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1853                Concert Hall, Frankfort, New York.

Wentworth of the partnership Payne and Wentworth appeared in one announcement on June 15, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—Messrs. Payne & Wentworth have opened Concert Hall, in this village, as a Daguerrean Gallery.  Their specimens are very fine and those in want of a good picture, at a very low price, would do well to give them a call.

Wentworth is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Frankford, New York.  It is possible that this is Henry Wentworth.


1845                Rooms over N. Beckwith’s Store, New London, Connecticut.

1845                Lawrence Building, Bank Street, New London, Connecticut.

Wellman of the firm Payne & Wellman (Elijah H. Payne & Wellman) were recorded in three advertisements in the Morning News (New London, Connecticut).    The first advertisement ran from April 11 to 18, 1845.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Payne & Wellman Would respectfully invite the Ladies and Gentlemen of this city to call at their Rooms, over N. Beckwith’s Store, on the Parade, and examine specimens of the Daguerrean Art, whether they contemplate sitting or not.  Their pictures are finished in such a manner that they are Indelible, and will be found to stand the test of a saline atmosphere.

Seaman will find this a favorable opportunity for procuring an imperishable and life-like Miniature of themselves, or friends.

Persons having Likenesses taken by the old process, can have them re-taken at a trifling expense.

The second advertisement ran from April 19 to 29, 1845.  Payne & Wellman Have Removed their Rooms to Lawrence’s Building, on Bank-street, where they are prepared to execute Daguerreotype Likenesses, in a manner superior to any heretofore taken in this city.

Ladies and Gents are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

The third advertisement ran from May 3 to 14, 1845.  Payne & Wellman, Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms, Lawrence’s Building, Bank-St.   Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather, warranted durable, and possessing all the beauties and perfection of nature.

Payne & Wellman are not recorded as being active in New London in 1845.  There is a possibly that Wellman is William A. Wellman who is reported in other sources as being active prior to 1850.