Tag Archives: Helena Arkansas

A. Tyrrell

1852                Rooms at the Planters’ House, Helena, Arkansas.

A. Tyrrell appeared in one advertisement on  January 24, 1852 in the Southern Shield (Helena, Arkansas).  Daguerreotypes.  Mr. A. Tyrrell, Daguerrean Artists, Respectfully announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Helena and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at the Planters’ House, where he is prepared to execute Photographic Likenesses, in the highest state of perfection to which the art has been brought.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens, and sit for a likeness, if they choose, by way of experiment.

My pictures are taken by an excess of Chlorine Vapor, which places them beyond the possibility of fading, so common to those taken by the old process.  The most artistical skill will be given as to position;—also, equalizing light and shade on the face, so as to give every life-like expression.

Miniatures enveloped in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Cases, or Frames, of all sizes, varying in price from $2 to $10.

Persons having engravings, miniatures of any description, or family portraits, can have Daguerreotype copies.  [Jan. 17, 1852.

A Tyrrell is recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. Tyrrel as being active in 1850 in Alton, Illinois it is unknown if they are the same person.  

M. M. Wit

1856                South-East Corner of Diagonal Street, Helena, Arkansas.

M. M. Wit was recorded in one advertisement that was recorded on May 22 & June 12, 1856 in the State Rights Democrat (Helena, Arkansas).  Something New!  Ambrotype Likenesses.  M. M. Witt presents his compliments to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Helena and vicinity, and would be pleased to furnish them with the most beautiful likenesses of themselves and friends.  The Ambrotype is rich in-tone, and more durable than the Daguerreotype, and unlike the Daguerreotype may be distinctly seen in any angle of light.  Call and see me, at my Room, on the South-east corner of Diagonal street.  May 15, 1856.

M. M. Witt is not recorded in other photographic directories.

O. Wise

1856-1857       Room On Main Street, One door North of the Masonic Hall, Helena, Arkansas.

O. Wise was recoded in one advertisement ran on December 20, 1856 & January 17 & 24, 1857 in the Southern Shield (Helena, Arkansas).  You Want One!  Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, etc., taken in the highest style of the Art, by the undersigned, who respectfully solicit the patronage of the ladies and gentlemen of Helena and vicinity, and an examination of specimens of their skill, to be seen at their Rooms, on Main street, One door North of the Masonic Hall.  O. Wise & Co.

O. Wise is not recorded in other photographic directories.