Daguerreian Society

On this day (April 2) in the year 1853, the following advertisement 
appeared in the "Hartford Weekly Times" (Hartford, CT.) The 
advertisement is illustrated with a small wood-engraving of sitter and 
daguerreotypist.  Further information about Augustus Washington is 
found in an article by David O. White, "Augustus Washington, Black 
Daguerreotypist of Hartfod" in "The Connecticut Historical Society 
Bulletin" Vol. 39, No. 1 (January 1974) pp. 14-19.
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                [ illustration ]
                 CASE INCLUDED.
                NO. 136 MAIN ST.
   The undersigned begs leave to tender his thanks to
the citizens of Hartford and the public generally, for
the kind and liberal patronage they have favored him
with during the past six years, and inform them that he
is to be found at his old place, daily executing beauti-
ful and correct miniatures, equal to his premium da-
guerreotypes, at astonishing cheap prices.  His stock
room is filled with an extensive variety of goods that
must be disposed of during the next sixty days.  That
all may be suited, he will sell pictures for 50 cents, $1,
$1,50, $2,00, up to $10,00 according to the size, style,
and quality of the case, frame, or locket.  He has also
on hand 100 fine GOLD LOCKETS, from six different
manufacturers, of every size and variety, suitable for
one, two, three, or four pictures, which he will sell
cheaper than they can be bought at any other estab-
lishment.    [jan14 6d 13w83]      A. WASHINGTON.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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