1850 Address Unknown, Charleston, South Carolina. 1850 Rooms in the Sumter Court House, Sumterville, South Carolina.
C. D. Boyden was recorded in a notice and advertisement which ran from February 27 to March 6, 1850 in The Sumter Banner (Sumterville, South Carolina.) The notice. By the arrival of Mr. C. D. Boyden, from the Daguerrean Gallery of Messrs. Bostwick & Fuller, the citizens of Sumter are enabled to have correct likenesses of themselves and family taken, at a very moderate charge and in a style unequaled for durability and life-like expression. Mr. B. is certainly master of his profession, and we recommend to all, have their Likenesses taken by him immediately—such an opportunity rarely occurs and advantages should be taken of it.
The Advertisement. Daguerreotypes, C. D. Boyden, from the Daguerrean Gallery of Bostwick & Fuller, has taken rooms in the Sumter Court House, and is now prepared to take perfect and imperishable likenesses of all who will favor him with a call; and at prices to suit the times. Come and see. Sumterville, Feb. 20, 1850.
In the book Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers, 1840-1940. By Harvey S. Teal. Page 48. Bostwick & Squires…Bostwick “states in a May 1850 Georgetown newspaper that he was “recently from New York & directly from the City of Charleston.” The same information is also recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.