John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Announced the opening of his daguerreotype studio in Singapore in Apr 1854:
His stay in Singapore was evidently not as short as originally anticipated, and a further advertisement appeared in June 1854:
The undersigned, in consequence of the liberal patronage he has hitherto experienced from the Gentry of Singapore, has the honour to announce that he has postponed his departure until the 15th instant, and will be happy to take portraits or copies, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The prices, as heretofore, according to size, from $6 and upwards. Parties wishing to have views executed, are requested to transmit their orders as early as possible.
The public are respectfully informed that the undersigned has opened his establishment at Mrs Clark’s residence, Beach Road, Campong Glam, where he is now prepared, on rainy, cloudy, or sunny days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to take portraits, copies, views, etc., etc., from the size of one-sixth of an inch, to one foot square, in such a superior and artistic style hitherto unequalled. The chemical process is entirely new; the instruments of that description, and of the largest size, as to produce the finest and sharpest impression of the human features.
Those ladies and gentlemen who may wish to patronize the advertiser, are respectfully solicited to call at their earliest convenience, as the undersigned intends to depart, by the next steamer, to Batavia.
C. DUBAN - Daguerrean
Singapore, 25th April, 1854.
Beach Road, Campong Glam,
Singapore, 6th June 1854.|footnote|source_02|
- Λ Straits Times, 25 Apr 1854. The same advertisement also appears in the following week’s edition.
- Λ Straits Times, 6 Jun 1854. Also appeared in issue of 13 Jun 1854.