Daguerreian Society

While we wait for Gouraud's next salvo to be launched back to Morse 
(which takes place on March 19), I'll give another item from the same 
publication that is of daguerreian interest

On this day (March 9) in the year 1840, the following notice appeared 
in "The Evening Star" (New York) Vol. 7, No. 140 (9 March 1840) not 
paginated, but the notice appears on the second page:
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   Daguerre's Great Picture--The view of Ancient Jerusalem, Mount 
Calvary and the Crucifixion, recently opened at the large room of the 
Lyceum of Natural History, Broadway, is a painting of indescibable 
magnificence, and the soul of the painter must have felt the 
inspiration of the scripture in the gigantic conception of such a work 
of art.  After a few moments of silent emotion and admiration, the 
spectator begins to enjoy the exhibition in all its eloquent details, 
the effect of the pillowing clouds, which reflect a strong light on the 
Cross, and the group around it are inimitable;--the architecture 
beautiful, and the whole design inexpressibly grand.  It will no doubt, 
as a moral and intellectual exhibition, be deservedly patronized.

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer

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