Daguerreian Society

On this day (January 17) in the year 1850, the following two 
advertisements appeared in "The Pennsylvania Freeman" (Philadelphia):
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THE Arch Street Gallery of the Daguerreotype.
Prices from $1 50 to $5.  The most perfect Instru-
ment that can be procured, is here made use of.  Stu-
dents of this fascinating Art, furnished with appara-
tus and Instruction.
                        No. 54 Arch St. Philada.
   jan. 17tf                   R. DOUGLASS.

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TYPES.  Two Silver Medals awarded at
the Fairs of the Franklin and American Institute
for the best specimens of Daguerreotype Portraits.
   Citizens and Strangers are respectfully invited
whether desiring Portraits or not, to visit our spacious,
Galleries, and examine for themselves the improve-
ments made by the subscribers in this wonderful

                     T. P. & D. C. COLLINS.
 No. 100, Chestnut street, 2 doors above Third,
    Southside                        Ap. 5-tf

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I will mention that R. Douglass was a black daguerreotypist.  I will 
further mention that a Collins daguerreotype currently viewable on the 
web.  This is a note sent to me today by Joe Bauman:
    Gary, regarding your note the other day about the Collins' gallery,
    you might be interested in seeing a dag taken there. It's one of
    mine, posted on a web site at:

                  Thanks, Joe Bauman

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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