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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.