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Notes on the text
Sketches of Paris. The Daguerreotype.

The original appearance of this tale was as "Le Daguerrˇotype." in Paul de Kock [and others] La Grande Ville: Nouveau Tableau de Paris. (Paris: Au Bureau Central des Publications Nouvelles, 1842-1843). [Also in the edition, (Paris: Marescq, Librairie-Editeur, 1844) pg. 192-204.]
   The original presentation included two illustrations not reproduced in the Godey's printing; these are given below. The final illustration was used for the cover design of the exhibition catalogue, Phelps Stokes, I. N. The Hawes-Stokes Collection of American Daguerreotypes by Alberts Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939.)
   The tale was later translated and appeared without illustrations as "A Few Photographs." in The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine Vol. 42, No. 2 (August 1853) pg. 137-142. This later translation was reprinted (again without illustrations) under the same title in The Photographic and Fine Art Journal Vol. 7, No. 4 (April 1854) pg. 101-103.

  —notes by Gary W. Ewer

 

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