Silas D. Wickes

1856                Rooms in Abeel Street near Division Street, Rondout, New York.

Silas D. Wickes was recorded in one advertisement that ran from August 29 to September 5, 1856 in The People’s Press (Kingston, New York).  Improved Ambrotypes, S. D. Wickes, Artist From New York, Would respectfully inform the citizens of Rondout and Kingston, that he is prepared to produce the finest style of Ambrotypes taken in this country.  The pictures are finished and colored to life.

Mr. W. is prepared to take the Likenesses of Sick and Deceased Persons at their Residences.  Also children of any age taken in a few seconds.  He is enabled to take by his new process Views of Dwellings, Landscapes & Animals in the finest style.  A large assortment of fancy Cases, Frames and Lockets, of the newest style, and to suit all tastes.

His Rooms are in Abeel st, near Division st., Rondout, call and examine specimens.

N. B. Pupils taken and taught the New Process on reasonable terms. August 26, 1856.

Silas D. Wickes is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City from 1853 to 1856, and in Kingston, New York in 1857.  A side note Rondout, was located on the Hudson River, at the mouth of Rondout Creek and merged with Kingston in 1872. 

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