A. Elting

1854-1855       57 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York.

A. Elting of the partnership of Turck & Elting were recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from December 7, 1851 to January 6, 1855 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York).  Holiday Presents.—Daguerreotypes.—57 Fulton street, Brooklyn, opposite Hicks st., where the subscribers are prepared to execute likenesses of a superior tone and finish in all the variety of styles for Holiday Presents at low prices.  Having a large assortment of fancy cases, the[y] flatter themselves that they can please all who may favor them with a call.

Their Daguerreotypes are not to be excelled by any others in this city or New York.  J. Turck, A. Eeting.

The second advertisement ran on December 22, 1854 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York).  Santa Claus; Or, A Directory For The Holidays….

Daguerreotypes.                                                                                                                                                          When the friends we loved in another day                                                                                                      Are keeping the holidays far away,                                                                                                                      And we, though longing, cannot be there,                                                                                                      The pleasures and festive joys to share,                                                                                                            What else can such enchantment lend                                                                                                              As the likeness of an absent friend?                                                                                                                    A daguerreotype any taste to suit,                                                                                                                      Such as Elting & Turck can execute.

The third advertisement ran from February 9 to May 14, 1855 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle  (Brooklyn, New York).  Turck & Elting’s Daguerreotype Rooms. 57 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, opposite Hicks st., where we intend offering to the citizens of Brooklyn, and all who may favor us with a call, Daguerreotypes equal to any taken in this city or New York, at the low price of Fifty Cents—including case.

We possess advantages, that few can boast of—our rooms are easy of access, we have a large and beautiful Sky Light, which is admitted to be the best in this city; this, together with twelve years experience in the Daguerreotype business, will be sufficient inducement to all those in want of a pleasing, soft toned, life like and unfading picture to give us a call.  Pictures of Adults take[n] in cloudy as well as clear weather.  J. Turck.  A. Elting.

A. Elting, Turck, and Elting & Turck are not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Jeremiah Turck In Hudson, New York in 1850-1852 and in Troy New York 1857-1858.  It is possible it is the same person, but further research is needed.

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