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There is great demand in America for "crayon photography" 
1884 
  
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Published in "Three Visits to America" by Emily Faithful (New York: Fowler & Wells Co, undated on title page but 1884), p.307.
 
There is a great demand in America for "crayon photography," by which hundreds of girls receive from 25 to 100 dollars for every crayon produced. People who possess faded, unsatisfactory daguerreotypes of relatives long since dead, are glad to have them taken to a solar-printshop to be enlarged and worked over with crayons, pastels, charcoal, or Indian ink, till pleasant portraits are obtained. A good crayon artist can draw directly from the photograph without using the solar-print at all, and thus lifts herself into a higher artistic rank, and her work becomes eligible for admission into the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design.
 
No American lady has yet obtained any distinction as a photographist. In our own country the greatest triumph in this direction was won by an amateur, the late Mrs. Cameron, who exhibited her pictures season after season in Colnaghi's gallery. 
 

 
  
 
  
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