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Eugene M. Sintzenich

1857                Address Unknown, Rochester, New York.

1859                Crystal Palace Block, Main Street, Rochester, New York.

1859                Rooms over the Post Office, Brockport, New York.

Eugene M. Sintzenich was recorded in one entry in The New York Historical Society Dictionary of Artists in America 1564 –1860, and two advertisements in The Brockport Republic (Brockport, New York.)  The entry in for 1857 comes from the Rochester City Directory.  (Rochester, New York.).[1]  Eugene M. Sintzenich, Daguerreotypist, business address not recorded.

The first advertisement ran from May 13 to 27, 1859.  New Ambrotype Gallery!  E. M. Sintzenich.  From the old established Gallery of L. V. Griffin, Rochester, (where he has had nearly six years experience in the art of producing Camera Pictures,) has established himself in this village Directly over the Post Office, for the purpose of accommodating the citizens of the place and the surrounding country with First Class Pictures! Of Every Description.

He does not hesitate in saying that he can produce as good work as can be made at any Gallery in the State, and as cheap as the cheapest.

All are invited to call and examine specimens.  All work warranted.

Remember the place, Brockport, May 4, 1859.

The second advertisement ran from June 30 to September 15, 1859.1859 June 30.  Ambrotype Gallery, Directory Over The Post Office.  E. M. Sintzenich, after six years experience in the art of producing Camera Pictures, does not hesitate to say that he can furnish as good work, at as low a rate and can be procured at any other Gallery, and would respectfully solicit the patronage of the inhabitants of the village and vicinity.  All work warranted.  Call and examine specimens.  Brockport, June 30, 1859.

Eugene H. (Sic.) Sintzenich is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under Eugene Sintzenich “Listed as a daguerreian in Rochester, N. Y.  He opened his gallery in 1841, and closed it in 1842.  He was noted for his oil paintings.  Probably the same Eugene H. Sintzenich listed as a daguerreian in Rochester in 1857-1858.  He was than listed at 79½ Main Street.   

Both The New York Historical Society Dictionary Of Artists in America 1564-1860 and the above advertisements identify him as E. M. Sintzenich, they are probably the same person.  Eugene possibly the father was a landscape and portrait painter he was English by birth, and died of Cholera on Wednesday September 22, 1852, he was 60 years old.

[1] The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary Of Artists In America 1864-1860.

Griffin & Whyland

1850                Main Street, over J. D. Crank’s Store, Geneseo, New York.

Griffin (Lewis V.) & Whyland were recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 14 to August 15, 1850 in the Livingston Republican (Geneseo, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  Messrs. Griffin & Whyland would respectfully announce to the citizens of Geneseo and vicinity, that they have fitted up the rooms over store of J. D. Crank, Main Street, where they will be ready at any time to accommodate the public with Miniatures, which are seldom equaled for beauty of tone and brilliant luster, and the “Eyes” we never fail in producing them equally as plain and bright as those of the original.  Having spent much time in the study and practice of the art, and also in obtaining the latest improvements, they feel perfectly confident that their specimens will compare with any hitherto produced.  A good assortment of stock on hand at all times.  Every variety of Cases—Single, Double, Plain Morocco, Turkey hoend, fancy Gilt and embossed.

Frames—Rosewood, Mahogany, Rough and Ready, Single or in Groups.  Lockets—All sizes, single, double, and glass fronts.  Miniature Pins and Rings.  Warranted instructions given to any who are otherwise qualified for the business, and free access to all books and papers connected with the art.  Apparatus and stock furnished if desired.

Miniatures taken in all kinds of weather.  Ladies and gentlemen are requested to examine and sit for specimens.  Geneseo, February 11th, 1850.

Lewis V. Griffin is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but not in the partnership with Whyland, and Whyland is not recorded in other photographic directories.