Daguerreian Society

On this day (January 31) in the year 1850, the following two items 
appeared in the "The National Era" (Washington, D.C.) Vol. 4, No. 161:
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on page 18:

BENNETT'S DAGUERREAN  GALLERY.--N.S. Bennett has opened a new 
Daguerrean Gallery on Pennsylvania avenue.  We are much pleased with 
his workmanship.  Members of Congress who wish to obtain pictures of 
themselves before they are wasted by the harassments of a long session, 
would do well to give him a call.  See advertisement.

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and on page 19:

Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington City, one door west of Gilman's Drug 
   THE citizens of Washington and strangers visiting the city are 
respectfully informed that the subscriber has just opened a gallery as 
above, which he has fitted up in elegant style, with all the latest 
improvements, including
and is now prepared to take pictures of all sizes, single or in groups, 
which his long experience and great success embolden him to say will be 
pronounced by competent judges fully equal to any specimens of the 
phonographic art ever produced in the United States.
   Cabinet pictures, measuring eleven by fourteen inches, taken at 
short notice; also, crayon and enamelled Daguerreotypes.
   Pictures taken equally well in cloudy as in fair weather.
   Perfect satisfaction warranted in all cases.
   The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

Posted for your enjoyement.     Gary W. Ewer     

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