1851 Rooms on Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ranney was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in The Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana). The first advertisement ran from May 5 to 8, 1851. Daguerreotype Portraits. Rare Chance! Persons who cannot leave the city to visit their friends during the summer can be furnished with the most satisfactory substitute to send them, by early application at Ranney’s Daguerreotype Gallery. As he will leave for the North while his rooms are being enlarged, he will take Likenesses on very favorable terms for a few days.
Gallery on Royal street, close to the St. Louis Hotel.
The second advertisement rand from May 13 to 16, 1851. Ranney’s Daguerrean Gallery will soon be closed for the season, on account of repairs to be made on the building. Wishing to close out his stock before leaving, he will take pictures at reduced prices. His Three Dollar style of Portraits will be put up for Two Dollars; other sizes in proportion.
Rooms on the corner of Royal and St. Louis streets, near the St. Louis Hotel.
The third advertisement ran from May 19 to 22, 1851. Ranney’s Daguerrean Gallery, on Royal street, close by the St. Louis Hotel, is not yet demolished, and until it is, great bargains can be had in Daguerreotypes, the proprietor being anxious to close out his stock as soon as possible.
Positively a few days only. “A word to the wise,” etc. Rooms not open on Sunday.
The announcement appeared on May 26, 1851. Daguerreotype Notice. Ranney’s Daguerreotype Gallery will close on Wednesday Evening, the 28th inst. Those who want his Portraits, at reduced prices, will do well to be on the alert. The Proprietor takes this opportunity of tendering his thanks for the very liberal patronage bestowed upon him, and hopes that the public will bear in mind the fact that he intends to return next Fall. Gallery, 124 Royal street, close by the St. Louis Hotel.
Ranney is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1854 at 80 Camp Street. It is possibly the same person.