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L. S. Terry

1852                Rooms over Shropshire & Massey Store, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

L. S. Terry was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Yazoo Democrat  (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  The announcement appeared on May 19, 1852.  We call attention to Mr. Terry’s notice of his Daguerrean Gallery.  We have seen some of his specimens, and we have no doubt he will give entire satisfaction to those who may patronize him.

The advertisement ran from May 19 to October 13, 1852.  Daguerrean Gallery.  Having fitted up the rooms above the store of Shropshire & Massey, I am prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in good style and on the most favorable terms.  Call and examine my specimens.  L. S. Terry.         

L. S. Terry is not listed on other photographic directories.

Swain & Paul

1856                Address Unknown, Natchez, Mississippi.

1856                Rooms over J. N. Radcliff, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Swain & Paul were recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 23 to September 26, 1856 in The Weekly American Banner (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  Call, See, And Judge For Yourselves!  Messrs. Swain & Paul of Natchez, informs the public that they have located permanently in Yazoo City, and have opened at those beautiful rooms over J. N. Ratcliff an Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, and Photograph Gallery, where they are prepared to take pictures in all the Photograph Art in a style not to be surpassed by any Artist in the county.  They have a way (peculiar to themselves) of coloring the Ambrotype which makes the most beautiful picture ever produced.

Messrs. S. & P. take pleasure in explaining to those desirous of ascertaining the mode of taking and putting up of these truly elegant and indestructible pictures.  Yazoo City

Swain & Paul are not recorded in other photographic directories.

S. E. & L. K. Smith

1850-1851       Rooms at Hobson’s Hotel, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

S. E. & L. K. Smith were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Yazoo Democrat (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  The announcement appeared on October 24, 1850.  We commend all who desire to see their faces “as others see” them, to read the advertisement of S. E. & L. K. Smith.  They warrant perfect likenesses or no charge.  The rapidity with which the impression is taken, enables them to take a correct image of a child, which has heretofore been found to be very difficult.  They exhibit a number of very fine specimens and if their work does not equal them, they ask to pay.  Give them a trial.

The advertisement ran from October 24, 1850 to July 9, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. S. E. & L. K. Smith, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Yazoo city, and the surrounding country, that they have just returned from an absence of 3 months spent in visiting the principal galleries at New York, Philadelphia, Boston, etc., in procuring the latest improvements, and have now opened a gallery at Hobson’s Hotel for the purpose of executing likenesses on an improved style.  Working with our Magnetic Buffs, we are enabled to take pictures in one fourth the time that has been customary heretofore.  By this improvement we will warrant the likenesses of any child.  The difficulty heretofore experienced in taking likenesses of persons with weak or blue eyes is entirely obviated.  These buffs prevent dampness in rainy weather, which is the desired object that operators have long sought for, as a perfect picture can be taken at all times and in any climate.  Among our numerous specimens can be seen the Sweedish Nightingale Jenny Lind.

Ladies and Gentlemen, are invited to call and examine specimens, and sit for pictures.  We have a variety of fancy pins, Lockets, and Frames constantly on hand.  Cameras, Apparatus and instructions, furnished or reasonable terms.

N. B.  Operators by forwarding us $10 can procure these magnetic buffs, with full directions how to use them, which we will warrant to perform according to the above description.             

S. E. & L. K. Smith are not recorded in other photographic directories.

L. K. Smith

1850-1851       Rooms at Hobson’s Hotel, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

1851                Rooms over the Post Office, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

1852-1853       Rooms nearly opposite J. Heard & Co., Yazoo City, Mississippi.

L. K. Smith was recorded in four announcements and five advertisements in The Yazoo Democrat (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  The first announcement and first advertisement is when he was in the partnership of S. E. & L. K. Smith and appeared on October 24, 1850.  We commend all who desire to see their faces “as others see” them, to read the advertisement of S. E. & L. K. Smith.  They warrant perfect likenesses or no charge.  The rapidity with which the impression is taken, enables them to take a correct image of a child, which has heretofore been found to be very difficult.  They exhibit a number of very fine specimens and if their work does not equal them, they ask to pay.  Give them a trial.

The advertisement ran from October 24, 1850 to July 9, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. S. E. & L. K. Smith, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Yazoo city, and the surrounding country, that they have just returned from an absence of 3 months spent in visiting the principal galleries at New York, Philadelphia, Boston, etc., in procuring the latest improvements, and have now opened a gallery at Hobson’s Hotel for the purpose of executing likenesses on an improved style.  Working with our Magnetic Buffs, we are enabled to take pictures in one fourth the time that has been customary heretofore.  By this improvement we will warrant the likenesses of any child.  The difficulty heretofore experienced in taking likenesses of persons with weak or blue eyes is entirely obviated.  These buffs prevent dampness in rainy weather, which is the desired object that operators have long sought for, as a perfect picture can be taken at all times and in any climate.  Among our numerous specimens can be seen the Sweedish Nightingale Jenny Lind.

