Blodget

Blodget was recorded in two advertisements on October 18 and 19, 1855 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts) in the partnership of Rees, Blodget & Company.  It is not known with any certainty who Rees and Blodget are because no first names were ever recorded in the newspaper.  One could speculate Rees is C. R. Rees who known to have operated studios in Richmond, Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and in New York City, among other locations.  The problem with this theory is that in both Richmond and New York he uses steam in his galleries to produce images.  Blodget is also a mystery, it’s possible that he could be Cyrus Blodgett who was in Boston in 1854-1856.

Advertisement from October 18.  Take Notice!—Opposition to Steam Daguerreotypes, taken by a new American discovery, for only 25 cents, warranted to be of the best quality, and satisfaction given.  Something less than 500 taken daily.  No connection with the steam whistle, next door.  Rees, Blodget, & Co, artists.  Piper Block, Main st.

Advertisement from October 19.  Rees, Blodget, & Co. do not take Daguerreotypes by steam, as their noisy competitors boast to do, but at the same time give all who visit them good portraits, and at a quick rate, for 25 cents.  Rees, Blodget & Co. have opened their rooms at Piper’s Block, bent upon blowing up all steam boilers in the vicinity, if they burst themselves in doing so.

Rees, Blodget and Company are new names and not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900.

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