Daguerreian Society

On this day (July 18) in the year 1846, the following text appeared in 
the "Daily Republican" (Springfield, Mass. Vol. 3, No. 95; Whole No. 709)
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  DAGUERREOTYPES BY MAIL.--It may be well to remind young gentlemen who 
send their daguerreotype likenesses by mail to their sweethearts and 
friends, not to omit paying the postage.  There is quite a gallery of 
these upaid resemblances at the dead letter office at Washington, each 
charged about two dollars, unreclaimed.  A young lady who will not pay 
two dollars for the likeness of her sweetheart, and a young gentleman 
who would send a daguerreotype to her unpaid, were never destined for 
each other.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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