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Today is "John Whipple Day."  All three notices appeared the "Boston 
Daily Evening Transcript."
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In the 30 March 1847 edition:

D A G U E R R E O T Y P E.  JOHN A. WHIPPLE
has taken the old stand formerly occupied by Litch
& WHIPPLE, No. 96 Washington street, where he will
give personal attention to all who will be pleased to give
him their patronage.  The public are respectfully invited
to call and examine a large collection of specimens of
the art.                tc                      mh 30

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In the 30 March 1848 edition:

DAGUERREOTYPES.  The writer having visited similar establishments in 
most of the principal cities of the Union, does not hesitate to declare 
his decided preference for the portraits taken by Mr Whipple and his 
assistants, over those of any daguerreotypist.  The beautiful and life-
like expression given to the eye, and the faithful delineation of the 
features generally, justly entitled Mr Whipple to the medal awarded to 
him by the Mechanics' Fair recently held in this city.  He has 
unquestionably carried this noble art to a high degree of perfection, 
and has spared neither pains nor expense in the fitting up of his 
rooms, and in using every effort to take with unexampled beauty and 
accuracy the daguerreotype portraits of all who have given him a trial.  
His operating room, which is entirely detached from the Daguerrian 
gallery, is admirably adapted for that purpose, and is lighted by means 
of a large sky light; the plates are polished by steam, and indeed the 
entire establishment is conducted on the most extensive scale.  I would 
recommend all, who have not yet procured a duplicate copy of themselves 
to pay Mr Whipple a visit.  This hurried notice is wholly spontaneous 
and unsolicited on my part.                          L.

(I've repeated this notice from my post of 03-30-97)

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In the 30 March 1852 edition:

  THE STATE GOVERNMENT DAGUERREOTYPED.  The Commonwealth says the 
Governor and Council and Mr Secretary Walker and Messenger Page were 
daguerreotyped in group by Whipple at his rooms a day or two since.  
The site was at the request of the artist.  Nine different impressions 
were taken, the subjects being in different positions.  The plates were 
all of a superior quality, and the pictures produced are very fine and 
lifelike, and do credit to Mr Whipple, who is one of the most 
scientific daguerrean artists in the country.


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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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03-30-99


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