W. L. Cook

1851                Address Unknown, Pulaski, New York.

W. L. Cook was recorded in two advertisement, the first ran from May 15 to 29, 1851 in the Northern Democrat (Pulaski, New York). Skylight Daguerreotypes in Pulaski, Cook’s Circular. Having perfected my arrangements I would give notice to the public generally that my rooms are now open to their inspection, and that I am prepared to give some further demonstration of the nature and perfection of the Daguerreotype.

The Art of itself is perfect if it can have its proper advantages, and I hope that by a possession of these, I shall be enabled to do away the two great defects of nearly all side light likenesses, the want of distinctness in the eyes and the form of the features, having eyes to my Likenesses whether the eyes of the subject are light or dark.  Those who have failed to obtain likenesses to their satisfaction from either of the above causes will do well to call and see what my Remedy will do for them.

It will be [be], borne in mind that these Rooms are designed to be permanent so that the inhabitants of the neighboring villages may find it to their advantage to give me a call.

An Offer.  For the sake of testing the comparative advantages of the side and sky-light I will give as good a likeness as I can take and pay the difference for the best likeness taken in this village of a person having dark eyes that shall be left at my rooms within three weeks after the date of this circular.  I also make the same offer for the best likeness of any person having light eyes, left within the same period.

Likenesses taken in cloudy weather as well as fair.  Instructions given in the art.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 9 P. M.    W. L. Cook, Artist.

The second advertisement ran from June 5 to July 3, 1851 in the Northern Democrat (Pulaski, New York).  Skylight Daguerreotypes in Pulaski, Cook’s Circular.  Having perfected my arrangements I would give notice to the public generally that my rooms are now open to their inspection, and that I am prepared to give some further demonstration of the nature and perfection of the Daguerreotype.

The Art of itself is perfect if it can have its proper advantages, and I hope that by a possession of these, I shall be enabled to do away the two great defects of nearly all side light likenesses, the want of distinctness in the eyes and the form of the features, having eyes to my Likenesses whether the eyes of the subject are light or dark.  Those who have failed to obtain likenesses to their satisfaction from either of the above causes will do well to call and see what my Remedy will do for them.

It will be [be], borne in mind that these Rooms are designed to be permanent so that the inhabitants of the neighboring villages may find it to their advantage to give me a call.

Prices.  For taking over, 81 cents, Silk lined cases $1.00 Others according to quality from $1.25 to $5.00.  Likenesses Copied, Cleaned, spots removed, and properly secured with safety to the Likeness and on reasonable terms.  Likenesses taken in cloudy weather as well as fair.  Instructions given in the art.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 9 P. M.     W. L. Cook, Artist.

W. L. Cook is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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