Daguerreian Society

On this day (May 4) in the year 1849, the following advertisement appeared in 
the "Delaware County Republican" (Delaware County, Pennsylvania):
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proprietor, J. Stevens, (late of Philadelphia,) desires to
inform the inhabitants of Chester, and its vicinity, that he
has engaged the large Lecture Room, in the Penn Buildings, for
a short time only, where he is prepared to execute 
Daguerreotype Portraits, in the highest order of excellence of
which the art is attainable, and which cannot be surpassed by
any operator in the world, being perfect facsimiles of nature,
and colored to the life, if required.  J.S. is fully confident,
that if a thoroughly scientific and practical knowledge of
this beautiful art, combined with due attention to the
arrangement of drapery and artistic effect, be any desideratum
with the public, he will not only merit, but obtain a large
share of public patronage, and guarantees that no Portrait
will leave the Gallery that is not artistically good and a
perfect likeness.  Portraits (including case) taken for one
dollar and upwards.  No extra charge for coloring.  Portraits of
sick or deceased persons taken at their rooms.
N.B.  Instructions given in the art, and apparatus furnished on
reasonable terms.  Chester, May 4.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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