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The New Yorker

New-York, Saturday Evening, April 20, 1839
By H. Greeley & Co.
Four dollars per annum.
Vol. 7, No 5, Whole No 161

16 pages: 66 - 80
Size: 24x31 cm

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The part about the invention of photography is on page 70-71,
and a transcript can be found here (with original typos)

The rest of the paper contains poems, play reviews, voting results,
capital of banks, marriages and obituaries, literature, politics and the last
page is a sheet of music for people to play at home.

The daguerreotype was announced here as the Daguerreoscope.
The invention was officially announced in London and Paris on January 9th 1839.

About the newspaper.

The New Yorker was established in 1834 by the 23 year old Horace Greeley.
The weekly paper got a large audience but no money and ended in 1840/1841. Greeley
continued with The New York Tribune, a popular paper that run from around 1840-1870.
He also went into politics and lost a presidential election in 1872, after which he died.

The famous Mathew Brady made a daguerreotype of Greeley.











New York Daily Tribune

New-York, Monday morning, January 13, 1845
By Greeley & McElrath
Five dollars a year.
Vol. 4, No 239, whole No 1170

Pictured here: 4 pages
Size: 46x57 cm

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This paper contains advertisements for photo studios.




National Miniature Gallery
247 Broadway, NY (USA)
Anthony, Edwards & Co.

Burgess' Gallery
of Colored Daguerreotypes
192 Broadway, NY (USA)
NG Burgess Principal Operator.

First premium daguerreotype - Plumbe,
Daguerrian Gallery of Patent Premium Colored Photo-
graphs, No 251 Broadway, above Murray-street, New-York,
awarded the Medial, four first Premiums and two "Highest
Honors" at the Exhibitions of the Institutes of Massachusetts,
New-York and Pennsylvania, respectively for most beautiful
colored Pictures and best apparatus ever exhibited.


United States Daguerrian Gallery 175
Broadway, up stairs - E. White would re-
spectfully call the attention of citizens and strangers visiting
the city, to his splendid collection of Daguerreotype Portraits,
single or in groups from 2 to 14 persons on the same plate,
which for beauty and accuracy of delineation cannot be sur-
passed. Portraits taken in all kinds of weather, either with or
without the colors, the prices of which he has reduced to those
charged by the most inexpertenced in the business.
The American Institute at its late exhibition awarded Mr.
White the First Premium for the best Daguerreotype Likeness-
es, (for grouping and general effect) which is but another proof
to the superiority of his Portraits.
Mr. White is sole agent in New York for the very superior
imported German Cameras. and at no other establishment in
the city or state can they be obtained.
N.B.-Imported German Cameras, also French and Ameri-
can instruments of the very best quality, with Plates, Cases
Chemicals Polishing materials, &c.
Mr. White's Case Manufactory being the largest and most
extensive in the United States, he is enabled (from the quantity
he manufactures) to sell Daguerreotype Miniature Cases, 10
per cent lower than any other house in the Union.

First Premium New-York
Daguerrian Miniature Gallery,
Corner of Broadway and Fulton street, entrance
third door,
Where may be had Miniatures which for beauty
of color, tone and effect, can at all times commend
themselves; and if not superior, are equal to any that have
been heretofore taken. Mr. B. does not claim superiority for
himself, but leaves his pictures to the criticisms of a just and
intelligent public, who, as well as strangers, are invited to call
at the Gallery before going elsewhere, whether they intend sit-
ting or not. Likenesses in all cases warranted to give satisfac-
tion, and colored in a most beautiful manner, and in which de-
partment Mr. B. does claim superiority, it being filled by a
competent and practical person. Taken in all kinds of weather,
from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.
The American Institute awarded a First Premium to
M. B, Brady at the late Fair.
Instructions carefully given in the art.
M. B. Brady.