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On this day (January 4) in the year 1856, the following two items 
appeared in "The New York Herald" (whole No. 7067):
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under "LOST AND FOUND":

LOST--ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, A WATCH KEY, CON-
taining two daguerreotypes.  The finder will be suitably
rewarded by leaving it at No. 8 Jauncey court, Wall street,
or 11 Clinton place.


and an advertisement:

        Fresh Budgets.--25 Cent Daguerreotypes--
opening daily, with the compliments of a happy new year, at
the old established picture shop, enlarged and improved at
289 Broadway.  Step in and see how you look for a quarter.



(This address seemed to be a "revolving door" for a number of "picture 
factory" operators.  At this time (1856) I believe the tenant was Reese 
& Co.  --G. W. E.)
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Joseph Bauman sent in the text of an article that he wrote for the 
Deseret News, a Salt Lake City newspaper (of which he is a staff
writer.)  The column discusses an "advance in the reproduction of
the type of daguerreotype that most of us have run across -- the
image that is washed out in the highlights because it is overexposed..."
   If you would like the text of the article, drop me an e-note and I'll
promptly forward it to you.
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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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01-04-96


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