The Daguerreian Society

On this day (October 12) in the year 1852, the following two
advertisements appeared in "The Republic" (Washington, D. C.;
Vol IV. No. 103):

       THE ADVERTISEMENT in the Baltimore Sun
of the 15th, and the New York Times of the
16th instant, by Whitehurst, claiming the credit to
having taken the likeness of this distinguished in-
dividual, is not true.
  The only Daguerreotype which has been taken
in America of Governor Kossuth, was taken in his
rooms at Brown's Hotel, by Bennett, and the only
original picture in this city may be seen at his
Gallery, near Seventh street.  All others are copies.
  Daguerreotypes of Madame Pulszky and other
distinguished individuals are also on exhibition at
              BENNETT'S National Gallery.
  Jan 25         Pa. avenue. near 7th street.

[There is, however, an extant daguerreotype of Kossuth,
taken by Southworth and Hawes of Boston. --G.E.]

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over the Store of DUVALL & BRO., between 4 1/2
and 6th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
   This establishment possesses many advantages
over others in the city, being built expressly for
Daguerrean purposes.  It contains one of the finest
skylights in this country, and best arranged; for
which reason artists prefer Daguerreotypes taken
at this establishment above all others.
   There are now on exhibition some of the largest
Daguerreotypes in the world, taken at this estab-
lishment, with a large collection of others, free to
the public at all hours of the day.
   Awarded the first medal at the late Fair of the
Maryland Institute, in 1850 and 1851, and a pre-
mium at the Great Exhibition at Castle Garden.
   Galleries.--No. 347 Broadway, New York; No.
205 Baltimore street, Baltimore; Pennsylvania
avenue, Washington, D.C.; 77 Main street, Rich-
mond, Va.; Lynchburg, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; and
Petersburg, Va.
        J. H. WHITEHURST, Sole Proprietor
 Jan 30

Posted for your enjoyment.      Gary W. Ewer       

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