Daguerreian Society

On this day (September 11) in the year 1858, the following brief text
appeared in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" (Vol. VI, No. 145;
pg. 230.) The article accompanies a wood-engraving illustration of
Fredrick's Gallery illuminated for the Telegraphic Jubilee on Sept. 1,
  The illustration and this text are also available on the web at:
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      B R O A D W A Y   A T   N I G H T .

        Fredrick's Photograph Gallery.

  Fredricks' Photographic Gallery, 585 and 587 Broadway, was brilliantly
illuminated with colored lanterns.  The words "Photographic Temple of
Art" were formed by hundreds of lamps, covering a semicircular arch of
sixty feet in curve.  The windows and balconies of these magnificent
Daguerrian rooms were crowded during the day with spectators, almost to
the interruption of business.  There is no more popular photographic
gallery in New York than this, and no where are portraits obtained with
greater fidelity.  Fredricks' Gallery is usually resorted to for groups,
especially of military, and he was called upon, on Saturday, to exercise
his art on the officers of H.B.M. steam frigate Gorgon, whose portraits
he took.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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