Season Ticket for the Grand Parlor and Gallery Stereoscope, 1854 (recto and verso)
Title: Grand Parlor and Gallery Stereoscope
Description: 7.7 x 6.7 cm printed card (recto: yellow; verso: buff)
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Grand Parlor and Gallery Stereoscope. / Admit the Bearer / Season Ticket / Artists’ Daguerreotype Rooms, 5 1/2 Tremont Row , Opposite Brattle Street, / Southworth & Hawes. / N.B.—Daguerreotypes in every variety of style, Ambrotypes, Crystalotypes, Talbot-types, &c. Miniatures in Clouds, Crayon, illuminated Back Ground, &c., all our own original invention.
The Bride of the Stereoscope.* / by J. E. L.
Let the Tableau remain, so dainty the sight,
With the thin vestal robes and the rosebuds of white,
And the smile more than all, of Love gayly born,
Lifting up the pale lids like the rising of morn.
See! the rosy lips part with the womanly vow,
As the white feet of angels were waiting it now;
The bosom's wild throb–list! does it not beat?
Kneel, kneel, gently kneel at the worshipped one's feet.
A picture more lovely than this have ye not,
Softly gaze–softly breathe–as ye pause on the spot;
Then veil the fair figure, like Isis of old,
And keep the young heart in the vows it hath told.
A portrait so true no canvas can bear–
O let it forever stand lingering there;
Whatever the changes the far years betray,
Still, still keep her here, a bride e'en for aye.
* Suggested by a Tableau now on exhibition at the Artists' Daguerreotype Rooms, 5 1-2 Tremont Row.
April, 1854. From the Boston Atlas.
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EWER ARCHIVE E8540001: Season Ticket for the Grand Parlor and Gallery Stereoscope, 1854, Southworth & Hawes
(See also Ewer archive: N8540002)