Daguerreian Society

On this day (June 9) the following items appeared in their respective 
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These two items in the 1842 "St. Catharines Journal" (St. Catharines, 
Ontario, Canada, page 3):

(as an editorial article:)

"Daguerreotype Likenesses.--We take pleasure in calling the attention of 
our readers to the advertisement, in another column, of Messrs. Proctor & 
Jackman, under this head.  Several specimens of their skill in the art of 
taking likenesses, after the manner lately invented by the distinguished 
French chemist whose name it bears, have already been produced by them, and 
given the highest satisfaction; although the weather has proved, for the 
greater part of the time, very unfavorable.  From what we have seen of 
their efforts and their successes, we are strongly inclined to consider 
them worthy of the patronage of all who desire to possess a true impression 
of their countenance, in every thing but the living principle itself, in a 
neat and convenient form.  As the stay of Messrs. P. & J. will be short, we 
advise those who have a fancy for carrying in their pockets, or presenting 
to a friend, a correct representation of their own 'human face divine,' to 
apply soon, and judge for themselves."

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(in the advertisements:)


Messrs. PROCTOR & JACKMAN would inform the citizens of St. Catharines and 
vicinity, that they are prepared to execute Daguerreotype PORTRAITS, 
single, or in groups; and also to take views of public Buildings and 
private Residences, in a superior style, in clear or cloudy weather.  The 
wonderful discovery of M. Daguerre has opened a new field in the art of 
drawing, and furnished the means for preserving, for future contemplation, 
representations invariably and mathematically exact, in all but color, of 
the 'human face divine'-- as well as other objects of interest or 
curiosity.  The beauty and accuracy of these delineations by the hand of  
 nature, are unattainable by any other means.  They are indeed but the 
reflections of the objects themselves, reduced more or less in size.
  Having procured an apparatus of superior quality and power, and practiced 
according to the improved method, and under the immediate instruction of 
one of the most distinguished professors (Dr. E. Burwell), of the 
Photographic art, Messrs. P. & J. are enabled, by the ordinary light of a 
room, to execute LIKENESSES, which, for distinctness and clearness of 
outline and general effect, are not surpassed, if equalled.
  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their 
specimens, at their room at Doct.  BEADLE'S, where they will remain for a 
few day [sic] only. Hours of attendance, every day from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  Instructions given to pupils, who may be desirous of becoming acquainted 
with the above Art, and apparatus furnished complete, on liberal terms.
June 2, 1842."

(Contributed by Dennis Gannon)

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In the 1840 "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":

D A G U E R R E O T Y P E   A P P A R A T U S, of every
variety and of very superior quality, for sale at the very
low price of $25 a set, by A. DAVIS, No 11 Cornhill.
   iseop2w                                      je 9

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In the 1848 "Salem Gazette":

       F.  M.  B U R N E T T,
    Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms
  Miniatures for $1 50, including Case.
  Miniatures taken without regard to weather, with or
without colors, and set in Lockets.  Perfect satisfaction guarantied in all 
  The public are invited to examine specimens.
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And in the 1847 "New-York Daily Tribune" (Vol. VII, No. 52):

D A G U E R R E O T Y P E   P L A T E S--The best and
cheapest Daguerreotype Plates for sale at LOUIS L.
BISHOP'S. 12 Maiden-lane, up stairs.    je1 1mis*

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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