M. K. Smith

1851                Merchant near Fort Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

M. K. Smith was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 27 to October 11, 1851 in The Polynesian (Honolulu, Hawaii).  M. K. Smith’s Daguerreotype Gallery, On Merchant, Near Fort St., Is now open for the reception of visitors.

M. K. Smith would respectfully inform the citizens of Honolulu, that after repeated experiments, he has succeeded in getting his apparatus into Prime Working Order, and is prepared to take likenesses “better than the best” and at prices lower than ever known on the Islands.

Operative hours from 9 a. m., to 4 p. m.  Satisfaction guarantied.

Matthew K. Smith is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Portland, Oregon in 1851.  Pioneer Photographers Of The Far West A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865 also mentions smith being active in Honolulu in 1851.

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