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A happy Thanksgiving to all!

  I'm glad to be back after the most unpleasant experience of being without 
electrical power for an entire week. Spokane (where I live) experienced an 
incredible ice-storm on November 19th. It resulted in an beautiful and 
other-worldy landscape of blown-glass trees and fields. It wasn't, however, 
friendly to flora or fauna. It is now Thanksgiving morning and the house is 
again warm and will soon be filled with the waftings of the Thanksgiving 
meal. Ah!...I'm thankful for rather simple pleasures this year.

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However, on this day (November 28) in the year 1846, Our friend Langenheim 
wasn't as fortunate, as reported in the "Saturday Courier" (Philadelphia; 
Vol. 16., No. 38):

        GAS EXPLOSION.
  Mr. Langenheim, the Daguerreotypist, in the Exchange, and his assistant, 
Mr. Linn, were considerably burnt, one day last week, by an explosion of 
gas, while making experiments in their business.


* * * * Also two advertisements in the same paper on the same date...


D A G U E R R E O T Y P E   S T O C K.--THE PROPRIE-
TOR of the  P L U M B E   N A T I O N A L   D A G U E R R E I A N
G A L L E R Y   having recently made arrangements with French,
English, and German manufacturers, for large monthly sup-
plies of Daguerreotype Stock, such as camera plates and cases
of all sizes; Chemicals of every kind, and other articles used
in the art, is enabled to sell such articles at much lower prices
than formerly, and even lower than any other establishment.
For the furtherance of this object, he has taken the store at
the South-East corner of FIFTH and CHESNUT Streets,
where he will be happy to wait upon those who may favor
him with their custom. He would particularly remind indivi-
duals engaged in the art at a distance, that their orders will
be faithfully and punctually attended to, and on fully as good
terms, as though they were present in person.
     Now on hand as above, a full supply of every article
for the trade.                                      1t*

D A G U E R R I A N   R O O M S, 116  CHESNUT STREET,
Philadelphia, by T. B. Shew.-Portraits, $1,50 to $10,
perfect and colored. Plates, cases, apparatus, chemicals, &c.
for sale at the lowest rates.  Instructions given on reasonable
terms.                                         Ap 11 6m*

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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11-28-96


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