Daguerreian Society

On this day (July 21) in the year 1848, the following advertisement 
appeared in "The Louisville Morning Courier" (Louisville, Kentucky):
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               EDWIN CHURCH.
BEGS leave to inform the public that he has recently
opened a Daguerrean Gallery, over the store of Mr.
Blanchard, No. 449, Main street, between Fourth and
Fifth, and opposite the Journal Office.  Having been en-
gaged in the Daguerreotype art the past seven years, and
having practised it in many of the Eastern, Western, and
Southern Cities; with success, and having all the late im-
provements in the art, he feels confident of his ability to
please those who may favor him with a call.  He relies
alone for patronage upon the excellence of his work.  In
addition to the ordinary instrument in general use, he has
obtained one expressly for taking likenesses of children,
which he is now enabled to do, in a space of time varying
from 1 to 5 seconds.  It is the only instrument of the kind
west of the mountains.  His prices are the same as those
of any respectable operator in the Eastern cities.  He
will be happy to give experimental settings gratis, to any
person visiting his Gallery, and solicits an examination
of his work.                     my31 d3m*

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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