Daguerreian Society

On this day (March 29) in the year 1856, the following notice appeared in 
"Ballou's Pictorial and Drawing-Room Companion." (Boston) Vol. 10, No. 13, (29 
March 1856) page 205:
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   MESSSRS. MEADE OF NEW YORK.--We have had occasion often to speak of these 
daguerreotype and photographic artists, whose rooms at 233 Broadway are filled 
with exquisite specimens of their art.  They have lately discovered a process of 
taking daguerreotypes on silk, and so fixing them that washing does not injure 
the pictures in the least.  The variety of uses to which this discovery may be 
put is endless.  These daguerreotypes on silk will wear as long as the fabric 

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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