A. Tyrrell

1852                Rooms at the Planters’ House, Helena, Arkansas.

A. Tyrrell appeared in one advertisement on  January 24, 1852 in the Southern Shield (Helena, Arkansas).  Daguerreotypes.  Mr. A. Tyrrell, Daguerrean Artists, Respectfully announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Helena and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at the Planters’ House, where he is prepared to execute Photographic Likenesses, in the highest state of perfection to which the art has been brought.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens, and sit for a likeness, if they choose, by way of experiment.

My pictures are taken by an excess of Chlorine Vapor, which places them beyond the possibility of fading, so common to those taken by the old process.  The most artistical skill will be given as to position;—also, equalizing light and shade on the face, so as to give every life-like expression.

Miniatures enveloped in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Cases, or Frames, of all sizes, varying in price from $2 to $10.

Persons having engravings, miniatures of any description, or family portraits, can have Daguerreotype copies.  [Jan. 17, 1852.

A Tyrrell is recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. Tyrrel as being active in 1850 in Alton, Illinois it is unknown if they are the same person.  

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