Daguerreian Society

On this day (March 21) in the year 1856, the following humorous item 
appeared in "The Semi-Weekly Post, General and Commercial Advertiser" 
(St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada):
- - - - - - - - - -

   "SMART--A countryman entered a daguerreotype saloon a few days 
since, and wished a daguerreotype of his uncle.  'I can do it, sir, but 
where is he?' 'Oh, he's dead!' was the simple reply, 'but I've got a 
description of him in an old pass port.'"

With thanks to Dennis Gannon for today's item.
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

Return to: DagNews 1999

homepage society info search
resources galleries

Copyright 1995-2005, The Daguerreian Society -