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R. H. Wellington

1851                Room at the City Hall, Columbus, Mississippi.

R. H. Wellington was recorded in one advertisement that ran from August 30 to November 1, 1851 in the Southern Standard (Columbus, Mississippi).  R. H. Wellington, Daguerreotypist, Wishes to inform the citizens of Columbus and the surrounding country, that he is prepared to execute Photographic likenesses in every variety of style, at the City Hall, where he would be happy to wait on those who may wish a perfect reflection of their features to life.

Surprising art, by which we lend

Our countenance to absent friend,

Or leave a token for the bower,

Where love laments the parting hour;

Where childhood, with its winsome face,     

And lovely woman’s queenly grace,

Or lordly man’s imperial frown,

Are, each, adroitly penciled down.

You that have beauty should to——take it,

You that have none, should come and let us make it.

The citizens are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.           

R. H. Wellington is not recorded as being active in Columbus Mississippi.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record Robert H. Wellington as being active in Memphis, Tennessee during this time.  It is unknown if they are the same person.  The distance between Memphis and Columbus is 184 miles.

H. T. Sherrill

1852-1853       Room over D. C. Richard’s Book Store, Columbus, Mississippi.

1853                Rooms over A. Thatcher’s Store, South Side of Main Street, Columbus, Mississippi.

H. T. Sherrill was recorded in three advertisements in the Southern Standard (Columbus, Mississippi).  The first advertisement ran from July 24, 1852 to January 22, 1853.  Daguerrian Rooms.  The subscriber respectfully begs to inform the citizens of Columbus and the surrounding country, that he has, for the present, opened a Daguerrian Room over D. C. Richard’s Book Store, and is now prepared to take Daguerrian Miniatures in all styles of the art.  Satisfaction will be given to those wishing miniatures, or they will not be asked to take them—Cases of all kinds on hand.  Pictures set in lockets, Rings and Bracelets if desired.  Corpse taken at place of death.

All who take an interest in the art or have a curiosity to gratify, are solicited to call whether wishing pictures or not.  H. T. Sherrill.                 

The second advertisement ran from February 12 to December 24, 1853.  H. T. Sherrill’s Daguerrian Gallery, (Over A. Thatcher’s Store) South Side Of Main Street, Columbus, Miss., Entrance one Door West of Thatcher’s.  The subscriber respectfully informs his old patrons and the public generally, that he has opened his Gallery at the above named place, where, by strict attention to business, he hopes to merit a continuation of the patronage heretofore liberally bestowed.

Pictures taken in the best style of the art, warranted not to fade, and put up in every variety of style, from a finger-ring to a large size case.  No Pictures will leave this Gallery but such as are completely finished.

Daguerreotypes, Paintings &c. copied.  Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residence.

Pictures of several distinguished characters can be seen at this Gallery.

Visits from Ladies and Gentlemen solicited—rooms fitted up with neatness, and will be open from 9 o’clock A. M., to 5 o’clock, P. M.

Hours for children from 11 o’clock, A. M., to 2 P. M.  Dark or Figured dress most suitable, avoiding light, Blue, or Pink.

The third advertisement ran from November 26 to December 31, 1853.  Sherrill’s Sky Light Daguerreotype Gallery.  South side of Main St., Columbus, Miss.  Pictures taken in this Gallery are acknowledged by all who have seen then to be equal in beauty and correctness to any taken North or South.  No pains or expense has been spared, nor will be in fitting this Gallery for the production of Daguerreotypes in the highest style and finish.  The art is capable of producing Pictures executed of various sizes.  Single or in groups, and encased to suit any and all tastes.  Visits from Ladies and Gentlemen respectfully solicited.

Daguerreotype material for sale.        H. T. Sherrill is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a H. F. Sherrill who was active in Columbus, Mississippi in 1854.  It’s possible they are the same person.

Rogers & Palmer

1852                Rooms in City Hall, Columbus, Mississippi.

Rogers & Palmer were recorded in one announcement and two advertisements in the Southern Standard (Columbus, Mississippi).  Daguerreian Gallery.  Messrs. Rogers & Palmer, have taken rooms in the City Hall, and offer their services to this community.  We have examined their specimens, and for artistic skill, and beauty of finish, we regard them as far superior to any Daguerreotypists we have seen in our city.  They exhibited specimens of Crayon finish, very beautiful, and in our opinion, exceedingly exquisite.  It has the effect of bringing out prominently the features of the face, and it appears that a more perfect likeness is obtained in this style of finish.

We recommend our friends to call at the Hall, and examine the specimens.

The first advertisement ran from February 7 to March 20, 1852.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Rogers & Palmer would respectfully inform the citizens of Columbus that they have taken rooms in the City Hall for a short time for the purpose of giving the ladies and gentlemen an opportunity obtaining Correct Miniatures of themselves and friends, not surpassed by any elsewhere, without the trouble of going from home.

Miniatures taken single or in groups, without regard to weather, with or without colors, in the latest and most approved style of the art, and neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Frames, or Cases.

Pictures executed in the Crayon or Magic background style, if desired.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.  Instructions in the art given on reasonable terms.

The second advertisement ran from March 20 to April 10, 1852.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Rogers & Palmer Would respectfully inform the citizens of Columbus, that they are still at the City Hall, and will remain a short time longer to accommodate those who wish as correct likenesses of themselves and friends as can be had elsewhere, without regard to weather.

Hours for sitting in fare weather, 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.                                                                                  Hours for sitting in cloudy weather 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.                                                                          Instructions in the art given on reasonable terms.

Rogers & Palmer are not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. K. Pierce, Jr.

1853                Rooms entrances No. 39 Royal and 50 Dauphin Street, Columbus, Mississippi.

J. K. Pierce, Jr. is recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Columbus Democrat (Columbus, Mississippi).  The announcement ran on January 22, 1853.  See New advertisements…Those who have occasion for likenesses will of course give our young friend and quondam townsman, J. R. Pierce, Jr., a call.

The advertisement ran from January 22 to February 5, 1853.  Daguerrean Gallery.  J. K. Pierce, Jr., with pleasure informs his friends and the public that he has opened Daguerrean Rooms, entrances No. 39 Royal and No. 50 Dauphin street, where, with much care, he has constructed a Sky-Light on the most scientific principles, with the aid of which he will be enabled to take Likenesses which cannot be excelled by any in the country.  He has also fitted up several Rooms for the comfort and accommodation of his patrons, one of which will be especially for the convenience of the ladies as a Dressing Room.

He hopes by his attention and the superiority of his Pictures, to merit the patronage of the public.

J. K. Pierce, Jr. is not listed in other photographic directories.