E. B. Hendee

1845-1846       Rooms at Bratlett’s Hotel, Brandon, Vermont.                                                                  1846                   Rooms at Scofield’s Hall, Brandon, Vermont.

E. B. Hendee was recorded in one announcement and two advertisements in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont). The announcement ran on December 18, 1845. Daguerreotyping.  Messrs. Reed & Hendee are operating very successfully and satisfactorily to those who employ them, in taking Daguerreotype likenesses.  When Mr. Wilcox was operating in this way, last spring, I though he took the lead in Perfecting miniatures; but on seeing the work performed by Messrs. Reed & Hendee, I am confident that they go before any who have preceded them in this line of business.  Those desiring convenient likenesses for presenting to their friends will do well to call and see for themselves.

The first advertisement ran from December 18, 1845 to January 1, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  S. W. Reed & E. B. Hendee, Would inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Brandon & Vicinity that they have taken rooms, for a few day at Bartlett’s, where they are prepared to furnish Daguerreotype Miniatures finished in the Latest Improved Styles, by which they are rendered perfectly distinct, and prepared to resist the action of air and light without the possibility of being faded or changed.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.  Miniatures taken at all hours of the day, without regard to weather.  For the small sum of Two Dollars a perfect likeness will be done up in a handsome case.  Lockets furnished at a low price.  Brandon, Dec. 16, 1845.

The second advertisement ran from September 17 to October 8, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  E. B. Hendee, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Brandon and vicinity, that possessing all the latest improvements in the art, and a very superior apparatus, he is now prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in a style that equals the finest engravings, and with a truthfulness to nature that surpasses the best paintings.  They are rendered perfectly distinct, are prepared to resist the action of air and light, and are not liable to fade or change.

Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens, and improve the present opportunity to obtain a true and life like copy of their own features or those of their friends.  No charge unless the likenesses are satisfactorily taken.  Rooms at Scofield’s Hall.

E. B. Those who have had likenesses taken by the old process can have them retaken at a trifling expense. Instruction given, including all recent improvements in coloring, &c. Apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.  Brandon, Sept. 14, 1846.

E. B. possibly (Edwin B.) Hendee is recorded as being active in Sonora, California in 1849, in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. He may also be associated with the firm Hendee & Brothers.

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