Griffin & Whyland

1850                Main Street, over J. D. Crank’s Store, Geneseo, New York.

Griffin (Lewis V.) & Whyland were recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 14 to August 15, 1850 in the Livingston Republican (Geneseo, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  Messrs. Griffin & Whyland would respectfully announce to the citizens of Geneseo and vicinity, that they have fitted up the rooms over store of J. D. Crank, Main Street, where they will be ready at any time to accommodate the public with Miniatures, which are seldom equaled for beauty of tone and brilliant luster, and the “Eyes” we never fail in producing them equally as plain and bright as those of the original.  Having spent much time in the study and practice of the art, and also in obtaining the latest improvements, they feel perfectly confident that their specimens will compare with any hitherto produced.  A good assortment of stock on hand at all times.  Every variety of Cases—Single, Double, Plain Morocco, Turkey hoend, fancy Gilt and embossed.

Frames—Rosewood, Mahogany, Rough and Ready, Single or in Groups.  Lockets—All sizes, single, double, and glass fronts.  Miniature Pins and Rings.  Warranted instructions given to any who are otherwise qualified for the business, and free access to all books and papers connected with the art.  Apparatus and stock furnished if desired.

Miniatures taken in all kinds of weather.  Ladies and gentlemen are requested to examine and sit for specimens.  Geneseo, February 11th, 1850.

Lewis V. Griffin is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but not in the partnership with Whyland, and Whyland is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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