Sites

1852                Glasgow House, Glasgow, Missouri.

Sites was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 8 to February 12, 1852 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).   

Daguerreotypes. 

In this world of notions each man acts his part,

Sites has chosen the Daguerrean Art,

He has just arrived in the city of Glasgow,

Where he has hung out his shingle to show—

The people of the place—the greatest of places,

To see how well he can counterfeit faces.

He takes fine pictures in all kinds of weather,

With the lights and shades neatly blended together,

Come down to the Glasgow House, and before

You go in you will see his sign at the door,

Walk up, take a chair—lean your arm on the stand,

Sites will then give you a touch of the grand.

He’ll take you a picture which never’ll fade away,

A thousand years hence, will be bright as to-day;

And see some sights (Sites) in the Daguerrean Hall,

If you’ve time you had better give him a call,

He takes all sizes from cases to lockets,

And readily suites the state of your pockets. 

Sites is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Glasgow.  A. J. Site is recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865  as being active in St. Joseph in 1851. It is unknown if they are the same person.       

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