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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.