Mrs. Duke

1856-1857       Rooms on the corner near the Post Office, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Duke was recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 25, 1856 to September 18, 1857 in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Patent Ambrotypes.  Mrs. Duke having purchased the right of Montgomery County to make Ambrotypes, and having taken instructions of Mr. Troxel of Louisville, KY., is now prepared to offer to her customers this beautiful style of pictures, attracting so much attention in the Eastern cities.

Ambrotypes are made in Clarksville, only by Mrs. Duke, on the corner near the Post Office, and in all kinds of weather.

Mrs. Duke is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an M. Duke in 1857 in Clarksville, Tennessee.  William L. Troxel is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

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