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George S. Cook
Advert for "Cook's Daguerrean Rooms"
Published in Directory of the City of Charleston for the Year 1852 (Charleston: J.H. Bagget), p.6
COOK'S DAGUERREAN ROOMS.
At this Gallery can be seen some of those BEAUTIFUL DAGUERREOTYPES, which have justly secured to him the
Every style, every attractive peculiarity the art is capable of making, is here adopted, and one style peculiar to himself, which has not been approached by any artist in the country : it is the flesh tone of coloring, which softens the harsher shadows, and tends to make the sitter look younger and handsomer than in the usual style.
AWARDED AT THE TWO LAST FAIRS OF THE
South-Carolina Institute for 1850-51.
For notices of his skill, by good and artistic judges, he refers you to the following, from the press :
"We would invite especial attention to the Daguerreotype Rooms of Geo. S. Cook, in King, opposite Hasell street, an artist who adds the charm of taste and skilful painting to that of the Daguerreotype, and produces at once the perfect similitude and the elegant picture." Charleston Courier.
"Cook is indeed an artist; not one made by mere dint of mechanical instruction but one of fine genius, tasteful conception, and scientific powers of execution. His pictures are indeed admirable in every quality. The tone and finish of his likenesses, the peculiar appropriateness of the position selected, his just idea of the happy moment of expression in the sitter, make them generally the very finest specimens of the art." Charleston Evening News.
Instructions in the art, and stock of every description for sale.
Booms 235 King, opp, Hasell st.,
Over James E. Spear's Jewelry Store