Charles W. Peale

1842                Broadway, opposite the City Hall and Park, New York, New York.

Charles W. Peale was recorded in Seven advertisements and two announcements, all but the last entry was recorded from the New York Tribune (New York, New York).  The last entry an announcement is from the New York Daily Tribune.  The first advertisement ran from March 1 to 14, 1842.  New York Museum, Formerly Peale’s, Broadway opposite the City Hall and Park.

The whole collection has recently undergone a new arrangement and many valuable articles added to it.  The Portrait Gallery has been greatly increased and enlarged, as well as the Lecture Room.

Among the Miscellaneous Curiosities may be named the Egyptian Mummy from the City of Thebes, at least 3000 years old, Javanese and other Idols, Sephulcral Vessels containing Ashes of the Dead, Curious Coral (Neptune’s Punch Bowl,) Sea Lions, Siamese Twins, in Wax, &c.

Daguerreotype Likenesses taken from 9 to 4 every day, in a few seconds of time and neatly by Messrs. Morand & Peale.

At 4 o’clock every afternoon some highly interesting experiments in Mesmerism or Animal Magnetism take place.  The subject is a blind lady of intelligence and the operator is Rubens Peale, manager of the museum.

Philosophical Experiments take place every evening in the lecture Room at half past 7; and every Saturday after noon at 3 o’clock.

Fancy Glass Working by Mr. Marshall.

Yearly Tickets for a single person $3; gentleman and lady $5, and for a family $10.  Day visitors admitted the same evening without further charge.

Admission, as usual, 25 cents; Children half price.

The second advertisement ran from March 26 to April 1, 1842.  Peale’s New-York Museum.—day and Evening Exhibitions commenced on Monday. 28th of March, Mr. Harrington, the justly celebrated Ventriloquist and Magician, and Mr. Everard, the laughter-loving Comic Singer, are both engaged for a for a short period…..

Daguerreotype Likenesses taken in the most scientific manner and at moderate prices….

The third advertisement ran from April 5 to 9, 1842.  Daguerreotype Likenesses taken in the most scientific manner and at moderate prices….

The first announcement ran on April 7, 1842.  We would refer those of our readers who understand the Daguerreotype business to the advertisement of C. W. Peale, in another column.

The fourth advertisement ran from April 7 to 9, 1842.  Daguerreotype.—Any person who has a complete apparatus and understands the above business, can find employment at C. W. Peal’s Curiosity Shop; 465 Broadway.  For sale, Specimens of Geology, illustrating the lectures of Prof. Lyell.  Also Geological Cabinets.

The fifth advertisement ran from April 8 to 14, 1842.  Those Persons attending Prof. Lyell’s on Geology are respectfully informed that they can be supplied at C. W. Peale’s “Old Curiosity Shop,” No. 468½ Broadway…Daguerreotype Portraits at $3 each…

The sixth advertisement ran from April 11 to 21, 1842.  Peale’s New-York Museum.—Mr. Delarue, the great Mimie… Daguerreotype Likenesses taken in the most scientific manner and at moderate prices….

The seventh advertisement ran from April 12 to 21, 1842.  Peale’s ‘Old Curiosity Shop,’ No. 468½ Broadway…Daguerreotype Portraits taken from 9 A. M. till 5 P. M. at the moderate price of $3, with a neat morocco case.  Daguerreotype Portraits traded for Clothing, Fancy Articles, Curiosities, Printing, Advertising, &c.  Persons taught and furnished with a apparatus, &c. capable to execute Portraits by the above process, on very moderate terms….

The second announcement appeared in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York)  on April 22, 1842.  Peale’s New-York Museum.—…Daguerreotype Likenesses taken in the most scientific Manner and at moderate prices.  Admittance to the whole 25 cents; children half price.

Charles W. Peale is not listed in other photographic directories it is unknown if he and Morand both took daguerreotypes or was it just Morand.  Looking at the 1842 New York City Directory Augustus Morand, Jr. is listed in the residence section as a daguerreotypist without a business address.

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