J. B. Keller

1850-1851       S. A. Bailey’s Building, Cooperstown, New York.                                                      1851                   Rooms over D. F. Olendorf’s Variety Store, Cooperstown, New York.

J. B. Keller was recorded in two advertisement in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York). The first advertisement ran from August 3, 1850 to February 15, 1851. Cooperstown Daguerrian Gallery.  L. B. Keeler Respectfully announces to the public, that he has permanently located himself in the Daguerreotype business in the village of Cooperstown, where he is prepared to take likenesses in a style not to be surpassed.  Having made himself acquainted with all the late and valuable improvements in the art, and also furnished himself with Apparatus, Stock, &c., of the first quality, he feels confident that he can suit even those who are the most difficult.  Being a member of the American Photographic Association, he is constantly receiving every new and important improvement in the art, thereby enabling him to give entire satisfaction.  Likenesses set in Lockets, Pins, Bracelets, or Rings.  Miniatures of the sick or dead, views of Buildings, Machinery, &c. taken in any part of the country.  Perfect satisfaction guaranteed.  Should any defective change take place in any picture taken in this Gallery, a new one will be given free of charge.  The public will at once see the advantage of patronizing a permanently located artist.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine Specimens.  Rooms one door west of J. Cockett’s Store in S. A. Bailey’s building, up stairs.

Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.      Cooperstown, August 1, 1850.

The second advertisement ran from February 8 to March 15, 1851.  Look Here!!  L. B. Keeler, Takes Daguerreotype Likenesses and puts them up with preservers in a good morocco case for One Dollar, guarantees entire satisfaction, warrants his pictures never to fade, and being permanently located. Pledges himself to make good any defective change that may take place with his pictures.

Persons consulting their own interest as well as his will give him their patronage.  Rooms over D. F. Olendorf’s Variety Store.              Cooperstown, February 7, 1851.

J. B. Keller is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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