1856 Rooms at 139 Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.
Thomas A. Duke was recorded in three advertisements. The first advertisement ran from April 11 to May 10, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia). A Card.—Thomas A. Duke.—Having purchased Mr. Power’s Daguerrian Gallery. No. 139 Main street, I shall continue the business in the same style it has been heretofore conducted, having an operator who has had long experience in some of the first Galleries in the Union, and we feel confident that we can please the most fastidious with pictures gotten up in first-rate order, and on the most reasonable terms. I shall endeavor to make my Saloon both attractive and pleasant, and hope the public will give us a call, and patronize us according to our merit. Thos. Duke.
The second advertisement ran from May 17 to 23, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia). Persons wanting any style of “Daguerreotype” pictures have only to call on “Duke,” No. 139 Main street, and they will certainly get one to please them, on more reasonable terms than elsewhere to be had, put up in plain or fancy cases, or in pins, rings, lockets, &c., &c., as may suit the taste.
The third advertisement ran from September 25 to October 1, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch. (Richmond, Virginia). By E. B. Cook, & Co., Aucts., Trustee’s Sale Of Furniture, Pictures, Daguerrean Apparatus, &c. &c., At Auction.—By virtue of a deed of Trust, made by Thomas A. Duck, to the undersigned, and duly recorded in the Richmond Hustings Court, I shall proceed to sell at the Daguerrean Rooms of said Thomas A Duck, main street, over the store of James Woodhouse & Co., on Thursday, Oct. 2d, at 10 o’clock, all the Daguerrean Apparatus, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Sofas, Chairs, Stoves, Centre Table, Bureau, Frames, Pictures, &c., &c., mentioned in said deed of trust. Also at the same time and place will be sold the unexpired lease of said Daguerrean Rooms. B. W. Starke, Trustee. Sale conducted by E. B. Cook & Co., Aucts.
Thomas A. Duke is not recorded in other photographic directories.