The Daguerreian Society


On this day (November 11) in the year 1845, the following advertisement 
appeared in "The True Friend" (Lynn, Mass; Vol I. No. 1.):
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             D. W. Bowdoin
          Daguerreotype Artist
       Rooms No. 289 Essex street
Miniatures set in every variety of cases and
frames, at prices from 1,50 to $10.  Old pic-
tures taken.  Miniatures taken from portraits, &c.
Salem, June 7, 1845

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Bates and Isabel Lowry have sent the following note:

"We are completing a book for the Getty Museum on our selection of what 
we think are their 100 finest daguerreotypes.  Although the text will be 
finished in the spring of 1996, the publication date is sometime in 
1998.

Since we think the title we have chosen is so pertinent to the idea of 
the daguerreotype as a work of art we want everyone to know our title is  
"The Silver Canvas."  We are stressing the title as it gives a clear 
idea as to the direction of our book.  Appropriately,  "canvas" is the 
word Arago used in 1839 when describing the product of Daguerre."

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  Looking forward to your book!  There can never be too many books about 
the daguerreotype. --Gary E.
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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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11-11-95


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