William H. Hall

1849                Rooms on Main Street, in Jones Building, Malone, New York.

William H. Hall was recorded in an advertisement that ran on June 14 & 28, 1849 in the Franklin Gazette (Fort Covington, New York).  Improved Daguerreotypes.  Mr. Wm. H. Hall has opened rooms in Jones Building, 2nd floor, Main-street, 2nd building East of Andrus & Lewis’ Stone Store, where he will take Portraits, single or in groups, in a style far superior to any before taken in this vicinity, in any weather, with or without colors, in from five to ten seconds sitting, which enables weak eyes and nervous systems to obtain a correct likeness.

Mothers, fetch on you little ones; you can have their miniatures taken, and not have them sleeping.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his rooms and examine specimens.  Perfect satisfaction given, or no pay will be required.       Malone, June 12, 1849.

William H. Hall is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a W. H. Hall who was active in Clinton City, New York in 1850. Also a W. H. Hall is recorded in Plattsburgh, New York in 1848.  At this time it is unknown if they are the same person.

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