The Daguerreian Society

On this day (October 4) in the year 1853, the following item appeared in 
the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":
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  ARRESTED BY MEANS OF A DAGUERREOTYPE.  A few days since a man named 
William Allen, who had been boarding at Market Hotel, Portland street, left 
without paying his board.  The landlord on examining his trunk, found a 
number of coining tools and his miniature.  The latter was given to a 
police officer, who succeeded by means of it in arresting him, and he was 
committed for trial.  He is suspected of being engaged with a gang of 

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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