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Two related items today...

On this day (August 27) in the year 1853, the following advertisement
appeared in the "New York Clipper" (a weekly paper. The ad ran for a couple
of months.):
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DAGUEEREOTYPE HATS
RAFFERTY & LEASK

are selling their beautiful Drab, Beaver, and Pearl Felt Hats at their
usual low price of $3 and $4; and in addition giving each customer his
likeness in his hat, free of charge. They are the only Hatters in the U.S.
that can do this. 

Rafferty & Leask
No. 57 Chatham, opposite Chambers and on the corner of
Chatham and Pearl Streets.

(With thanks to Philip F. Gura for the above.)

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The following related advertisement appeared in the August 1854 issue of the
"American Phrenological Journal" (New York; [a monthly journal.] page 45):


                 HAVE YOUR DAGUERREOTYPE
     I N   Y O U R   H A T   F R E E   O F   C H A R G E .
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               FALL FASHIONS FOR HATS READY.
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                    RAFFERTY AND LEASK,
                      THE CELEBRATED
            D A G U E R R E A N   H A T T E R S,
  HAVE introduced, their FALL STYLE of Hats, and assure the Hat-buying
public, that nothing superior, either in regard to taste, material or
workmanship, can be bought in the city for the same money.
  BEAVER AND MOLESKIN HATS, $3 AND $4,
    Soft Hats, Fur and Wool; fine CAPS, of every style and shape;
UMBRELLAS, &c., &c.,
                                                RAFFERTY & LEASK
Aug 1t. D. tr.         57 Chatham street, and corner Chatham and Pearl.


(Another mention of Rafferty and Leask can be found in a previous DagNews
post:  http://www.daguerre.org/resource/dagnews/05-28-95.html)
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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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08-27-97


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