Daguerreian Society

On this day (May 25) the following advertisements appeared in their 
respective publications:
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in the 25 May 1849 "Cambrian" (Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales):

an Improved Principal of Photography, taken Daily (for
    a few weeks only), from Nine till Dusk
                 By MR SAXBY
          Where specimens may be seen
The advantage possessed by this improved process of
Portraiture over the Daguerreotype is, that the whole process
is done in the open daylight (MR SAXBY'S own invention), which
gives the Pictures strength and durability, which others do not pos-
sess. The more light is given them the betters, which is generally
destructive to the Daguerreotype.

The portraits are taken on Silver Plates, in a few seconds (from
two to twenty), according to he light, and varying in price from
8s to 25s., which depends on the size of the plate, fittings, &c &c
Portraits paid for at or on delivery, but no extra charge for sitting
again if not approved of.

NB. - The Art taught on reasonable terms

(with thanks to Richard Morris, UK)
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and these two ads in the 25 May 1848 "Independent Democratic & Freeman 
(Concord, New Hampshire; Vol. IV, No. 4):

     D A G U E R R E T Y P I N G ! !
            JOHN A. WHIPPLE,

HAS added to his extensive establish-
ment a  M I N I A T U R E   S T E A M
E N G I N E,  for executing the mechanical
parts--the first and only application of
Steam Power to this art.
  This power gives a more perfect, ex-
quisite and sensitive polish to his plates, 
especially large plates for Groups and family Pictures,
and enables him to make GREAT IMPROVEMENT on pictures
which have been pronounced very perfect.
  He received one of the highest premiums for the art at
the late Mechanics' Fair.  The best judges say his Fami-
ly and other Groups wholly excel anything of the kind in
the Daguerreotype Art.  but he very much prefers to
have his pictures speak for him, and therefore respectfully
invites the public to call, examine and judge for themselves.
  Among the Groups Family and single specimens in his
extensive Gallery, may be seen Rev. S. BLISS and Family,
Hon. WM. JACKSON and Family, of 16--Gov. BRIGGS and
Council, seated as in their Chamber, and the four Hon.
Judges of the Mass. Supreme Court as in their seat--with
many other distinguished personages.
  Likenesses of Children taken best with clear sky.--
Adults in any weather.  Prices reasonable.  Perfect satis-
faction warranted.
    Secure the Shadow while the substance is in Life.
                                        2--3m is

(the ad is accompanied by a small wood-engraving of the steam engine.)
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ARE universally admitted to be superior to any put up
in this region, and equal to any in the world.  Mr. K.
would call the particular attention of Artists, Amateurs,
and indeed all, to the peculiar excellencies of his pictures
--the superior rotundity of features, and general relief of
the whole figure--the depth, purity, and brilliancy of tone
--the transparency of shading, always blending into the
lights with a softness not excelled in any department of
art, or even nature itself; while the lights are so managed
as never to be overdone--the slightest lines and most deli-
cate shades being preserved, and yet kept perfectly pure.
  From a rapid and steady increase of patronage, he feels
assured that these excellencies are generally appreciated,
and in order to meet the demands of the community more
efficiently, he will be assisted in future by his brother, hav-
ing disposed of his rooms in Manchester, with the deter-
mination to spend his undivided efforts in meeting the
wants of his friends and patrons in Concord.
  Pictures put up in every desired style and form, and
copying of all kinds satisfactorily executed.  Invalids will
be waited upon at their residences, if desired.
  To Operators.  The subscriber would say that he is
prepared to furnish them an article of Sensitive Coating,
superior to anything of the kind to be had in New Eng-
land; also, Chloride of Gold and gilding ready for use.
  Instruction given in the art, including a complete knowl-
edge of the preparation of every chemical preparation used,
the latter of which will be a saving to any operator, in six
months, of more than the whole expense of acquiring the
  Rooms, 142 Main Street, first door South of Eagle Cof-
fee House.
                                 WM. H. KIMBALL.
  Concord, March, 9, 1848.                        tf

(I recently received this note from DagNews reader Bob Held: "I know 
you don't like to do much advertising with your mailing list but your 
subscribers might be interested in knowing about an online auction 
service called eBay AuctionWeb at:
There are have been several nice daguerreotypes/ambrotypes up for 
auction on the service recently.  They have a nice "Search" feature 
where all you do is put in "daguer" or whatever and it will pull out 
all the listings.")
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer   

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