Powelson & Mendham

1852-1853       177 Broadway, New York, New York.

Powelson & Mendham (Benjamin F. Powelson and Charles Mendham) are listed in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on April 29, 1852.  To Daguerreotypers.—Wanted, A First class Operator.  Apply to Powelson & Mendham, Daguerreotype Artists, 177 Broadway, from 8 to 12 o’clock in the morning.

The second advertisement ran on March 1 & 2, 1853.  Card.—B. F. Powelson Hereby Gives Notice, that he is no longer interested in the daguerrean gallery known under the firm of Powelson & Mendham.  He can now be found at Harrison’s rooms, No. 123 Broadway, where he will be happy to see his friends and well wishers.  A first rate picture guaranteed.

Both Benjamin F. Powelson and Charles Mendham are recorded in other photographic directories.  The above information helps to clarify information on the partnership recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

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