William H. Worth

1845-1846       45 Seneca Street, Geneva, New York.

William H. Worth was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 26 to August 7, 1846 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Photographic Likenesses. 

O, those for whom we fond emotions cherish,

Secure the shadow e’er the substance perish!

The subscriber would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the village of Geneva, and it vicinity, that he has just opened his new rooms, at No. 45 Seneca st., adjoining the Mansion House, with a splendid light fitted up expressly for the purpose of taking Likenesses of the above description, and will be prepared at all hours of the day to wait upon those who may wish to obtain, at a trifling expense, a perfect facsimile picture of themselves or their friends to preserve to future years.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens, and com[are for themselves the strongly marked, deep-toned impressions produced by his superior Double Achromatic Camera, with the flat and insipid productions of the old fashioned instruments and process.

He commenced the business when the Art was but in its infancy, and has carefully and scientifically followed it up through all its various stages of improvement to its present stage of perfection.  He forms his own chemicals combinations, instead of being obliged to trust the chance of obtaining good articles from abroad; and having been engaged in the business in the city of New York, where the facilities for making improvements are much greater than in the country, he has, by a long course of experimental practice, obtained that through acquaintance with every thing connected with the art, which he feels confident will enable him to give the most perfect satisfaction to those who shall favor him with their patronage.

He is also prepared to impart instructions in this curious and beautiful art; and by a connection with one of the first establishments in the city, to furnish pupils with the best of Apparatus on more reasonable terms than they could obtain them for themselves there,—besides the advantages of having an opportunity to try their instruments to their satisfaction before taking them away.  Wm. H. Worth. Geneva, August 15, 1845.

William H. Worth is not recorded as being active in Geneva, New York in 1845-1846.  Posted yesterday was a W. H. Worth who was active in Cold Springs, New York in 1842, interesting the advertisement was published in Huntington New York which might suggest that he was active in Huntington?  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a W. H. Worth in Geneva in 1857-1858, its unknown if they are the same person.

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