1851 Room at the City Hall, Columbus, Mississippi.
R. H. Wellington was recorded in one advertisement that ran from August 30 to November 1, 1851 in the Southern Standard (Columbus, Mississippi). R. H. Wellington, Daguerreotypist, Wishes to inform the citizens of Columbus and the surrounding country, that he is prepared to execute Photographic likenesses in every variety of style, at the City Hall, where he would be happy to wait on those who may wish a perfect reflection of their features to life.
Surprising art, by which we lend
Our countenance to absent friend,
Or leave a token for the bower,
Where love laments the parting hour;
Where childhood, with its winsome face,
And lovely woman’s queenly grace,
Or lordly man’s imperial frown,
Are, each, adroitly penciled down.
You that have beauty should to——take it,
You that have none, should come and let us make it.
The citizens are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.
R. H. Wellington is not recorded as being active in Columbus Mississippi. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record Robert H. Wellington as being active in Memphis, Tennessee during this time. It is unknown if they are the same person. The distance between Memphis and Columbus is 184 miles.