W. B. Benson

W. B. Benson as stated before is possibly W. Benson and in the partnership of Benson & Wright, but until further research can be found it is only speculation that there is a connection.  The following announcements and advertisements are all from the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri.)

Announcement recorded on November 4, 1852.  Benson, The Daguerrean, Has arrived, and will remain 10 days at the “Glasgow House.”  Those Ladies and Gentlemen desiring Miniatures possessing Life Expression, Clearness of Outline and Beauty Of Finish will please call without delay.  Types taken without regard to weather and warranted not to fade.  Gentlemen taught by the most approved method.  W. B. Benson, Practical Operator.

On July 14, 1853 an announcement appears Daguerreotypes.—Benson, the far-famed Daguerrean Artist, is in town, which is a sufficient announcement for all who want faithful pictures of themselves and friends.  Give him a call.

An advertisement a week later on July 21 and ran until July 28, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  Those who want a correct and highly finished miniature of themselves or friends, will call on the undersigned without delay, as I intend leaving for Huntsville in ten days from date.

Operating rooms in the Female Seminary.  Hours of business from 7 A. M. to 5 P. M.

The art taught with all the improvements.  A first rate second hand instrument for sale cheap.  W. B. Benson, Practical Operator.

Another advertisement ran for two weeks on August 4 & 11, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  Those who want a correct and highly finished miniature of themselves or friends, will call on the undersigned without delay, as I intend leaving for Huntsville in ten days from date.

Operating rooms in the Female Seminary.  Hours of business from 7 A. M. to 5 P. M.

The art taught with all the improvements.  A first rate second hand instrument for sale cheap; together with everything necessary for a complete outfit.  One of the instruments is of the celebrated Voightlander’s make.  W. B. Benson, Practical Operator.

Also on August 11, 1853 another advertisement  appears.  Daguerreotypes.  Huntsville, Mo.  Those who want a correct and well-finished miniature of themselves or friends, will call on the undersigned Immediately,, as his stay is limited to a few days.  Operating rooms in the Court House.— Hours of business from 7 A. M. to 5 P. M.

The art taught with all the improvements.  Two first rate instrument for sale cheap; together with everything necessary for a complete outfit.  One of the instruments is of the celebrated Voightlander’s make.  W. B. Benson, Practical Operator.

W. B. Benson does not appear in any of the photographic directories that I have consulted.

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