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Perley Ainsworth

1858-1859       Rooms in Union Block, Cape Vincent, New York.

Perley Ainsworth is recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in The Cape-Vincent Gazette (Cape Vincent, New York.)  the first advertisement ran from May 15 to September 18, 1858. Miniature, Portraits, Landscapes, and views in every style of Daguerrean Art, as accurate, beautiful and cheap as at any Gallery in the State.  Ambrotypes in cases from 2 shillings to 5 Dollars.  Rooms in Union Block.  Perley Ainsworth, Artist.    Cape Vincent, 1858.

The second advertisement ran from October 2, 1858 to August 20, 1859.  Portraits and Landscapes.  In every style of Daguerrean Art, in Lockets, Frames or Cases, Electro Gilding and Silvering, Over Hungerford’s Store, in Union Block, Broadway, Cape Vincent.  Perley Ainsworth, Artist.

The announcement appeared on October 23, 1858.—Mr. Perley Ainsworth, Daguerrean Artist, in this village, wishes us to say to his friends, and all who wish to have their shadows redeemed, that he will take Daguerreotypes, and will trust for the same until Edwin D. Morgan is elected Governor of this State.

The third advertisement ran from March 26 to August 20, 1859. To Rent.  I now offer to rent on reasonable terms, the room over my store (now occupied by Perley Ainsworth as a Daguerrean Gallery) It is well lighted, bot by sky and side lights.  H. H. Hungerford.  Cape Vincent, March 23d, 1859.

Perley Ainsworth is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 without a business address.

J. K. Mayo

1859                Rooms over Dr. Webb’s Drug and Grocery Store, Cape Vincent, New York.

J. K. Mayo was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 10 to December 17, 1859 in The Cape-Vincent Gazette (Cape Vincent, New York). War Declared Again. The French have been badly cut up, and the Zouaves, have retreated, to the room over Dr. Webb’s Drugg and Grocery Store, and finally drawn up in line of battle at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. K. Mayo, where every Man, Woman and Child can get just as faithful a copy of their face as they can desire; and at prices to suit the times.  Pictures neatly inserted in Lockets, Pins, Bracelets, &c., with neatness and dispatch.  Rooms opposite the St. Lawrence Hotel.

Mr. Mayo, also gives instruction in Grecian and Oriental Paintings.  Terms reasonable.  Come, see and be satisfied!  Cape Vincent, Aug. 29, 1859.

J. K. Mayo is not recorded in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Joseph Mayo as being active in 1859 in Penataquit, Islip, New York. It is possible they are the same person.