Frederick H. Warner

1856                Block’s Building, Camden, Arkansas.

1856-1857       Address Unknown, Camden, Arkansas.

1857                Address Unknown, Washington, Arkansas.

1857                Rooms in Odd Fellow’s Hall, Washington, Arkansas.

Frederick H. Warner was recorded in four advertisements in The Ouachita Herald (Camden, Arkansas) and one ad in the Washington Telegraph (Washington, Arkansas).  The first advertisement was recorded on May 22 & 26, 1856.  F. H. Warner Resident Ambrotypist & Daguerrean Artist, Camden, Ark.  Will open his rooms in July next, for the reception of Ladies and Gentlemen.

Ambrotypes, Sterescopes, and Daguerreotypes, will be taken in the best style.  His rooms will be open about two weeks—then closed until winter.  May 22, 1856.

The second advertisement appeared on May 22, 1856.  F. H. Warner Resident Daguerrean Artist, Camden, Will occasionally visit all the prominent towns in South Arkansas for the purpose of practicing his Art.  His rooms are in Block’s building, next door to Richmond’s corner, where he will be happy to wait on ladies and gentlemen who may favor him with a call.  Camden, Sept. 27, [1844].

The third advertisement appeared on October 2,  1856.  F. H. Warner Resident Ambrotypist & Daguerrean Artist, Camden, Ark.  Will open his rooms on the 1st December next, for the reception of Ladies and Gentlemen.

Ambrotypes, Sterescopes and Daguerreotypes will be taken in the best style.  His rooms will be open about two weeks—then closed until winter.  Sept. 11, 1856.

The fourth advertisement appeared on January 8 & 22, and March 5,1857.  F. H. Warner Artist, Has again opened his rooms in this place, where he is prepared to take Melainotypes, Ambrotypes, Spherotypes, Daguerreotypes &c., in the latest and most improved style.—Those wishing pictures will please call soon, as I expect to visit Washington in February.  Dec. 18, 1856.

The fifth advertisement appeared on November 25, 1857 in the Washington Telegraph (Washington, Arkansas).  Melainotypes and Ambrotypes.  F. W. Warner takes pleasure of informing the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that he is in their midst prepared to execute picture true to life.  All who wish to see themselves “as others see them,” would do well to call immediately, and secure their “shadow e’er the substance fades.”  An extra fine lot of Miniature Breastpins and Gold Lockets, &c.  Dark clothing best suited for a good picture.  He will remain in Washington but a short time positively.

Persons visiting Camden through the winter would do well to call at Warner’s large Sky Gallery. And examine his different style of pictures, which have no superior. 

Rooms in Odd Fellows’ Hall.  Washington, October 23, 1857.

Frederick H. Warner is recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.  Note the dates at the end of each advertisement only a few issues were found of The Ouachita Herald and the Washington Telegraph.  In the second advertisement the date at the end is in brackets, because of the quality of the reproduction it’s a straight line, meaning it could only be a one or a four.  So it can’t be 1814 so it has to be 1844. Or it’s a typo, most likely 1854.  As newspapers and further research  become available hopefully his activity dates become clearer.

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