The Daguerreian Society

On this day (July 24) the following two items appeared in their 
respective newspapers: 
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In the "Waltham Sentinel" (Mass, 1857, Vol.2, No.70): 
It is estimated that there are $607,429 worth of daguerreotypes taken in 
Massachusetts a year.  A great capital invested in faces. 
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In the "Springfield Gazette" (Mass, 1844, Vol.13, No.30): 
D A G U E R R E A N   G A L L E R Y 
       Inimitable Colored 
      P H O T O G R A P H S, 
 N O.  2  F O U N T A I N  R O W 
STOCK, COOLEY & CO. having recently 
arranged with an experienced New York 
operator, are prepared to execute the fin- 
ished colored Photographs ever produced.-- 
The durability and truthfulness of expression 
of these superb likenesses will be warranented in 
every instance.  They will be taken without 
regard to weather, and put up in any style.-- 
Other operators and pupils who wish to ac- 
quire the recent improvements of the art, will 
be instructed more thoroughly than at any 
other place in the United States.  Photo- 
graphic apparatus, plates, cases, frames, chem- 
icals, colors, and written instructions, furnish- 
ed to order. 
    J. W. STOCK, Portrait and Miniature 
Painter, in connexion with the above estab- 
lishment, will execute any commands in his 
line.            July 24              30 
(original spelling maintained. -G.E.) 
Posted for your enjoyment.       Gary W. Ewer      

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