Ladies and Gentlemen, are invited to call and examine specimens, and sit for pictures.  We have a variety of fancy pins, Lockets, and Frames constantly on hand.  Cameras, Apparatus and instructions, furnished or reasonable terms.

N. B.  Operators by forwarding us $10 can procure these magnetic buffs, with full directions how to use them, which we will warrant to perform according to the above description.             

The second announcement appeared on September 3, 1851.  Mr. L. K. Smith, the popular Daguerreanist, has returned to our city, and will soon have his rooms fitted up over the Post Office, where he will be prepared to furnish good pictures as true to nature as nature’s self.  Mr. Smith informs us that he has all the latest improvements in his art.

In his advertisement, which will appear next week, he will speak for himself.

The second advertisement ran from September 10 to December 3, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully informs the ladies and gentlemen of Yazoo City, and vicinity, that he has returned and fitted up rooms over the Post Office, where he will be enabled to take miniatures in an incredibly short time; having been to the expense in perfecting a large and powerful light, expressly for the business, and feels confident in saying that he will warrant miniatures to those who may favor him with a call that cannot be surpassed for tone or brilliancy.

Likenesses taken equally as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  L. K. Smith. 

The third announcement appeared on October 27, 1852.  Mr. L. K. Smith, the well known and excellent Daguerrean Artist, has just returned to Yazoo City with a fresh stock of the best materials for taking pictures, that we have ever seen in the south.  Mr. S. is direct from New York, with all the latest improvements in the science.  He is now fitting up rooms in the same building that he occupied last winter, nearly opposite J. Heard & Co., where he will soon be ready to accommodate all who desire to “procure the shadow ere the substance fades,” in the very best style, and upon terms most favorable.

The fourth announcement appeared on November 3, 1852.  Smith’s Dancing Academy.  The subscriber would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Yazoo City and vicinity, that he proposes opening a Dancing School at the Odd Fellow’s Hall, on Friday the 5th inst.  He has, during the past summer, visited some of the most fashionable dancing Academies of New York and Philadelphia, familiarizing himself with many figures and fancy dances, such as the Gorletxia, Schottish & Fancy Polkas, Cotillions, Highland fling, Hornpipes, &c., &c.

Particular attention will be paid to the conduct of the Scholars.

Private lessons given in any of the above named dances if required.   L. K. Smith.

The third advertisement ran from November 10, 1852 to January 12, 1853.  Smith’s Daguerrean Gallery Is Now Opened.  The Subscriber would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Yazoo City and vicinity, that his Gallery is now opened; situated nearly opposite Heard’s Store—where can be seen the finest specimens and stock ever offered in this city.  Having been to the expenses of perfecting a large and powerful light, the greatest attention will be given in taking the miniatures of children.  As I have been absent for the last six months visiting the most celebrated Galleries in the Northern Cities, and securing all the latest improvements—I feel justified in saying that I will warrant pictures that cannot be surpassed for tone or brilliancy.

I would respectfully invite the Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine the beautiful style of cases.  No charge made for looking on, or taking a miniature for the purpose of showing you how you look at the present time.  L. K. Smith. 

The fourth advertisement ran from January 26 to March 16, 1853.  Notice.  All those who wish Daguerreotypes taken by Smith, before his departure, must make an early application, as I shall leave Yazoo City in a few weeks.  I have a splendid stock of all kinds of fancy cases, which will be sold cheap for cash.  Come one, come all, and I will give you a token for a mere song, that you can leave to those you hold near and dear, when you have gone to return no more.  L. K. Smith.            

The fifth announcement appeared on March 9, 1853.  We are assured by Mr. Smith, that he will only remain here one week longer—during which time, he will furnish daguerreotypes at prices more favorable than have ever been obtained in Yazoo City.  Give him a call before he leaves.

L. K. Smith is not listed in other photographic directories.

Theodore Kirchof

1853-1854       Rooms above J. Strauss Store, Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Theodore Kirchof was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared in The Yazoo Democrat (Yazoo City, Mississippi) on December 7, 1853.  By reference to the advertisement of Mr. Kirchof, it will be seen that he is provided with all the essentials required to copy the “human face divine.”  Give him a call.

