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On this day (October 5) the following items appeared in their respective 
publications:
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On the heels of the October 2 news item regarding the Grand Parlour 
Stereoscope of Southworth and Hawes...an advertisement by the two partners 
appeared in the October 5, 1852 issue of the "Boston Daily Evening 
Transcript":

               DAGUERREOTYPE FAIR.
          T h e   S t e r e o s c o p e ,
        S O U T H W O R T H  &  H A W E S ,
               Will exhibit their
        GRAND PARLOR & GALLERY STEREOSCOPE,
with more than one hundred Daguerreotypes never before
shown, at their new Exhibition Room, 5 1/2 TREMONT ROW,
Day and Evening.
   Single admission 25 cents.  Season ticket 50 cents.
     istc|                                    Oct 5

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(The following notice demonstrates the concern of engravers as to what 
effect the new invention of the daguerreotype might have upon their 
livelihood.)

...in the October 5, 1839 issue of "The New-Yorker" (Vol.8, No.3):

  Machine for Copying Oil Pictures.--The London Morning Herald states 
that--"M. Liepmanne, a painter of eminence at Berlin, has invented a 
mechanical process for taking, in a very short time, a copy of any painting 
in oil, however old, with an exactitude which cannot be attained by the 
brush.  The machine was exhibited in the galleries of the Royal Museum at 
Berlin, and, in the presence of its directors, 110 copies made of a 
portrait by Rembrandt with the greatest success."  There seems to be no 
limit to the wonderful discoveries in the Fine Arts made in the present 
day.  Should the above invention prove available, hosts of young artists, 
who live only by copying, will be thrown out of employ.  We have not yet 
heard of any distress among engravers, however, in consequence of the 
Daguerreotype.

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Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       
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10-05-96


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