The Daguerreian Society

On this day (March 24) in the year 1840, the following item appeared in 
the "Boston Evening Transcript":

   DAGUERREOTYPE LECTURES.  We are requested, by Mr Gouraud, to say that 
his first lecture on the Daguerreotype process, will be given, at 
Masonic Temple, on Friday next, at 12 o'clock, the doors to be opened 
half an hour in advance.  Those who hold the handbills, given at the 
exhibition room, will receive in exchange for them (by application at 
the Ticket Office of the Masonic Temple) tickets for the first, second, 
third, or fourth lectures.  It is intended that these shall be delivered 
on the 27th and 31st inst, and on the 2d and 4th of April, but if the 
weather should be inclement on the days named, the lecture will be 
postponed to the next following day, at the same hour, or the first fair 
   Mr Gouraud has made some beautiful photogenic drawings of Faneuil 
Hall and Quincy Market, the first he has taken in this city, which are 
beautiful specimens of the Daguerreotype art, and fully equal to the 
best specimens executed at Paris.  As the exhibition at the 
Horticultural rooms will be closed on the 4th of April, the day of the 
last lecture at the Temple, an early opportunity should be improved to 
visit them and examine the collection of charming pictures which have 
been placed there for public inspection.

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The following item appeared in the 1855 March issue of "Ballou's Dollar 
Monthly Magazine" (Vol. 1, No. 3):

  DAGUERREOTYPING.-- The Buffalo police sent on lately a description of 
a rogue named Lewis Fredel, with a daguerreotype likeness of him to aid 
in his detection.

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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