1850 Address Unknown, Pattersonville, Louisiana. 1851 Rooms at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Franklin, Louisiana.
John I. Rundell was recorded in two advertisements and four announcements in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana). The first advertisement ran from December 19, 1850 to January 2, 1851. J. I. Rundall, Daguerreotype Artist. Rooms at present in Pattersonville….Will visit Franklin about Christmas.
The first announcement appeared on December 26, 1850. Daguerreotype Likeness.—The advertisement of Mr. Rundell will be found in another column. Mr. Goddard, the portrait painter who was in this place last winter, informs us that this gentleman is a superior artist. Specimens, however, will speak for themselves when he is ready for visitors.
The second announcement appeared on January 23, 1851. Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Mr. Rundell is now in full blast at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, and is taking excellent likenesses. We have seen some specimens of his work that will compare well with the best we have ever seen. Persons wishing correct likenesses will do well to give him a call.
The third announcement appeared on February 6, 1851. Daguerreotype Miniatures.—In another column will be found the advertisement of Mr. Rundell, daguerreotype artist. Some fine specimens of his skill may be found at the entrance door of Odd Fellows’ Hall. He takes much pains with his miniatures, and warrants his work to satisfy those who patronize him. He has a supply of splendid lockets, and is prepared to furnish anything in his line of business at short notice and in good order.
The second advertisement ran from February 6 to March 8, 1851. John I. Rundell, Daguerreotype Artist, Rooms At Odd-Fellows’ Hall, Franklin. Having availed himself at a heavy expense of all the late and most important improvements in the art, he trusts he is prepared to give entire satisfaction to those who may favor him with their patronage. He earnestly solicits an examination of his work.
N. B.—He has just received direct from the city of New York, a variety of splendid medallion lockets and breast pins, designed expressly for the insertion of miniatures.
The fourth announcement appeared on February 27, 1851. To the Public. Having, on account of previous engagements, been compelled to leave Franklin before I finished all the work I had promised to do, I take this opportunity to express the high sense of gratitude I feel towards my friends and acquaintances in the parish of St. Mary, for the kindness and patronage I received from them during the short stay I made among them, and particularly to my worthy friend, Mr. Rundell, whom I found extremely courteous and kind. I would also say to those of my friends who may wish work in my line, that they had better call upon Mr. Rundell very soon, and have their pictures taken, as he intends leaving in a short time, and I can assure them that they will get as good work from him as they can from any other artist in America. J. R. Hartsock, Daguerreotypist.
John I. Rundall or Rundell is not listed in other photographic directories.