S. E. & L. K. Smith

1850-1851       Rooms at Hobson’s Hotel, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

S. E. & L. K. Smith were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Yazoo Democrat (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  The announcement appeared on October 24, 1850.  We commend all who desire to see their faces “as others see” them, to read the advertisement of S. E. & L. K. Smith.  They warrant perfect likenesses or no charge.  The rapidity with which the impression is taken, enables them to take a correct image of a child, which has heretofore been found to be very difficult.  They exhibit a number of very fine specimens and if their work does not equal them, they ask to pay.  Give them a trial.

The advertisement ran from October 24, 1850 to July 9, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. S. E. & L. K. Smith, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Yazoo city, and the surrounding country, that they have just returned from an absence of 3 months spent in visiting the principal galleries at New York, Philadelphia, Boston, etc., in procuring the latest improvements, and have now opened a gallery at Hobson’s Hotel for the purpose of executing likenesses on an improved style.  Working with our Magnetic Buffs, we are enabled to take pictures in one fourth the time that has been customary heretofore.  By this improvement we will warrant the likenesses of any child.  The difficulty heretofore experienced in taking likenesses of persons with weak or blue eyes is entirely obviated.  These buffs prevent dampness in rainy weather, which is the desired object that operators have long sought for, as a perfect picture can be taken at all times and in any climate.  Among our numerous specimens can be seen the Sweedish Nightingale Jenny Lind.

Ladies and Gentlemen, are invited to call and examine specimens, and sit for pictures.  We have a variety of fancy pins, Lockets, and Frames constantly on hand.  Cameras, Apparatus and instructions, furnished or reasonable terms.

N. B.  Operators by forwarding us $10 can procure these magnetic buffs, with full directions how to use them, which we will warrant to perform according to the above description.             

S. E. & L. K. Smith are not recorded in other photographic directories.

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