The Daguerreian Society

On this day (September 12) in the year 1848, the following advertisement 
appeared in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript:
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(This advertisement is headed with a small wood-engraving of a eagle 
over an embellished, round crest: "PLUMBE'S DAGUERREOTYPES / 50 CENTS / 

  R. PLUMBE, 75 COURT STREET, the only manu-
facturer in the world of the following novel and beauti-
ful Plumbeotype articles, for which measures have been
taken to secure a Patent, viz: Breast and Scarf Pins;
Walking Canes; Heads for Canes, Umbrellas and Para-
sols; Medals: bureau and Door Knobs; Curtain and Hat
Pins; Work, Wafer and Snuff Boxes; Coat, Vest and
Ladies' Buttons; Ink and Cologne Stands; Letter
Stamps; Thread Spools; Ornamental Screws; Furniture
Ornaments; Picture Frames; Mantel Ornaments, &c.
These articles are embellished with PLUMBEOTYPES of
Distinguished characters, such as all the different Can-
didates for the Presidency: Messrs J. Q. Adams, Web-
ster, Clay, Calhoun, Winthrop, Choate, Hale, Longel-
low, Neal, Conrad, Halleck, Poe, Pakenham, &c; and
the exceedingly low prices at which they are sold aston-
ish every purchaser.              1c              sept12

(Note from Gary:  This advertisement is intriguing: Are these 
"Plumbeotype "embellishments" referring to daguerreotypes or rather to 
lithographs/engravings made from Plumbe daguerreotypes? Does anybody 
know of extant examples? And is the "R." in "R. Plumbe" a mis-print 
instead of a "J." for "John"? Or is this another Plumbe-relative 
operating a side business of daguerreian-embellished articles?)
Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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