D. C. Grinnell

1853-1854       212 Broadway, New York, New York.

D. C. Grinnell was recorded in five advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement ran on December 13 & 14, 1853.  Grinnell’s Daguerreotypes, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street, near Barnum’s Museum.—Daguerreotype likenesses of every description, from the largest to the smallest size.  Copies of daguerreotypes, portraits, engravings, landscapes, &c., executed in the highest perfection of the art, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton Street.  Editors of country newspapers in the United States and Canada copying the above advertisement will be entitled to Daguerreotypes taken at this establishment to the amount of their advertising.  They will forward a paper as soon as inserted.  D. C. Grinnell.

The second advertisement ran from December 15 to 22, 1853.  Grinnell’s Daguerreotypes, in Colors, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street, near Barnum’s Museum.  Pearl, papier mache, inlaid, Turkey, embossed, French and American cases, lockets, of every description, suitable for holiday gifts.  Next door to Barnum’s Museum.

The third advertisement appeared on December 25, 1853.  Grinnell’s Twenty-five Cent Daguerrean establishment, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street, near Barnum’s Museum, the cheapest and only wholesale establishment in the world.  Daguerreotypes true to life at Grinnell’s, 212 Broadway.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 27, 1853.  Grinnell’s 25 cent Daguerreotypes, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street, near Barnum’s museum.  Daguerreotypes for 50 cents, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20 and $30, in colors or ivory, and of every description known in the art, at the new establishment, 212 Broadway, corner of Fulton street.

 The fifth advertisement appeared on January 26, 1854. A Partner Wanted—With About Three hundred dollars, in an old established cash business, up town, paying a large profit, and no risk whatever, for further information inquire at Grinnell’s daguerrean gallery, 212 Broadway, room 24, fifth floor.

D. C. Grinnell is not recorded in other photographic directories.  There is a possibly that this is DeWitt C. Grenell who was recorded in my blog on 4-9-19.  DeWitt C. Grenell is listed in the New York City Directory for 1852/1853; and Grenell and Grinnell are not recorded in the 1853/1854 NYC Directory.

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