Daguerreian Society

On this day (September 10) in the year 1857, the following item 
appeared in the "St. Catharines Journal" (St. Catharines, Ontario, 
Canada, page 3):
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An Irishman in Oswego [New York] who had been two or three times, 
unsuccessfully, to an artist to take a dagguerreotype of his dead 
child, actually stopped the funeral procession, last Saturday, and 
taking the coffin up into the daguerrean gallery, insisted that the 
likeness should be taken.  It was done, and the procession moved on, 
after standing some time in the street.

(Courtesy of Dennis Gannon.  Original errors of grammar/spelling 
Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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