12 de Outubro
THE LITERARY GAZETTE AND JOURNAL OF BELLES LETTRES, ARTS, SCIENCES
London, Saturday, october, 12, 1839
pAG. 653, 654
Daguerréotype Exhibtions. – M. St. Croix has resumed these exhibitions at the Adelaide Gallery, where they excited considerable interest; but were stopped for a while by an injunction in Chancery, said to have been obtained, sub rosâ, by M. Daguerre, who did not like his apparatus to be explained, and the profits pocketed, by any other person. The operation, as we have observed, occupies more time than we expected; so that unless you return in an hour or two to witness the result, you can only see portions of the process; which are, however, clearly stated, and the anticipated effects, in our wintry and uncertain climate, declared. A view of Regent Street, another of St. Martin’s Church, a third of household furniture, with a Daguerréotype picture reflected, are shown; but the most striking production is a picture of a section of the lecture-room itself, with a bust of Faraday on the bench, which is quite delightful. We understand that the machinery costs some 20l., and at that expense anybody may set up Daguerréotyping. We also observe, that Mr. Cooper has announced lectures thrice a-week at the Polytechnicon, to illustrate the same process, and under a licence from Daguerre; who thus evidently claims a right to control all public exhibitions of his process, although sold, as we say, out and out, to the French government !