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Greetings all!
   I recently came across the RealAudio file of the Howard Berkis interview 
with Robert Shlaer. (Hardly needing introduction, Robert Shlaer is a modern 
daguerreotypist.) If you have web access, here's how to access the file:
   You may need to sign up for a use name and password that will be 
promptly returned to you via email. After receiving your user information, 
go back to the RealAudio homepage at:
   Starting from the "Sites and Sounds" (left) menu bar, select the 
following sequence of links:
     NPR / NPR Archives / Morning Edition / 1996 February / February 8 /
      "Howard Berkis profiles a man in Utah..." (last entry for the day)
The streaming audio file is seven minutes in length. Enjoy!
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On this day (October 16) in the year 1850, the following notice appeared in 
the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript" under the heading "Telegraphic! [by 
Morse's line--for the Transcript" in regards to the arrival of Jenny Lind 
in Philadelphia:

  THE FIRST TICKET IN PHILADELPHIA.  A despatch (for which we are indebted 
to Mr. Pearson of the Revere House) says: The first ticket brought $625 
premium--bought by M.A. Root, Daguerreotypist.
  Some few tickets afterwards sold for $12 premium, and then settled down 
at par--$3.
  There was but one bid besides's Root's for the first ticket--that of 
Fetridge of Boston, who bid $600.  The bidding is very dull, and choice 
seats in the first tier are not all disposed of.

(as usual...original errors of spelling/grammar maintained.--G.E.)
Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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