Daguerreian Society

On this day (January 27) in the year 1852, the following notice appeared
in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":
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We remarked yesterday upon an experiment made by Mr Whipple in taking
daguerreotypes by the Drummond light.  Since writing, we have seen
another specimen taken by the same light by Mr W, which is highly
successful, and exhibits many advantages over daguerreotypes taken by
sunlight.  The former light being more uniform and more under the
control of the operator, he can measure his effects with a nicety
impracticable in the other instance. The daguerreotype before us shows
an effect of light and shade, and a uniform distribution of tint, such
as we do not remember to have seen before in a daguerreotype.
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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