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On this day (January 9) in the year 1847, the following text appeared in "The 
Daily Chronotype." (Boston) Vol. 1, No. 270:
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  DAGUERREOTYPES.--In these days when every body preserves his or her
likeness in a daguerreotype and when every village has its "professors" of
the art, it is worth while to know where a good picture can be had.  To make
such a picture two or three things are especially necessary on the part of
the operator,--a delicate judgment, a skilful hand, and good taste in
arranging the position of the sitter.  All these requisites are possessed by
LITCH; at No. 96 Washington st., whose pictures, as every one knows that has
tried him, cannot be surpassed, if they can be equalled.  We have had some
experience in daguerreotypes and certainly we never saw more exact, pleasing
and legible ones.  But go and try for yourselves and we will agree that you
will be satisfied of this in the most conclusive way.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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