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On this day (January 3) in the year 1852, the following advertisement 
appeared in the "American Courier" (Philadelphia; Vol 21. No.44):
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                   DAGUERREOTYPES!
               ROOT STILL VICTORIOUS!

   Three more First Prizes, Gold and Silver Medals--
              Twelve Premiums Awarded!

ONE AND ONLY ONE PORTRAIT OF KOSSUTH
has been taken in this country, and this was by Root's
Camera recently, as the hero sat in his carriage on Staten
Island.  Step in at 140 Chestnut Street, if you want the
Best DAGUERREOTYPE to be had in America,--or if
you would learn most thoroughly this beautiful art,--or
if you would but the Right of making the Crayon or Vig-
nette Daguerreotypes, which artists so admire and the
public are learning to prize,--or if you would purchase
the Cameras manufactured by C. C. Harrison, of New
York, which equal, if not transcend the foreign article,
and which ROOT keeps constantly for sale, and tests in all
cases before they leave his studio.
            ROOT'S DAGUERREOTYPE ROOMS,
d 27 2tt         140 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

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Also in the same issue is a wood engraving of "The French Usurper.
PORTRAIT OF L. NAPOLEON. From an actual daguerreotype taken in the city 
of Paris, for M. A. Root, the Philadelphia daguerreotypist."

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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01-03-96


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