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From The Christian Parlor Book (New York: George Pratt, 1851) Illustration is unpaginated; text is found on page 18. (Page numbering is irregular. The content of this annual was first published as the monthly The Christian Parlor Magazine. This illustration and text most likely appeared in the September issue.)


   Daguerre.—We present, with this number of the Parlor Magazine, a striking Portrait of the celebrated discoverer of the beautiful art named after him, the Daguerreotype, and so universally useful in practical life. The likeness is exact, being carefully taken from the only miniature or portrait of the man in this country—granted as a mark of special good will and favor to Mr. Meade, who resided in Paris for some time. Daguerre, though he had discovered the means of rapidly copying the features of almost all the rest of the world, would never allow, until Mr. Meade's successful application, his own features to be transferred. The appearance of his miniature in this country has, therefore, the importance of novelty, as well an the interest associated with one of the greatest and most useful discoveries of the age. We may remark, in this connection, that our series of portraits of eminent men, theologians, artists, and authors, will be extended from time to time, and bring to the reader's cognizance the features of names long familiar, and connected with the best and most enduring reputations.

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