William M. Straight

1858-1859       Rooms over the Post Office, Brockport, New York, New York.

William M. Straight was recorder in three advertisements in The Brockport Republic  (Brockport, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on January 7, 1858.  Ambrotypes!  For Ten Cents.  The subscriber, wishing to accommodate himself to the “Hard Times,” proposes to take Ambrotypes, one day in each week, for the small sum of Ten Cents, each.

Those whom the hard times have afflicted so much that they cannot afford a better one, will please call at Straight’s Gallery on Wednesday of any week, Where they can have their Ambrotypes taken at the above price, the weather making no difference.

He also has a variety of Ambrotype Stock, Which he will put up at proportionately low prices, varying from ten cents to ten dollars.  Remember the place is—Straight’s Gallery, sign of the big Camera, over the Post Office, Brockport.  Wm. M. Straight, Artist.

The second advertisement dated April 25, 1858 ran from October 15 to December 17, 1858.

“Secure the Shadow before the Substance fades.”  New Daguerrean Establishment.  The undersigned has opened a very pleasant and convenient suite of Daguerrean Rooms in Randal’s Block, over the Post Office, where he is prepared at all times to do anything in the Daguerreotyping line in an artistic manner and very cheap.  He is putting up neat and well taken pictures in good one-ninth size cases, for the small sum of 50 Cents each.  Also pictures to send by mail, for 25 Cents, which is more than half loss than was ever done before in Brockport.  He also manufactures those beautiful Door Plates at short notice.

Remember the place—Randal’s Block Over the Post Office.  Wm. M. Straight, Brockport, Apr. 25, 1858.

The third advertisement ran on December 24, 1858 to March 11, 1859. Ambrotypes!  For Ten Cents.  The subscriber, wishing to accommodate himself to the “Hard Times,” proposes to take Ambrotypes, one day in each week, for the small sum of Ten Cents, each.

Those whom the hard times have afflicted so much that they cannot afford a better one, will please call at Straight’s Gallery on Wednesday of any week, Where they can have their Ambrotypes taken at the above price, the weather making no difference.

He also has a variety of Ambrotype Stock, Which he will put up at proportionately low prices, varying from ten cents to ten dollars.  Remember the place is—Straight’s Gallery, sign of the big Camera, over the Post Office, Brockport.  Wm. M. Straight, Artist.

William M. Straight is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under an alternative spelling of “William M. Strait” in Brockport, New York.  He also list him in Lockport in 1859-1860.

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