The following newspaper article was published in the January 28, 1862 issue of the Bloomville Mirror.
“The question before the meeting is this: If a feller, what is a feller, and his gal, are about to parted for a time, and they propose to exchange daguerreotypes, and for that purpose the feller goes with his gal to the daguerreotype shop, and is to pay for having the ‘pictures too;” and he only has money enough to pay for picture in an ordinary case, and the other in a magnificent case, which picture should he put in the magnificent case, his own ugly mug or hers? Would it be gallant in him to put her mug in the ugly case? Would it be jinerous in to put his mug in the ugly case which she has to keep? That’s the question before the meeting.”