1849 Room over G. D. Wells, Drug Store, Penn Pan, New York.
William Tinsley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 15 to July 3, 1849 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York). Portrait Painter & Daguerrean. Respectfully inform the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that he has opened Rooms for the practice of the above Arts.
He has been successful in procuring Optical instruments of the finest workmanship, possessing powers superior to anything that has yet appeared in this region, and equal to anything that ever may come into competition. By which he flatters himself he shall be able to produce works of the most minute fidelity, varying in size from 4 inches to the smallest locket or finger-ring.
Operating room over the Drug store of G. D. Wells. Penn-Yan, May 8, 1849.
William Tinsley is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1850-1851 in Penn Pan, New York without a business address. Tinsley is recorded in The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 as a portrait painter in Albany, New York in 1852.