Eugene M. Sintzenich

1857                Address Unknown, Rochester, New York.

1859                Crystal Palace Block, Main Street, Rochester, New York.

1859                Rooms over the Post Office, Brockport, New York.

Eugene M. Sintzenich was recorded in one entry in The New York Historical Society Dictionary of Artists in America 1564 –1860, and two advertisements in The Brockport Republic (Brockport, New York.)  The entry in for 1857 comes from the Rochester City Directory.  (Rochester, New York.).[1]  Eugene M. Sintzenich, Daguerreotypist, business address not recorded.

The first advertisement ran from May 13 to 27, 1859.  New Ambrotype Gallery!  E. M. Sintzenich.  From the old established Gallery of L. V. Griffin, Rochester, (where he has had nearly six years experience in the art of producing Camera Pictures,) has established himself in this village Directly over the Post Office, for the purpose of accommodating the citizens of the place and the surrounding country with First Class Pictures! Of Every Description.

He does not hesitate in saying that he can produce as good work as can be made at any Gallery in the State, and as cheap as the cheapest.

All are invited to call and examine specimens.  All work warranted.

Remember the place, Brockport, May 4, 1859.

The second advertisement ran from June 30 to September 15, 1859.1859 June 30.  Ambrotype Gallery, Directory Over The Post Office.  E. M. Sintzenich, after six years experience in the art of producing Camera Pictures, does not hesitate to say that he can furnish as good work, at as low a rate and can be procured at any other Gallery, and would respectfully solicit the patronage of the inhabitants of the village and vicinity.  All work warranted.  Call and examine specimens.  Brockport, June 30, 1859.

Eugene H. (Sic.) Sintzenich is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under Eugene Sintzenich “Listed as a daguerreian in Rochester, N. Y.  He opened his gallery in 1841, and closed it in 1842.  He was noted for his oil paintings.  Probably the same Eugene H. Sintzenich listed as a daguerreian in Rochester in 1857-1858.  He was than listed at 79½ Main Street.   

Both The New York Historical Society Dictionary Of Artists in America 1564-1860 and the above advertisements identify him as E. M. Sintzenich, they are probably the same person.  Eugene possibly the father was a landscape and portrait painter he was English by birth, and died of Cholera on Wednesday September 22, 1852, he was 60 years old.

[1] The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary Of Artists In America 1864-1860.

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