The Daguerreian Society


On this day (February 4) in the year 1856, the following advertisement 
appeared under the header of "FINE ARTS" in "The New York Herald" (whole 
no. 7098):
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LARGE SIZE AMBROTYPES FOR FIFTY CENTS, IN-
cluding a fine case.--What! daguerreotypes dead? yes,
and buried by this late and beautiful discovery.  These pic-
tures are far superior to the daguerreotype, and but half the
price, at JUBE'S gallery, 83 Bowery.


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M. Susan Barger sent in the following note:

  You might want to let your readers know that in the next several weeks 
there should be a rather extended piece on one of the NPR new programs: 
Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition...on Robert 
(Shlaer) and daguerreotyping. The interview was done by Howard Berkis 
and, yes, he went out in the snow in Utah along Fremont's trail with the 
Daguerreian Saloon.
  ---Susan

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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02-04-96


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