J. S. Meyer

1859                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

J. S. Meyer was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York). The first advertisement appeared on January 10, 1859. A Daguerreotypist And Photographer wishes employment.  Apply at J. S. Meyer’s gallery, 138 Canal st.

The second advertisement appeared on October 12, 1859.  A Good Photographer And Daguerreotypist wishes employment in or out of the city.  Inquire of Mr. J. Meyer, 349 Canal street.

J. S. Meyer is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms

1852                603 Broadway, New York, New York.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms were recorded in five advertisements.   The first advertisement appeared on October 20, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms, No. 603 Broadway.—The public would do well to call as above, and see the fine Daguerreotypes there taken.  They are pronounced perfection itself.  Daguerreotypes of every kind taken in the first style of art.

The second advertisement appeared on October 20, 1852 The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms, No. 603 Broadway.—The public would do well to call as above, and witness the splendid Daguerreotypes in oil there taken.  For accuracy of portraiture they are perfection itself.  The most skillful operators in the profession are constantly employed, and you may depend upon having a good picture.

The third advertisement appeared on October 23,  1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Sunbeam Painting.—Call in and see the superb specimens at the Metropolitan daguerrean rooms, No. 603 Broadway.  Those who are fit to call as above, are assured of the certainty of obtaining a good picture,  The daguerreotypes in oil, taken at this place, are much admired, having all the boldness as well as softness of an oil painting, or canvas.

The fourth advertisement appeared on November 2, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes in Oil, of the highest finish and surface.  Pictures on Ivory in water colors, for lockets and broaches, of all sizes.  Also, daguerreotypes on silver, colored in every style of art, may be obtained at the Metropolitan Gallery, 603 Broadway, between Prince and Houston streets.  N. B.—Studios on the first floor.

The fifth advertisement appeared on  November 10, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes of Deceased Persons taken at short notice.—An artist of great experience will attend the arrangements of attitude, light, shade, and cast of draperies, securing perfection for the painter and draftsman.  Daguerreotypes in oil or otherwise, to suit applicants at the Metropolitan Gallery.  633 Broadway, near Houston street.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms are not listed in other photographic directories.

Mr. Metcalf

1852-1854       Rooms 77 Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Metcalf was mentioned in an advertisement and announcement in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia).  The advertisement ran on April 2 and 3, 1852.  More New Pictures At Whitehurst’s.—Mr. Metcalf has just returned from Washington, where he has been engaged the past week in obtaining likenesses of prominent individuals, expressly for exhibition in this Gallery.  Among them are those of Gen. Winfield Scott, of the U. S. A., Gen. Gonzalez de la Vega, of Mexico, Col. Benj. McCulloch, of Texas Rangers, Hon. Lewis Cass, of Michigan, Hon. Judge Butler, of S. C., Hon. Judge McLane, of Ohio, Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia, Ole Bull, Violinist, Miss Julia Dean, Actress, Miss Grace Greenwood, Authoress.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine these specimens.  J. H. Whitehurst.

The announcement appeared on June 13, 1854.  Daguerreotyping.—Mr. Daniel Bendann, an operator at Whitehurst’s Daguerrean Gallery in this city, has shown us some very beautiful specimens of his art, in some views, taken by himself, of the handsome residence of Mr. Stewart, on Brook Avenue.  The beautiful Mansion, embowered in a grove; the family group gathered upon the porch; the horses and carriage seen, at a little distance, in the shade of the trees, all are the very counterpart of life.  Mr. Bendann deserves great credit for this work.  He is a young artist, who has been for several years associated with the accomplished Mr. Metcalf, the principal operator in Whitehurst’s gallery.  He bids fair to be an ornament to his profession.

Mr. Metcalf is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Richmond, Virginia  in 1853 without a business address.

Mr. Mershon

1851                Address Unknown, Wilkinson, Mississippi.                                                                  1851                Address Unknown, Woodville, Mississippi.

Mr. Mershon is mentioned in an advertisement that ran from September 16 to 23, 1851 The Woodville Republican (Woodville, Mississippi).  Daguerreotype Pictures.  Mr. Wm. L. Jewell, assisted by Mr. Mershon, respectfully informs the citizens of Wilkinson and surrounding counties that they will start out on a travelling tour on Monday, 14th September, for a short time, in this part of the State, for the purpose of affording all those who may wish to obtain pictures of the above character an opportunity of so doing.  They use one of the best instruments in the United States, the new method, and latest improvements.  Mr. Jewell, having practiced under the best artist, and followed the business for the last three years, he pledges himself to render entire satisfaction.

Persons within a distance of fifty miles, wishing to have portraits of their families taken, by addressing a few lines to that effect to him at Woodville will be waited upon as soon as possible.

He will open his rooms in Woodville about the 1st of October.

Mr. Mershon is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Merry

1850                Rooms over Mr. Lutz’s Drug Store, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.                            1850                Rooms in M’Faddin’s Brick Building, nearly opposite Sheller’s Store,                                                  Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Merry was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on April 18, 1850 in The Star of the North (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania).  Pictures.—We invite attention to the advertisement of Mr. Merry in another column.  Every body should get a correct likeness of his friends, and while you are at it, return your own fac-smile to them.  These tokens are the most valuable of gifts.  If you are yet young it may be well to suggest that your likeness at this particular time will be quite as good looking as you could expect it to be hereafter, Mr. Merry can attend to you, and has a good apparatus.  His room is over Mr. Lutz’s Drug Store.

