Major Pelham

1849-1850       Corner Main and Elm Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas.

1851                Rooms in Temperance Hall, Washington, Arkansas.

1851                Rooms in the Brick Office, opposite D’Armond’s, Washington, Arkansas.

1851                Rooms in Temperance Hall, Washington, Arkansas.

Major Pelham was recorded in four advertisements and three announcements.  The first two advertisements appeared in the Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Follower by two advertisements and three announcements in the Washington Telegraph (Washington, Arkansas).    The first advertisement was recorded between February 1 to September 20, 1849.Rock Hotel.  Major Pelham has leased, and will open for the accommodation of visitors and boarders, by the day, month, or year, that large brick edifice on the bank of the river, the first below the State House, in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.  The House has been thoroughly cleansed and repaired, newly furnished, and entirely renovated in every respect.  His table will always be abundantly supplied with the very best the market affords.  A Reading Room has been opened, in which may always be found newspapers from various parts of the United States.

The Rock Hotel will be opened on the 5th day of February, 1849.

The second advertisement ran from September 20, 1849 to February 15, 1850.  Rock Hotel.  By Major Pelham, On the bank of the River, immediately below the State House, Corner Of Main And Elm Streets Little Rock, Arkansas.

A comfortable Reading Room and a stationary Daguerrean Gallery are attached to the Rock Hotel.

The third advertisement ran from July 9 to 30, 1851.  Mr. Pelham Has opened his Daguerrean Rooms in the Temperance Hall, (entrance next Dr. Jett’s Drug Store) where he will be found at all times.  He has a superior Camera, &c., and a splendid stock of materials.  Ladies and gentlemen please call and examine for yourselves.  July 4, 1851.

The fourth advertisement ran from August 6 to September 17, 1851. Daguerrean.  Mr. Pelham has opened Daguerrean Rooms in the Brick Office opposite Mr. D’Armond’s, where he will be pleased to see the ladies and gentlemen of Washington and vicinity.  He has a superior instrument and fine material, consisting in part of extra fine cases, Lockets, Pins, &c.  He has arranged a sky light, by which he is enabled to take likenesses in cloudy as well as clear weather.

The first announcement appeared on August 6, 1851.  Maj. Pelham is still taking excellent Daguerreotype portraits, at his rooms opposite D’Armond & Silliman’s store.—As the Major contemplates remaining but a short time longer, we would advise those who desire good portraits to call upon him without delay.

The second announcement appeared on November 26, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.—Major Pelham has re-opened his Daguerreotype rooms at Temperance Hall, with an entirely new apparatus, combining all the new improvements.  He will remain in town a week or ten days longer, and would be pleased to receive calls from all who desired his services in the line of his profession.

The third announcement appeared on December 10, 1851.  Maj. Pelham closes his Daguerrean rooms on Saturday next, positively.—Those who desire  fac similes of their beautiful faces, should make good use of the intervening time.

Major Pelham is recorded in Pioneer Photographers from The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865. The above provides additional information.

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