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"Lines composed for Mr. and Mrs. Dillistin" A marvelous poem from a daguerreian broadside.

"Photographic Phenomena" from The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art of August 1841.

"Lines Written on Seeing a Daguerreotype Portrait of a Lady" by Miss Elizabeth S. Carey and accompanied by an wood-engraving illustration. From The Illustrated London News of August 19, 1843.

"Lines on a Daguerreotype" from the Boston Daily Evening Transcript of August 7, 1850.

"The Young Artist" Illustration and poem from Peterson's Magazine of November 1852.


"Origin of the Daguerreotype" from Ballou's Pictorial of February 24, 1855.

"Pictures by the Sun" by "Nugator." From the Southern Literary Messenger of March, 1840

"On an Ugly Person Sitting for a Daguerreotype" An epigram by John Godfrey. Saxe. This text also includes a later variant of the epigram. First published in The Knickerbocker of April, 1847

"On Seeing Mr. Anthony's Portrait of Jenny Lind" by Mrs. Anna L. Snelling. From The Photographic Art-Journal of May 1851.

"An Old Daguerreotype" by Roy Ferrell Greene. From Munsey's Magazine of April 1898.


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