Thursday, October 5, 2017

Harvey Mitchell: Photography Advertisement: "Daguerreotype Likenesses." May 12, 1842

[From the Lynchburg Virginian, May 12, 1842:]

                                                 HARVEY MITCHE[L]L
RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and the public that he is now prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the room over the bookstore of Messrs. Payne & Gregory, lately occupied by Mr. D[awe]s.

Apr 2d.                                     taif

"Mr. D[awe]s" was undoubtedly the photographer E. Herbert Dawes, listed in this advertisement on March 21, 1842, in the Lynchburg Virginian, in the same setting. Did Harvey Mitchell acquire some or all of his equipment and supplies?  

[Many thanks to Sue Davis, William Myers, Mary Davy and Sally Young for their ongoing research collaboration.] 

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