C. C. Kelsey

1846-1847       Rooms in Mr. Norris’s Building, Corner of Washington and Meridian Streets,                             Indianapolis, Indiana.

C. C. Kelsey was recorded in one advertisement and two announcements in the Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis, Indiana).  The advertisement ran from November 11, 1846 to January 2, 1847.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber has opened Daguerreotype Rooms in Mr. Norris’s Building, Corner of Washington and Meridian streets.  The Ladies and Gentlemen of Indianapolis are invited to call and examine specimens of this beautiful Art in its present high state of perfection.  Persons sitting for Likenesses are not required to take them unless they are perfectly satisfactory in every respect.  Pictures taken equally well in all kinds of weather.  C. C. Kelsey.

The first announcement appeared on November 12, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber has opened Daguerreotype Rooms in Mr. Norris’s Building, Corner of Washington and Meridian streets.  The Ladies and Gentlemen of Indianapolis are invited to call and examine specimens of this beautiful Art in its present high state of perfection.  Persons sitting for Likenesses are not required to take them unless they are perfectly satisfactory in every respect.  Pictures taken equally well in all kinds of weather.  C. C. Kelsey.

The second announcement appeared on February 11, 1847.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Kelsey, at his room in Norris’s Block, can show photographic likenesses equal to any that we have ever had the pleasure of seeing here or elsewhere.  We advise our friends, and enemies too, if we have any (!) to give him a call if they desire true representations of their phizzes.  If they are naturally handsome. He charges nothing extra; and if they are ugly, he will not grumble if the originals charge the defect upon the process.  Mr. Kelsey will remain in this city but a few days longer. 

C. C. Kelsey is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Charles C. Kelsey as being active in Chicago, Illinois as a daguerrean and stock dealer in 1849-1857.

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