William W. Bingham was recorded in The Chenango American (Greene, New York) in an advertisement that ran from August 4 to December 29, 1859. Ambrotypes, Melanotypes and Patent Leather Pictures. The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of this village and vicinity, that he has taken the rooms over Drs. Wood’s Drug Store, where he is prepared to furnish Pictures, that cannot fail to please. Persons desirous of obtaining a Good Life-Like Picture, can now have an opportunity, as the subscriber has spared neither pains nor expense in making himself proficient in the business. He feels confident that he is able to furnish his patrons with Pictures that cannot be surpassed.
Life is uncertain, and should an all wise Providence remove any of your friends from the scenes of earth, it would be a sweet satisfaction to be able to look on their countenances. Hence lose no time. Pictures of deceased persons taken correctly. Persons desirous of obtaining duplicates of which they have already on their possession can be accommodated. Your patronage is solicited.
N. B.—Particular attention paid to taking children’s portraits. Wm. W. Bingham, Artist.
William W. Bingham does not appear in other photographic directories consulted.