Morrison's St. Louis directory
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Celebrated Gallery of
Daguerreotype Miniatures ,
No. 1 Fourth Street,
Corner Of Market, St. Louis, Mo.

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The subscriber returns thanks to his numerous patrons for the liberal patronage that has
been extended to him during the last five years in St. Louis, during his practice in the Daguer-
reotype Art, and being determined to let no Establishment in the West surpass him, either in
fine Pictures, fine Gallery, or polite attention.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of St. Louis, and Strangers visiting the City, will find at this Gal-
lery the Largest and Finest Pictures to be seen in the West, among them will be
found likenesses of all the distinguished persons that have visited St. Louis lately. Also, speci-
mens of the Largest Size Pictures now taken in the United States, this being the only Gallery in
St. Louis that takes those large Pictures. This extensive Establishment has over a Thousand
Pictures on exhibition, and is fitted up regardless of expense, in the most chaste and becoming
manner, with all the Improvements of Sky and Side Lights, and other conveniences for the
patrons of this Gallery. Pictures taken by the most Imorived Method, and Colored true to Na-
ture, from the finger ring to the double who size plate, and put up either in cases or frames,
to suit tastes. No inferior Pictures will ever go out of this gallery, if it is left to the judg-
ment of the Artist.

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Gallery open from sun rise to sun set. Pictures taken in rainy, clowdy, as well as fair
weather. Daguerreotype Portraits, Miniatures, and Copied Views of Buildings taken. Inva
lids waited on at their residences; also, Likenesses of Deceased Persons taken.

Best hours for Children, from 11, A. M., to 2 o’clock, P. M. The most suitable dress is always
dark or figured, avoiding white or light blue.

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I wish it distinctly understood, that I take no Pictures less than Three Dollars, or
higher than Forty.

St. Louis, January, 1852.

J. H.Fitzgibbon, .

W. H. Douglass’
Daguerreotype Establishment ,
No. 5 Fourth st., St. Louis, Mo.

This Establishment was constructed expressly for the business, and has supe-
rior facilities for producing Choice Daguerreotypes. Embracing the Northern
Sky Light, makes Pictures almost instantaseously, thus enabling sitters to al-
ways keep a good expression. Children of the ages taken in beautiful style.

Pure Silver Plates only are used. Pure Gold, to prevent fading
and the Pictures are finished with Preservers. Single persons, or groups
of any number, are taken, from the smallest ring picture to the full size.

Daguerreotypes, Portraits, &c., of all sizes accurately copied, by the best ap-
paratus made for copying purposes. Daguerreotypes colored, by Douglass’ Im-
proved Process; also, plain Daguerreotypes taken.

Dark Dresses take best for Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children.

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Particular pains are taken by Mr. D. in finishing all Pictures, as he is
determined to please every customer, and furnish them with Daguerreotypes
worth preserving.