The first advertisement ran from December 7, 1853 to March 22, 1854 in The Yazoo Democrat  (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  Daguerrean Gallery, The subscriber would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Yazoo City and vicinity, that he has opened a Gallery above the store of J. Strauss nearly opposite to Heard’s Store, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotypes.  He has on hand many fine specimens and a well selected stock of materials for operation.  His gallery has the advantage of a splendid light which will enable him to take likenesses as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  He would suggest that he is provided with an apparatus with which to take duplicate from old Daguerreotypes, and at the same time to give the copy the same tone and brilliancy of the original.

After many years of experience in the art he thinks himself able to give satisfaction to all who may honor him with a call.  Theodore Kirchof.

The second announcement appeared in The Yazoo City Weekly Whig (Yazoo City, Mississippi) on January 27, 1854.  We direct attention to the advertisement of the daguerrean Gallery in another column.  Mr. Kirchof is the best artist we have ever had among us, and we advise those that want good likenesses to call on him.

The second advertisement ran from January 27 to February 3, 1854 in The Yazoo City Weekly Whig (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  Daguerrean Gallery, The subscriber would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Yazoo City and vicinity, that he has opened a Gallery above the store of J. Strauss nearly opposite to Heard’s Store, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotypes.  He has on hand many fine specimens and a well selected stock of materials for operation.  His gallery has the advantage of a splendid light which will enable him to take likenesses as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  He would suggest that he is provided with an apparatus with which to take duplicate from old Daguerreotypes, and at the same time to give the copy the same tone and brilliancy of the original.

After many years of experience in the art he thinks himself able to give satisfaction to all who may honor him with a call.  Theodore Kirchof.

The third advertisement ran from March 22 to April 5, 1854 in The Yazoo Democrat.  (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  Daguerrean Notice.  Mr. Theo. Kirchof tenders his thanks to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Yazoo City and vicinity, for their liberal patronage, and would state for the information and benefit of those who desire to have good pictures taken of themselves or friends, to call at his rooms on main Street, nearly opposite J. Heard’s Store without delay, as it is his intention to remain only a few days longer.

Theodore Kirchof is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. D. Keeler

1845                  Rooms at Mrs. Mellons, over the Bank, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

J. D. Keeler was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in The Yazoo City Whig (Yazoo City, Mississippi). The announcement appeared on March 7, 1845.  Photographic Likenesses.  It will be seen by reference to our advertising columns, that Mr. J. D. Keeler is now in this place, and prepared to take Photographic Likenesses by the Daguerreotype Process.  That Mr. Keeler is a perfect master of the art, we have not a doubt, as we see his likenesses, wherever he has been, spoken of in the highest terms of commendation.  Indeed, Mr. Keeler brought us letters from gentlemen of the first respectability, testifying to the fact.  Those who wish their likenesses taken, will do well to give him a trial.  We would advise some young men in this place, to have their likenesses taken, and present them to their lady-love.  Will you do it?

The advertisement ran from March 7 to 14, 1845.  Photographic Likenesses, By The Daguerreotype Process.  Mr. J. D. Keeler, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Yazoo City, and vicinity, that he has opened his room at Mrs. Mellons, over the Bank, for a very short time only.  Those who wish likenesses by this inimitable process, and in the most perfect style of the art, will do well to improve the present opportunity.  Likenesses taken in only a few seconds sitting, and in every case, entire satisfaction guaranteed.  March 6th, 1845.

J. D. Keeler does not appear in other photographic directories.

Mr. Griffin

1856                Rooms at Barksdale & McFarland’s, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Mr. Griffin was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Weekly American Banner (Yazoo City, Mississippi).  It will be seen by an advertisement, that Mr. Griffin, a most excellent Daguerrean Artist, has opened rooms in our city.  Those that wish to see themselves as others see them, can be gratified by a visit to them.  N.B.—Mr. Griffin inform us that he makes all the ladies handsome.

The advertisement ran from February 15 to 29, 1856.  Daguerreotypes For Only One Dollar At Griffin’s Gallery, Opposite Barksdale & McFarland’s.  A Large lot of extra fine cases, Gold Lockets, Bracelets, Breastpins and Rings for Daguerreotypes on hand, and for sale at reduced prices.

Many beautiful specimens of distinguished personages can be seen.  Call and examine them, one and all.  You that have beauty should go to Griffin take it, You that have none should go and let him make it.  Ere decay’s effacing fingers, Have sought the lives where beauty lingers.

Mr. Griffin is not recorded in other photographic directories.