Charles T. Ripley

1846                Address Unknown, Troy, New York.                                                                              1846                Rooms over Mr. Steen’s Bookstore, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Charles T. Ripley was recorded in three announcements and one advertisement in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont).  The first announcement appeared on March 19, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Mr. C. T. Ripley, of Troy, N. Y., has been in the village for some days, engaged in taking miniatures by the daguerreotype process; and has succeeded admirably well in obtaining correct likenesses.  He makes an absolutely ugly man appear to be very good advantage; while the ladies look so like themselves, that a bashful friend of ours spends all his evenings at Mr. R’s rooms, gazing at their portraits; it being, he says, “a more quiet and far less dangerous pleasure, than visiting the originals.”  Call, and see for yourselves.  Rooms over Mr. Steen’s Bookstore.

The second announcement appeared on April 9, 1846.  Mr. Editor:  I had the pleasure a day or two since of looking in at Mr. Ripley’s Daguerreotype Rooms, and of seeing some specimens of his skill in the art; and it is no more than justice to Mr. R., to say, that I think his work would not suffer in the comparison with that done by the best city Artist.  Likenesses may now be obtained with such facility, and at such slight expense, that one is hardly excusable for neglecting it. Your’s, &c.     ——

We understand that Mr. Ripley is to remain in town but a few days longer, and those who are desirous of being taken would do well to call soon.

The advertisement ran from April 30 to May 7, 1846.  Mr. C. T. Ripley, now absent, will return the last part of the present week, when he will be prepared to execute likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, of all sizes to suite customers.  Mr. R. is grateful for past patronage, and is confident that he can give satisfaction to all who may favor him with a call.

The third announcement appeared on May 7, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Mr. C. T. Ripley has returned, and is now prepared to execute likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, of all sizes, and set in cases, lockets, &c.  Mr. R. is grateful for past patronage, and is confident that he can give satisfaction to all who may favor him with a call.  Mr. R. will be in town but a few days.  Please call soon.

Charles T. Ripley is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Troy, New York 1845-1847.

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