William Farnham

1850-1851       Freeman’s New Building, 80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.

William Farnham was recorded in one announcement and two advertisement.  The announcement appeared on June 4, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, the accomplished Daguerreotypist, who has filled a highly satisfactory “mission” to this city, during the past five months, has left us for his former residence, Amsterdam, where he will tarry for a time at least.—Wherever he may go, we bespeak for him that patronage which his success as an operator—to say nothing of his very gentlemanly deportment and faculty that he has of making everybody pleased with both himself and his productions—so justly entitles him.  He will be succeeded in this city by Mr. Farnham, who comes highly recommended.  (Rooms in Freeman’s Building, No. 80 State-street.)

The first announcement ran from June 11, 1850 to January 7, 1851 in The Schenectady Cabinet  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.  Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

The second advertisement ran from July 5 to November 29, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.        Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

William Farnham is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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