Section from the 1882 brochure describing
"Tourograph Outfits." The 2-door model is not
shown in this brochure, but it is interesting to
see that the "packed for travel" engraving is
the 2-door body pattern.
The first reference for a dry plate Tourograph (c.1880) is advertised by the Blair Tourograph Company located at No. 1 Windsor
Street, Cambridge, Mass. After changing the name to the Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Company, an 1882 catalogue was
published illustrating a 2-door Tourograph. Although listed at No. 292 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., the catalogue also includes
an overstamp mentioning that the company has "removed to No. 471 Tremont Street" in Boston.
The brochure shown on this webpage has the first appearance of the single door design and may represent an early attempt to
update brochures to include the Tremont Street address. The address does not have a professional look and appears to be a last
minute change. Later catalogues with the Tremont address are more professional in appearance.