Daguerreian Society

Both today's and tomorrow's posts are about some non-daguerreian 
activities of the Boston daguerreotypist John A. Whipple.

On this day (February 5) in the year 1850, the following notice 
appeared in the "Boston Daily Evening Transcript":
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   THE NEW EXHIBITION, by Mr Whipple, the well known Daguerreotypist, 
attracted a good audience to his rooms, No 96 Washington street, last 
evening.  The performance was truly novel and most artistically 
successful--the "dissolving views" absolutely entrancing the 
spectators, while the concluding display of "pyramic fires" excited the 
highest wonder at their grandeur and magnificence.  The exhibition will 
continue every evening for the present;  and all our readers who would 
literally see "something new," and that of a delighting and instructive 
character, should not fail to attend.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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