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In this letter to his father, young (age 18) George Fuller sings the praises of the daguerreotype, a new invention only two years old for taking pictures. His feelings show how quickly the idea of "taking pictures" captured the imagination of the public. Young George requests money from his father to start a new business of picture taking with his older brother, Augustus, who was also an artist. George plans to begin the sales trip by visiting the large country towns "where they have seen nothing of the kind, " and believes that at seven dollars per photo they could be out of debt in two weeks time and the loan repaid to his father in two months.