W. B. Pennington

1855                Rooms at D. Hummer’s Store, Middleport, Ohio.

W. B. Pennington was recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 10 to August 14, 1855 in the Meigs County Telegraph (Pomeroy, Ohio).  Best daguerrean Likenesses, Call And See!  The subscriber would respectfully announce to the citizens of Middleport and vicinity that he can be found at D. Hummer’s Store, where he will remain permanently, for the purpose of taking Daguerrean Likenesses of all who may be pleased to call on him, from Quarters to the smallest Locket, single or in groups.  As he is supplied with Farris Accelerator, he is enabled to take likenesses in from 2 to 15 seconds at all times, regardless of weather.  Persons desirous of having their likenesses would do well to call to day, to-morrow may be to late.—

“Tis wise to secure the shadow ere the substance flies.”  N. B. Careful instruction given to persons wishing to engage in the business. July 10.  W. B. Pennington.

W. B. Pennington is not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a B. (Barclay) Pennington who was active in Tiffon, Ohio in 1860, but it is unknown if they are the same person.

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