Thomas Richard Whitney

1841-1842       50½ Main Street, Corner Pine Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

Thomas Richard Whitney was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on July 13, 1842 in the St. Louis Daily New Era (St. Louis, Missouri).  The date of the advertisement found at the end of the advertisement is November 3, [1841].  Engraving And Daguerreotype.  Office, 50½ Main street, corner of Pine, up stairs.   The subscriber having taken rooms at the above place, would respectfully inform the citizens of St. Louis, that he is prepared to execute Engraving in all its various branches; as also, Miniatures of the most perfect kind, by the Daguerreotype, with its recent improvements.  Having been a practical engraver for more than twenty years in the city of New York, he feels qualified to afford the most perfect satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage.  Specimens of Miniatures and Engravings, of his own execution, may be examined at his rooms.  T. R. Whitney, Engraver and Daguerreotype Artist, 50½ Main street, corner of Pine.  nov3.

He was also recorded in The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists In America 1564-1860.  P. 684.  Whitney, Thomas Richard (1807-1858).  Engraver and author, born April 30, 1807 in Norwalk (Conn.)  After his marriage in 1827 he settled in NYC.  In 1930 he published The Young Draftsman’s Companion.  Later he became the editor of The Republic and The Sunday Times, a State Senator (1854-55), Congressman (1855-57), and the author of a volume of poetry.  He died in NYC on April 12, 1858.

Thomas Richard Whitney is recorded in other photographic directories, but I included him because of the information found in The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists In America 1564-1860.

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