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Dear DagNews readers,

   I'd like to take opportunity today to mention an exhibition 
currently on view in Washington, D.C. that is also available 
on-line: 
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           A Durable Memento
     Portraits by Augustus Washington
     African American Daguerreotypist

 An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
  September 24, 1999 through January 2, 2000

      http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/awash/


   This exhibition presents thirty-two daguerreotypes from Washington's 
career as the proprietor of one of the first daguerreian studios in 
Hartford, Connecticut, and his early years in Liberia after he 
immigrated there in 1853.
   I will also mention the exhibition booklet by Ann M. Shumard:

    http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/awash/awbook.htm


  There is also a Washington Post review of the exhibition at:

    http://yp.washingtonpost.com/E/E/WASDC/0000/91/82/cs1.html



(With thanks to Dennis Gannon for keeping me current about the 
exhibition)
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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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11-10-99


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