Additional descriptions of the daguerreotype exhibit at the New York Exhibition Of The Industry Of All Nations

Part 4.

On September 2, 1853 published in the Semi-Weekly Tribune the following addition is added to the description of the exhibit published on August 19th. (in yesterday’s post.)  Two items worth mentioning Samuel Root was not mentioned in either article and second is more of an asterisk The Crayon Daguerreotype was invented and patented by John A. Whipple in Boston, Marcus A. Root purchased the patent rights when he was in New York and transferring the right to his brother Samuel but he continues to make Crayon’s in Philadelphia and in Washington, D. C.

In our notice of the Daguerreotype department, some days since we omitted to notice the collection of Messrs. Meade Brothers.  This was purely an act of inadvertence on our part, that collection having escaped our attention in the multitude of exhibitors’ cases.  We hasten to remedy this omission by noticing them here.  Taken as a whole, the collection of Mr. Meade is fair, their being great variety in the display, and some pictures of merit.  The portrait of Daguerre, in this collection, is the only one of the kind in this country, having been taken by one of the exhibitors when in France, in 1848.  Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages” are illustrated on as many plates, taken from life.  The earlier picture of this series are better conceived than the later ones, especially those representing the Soldier and the Lover.  The Meade’s have also a number of heads on the largest sized plates; some Daguerreotypes colored to resemble miniatures on ivory; and what are termed by them Instantaneous Daguerreotypes.  These do not possess any remarkable merit.  We perceive in Brady’s collection some well selected heads, among which are two of President Pierce and one of Lieut. Maury.  M. A. Root has a large and respectable collection now on view, among which are many specimens of his Crayon Daguerreotypes.

Part 5 premiums posted tomorrow 5/26/18

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