Daguerreian Society

On this day (October 3) in the year 1839, the following advertisement 
appeared in the "New-York Morning Herald":
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  THE DAGUERREOTYPE.--a Lecture will be given by Mr. SEAGER, at the 
Stuyvesant Institute, on Saturday evening, the 5th inst. at half past 
seven o-clock, upon the Daguerreotype, or art of imprinting in a few 
minutes, but the mode of Mr. Daguerre, the beautiful images of 
Landscapes, Architecture, Interiors, &c. formed in the Camera Obscura.  
These drawings will be found so perfect that distant houses, appearing 
not larger than a pin's head, may be magnified to discover doors, 
windows, &c.--The process is rapid and simple, but requiring delicacy and 
a certain adhearance to rules which will be explicitly laid down, as well 
as the particular minutiae to be observed to ensure a certainty of 
success.  The process cannot be carried to ultimate completion by 
candlelight, but every stage of the operation will be exhibited to 
familiarise others with the mode.
  The following scientific gentleman have given permission to be referred 
to as being familiar with the process and its extraordinary results:
  President Duer, Columbia College; Professor Morse; James R. Chilton, 
Esq; Jno L. Stephens, Esq.
  Tickets, 50cents, may be had of Dr. Chilton, 263 Broadway; at the 
Messrs. Carvill's, at the Booksellers', and at the Stuyvesant Institute.
--Broadway.                o3-3t*

(Cited from a reprint in Horan, James, "@@@@@@@@@@@@@' (@@@@: blah....
(As usual, original errors of spelling/grammer maintained.)
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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