Corduan & Fay

1841-1842       10 Front Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Corduan & Fay 1841 were recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from November 3 to 8, 1841 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat (Brooklyn, New York).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Corduan & Fay are prepared to execute Likenesses, at No. 10 Front street, Brooklyn, in a style equal, if not superior, to any specimen heretofore exhibited in New York—hours from 9 A. M. till 5 o’clock, P. M.

Persons wishing instructions, can be perfected in a very short time, on reasonable terms, and apparatus furnished at short notice, together with every article necessary to commence business.

The second advertisement ran from December 27, 1841 to April 28, 1842 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat (Brooklyn, New York).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Corduan & Fay are prepared to execute Likenesses, at No. 10 Front street, Brooklyn, in a style equal, if not superior, to any specimen heretofore exhibited in New York—hours from 9 A. M. till 5 o’clock, P. M.

Persons wishing instructions, can be perfected in a very short time, on reasonable terms, and apparatus furnished at short notice, together with every article necessary to commence business.

The partnership has not been recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list two Corduan, the first Benjamin Corduan who was listed as a daguerreian in 1842-1843 at the rear of 28 Cheery Street, New York City.  Joseph Corduan was listed as daguerreian plate and apparatus manufacturer from 1840-1841 at the same address rear of 28 Cheer Street, New York City.  See yesterdays post Joseph was also active as a daguerreotypist in 1841-1842.  Craig also states the Joseph Corduan was in the partnership of Corduan 1841-1842, at the same address.  Based on this information the identity of Corduan is more likely Benjamin.   Craig also list six Fay’s in his books.  The only one that fits the dates would be Fay with no first name in the partnership of Fay & Stanley on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1842.

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