This magnet pictures an 1855 black and white advertising broadside for Root's Daguerreotype Photography Studio in Washington, D.C. The original ad is in the Library of Congress collection
Root was located at 290 Pennsylvania Avenue, at the NW corner of 11th street, above Sylvester's Drug Store. They produced daguerreotypes, talbotypes, stereoscopics, crayon, portraits and miniatures.
I found a reference on the web indicating that the proprietor was Marcus A. Root, although his primary studio was in Philadelphia. Another reference said he acquired another photographer's studio, in New York, so perhaps this D.C. shop was another acquisition. Marcus had a younger brother who was also a photographer, Samuel, but I haven't found anything to suggest that he had a studio in Washington. The ad flier was printed in Philadelphia by Chandler Printing House.
Magnet size: 3” x 4” (7.6cm x 10.2cm)
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Roots Daguerreotype Studio Advertisement Fridge Magnet
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