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To secure a pleasing Portrait is everything
1853 (publication) 1973 (facsimile)
Private collection of Alan Griffiths
Original illustration in "Photographic Pleasures: popularly portrayed with pen and pencil" by Cuthbert Bede (London, T. McClean 1855) - Amphoto facsimile (1973).
To secure a pleasing Portrait is everything.
Daguerreotypist to cheerful sitter: "The process will commence as soon as I lift up this slide. You will have the goodness to look fixedly at one subject & call up a pleasant expression to your countenance."