The Daguerreian Society

On this day (June 4) in the year 1850, the following appeared in the 
"Boston Daily Evening Transcript":

  Improvements in the Daguerreotype.
Experiments have long been making with a view to the production of 
colors, simultaneously with the transfer of the image to the plate which 
receives it; and we learn from the New York Journal of Commerce that the 
Messrs Meade of that city have been partially successful in 
accomplishing this object; and that a patent right has been secured for 
the process.  The Journal says:
  The Gallery exhibits a number of interesting pictures, admirably 
executed, among which we noticed the Rochester Knocking Girls, who came 
to town a few days since, and are now at Barnum's Not Museum, but Hotel, 
corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane.  They still "retain the natural ruby 
of their cheeks," which, from their intercourse with ghosts, one would 
expect to be "blanched with fear;" nor does their appearance indicate 
that they themselves are drawing rapidly near to the spirit land, for 
such buxom-looking young ladies it is quite a treat to see in the city.

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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