1851 Address Unknown, Gallipolis, Ohio. 1855 Greenwood’s Building, under Odd Fellows’ Hall, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Frank Carel, Jr. was recorded twice in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio.) First in announcement that appeared on October 23, 1851. The County Fair. The first Annual Agricultural Fair…F. Carel exhibited some excellent daguerreotype likenesses.—Carel ranks No. 1 in this line of business…
The following advertisement appeared on March 29 and ran to May 24, 1855 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio.) Something New! Frank Carel, Jr., Will commence next week taking Photographs, The new style Pictures on paper, just introduced in all the principal cities of the Union. Also splendid Daguerreotypes, taken by the latest improved method, of the most celebrated Eastern operators. Prices for Daguerreotypes from Seventy-Five Cents up. Room in Greenwood’s Building under Odd Fellows’ Hall.
It is unknown at this time if Frank was active before 1851 or if he was active in Gallipolis continuously.
Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an F. Carel in Gallipolis 1860. Ohio Photographers, 1839-1900, by Diane VanSkiver Gagel list a Carel (no first name) in Gallipolis in 1860-1865, and a Charles Carel in Gallipolis from 1866-1884. At this time no connection has been made between Charles Carel and Frank Carel, Jr.