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Daguerreian Society


On this day (January 27) in the year 1854, the following poem appeared 
in the "The Sun" (Baltimore):
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THE TWENTY-FIVE CENT DAGUERREOTYPE
BY WOODBRIDGE & HARRIS, 244 BALTIMORE STREET.

  Where is the lover who, from his fond heart,

  Pays not a tribute to Daguerrean art?

  He sees the face that lightens all his fate

  Transfixed by light, and shining from a plate.

  Still o'er the plate his greedy optics roll,

  And on its contents feasts his hungering soul.



Thanks to Ross Kelbaugh for today's text, who also adds the following 
notes regarding Woodbridge from his on-line "Directory of Baltimore 
Daguerreans" at:
     http://www.bcpl.net/~images/#Directory

   WOODBRIDGE, JOHN J., daguerreotypist.
   and Harris, 244 Baltimore (1854); Woodbridge only (1855-1856)
   TS, CD.

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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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01-27-99


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