Datus E. Sedgwick

1857-1859       84 Owego Street, over J. Kendall’s store, Ithaca, New York.              

Datus E. Sedgwick was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The first advertisement ran from March 11 to August 5, 1857.  Something New!  Excelsior Ambrotype & Daguerrean Rooms.  The undersigned having fitted up the rooms formerly occupied by the Sons of Temperance over J. Kendall’s store and directly opposite the Journal Office, would respectfully inform the citizens of Ithaca and vicinity that he is now prepared to take Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes of the first quality.  Being in possession of all the recent improvements, he will warrant them to be equal if not superior in durability and artistic merit to any thing ever produced in this country.

Having had an experience of some 16 years in this business he is confident of pleasing all who may favor him with a call.  Satisfaction given or no charge and none but first class pictures will be permitted to leave the rooms.

Types taken from the whole size down to the smallest at all hours and on the most reasonable terms.  Remember the place 84 Owego street, over J. Kendall’s store.  D. E. Sedgwick.

The announcement appeared on July 1, 1857. A series of six fine daguerreotype and ambrotype views taken after the late flood by B. G. Jayne & Co., and have been forwarded to Frank Leslie of New York, who telegraphed for the same.  Mr. D. E. Sedgwick has a superb picture of one of the best views after the Freshet.

The second advertisement ran from December 16, 1857 to February 10, 1858.  The very Cheapest Yet!  The subscriber having recently increased his facilities in the Photographic Art, by a New and Large Sky and side Light combined, is prepared to delineate the human Features, in a style which for truthfulness and beauty of finish, is unsurpassed in the state.

Photographs, Ambrotypes & Daguerreotypes in every style, taken in all kinds of weather, at prices to suit the times, 12½ cents to $25.  Now is the time for those who wish cheap Pictures!

Photographs, plain and colored in aquarelle, fully equal to the best Oil Paintings—the best type sending by mail.

Particular attention given to Children’s Types, having an Instrument expressly adapted to this branch of the art.

The subscriber thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore enjoyed, solicits a continuance of the same.

N. B.—Artists supplied with Stock, Chemicals, &c, on terms satisfactory.  Particular attention called to an article of Collodian, of his own Manufacture, which in skilful hands will produce the most superb results known to art.  D. E. Sedgwick. 84 Owego-st.  Ithaca, Dec. 11, 1857.

The third advertisement ran from April 6 to June 15, 1859.  Now on Exhibition!  At Sedgwick’s Premium Photographic Gallery Daguerreotypes, the most perfect and beautiful style of Pictures known to the art, and only require to be seen to be appreciated taken only at this Gallery.  Call and see them Also Superior Photographs, recent discoveries giving a delineation of feature and a brilliancy heretofore unattainable, well adapted to sending to distant friends.  The above pictures are conceded to be the best results ever yet produced by the Camera.

Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes still taken in the best style of the art.  Satisfaction always given and prices as low as 50 cents including case.  Remember the place 84 Owego street, over J. Kendall’s store.     

Datus E. Sedgwick is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 in Ithaca, New York without a business address.

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