The Daguerreian Society

On this day (September 2) in the year 1841, the following advertisement
appeared in "The Magnolia." (Cambridgeport, Mass.; Vol. I, No. 45)

                     DAGUERREOTYPE MINIATURE
                           R O O M S,
                      OVER THE POST OFFICE,

The Subscriber has taken rooms in DOUGLASS' BUILDINGS, over the Post
Office, Cambridgeport, and would call the attention of the Public, to
Specimens of
    P H O T O G R A P H I C   M I N I A T U R E   P O R T R A I T S,
                     LATELY EXECUTED BY HIM.

   Having obtained his knowledge of the art under the tuition of an
eminent instructor, and adapted his apparatus to conform to the latest
improvements, he can assert with confidence, that a perfect likeness can
be obtained by this beautiful process, in the short space of from twenty
to thirty seconds.  Twenty minutes will suffice to take a miniature, set
it in a case, and deliver it complete.
         P o r t r a i t s  a c c u r a t e l y  C o p i e d.
   Ladies and Gentlemen desirous of obtaining a perfect and finished
likeness, are respect-fully invited to call, and examine for
themselves,  Being associated with a distinguished Professor of the art,
in the city, the Subscriber can give instruction in every branch of the
process, furnish apparatus, and all necessary materials, or pack them to
order, in a state warranted to give PERFECT SATISFACTION, as low as can
be obtained at any other place,
   Persons wishing miniatures, will please make early application, as
previous engagements will oblige the subscriber to close his
establishment after a few weeks.
                                                        ELIAS HOWE, Jr.
Cambridgeport, August 26, 1841

Posted for your enjoyment.       Gary W. Ewer      

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