Tag Archives: Canton Mississippi

D. H. Harrington

1845                Rooms over William E. Dancy’s Store, Canton, Mississippi.

D. H. Harrington was recorded in an advertisement that ran on October 18, 1845 in The Mississippi Creole (Canton, Mississippi). Daguerreotype. D. H. Harrington respectfully announces to the citizens of Canton and its vicinity that he will remain here a short time, for the purpose of executing miniature portraits from the life after the manner of M. Daguerre.

Dr. B has taken the large room over Wm. E. Dancy’s store, formerly occupied by the Thespian Society which will be open for the reception of visitors Monday next.  Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine his specimens.          Sept. 27, 1845

D. H. Harrington is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William C. Hall

1850                Rooms at Thespian Hall, Canton, Mississippi.

William C. Hall was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement on March 7, 1850 in  The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi).  We call attention to the advertisement of W. C. Hall, the Photographical Artist.  From the specimens of his work to be seen at the entrance to his room, near Priestly & Mosby’s, and also from our knowledge of several life-like portraits taken by him, during his sojourn in our village, we cheerfully recommend him to the patronage of the public.  All who desire Daguerreotype likenesses of themselves or family, would do well to call.

The advertisement ran on March 7, 1850 in The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi).  Daguerreotype.  Wm. C. Hall, Photographical Artist, Has arrived in Canton and has opened a Gallery in the Thespian Hall.

Mr. H. Now offers an opportunity to all persons who feel disposed to have their likenesses taken, the chance to have them Executed in the best Daguerreotype Style, and very respectfully invites the Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine his specimens:

Secure the Shadow ere the Substance fade,  Let Nature copy that which Nature made. Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Taken in any weather.  A knowledge of the art imparted, if immediately applied for, to a few persons.

William C. Hall does not appear in other photographic directories.

D. L. Gillen

1850                Rooms South West corner of the Public Square in Major Heard’s old Store,                                    Canton, Mississippi.

D. L. Gillen was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement. The announcement appeared on October 17, 1850 in The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi). We would call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Mr. Gillen who is now prepared to take likenesses on the most approved Daguerreotype style.

From the specimens we have seen, we think he will be able to give general satisfaction to those wishing their likeness taken.

The advertisement ran from October 17 to November 14, 1850 in The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi).  Daguerreotype.  D. L. Gillen, Photographical Artist.  Has arrived in Canton and has opened a Gallery on the South West corner of the Public Square, in Major Heard’s old store.

Mr. G. now offers an opportunity to all persons who feel disposed to have their Likeness taken, the chance to have them executed in the Best Daguerreotype Style, and very respectfully invites the Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine his specimens:

Secure the shadow ere the Substance fade,                                                                                              Let Nature copy that which Nature made.                                                                                                Canton October 9th ’50.

D. L. Gillen is not recorded in other photographic directories.