details were given on the March 22 DagNews post--available at:
  For further information on the Symposium, Auction and Show, please
contact Anthony Davis (818)762-3540 or e-mail at:
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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