1850-1851 Rooms at the China’s Hotel, Sumterville, South Carolina.
John A Talmadge of the partnership of Alvord & Talmadge was recorded in one advertisement that ran from December 11, 1850 to January 8, 1851 in The Sumter Banner (Sumterville, South Carolina). Daguerreotype Likenesses. The undersigned having taken rooms at China’s Hotel, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Sumterville and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerreotype Pictures in the best style of the art.
Being in the possession of the latest improvements, and using a newly discovered Chemical, we are enabled to produce a picture, which for durability, mellowness, of tone, and beauty of finish cannot be surpassed.
Our Pictures are neatly put up in all varieties of Cases, from the common to the delicate Papier Mache.
For Miniatures we have a good assortment of Lockets, to which the attention of the ladies is invited. Alvord & Talmadge.
John A Talmadge is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in South Carolina and Georgia.