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Two items for today...
The following notice appeared in the April 1854 issue of the "American 
Phrenological Journal" (pg 96):

to ably in person, a DAGUERREOTYPE LIKENESS furnishes an excellent 
substitute, by conveying a good general idea of the organic texture and 
phrenological formation, to which may be added whatever facts touching 
the influence of education and circumstances on the direction of organs, 
you please to append.  They will be sent and returned by mail or 
express; a chart, numbered by us, will also facilitate.
  As writing involves labor, time and expense, our charges are, for the 
ordinary description, $3; but extra in proportion for more lengthy and 
elaborate description, not exceeding $5.
  It will be necessary to prepay postage on likenesses, when sent to us.  
We prepay return package.
  All letters and packages should be directed as follows: FOWLERS and 
WELLS, New York.

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The following notice appeared in the April 4, 1840 issue of the "Boston 
Evening Transcript":

  Mr. Gouraud gave his second lecture, explanatory of the Daguerreotype 
process of producing pictures, yesterday.  His third lecture was given 
today, at noon.  They were well attended, and the delight manifested at 
the first lecture, seemed not, in the slightest degree, to have abated. 
The fourth and last lecture is to be given on Monday next, and the 
exhibition of the specimens of the art, at the Horticultural Rooms, will 
close on the Wednesday following.  This arrangement is positive, as Mr 
Gouraud's attention to his private classes will require all the time he 
has remaining, during his visit to Boston, if we except that portion of 
it which he proposes to devote to the taking of portraits, by the same 
process by which he produces such accurate views of buildings, &c.

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(A brief note:  I will be away for the next two weeks and will not be 
sending further DagNews posts until April 20th.  I am heading to Boston 
to run in the 100th Boston Marathon...and yes, I'm pretty excited!)
Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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