Moses A. Kennedy

1857                Corner of Markham & Louisiana Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Moses A. Kennedy was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 24 to April 25, 1857 in the Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Secure the Shadow ere the Substance fades.  Ambro and Melainotypes.

“What great delight, oh! Ambrotype!

To gaze upon the works of light!

How high the polish, pure the tone,

When ev’ry face is nature’s own;

Sure, never art with all its skill,

The soul with such transport won,

As by those pictures from the sun,

Which on the plate imprints the face

With every line, and shade, and grace,

Till we admit with throbbing heart

Great nature triumphs over art.—

Is this picture not perfection,

Painted by the Sun’s direction;

Heav’ns bright ray shed from above,

T’enshrine the forms to those we love.

M. A. Kennedy of Nashville, has just arrived in our city, and is furnishing these new and beautiful pictures made in the highest style of art, Superior both in point of artistic execution, and the character of the material employed to any thing before known.

The Genuine Ambrotype is clear as a painting, fine in tone and brilliant in effect, and will last unchanged for ages.  Let all who wish pictures or a knowledge of the art, avail themselves of the present opportunity.

Gallery on the corner of Markham and Louisiana street.

Moses A. Kennedy was recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.

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