Payne & Wentworth

1853                Concert Hall, Frankfort, New York.

Payne & Wentworth were recorded on June 15, 1853 in one announcement in the Herkimer County Democrat  (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—Messrs. Payne & Wentworth have opened Concert Hall, in this village, as a Daguerrean Gallery.  Their specimens are very fine and those in want of a good picture, at a very low price, would do well to give them a call.

Payne and Wentworth are not recorded in other photographic directories.  One could speculate that the Wentworth mentioned in the partnership is Henry Wentworth who is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Fort Plain and Sharon, New York in 1859. The distance between Frankfort and Fort Plain is roughly 25 miles; the distance between Fort Plain and Sharon, NY is 16 about miles.

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