Daguerreian Society

On this day (January 28) in the year 1846, the following news item
appeared in the "Daily National Intelligencer" (Washington, D.C.,)

               LOCAL NEWS.
 [Reported for the National Intelligencer]

  Plumbe National Daguerrean Gallery, Concert hall.--This popular
establishment, so long an object of interest to strangers and citizens,
has recently been fitted up in an elegant style, and received an
accession to its large number of pictures--so that it may now be justly
considered one of the most attractive objects of this metropolis.  We
perceive that Professor Plumbe has recently commenced taking views of
the public buildings and monuments, and is now ready to receive orders
for these interesting and invaluable specimens of the photographic art.
Elegant views of the Capitol, the Naval Monument, and other public
buildings, are now on exhibition at the Plumbe Gallery, which is open
to the public at all hours free of charge.

(Thanks to DagNews member Joe Bauman for contributing this item.)
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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