C. R. Moffett

1847                Address Unknown, St. Louis, Missouri.                                                                            1847                Rooms in Criglar’s Brick Building, opposite the Post Office, , Missouri.  1849                Rooms opposite the Stage Office, Glasgow, Missouri.

C. R. Moffett  was recorded in an announcement and two advertisements. The first announcement appeared on September 25, 1847 in the Boon Lick Times(Fayette, Missouri).  Miniatures.—See Advertisement of Mr. C. R. Moffett.  He desires a call whether employed or not.  His terms are very moderate—call and examine his work for yourselves.

The advertisement ran from September 25 to October 16, 1847 In the Boon Lick Times (Fayette, Missouri).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Taken in the best style, in all kinds of weather.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Fayette, and vicinity that he will remain at his room a few days, and will be happy to wait on those who feel disposed to patronize him in this art, by obtaining, at very little expense, what under some circumstances we would value beyond price.  Embrace the present opportunity—“To secure the shadow e’er the substance fades, of children whom we love and parents we revere.”

They are now made indelible as time, giving the natural color.  Likenesses in all cases warranted perfect.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens, whether they intend sitting or not, which will be exhibited at all hours with much pleasure.  He has the most recent mode of taking Miniatures, which differs widely from those taken a year ago.  His instrument is one of the best that can be obtained, just from the East.  Being late from St. Louis, he warrants good work, or no charge, having a fancy back ground which adds much to the beauty of the Miniature.  Portraits copied and Miniatures set in Lockets, Breast pins, & c.  Rooms opposite the Post Office, in Criglar’s Brick.  C. R. Moffett.

The second advertisement ran from April 19 to May 10, 1849 in the Glasgow Weekly Times  (Glasgow, Missouri).  Cheap! Cheap!!  Daguerrean Miniatures Taken in the Best Style at from $1 50 to $2, in family groups or singly.  Also miniatures for lockets, Breast-pins, or rings.  Likenesses warranted perfect or no charge:  taken in all kinds of weather, in from 20 to 60 seconds, giving the natural color.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call.  Rooms opposite the stage office.  C. R. Moffett.

C. R. Moffett is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, in Danville, Missouri in 1848.

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