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R. Hills

1848                Court House, Ottawa, Illinois.

R. Hills was recorded in three advertisements in The Ottawa Free Trader (Ottawa, Illinois). The first advertisement appeared on June 2, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, How Precious to the bereaved are the relics of life. 

The ladies and gentlemen of Ottawa and vicinity are respectfully invited to call at the court house and examine specimens of the Photographic art, which for brilliancy, depth of tone, and outline, it is acknowledged have never been surpassed in this town.

Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, and neatly set in lockets, pins, rings, bracelets, cases, and frames.  Persons desirous of procuring a life like and correct likeness of themselves or friends will to well to call at Hill’s & Co.’s rooms, as pictures taken by them are warranted not to fade in any length of time.  Old pictures taken over on reasonable terms.  Instruction given in the art if desired.  June 1.  Hills & Co.

The second advertisement ran from June 9 to July 7, 1848.  The ladies and gentlemen of Ottawa and vicinity are respectfully invited to call at the Court House and examine specimens of the Photographic art, which for brilliancy, depth of tone, and outline, it is acknowledged have never been surpassed in this town.

Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, and neatly set in lockets, pins, rings, bracelets, cases, and frames.  Persons desirous of procuring a life like and correct likeness of themselves or friends will to well to call at Hill’s & Co.’s rooms, as pictures taken by them are warranted not to fade in any length of time.  Old pictures taken over on reasonable terms.  Instruction given in the art if desired.  June 2.  Hills & Co.

The third advertisement ran from July14 to September 15, 1848.  Daguerrean Gallery.—R. Hills respectfully invites the ladies and gentlemen of Ottawa and vicinity to call at the court house and examine his specimens of the Photographic Art.  Miniatures taken every day and neatly set in cases, lockets, or frames.  N. B. please call and examine specimens whether you think of having miniatures or not.  Instruction given if desired.  R. Hills.

R. Hills is not recorded in other photographic directories.