The Daguerreian Society

On this day (July 6) in the year 1848, the following anecdote appeared 
in "Daily Republican" (Northfield, Mass; Vol.5, No.158): 
  Mrs. Partington has at last consented to let an artist take her 
Daguerreotype.  When she sat down, and the instrument was pointed at 
her, she inquired anxiously, "If the blessed thing would make much noise 
when it went off?"  She was assured it would not, and the next moment 
her likeness was shown her.--"There! I knew it!" said the old lady, "I 
know'd it was drawing my face--I felt it!--Why it's puckered all up, and 
makes me look a cemetery older!" 
Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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