Henry Wentworth

1855                Diefendorf Block opposite Sneck’s Hotel, Fort Plain, New York.

Henry Wentworth was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement.  The advertisement ran from March 21 to October 11, 1855 in the Mohawk Valley Register (Fort Plain, New York).  First Premium Daguerreotypes.  H. Wentworth & Co., Beg leave to inform their former patrons and the public that they have taken rooms in the Diefendorf block opposite Sneck’s Hotel.  They have fitted their rooms with Splendid Side and Sky Lights flatter themselves that as Daguerrean Artists, their pictures cannot be excelled.  Prices, from 25 cts., 50 cts., 75 cts., and $1 to $10 and $25.  All of which will be put in cases.         

The Best German Instrument Used.  H. Wentworth & Co.               

The announcement appeared on August 10, 1855 in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York).  Destructive Fire At Fort Plain.—A large fire occurred at Fort Point on Friday last, resulting in the entire loss of Diefendorf’s and Wieting’s blocks, and a part of Webster block.  The losses so far as ascertained areas follows:.. Second floor H. Wentworth daguerrean rooms.  Total loss.  Said to be about $500….

Webster Block.—…Hewitt’s Daguerrian rooms.  Part of stock saved in a damaged condition.  Loss $100; no insurance.

Henry Wentworth is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 in Fort Plain and possibly Sharon, New York, a distance of under twenty miles.  It is also unknown but possibly that Henry Wentworth is the same person in the partnership of Payne and Wentworth who were active in 1853 in Frankfort, New York, a distance of thirty six miles.

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