Frank Steel Tallmadge

1854-55           Over Gilman’s Drug Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, District of Columbia.

Frank Steel Tallmadge was mentioned in five advertisement in three different newspapers.   The first advertisement ran from August 22 to 26, 1854 in the Daily Evening Star (Washington D. C.)

25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The cheapest, best, and only place in the city is at the old stand of J. J. Woodbridge, Pa. avenue, where you can get a most perfect and life-like likeness, beautifully colored and finished for the small sum of 25 cents.  We have two of the best operators in the United States.  While the polite and gentlemanly attendance of Prof. Frank Steel Tallmadge, makes it agreeable to all who may wish to favor us with their patronage.  C. D. Stewart, Prop’r.

The second advertisement ran from October 24 to 26, 1854 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The cheapest, best, and only place in the city where you can get

A likeness, a perfect gem for the small price of 25 cents, beautifully colored and finished.  Prof. F. Steel Talmadge has just returned from New York with a varied and beautiful assortment of plain, gilt, oval, velvet, pearl, papier mache, Jenny Lind, and Sontag Cases, selected by him expressly for Mr. Stewart’s Gallery.  Perfect satisfaction warranted in all cases.

Gallery directly over M. W. Galt & Bro’s Jewelry Store, on Penna. Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets.  C. D. Stewart, Prop’r.                                                   

The third advertisement ran from October 31 to November 4, 1854 in the Evening Star  (Washington, D. C.)  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The cheapest, best, and only place in the city where you can get A likeness, a perfect gem for the small price of 25 cents, beautifully colored and finished.  Prof. F. Steel Talmadge has just returned from New York with a varied and beautiful assortment of plain, gilt, oval, velvet, pearl, papier mache, Jenny Lind, and Sontag Cases, selected by him expressly for Mr. Stewart’s Gallery.  Perfect satisfaction warranted in all cases.

Gallery directly over M. W. Galt & Bro’s Jewelry Store, on Penna. avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets.  C. D. Stewart, Prop’r.                                                    

The third Advertisement ran from December 2 to 5, 1854 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  N. B.—Nobody’s business if we take an elegant and well finished Picture for the extremely small and insignificant sum of 25 cents, giving satisfaction to every body.  Prof. Frank Steel Talmadge has just returned from New York, having selected a most beautiful assortment of Plain, Double Gilt, Papier Mache, Velvet, Pearl, Oval and Fancy Cases, &c., &c, selected expressly for Stewart’s Gallery, which in price we defy competition.  Remember we are the only opposition gallery in Washington.  If the public will give us a call we will ensure the most perfect satisfaction.  Gallery over M. W. Galt’s Jewelry Store, Penna. Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets.   C. D. Stewart, Proprietor.                                        

The fifth advertisement ran from January 31 to February 2, 1855 in the Daily American Organ (Washington, D. C.) Sebastopol Not Taken!  But numerous quantities of those beautiful Daguerreotypes are taken every day, unsurpassable in tone, finish, &c.  We have a Sky-Light, which, for softness of light, is not equaled in the United States; this, coupled with Prof. F. S. Talmadge’s long experience in several of the leading galleries in Boston and New York, renders it hardly probable for us to get a poor picture.

All we ask is for the public to call and satisfy themselves.

Pictures for 25 cents and upwards.

Gallery on Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and tenth streets, over Galt’s Jewelry Store.  C. D. Stewart, Proprietor.                                                                      

Frank Steel Tallmadge is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Talmage active in Washington, D. C. in 1857, it is possible they are the same person.

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