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S. Willett

1857                Rooms over Leech’s Oyster Saloon, Jamaica, New York.

S. Willett was recorded in one advertisement that was recorded that was recorded on June 30, 1857 in the Long Island Farmer, and Queens County Advertiser (Jamaica, New York).  Willet’s Ambrotypes.  The subscriber respectfully announces that he will be in Jamaica for one week.  Room over Leech’s Oyster Saloon, 1st door west of Rider’s Store.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity have now an opportunity of obtaining these invaluable keepsakes in the highest style of perfection.

Many favorable notices could be adduced, but he prefers to let his work speak for itself.

The popularity of this new style of pictures has become so great that they have superseded the Daguerreotype.

Perfect satisfaction given, or no charge will be made.

Dark dresses make the most pleasing Pictures.  Always avoid white, light pink, and light blue.  S. E. Willett.                                                                   

S. E. Willett is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Jamaica, New York in 1857.  It is possible that this is Seabrook E. Willett who active in Flushing, New York in 1859.