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Two items today...

On this day (October 30) in the year 1856, the following notice appeared 
in the "Waltham Sentinel" (Mass.):
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  OUR NEXT PRESIDENT.--The great question of who will be President, will 
be decided on Tuesday next, and we would advise men of all parties to go 
to Perry's and be daguerreotyped before that time; as after that, there 
may be such a change in the countenances of some, that their most 
intimate friends will scarcely recognize them.
  Mr. Perry is so well known, further comment is unnecessary.
  P.S.--We hope the result of the election will not cause a frown upon 
the countenance of Mr. P.

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and in the year 1842, the following advertisement appeared in "The New 
York Herald" (Vol. VIII., No. 300):
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             DAGUERREOTYPE.
       TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS.
V. A. ARTAULT & CO., 163 1/2 Fulton street, opposite St.
Paul's Church, respectfully inform their friends and the
public, that they have just received by packet ship Argo, an in-
voice of
    1000 Daguerreotype French Plate
    A new supply of the best and newest patterns apparatus
     100 ounces bromine
      50 ounces of iodine
      50 pounds hyposulphate of soda
      50 grammes of chloride of gold
     100 pounds of tripoli of veinse
      50 ounces chloride of iodine
  And the new book containing the latest improvements in the
Daguerreotype                      051m*t

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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10-30-96


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