Hughes & Wilkinson

1859                Rooms over Wilkinson & Co.’s. Jewelry Store, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hughes & Wilkinson were recorded in an announcement that appeared on September 6, 1859 in   The Western Democrat (Charlotte, North Carolina).  Hughes & Wilkinson’s Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery, over Wilkinson & Co.’s. jewelry store, is something a little nicer than Charlotte has been treated to yet.  Those who wish to be “taken” should call immediately.  The pictures are life-like, and are worth going to see, especially the one on the mantel-piece.

Hughes & Wilkinson are not listed in other photographic directories.  Hughes is possibly William P. Hughes who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but not listed in Charlotte in 1859.

1 thought on “Hughes & Wilkinson

  1. Wilkinson would have been my cousin, Neill Wilkinson (c. 1829-1863), who was also proprietor of a large boarding house. His brother, James G. Wilkinson (c. 1825-1864), was a silversmith and jeweler. When Neill enlisted in the Confederate Army in March of 1862, his occupation was given as a “daguerran artist.” He was killed at Gettysburg.


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