The Daguerreian Society


On this day (July 1) in the year 1848, the following advertisements 
appeared in the "Daily Albany Argus" (Albany, New York; Vol. 23, No. 
8050): 
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G a v i t t s'   E x c e l s i o r   G a l l e r i e s 
 
For the art of Daguerreotype, 480 Broadway, 
3 doors north of the Mansion House, Albany.  The 
proprietor is happy to announce to the citizens of Al- 
bany and others, that he has just completed the most 
elegant and best arranged establishment for the pur- 
poses of this business, that has been yet made on this 
side of the Atlantic. 
  The Gallery is fitted and furnished in the best mod- 
ern style, and in it will be found life-like Portraits of 
many of our most eminent statesmen, civilians and 
others, to examine which will amply repay all who 
wish to call and see them.  Among them will be found 
perfect portraits of 
  Hon. Henry Clay,            Col. John A. Quitman, 
   "   John Q. Adams,         Col. John C. Fremont, 
   "   M. Van Buren,          Capt. Roberts, 
   "   Wm. H. Seward,         Capt. Lee, 
   "   Silas Wright,          Lieut. Henry, 
   "   John Young,            Hon. Enos T. Throop, 
   "   Wm. L. Marcy,           "   Hamilton Fish, 
    "  G. N. Briggs,           "   D. D. Barnard, 
and many other too numerous to mention in an ad- 
vertisement. 
  The Operating Room has been built expressly for 
this purpose, and is furnished with light enough (con- 
structed on the most approved principles,) to take a 
portrait in three seconds. 
  In fact, the Sitting, Toilet, Work and Chemical 
Rooms, are all arranged in the most satisfactory man- 
ner, and makes the establishment perfect. 
  In regard to the portraits taken at this establish- 
ment, the reputation of the proprietor is too well 
known to need any self puffing.  As usual, the utmost 
satisfaction will be given or no charge will be made. 
Please call and see for yourselves.         ap29dtf 
 
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DAGUERREOTYPE--- MEADE & 
BROTHER would call the attention of wholesale deal- 
ers in Daguerreotype Materials, to their large assort- 
ment of Goods, which they can sell cheaper for cash 
than any other house in the United States.  By their 
late arrangements, one of the firm will visit Europe 
every year, and forward goods manufactured express- 
ly for them to this country.  Operators supplied as 
usual.  Orders sent by telegraph, express or post, at- 
tended to on receipt. 
  French and American Plates, Cases, all kinds; Che- 
micals, do: Frames, Lockets, &c.          je29d2w 
 
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  Colored Daguerreotypes. 
 
  Daguerreotypes taken by an improved process, 
at the NEW YORK GALLERY OF COLORED DA- 
GUERREOTYPES, 54 State st., by Mr. CHURCHILL, 
late of New York city.  Having secured the proper 
kind of light, so necessary for this delicate process, 
M. C. would respectfully call the attention of the 
public to an examination of his Miniatures, which at 
a glance will show their superiority over any others 
taken this side of the city of New York.  The mode 
of "Compounding the Chemicals" used by Mr. C. in 
producing his beautiful pictures, as also the "Prepara- 
tion of the Colors," which give so rich and life-like a 
finish to them, are the result of successful experi- 
ment by him, and are unknown, and of course not used 
by any other artist in this part of the country.  The 
public can depend on obtaining Daguerreotypes of the 
very first class, and which are PERFECTLY DURA- 
BLE, at this establishment, put up in Lockets, Brace- 
lets, Rings, Breast Pins, &c, and all the different 
styles and sizes of cases and frames, at the regular 
New York prices.                          oc15dly 
 
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     EXAMINE FOR YOURSELVES. 
 
  Cooke's Artistical Daguerreotypes. 
 
GALLERY no. 6 (Second Floor) EXCHANGE--IN 
           THE ROTUNDA. 
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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer        
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07-01-96


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