S. T. Corley

1849-1850       Rooms in the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Camden, South Carolina.                                  1850                  Address Unknown, Darlington, South Carolina

S. T. Corley was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement. The advertisements the first ran from November 28, 1849 to January 2, 1850 in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina). A Favorable Opportunity Is now offered to those who wish to obtain neat Daguerreotype Likenesses of themselves or their friends.  Rooms in the Odd Fellows’ Hall.  Call and examine for yourselves.                    S. T. Corley.

The announcement ran on February 1, 1850 in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina).  Mr. S. T. Corley, of Kentucky, has been successfully engaged in taking Daguerreotype Likenesses at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, in our town, for nearly two months, and has “struck off” many of our citizens.  Mr. C. is a young man of agreeable manners, and his demeanor among us entitles him to patronage and support.  His well assorted supply of cases and lockets, of every sort and size, cannot fail to suit the taste of the most fastidious.—Some of his pictures would well compare with those of Daguerreotypist of more experience and reputation.  Mr. C. has gone to Darlington for a few weeks, after which our citizens will again enjoy the opportunity of having their likenesses taken.

S. T. Corley is listed in Craig’s Daguerrean Registry in April 1848 over Mrs. Swinney’s grocery, Albany, Georgia; 1849 in Laurensville, South Carolina; 1850 in Salisbury, North Carolina. In Early Georgia Photographers 1841-1861: A Biographical Checklist, by E. Lee Eltzroth places his activity dates in Albany, Georgia from April to about May 25, 1848.  In Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940, by Harvey S. Teal.  List his activity dates as July 1849 in Laurensville and in March of 1850 in Darlington, South Carolina.

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