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valeriemurchie-stolpe January 31, 2015
So sweet.
1Ernesto January 31, 2015
It was in color but I thought it looked much sweeter in sepia with the daguerreotype framing. Thanks for the "Top Choice" peer recognition.
Flosno February 03, 2015
Adorable and again a superb "story line"....well done Ernesto
1Ernesto February 03, 2015
She really is "adorable" and upon first look I knew I had to put this in my gallery. Thanks for enjoying the story line and for the "Outstanding Creativity" peer recognition.
estercastillo08 February 08, 2015
So lovely and thanks for sharing, Voted Magical Portraits
1Ernesto February 09, 2015
Thank you for the kind comments and all the votes. I most appreciate your "superb composition" peer recognition as this photo did take some careful editing.
Akire February 12, 2015
This is adorable...great story....well done! vt
1Ernesto February 13, 2015
Thanks for the "great story" comment. It is always pleasing to have the research complimented along with a peer recognition for the photo.
kathleenweetman February 16, 2015
Great research into the original image Ernesto.Thank you for teaching us so much about the background to the shot....A well taken shot and a great entry.....Voted..kathleen
1Ernesto February 16, 2015
I love how in 1923 this was a very appropriate and adorable photo. Taking the creative license to make it into a daguerreotype just seemed to make it all come together. Thank you for your Top Choice peer recognition.
kathleenweetman March 07, 2015
This is nostalgia in every way. To use the old sepia is perfect for it.....vOTED .K
1Ernesto March 07, 2015
Thanks for the vote and for the compliment on the use of sepia. For sure in this instance it just makes the feel of the photo even more in tune with ages and ages ago.
AnneDphotography March 22, 2015
wow , amazing image and interesting read to go with it !
1Ernesto March 22, 2015
Thanks! I appreciate your kind comment on the image and the description. Thinking that in your honor I will now name this little girl Anne.
marilenavaccarini March 29, 2015
great image, great story
kathleenweetman April 12, 2015
JDLifeshots December 31, 2015
Great job!
JPGRANIZO January 20, 2016
when I was a child, we had one of this at home
JDLifeshots February 26, 2016
Adorable shot! Voted Fine Art Nudes.

Japenese Cleaning Works 1923 Calendar (daguerreotype) photo of Anne

From the El Paso, Texas Herald Nov.25, 1922. (page 17)
Local Japanese Cleaners Delight In Restoring the Color and Texture of Most Delicate Fabrics. From a...
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From the El Paso, Texas Herald Nov.25, 1922. (page 17)
Local Japanese Cleaners Delight In Restoring the Color and Texture of Most Delicate Fabrics. From a private soldier in the ranks of Japan’s army during the Russian-Japanese war to the proprietor of a large dyeing and cleaning establishment in El Paso is a long jump for any man to make but this feat was accomplished by Mr. Mutaguchi, one time subject of the I Mikado and now a successful business man of the southwest.
Mr. Mutaguchi came to El Paso eight years ago and established the Japanese Cleaning Works, which is located in a large building at 313 South Mesa avenue. He landed in San Francisco 15 years ago. The first seven years of his life in America was spent as a laundry man in California. It was while engaged in this pursuit that he studied and observed the cleaning industry. Mr. Mutaguchi states that he has | applied himself to the learning of the dyeing business until he is now thoroughly conversant with every detail. In his works the most delicate of soiled fabrics are cleaned without injury. When one notes the soft tints and fine weaves of the fabrics worn by women, it is apparent a cleaner must be somewhat of an artist to remove the dirt and spots from these garments and, at the same time, bring out the original colors as bright and as beautiful as when the cloth was first woven. Mr. Mutaguchi, native of the west coast of Japan, is such an artist. He loves colors and his happiest moments are when his skillful hands are removing the soot and dust spots from an old rose or a baby blue tinted fabric. The Japanese Cleaning works Is equipped with modern machinery for the cleaning and dyeing of wearable's. This company also cleans draperies, but does not handle carpets or rugs. The staff of artisans consists of ten people, men and women. Material to be cleaned is called for and delivered by automobile. Both steam and dry cleaning processes are employed. This company specializes on the removing of ink stains from clothing which, as any cleaner knows, is one of the most difficult tasks of the business. “A fresh ink spot is fairly easy to remove,” commented Mr. Mutaguchi. “but gets harder as it gets older. The hardest of all is to take out an ink spot that some one else has worked on and only partially remedied. The ink has been driven into the heart of the thread, and it takes a long intricate process to remove it.” The Japanese Cleaning Works cater to a high class of trade and guarantee their work.

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