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Daguerreian Society


On this day (December 29) in the year 1852, the following advertisement
appeared in the "Daily Evening Transcript" (Boston) page 3:
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                  AMORY HALL.
                   _________

      J O N E S 'S   P A N T O S C O P E .
   The Plains--Salt Lake City--and California,
FAITHFULLY PAINTED, BY THE BEST ARTISTS OF THIS
COUNTRY, FROM 1500 DAGUERREOTYPES, taken express-
ly for this purpose, at an enormous expense, by J WES-
LEY JONES, Artist Traveller and Lecturer, representing
the entire route from the Missouri River, by way of
Platic River, Chimney Rock, Fort Laramie and Great
Salt Lake City to California, and from there through all
the prominent Diggings, Rivers, Towns and Cities, includ-
ing the Quicksilver Mines, Sacramento, Stockholm and
San Francisco--
       THE LARGEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD!
Now for the first time exhibited--EVERY EVENING,
and WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AFTER-
NOONS.
  Doors open at 6 1/2 o'clock--Lecture to commence at 7
o'clock P. M.  Afternoons at 2--Lecture to commence at
2 1/2 o'clock P. M.
  Admission 25 cents.  Centre Seats reserved for 50 cts.
Children under 12, half price.     istc|       dec24

(A note from Gary:  I'll mention that a delightful and diminuative
publication gives further information about these "...best artists
of this country...":

    "At enormous expense he fitted out a Daguerreotype carriage,
  and employed the first artists, Wm. Shew, Esq., of Boston,;
  Jacob Shew, of Baltimore; and S. L. Shaw, of New Orleans; to
  travel with him; daguerreotyping all the richest and most
  characteristic scenery of this magnificent country..."

     --John Ross Dix, Esq., "Amusing and Thrilling Adventures of
       a California Artist, while Daguerreotyping a Continent,
       Amid Burning Deserts, Savages, and Perpetual Snows. And a
       Poetical Companion to the Pantoscope of California,
       Nebraska & Kansas,Salt Lake & the Mormons. From 1500
       Daguerreotypes." [Boston: Published by the Author, 1854]
       pg. 40

I'll mention that this title is available on microcard...not the
friendliest format, and probably only available at major university
libraries.)

(Original errors of spelling/grammar maintained, including the obvious 
mis-identification of Stockton as "Stockholm.")
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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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12-29-97


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