Daguerreian Society

On May 1 in the year 1851, Horace Greeley took pen in hand and wrote a 
review of the London Crystal Palace exhibition.  This is the full quote 
for an oft-repeated declaration by Horace Greeley, from "Glances at 
Europe: in a Series of Letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, 
Switzerland, &c. during the Summer of 1851, including notices of the 
Great Exhibition, or World's Fair." (New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 
1851) pg. 26:
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(cited from chapter 2)

                "Opening of the Fair"
                                     London, Thursday, May 1, 1851

Yet there are many good things in the American department.  In 
Daguerreotypes, it seems to be conceded that we beat the world, when 
excellence and cheapness are both considered--at all events, England is 
no where in comparison--and our Daguerreotypists make a great show 

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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