Daguerreian Society

On this day (February 17) in the year 1858, the following anecdote
appeared in "St. Catharines Journal" (Ontario, Canada) pg. 1:
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  "A Warranted Portait.--'I want my portrait taken,' said a young man
from the country to a daguereotypist.
  'Very well, sir;  just take a seat here.'
  'You warrant a resemblance?'
  'Certainly, for many years; and even when old age overtakes you,
there  will be some traces of your features left.'
  'But suppose I catch the small-pox, how can you warrant a durable
  'Just bring it back,' said the artist, smiling, 'and I'll punch a few
holes in it."

(With thanks to Dennis Gannon for today's text.)
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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