Frederick Kinnaman

1854                Rooms over J. R. Squire’s Store, Ashland, Ohio.

Frederick Kinnaman was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements in The Ashland Union (Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio).  The first announcement appeared on   September 6, 1854.  It may not be generally known to our citizens that that accomplished young Artist, Frederick Kinnaman, has just fitted up a superb Daguerrean Gallery over the store of J, R Squire, and it is now open for the reception of visitors.  Those who consider their likenesses worth transmitting to their posterity for a century to come, should not fail to call on Mr. K., as he has no superior as an Artist in this section of the State.  Advertisement next week.

The first advertisement ran from September 13 to December 27, 1854.  Excelsior!  F. Kinnaman’s Daguerrean Gallery!  The public are hereby notified, that the undersigned has opened a splendid Daguerrean Gallery, over the store of J. R. Squire, Ashland, Ohio, and respectfully solicits the patronage of the public.  In addition to the usual appendages of a Picture Gallery, the subscriber has added a Mammoth Skylight!  which pours down a flood of light upon the person sitting, thereby enabling the operator to take good pictures at short sittings.  The subscriber understands all the new and old processes perfectly, and has no hesitation in saying that he can give as good satisfaction as any operator in this section of country.  Specimens can be seen by calling at the rooms.  Hours for operating from 8 o’clock, A. M., to 4 o’clock, P. M.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.  F. Kinnaman.  Ashland, Sept. 13th, 1854.

The second announcement ran on October 4, 1854.  F. Kinnaman.—We dropped in to see Fred’s Daguerrean Gallery the other day, and found everything fixed up as neat as a pin.  Fred was as busy as a bee, and seemed to be doing a fine business.  We saw some specimens of his work which were perfectly life-like.  Fred is winning “golden opinions” by his courteous treatment of visitors,and the skill which he displays as an Artist.  Rooms over J. R. Squire’s Store.

The second advertisement ran from January 3 to April 25, 1855.  The World In An Uproar!  H. Burns Daguerrean Gallery!  The undersigned would respectfully announce to the Public, that he has purchased and Extensive Daguerrean Gallery, lately occupied by F. Kinnaman, of Ashland, Ohio, and is fitting it up in a style unsurpassed for beauty and elegance in this section of the country.  He is also adding to his stock a large camera which will enable him to take pictures from the smallest to the largest size.  He has a large and complete assortment of cases of every possible style and size, and will sell pictures lower than they can be bought elsewhere, and he has no hesitation in saying that he can render as good satisfaction as an operator in this section of country.  Specimens can be seen by calling at the rooms.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Rooms over the store of J. R. Squire.  Don’t mistake the place.  H. Burns.

Frederick Kinnaman is not listed as being active in Ashland, Ohio. In Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 there is a listing for Fred Kinnaman as being active in Findlay, Ohio in 1866, 1870-76 and Carey, Ohio in 1878-1879. It is unknown if they are the same person.

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