Daguerreian Society

I've been fairly quiet for a number of days, but will break the silence today 
with this short item.

On this day (June 25) in the year 1845, the following advertisement appeared in 
the "Springfield Gazette" Vol. 14, No. 25:
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          N. G. BURGESS,
          FROM NEW YORK,
          HAS OPENED HIS
  Gallery of Colored Daguerreotypes,
For a few days only, at
         No. 4 Fountain Row,
Over R. Shurtleff's Auction Store.
  Mr. B. has been induced to open his rooms
in Springfield for a short time, and he is pre-
pared to execute likeness in a styple sure to
please and greatly superior to any before of-
fered in this town.
  Miniatures and Portraits taken in all the
various sizes, from the smallest breast-pin size
to that of the Cabinet Portrait.  These pictures
are warranted durable colors, and will retain
their clearness and distinctness as long as the
painted portrait.
  The citizens are respectfully invited to call
and examine specimens of the Art brought to
its highest state of perfection.
  Operations from 8 A. M. until 4 P.M. with-
out regard to weather.
  Springfield, June 17, 1845.           2w25

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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