Mr. Osborn

1844                Address Unknown, South Boston.

Mr. Osborn was recorded in one announcement on June 4, 1844 in the Portland Weekly Advertiser (Portland, Maine).  On laying the corner stone of the new church in Hanover street, Boston on Thursday, among other memorials deposited, were certain specimens of Daguerreotype work, thus noticed by the Boston Transcript:

“And amongst other matters, Mr. Osborn, chemist, of South Boston, whose perfect skill in the production of the Daguerreotype, we have previously noticed in this paper, has prepared copies of the Proclamations of Governor Everett, for Fast, 1838, and Governor Davis, for Fast, 1841—and also one of the Daily Evening Transcript, of Dec. 8, 1843, which will be placed in the box, having received the approbation and admiration of the Building Committee.  The measure of the letter-press of these specimens of Daguerreotype is an inch by inch and a half, and the words may be read with the naked eye so inimitable is the clearness.  Time itself cannot deface this unique deposit, and Light has produced it—Light, the wonderful agent of God—pervading the Universe for the benefit of mankind—even as the light of Christianity is to pervade the hearts of all nations, and by the means of ministry and churches to prepare for ‘the perfect day’ and the ‘Everlasting Kingdom.’”

Mr. Osborn is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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