The first advertisement ran from April 18 to May 2, 1850 in The Star of the North (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerrian Gallery.  Mr. Merry would respectfully inform the public that he has taken Rooms over the Drug Store of Mr. Lutz, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, In the latest Boston style, with or without colors, well put up in the best quality of Morocco cases, and warranted not to fade or change by age.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens’.  Children who are old enough to keep still 2 to 5 seconds, can be taken as well as older persons.  Call soon or you will be too late, and remember that he takes as good pictures in clear, as in cloudy Weather.

The second advertisement ran from June 5 to July 17, 1850 in the Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerrian Gallery.  Mr. Merry would respectfully inform the public, that he has taken rooms in M’Faddin’s brick building, nearly opposite Sheller’s Store, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the latest and most approved style.  Mr. Merry pledges himself to make his work equal to that of the best City artists.

He has all the latest improvements, some of which he has added to the art, and among these is a Wheel Buff, of peculiar construction, by which he is enabled to obtain a higher polish, and thereby give a more brilliant and life-like tone to his pictures.

Mr. Merry, by long practice and close attention to the art, is enabled to show the Variegated Eye, be it light or dark, with all the beauty and brilliancy of life itself; and it is in this most essential point, that more artist fail than in any other.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.  Children are taken in from three to five minutes.  And remember, as good Pictures are taken in cloudy as in clear weather, tho’ for small children a clear day is recommended

The announcement appeared on June 19, 1850 in the Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotypes.  Out of countenance we are this morning, and, for the first time in our life, represented by proxy.  But our phiz was captured by no common artist—no less a personage than his blazing majesty old Sol, under the supervision of his accomplished ‘aid,’ Lieut. Col. Merry, who holds forth in the second story of the new brick building opposite Sheller’s Store.  Our counterfeit presentment’ is before us at the present writing, propped up against the inkstand, looking quite modest for a ‘limb of the law,’ (abashed, no doubt, by the presence of the original,) and presents a sedateness and gravity, befitting the prodigious responsibilities that rest upon the shoulders of a country editor.  Our devil was of the opinion it looked more like us than we do our-self; but he discovered his mistake on calling for ‘copy.’

—We advise all the good people within a day’s journey of Lewisburg, who place any value upon the likeness of themselves or their friends, to call at Mr. Merry’s rooms within the next ten days, and in from three to five seconds their features can be immortalized in superior style.  A better chance is not likely to occur very soon.

Mr. Merry is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Merritt

1856                Rooms Washington Fire Co.’s Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery, Evansville, Indiana.

Merritt was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement as Merritt and Company in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).  The first advertisement ran from October 30 to November 8, 1856.  Daguerreotypes For Fifty Cents, In Case Complete, by the New York Daguerreotype Company.  Rooms, Washington Fire Co.’s Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery.  Pictures as good for Fifty Cents as can be had elsewhere for $150.  Pictures set in Rings, Lockets, &c., at the proportionately low prices.  Family Groups and all sizes and styles.  Merritt & Co.

The announcement appeared on October 31, 1856.  If you want a cheap Daguerreotype taken in good style, call at the Washington Fire Company’s Hall, on Main street.  Only fifty cents.

The second advertisement ran from December 9 to 29, 1856.  Daguerreotypes For 50 Cents.  In consequence of the immense success, of the New-York Daguerreotype Co. in this city, they will continue open until further notice.  Daguerreotypes as usual for 50 cents, complete in a neat Morocco case, and warranted large size Family Troupe Pictures, set in Pins Lockets &c., at proportionately low prices.  Rooms in Washington Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery, Main street. Merritt & Co.

Merritt is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Miss. H. Merritt

1853                Rooms in the Dwelling nearly opposite the Methodist Church, Middlebury,                                    Vermont.

Miss. H. Merritt was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 14 to October 5, 1853  in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).   To The Public.  Would announce to the public that she has taken rooms in the dwelling nearly opposite the Methodist Church, in this village where she will be found at all hours in the day, ready to take Daguerreotypes in the best style of the art.  Those who wish their pictures taken will do well to call and examine specimens.

Miss. H. Merritt is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. W. Merrill

1849                82 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.

E. W. Merrill was recorded in one advertisement that ran from June 6 to October 8, 1849 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts).  Be Not Deceived.  Although the time of the prophet is past, yet there are those who would deceive and humbug the public by circulating false and slanderous reports of those who would gain an honest living by industry, I would take this opportunity to inform the public that I did not learn my trade of that young sprout, neither have I left the city or state, but I am engaged in the Daguerreotype Business in the Rooms adjoining those formerly occupied by our worthy friend S. Williams, 82 Main Street, where those who are in want of pictures, can obtain them (from twenty-five to fifty cents cheaper) by passing a few steps from the top of the first flight of stairs to No. 4 in the same block, than at any other place in Worcester.  E. W. Merrill.

E. W. Merrill is not recorded in other photographic directories.

D. C. A. Merrell

1858                Rooms at the Western Hotel, McArthur, Ohio.

D. C. A. Merrell was recorded in an announcement and advertisement in the M’Arthur Democrat (McArthur, Ohio). The announcement appeared on September 16, 1858. Daguerreotypes.—Now is the time to have your likeness taken.—Mr. D. C. A. Merrell, an excellent artist, is ready to accommodate you with any description of photographs. See Advertisement.

The advertisement ran from September 16 to November 4, 1858.  Photographic Pictures!  For A Few Days Only!  D. C. A. Merrell, Having taken rooms at the Western Hotel for a short time, is now prepared to take all kinds of Photographic Likenesses in the best style and the cheapest rates.  Lockets, Cases and Breast-Pins always on hand.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens at his room.

D. C. A. Merrell is not recorded in other photographic directories.