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On this day (February 10) in the 1841, George Templeton Strong wrote 
the following in his diary:
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   February 10. . . .Spent the morning variously and, among other 
things, looked in at Colman's with Post.  He has some of the most 
distinct and perfect Daguerreotype pictures I ever saw, portraits 
especially.  I think that invention succeeds best in buildings and 
statuary.  I wonder if it can be employed to take facsimiles of 
paintings. . . .

Cited From "The Diary of George Templeton Strong: Young Man in New York 
1835-1849" edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas (New York: 
The Macmillan Company, 1952).  From the chapter "1841" (page 157) in 
the first of four unnumbered volumes.
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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