Daguerreian Society

On this day (September 21) in the year 1847, the following
advertisement appeared in "The Boston Daily Evening Transcript."
   One of the daguerreotypes mentioned, "The Young Artist's First
Effort," may be the same image as reproduced, along with a poem, in the
November 1852 "Peterson's Magazine."  The illustration and poem are
available on The Daguerreian Society web site at:

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Gallery, No. 140 Chesnut street, Philadelphia, to be
seen at the FAIR in Faneuil Hall.
   GEN TOM THUMB, in his various costumes, as "Na-
polean," the "American Sailor," &c &c, also with his
Father and Mother, (as daguerreotyped by Root,) and
now under the special care of the Boston Ladies.
             KEEP TURNING!
  In the ROTUNDA, QUINCY HALL, will be found a RE-
VOLVING STAND, occupying 3 feet by 4, (in an unfavorable
location and improper light,) on which will be seen a va-
riety of interesting pictures, both groups and single fig-
ures, of various sizes.  Among them are portraits of "Gen
Patterson" of Philadelphia, "Edwin Forrest in street
dress," "The Young Artist's First Effort," "The Puzzled
Pupil," "The Chinese," "The Baby Jumper," &c &c.
  Attention is invited to the distinct, lively, and life-like
expression of the EYE; to the beauty and perfection of
the drapery--the depth, boldness, yet mellowness of the
lights and shadows--and to the rich warm tone peculiar
to these pictures--most of which were taken in from 2 to
10 seconds, by M. A. ROOT, 140 Chesnut street, Phila-
delphia.                1p                  sept 20

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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