1841 Rooms in the Kirkland Block, Utica, New York.
Mr. Cooper was recorded in the partnership of Young & Cooper first in an announcement that ran on February 2, 1841 in the Oneida Whig (Utica, New York). Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The attention of our readers is solicited to the advertisement of Messrs. Young & Cooper. Any person who is desirous of possessing a perfect miniature representation of himself, will do well to call and receive a touch of their art.
The advertisement ran from February 2 to March 9, 1841 in the Oneida Whig (Utica, New York). Daguerreotype Miniatures. Messrs. Young & Cooper respectfully inform the citizens of Utica and its vicinity that they contemplate remaining for only a few weeks longer in this city: so that if there are any persons who are desirous of having their miniatures or portrait beautifully and accurately taken by this wonderful instrument they must attend to it in time; for they may depend upon it they have an opportunity offered them now which they will not again have for years. They have been able to so arrange their instrument that they are now able to take the most beautiful miniatures that have been taken by this instrument in this country, in the short space of from fifteen seconds to two and a half minutes, without any sun and in all kinds of weather. The community generally are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the art; and the proprietors flatter themselves that on such examination the citizens of this city will very generally consent to see themselves as others see them, through the aid of this instrument.
Messrs. Young & Cooper will be found any time during the day at their rooms in the Kirkland Block. February 1, 1841.
After checking many photographic directories there is no listing for Cooper that fits the activity date of the partnership. There are several possibilities for the identity of Young that were recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. First there was a Young in Baltimore, Maryland in the partnership of Parker & Young in 1841. Second there was a (C. P.) young in the partnership of Young & Western in New York City in 1842. Third there was a Benjamin F. Young also in New York City in 1853-1844.