Samuel O. Hersey

1852-1855       State Street, over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.                      1855-1857       State Street, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.

Samuel O. Hersey was recorded in five announcements and three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from February 5 to December 30, 1852 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, 2d Door East of Branch Bridge, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier, Vt.  Where he takes Daguerreotypes equal to the best, and at the Lowest Prices.

The first announcement appeared on September 30, 1853 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  State Fair…..Premiums..…Discretionary—Floral Hall…                          S. O. Hersey……Montpelier………Daguerreotypes……..1.00.

The second advertisement ran from December 15, 1853 to December 20, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier.  Daguerreotypes of all sizes taken, and put up in any style desired.  No one wishing a perfect likeness should fail to call. Nov. 22, 1853.

The second announcement appeared on July 26, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman.  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Ambrotypes.—The attention of our readers is particularly invited to the advertisement of Mr. Hersey, in another column.  The Ambrotype is a new thing in the picture-making art, and is very justly taking the place of the Daguerreotype and every other species of miniature making.  They are certainly better than anything of the kind we ever saw, and as much surpass the old Daguerreotype, as that does a pen and ink sketch.  It is clear, and bold in tone, minute and expressive, can be seen in any light and must, from the manner of taking, endure as long as the glass on which it is taken.  They can be taken quicker and easier than the Daguerreotype, and secures at once the admiration and preference of the beholder.  Specimens in the best style of the art can be seen at Hersey’s rooms, and the public should take an early opportunity to call.

The third advertisement ran from July 26, 1855 to December 18, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes!  or Daguerreotypes on Glass!  The subscriber, having obtained the right for Montpelier and vicinity, is now prepared to take these beautiful and never-changing pictures in glass, at his Daguerrean Stand; over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, State Street, Montpelier,

The Art of Ambrotyping has very recently been brought to a high degree of perfection by Mr. Cutting, the inventor, who has secured a patent for fourteen-years in France, Great Britain and in the United States.  These Pictures are taken on the best Plate Glass, to which another glass is cemented thus retaining their brilliancy for ages, and are so beautiful in tone, bold and clear in effect, that they are universally admired, and are rapidly taking the place of Daguerreotypes.

Ambrotypes can be taken equally well upon the smallest miniature up to the full size, and in much less time sitting necessary for a good Daguerreotype.  They can be seen in any light as well as engravings, or any paper pictures under glass, and hence are very suitable for large pictures to be hung in frames.  They are not reversed, but seen in the natural position of the sitter.

Daguerreotypes can be copied in this permanent style, and enlarged to any size.  The darkest or dampest weather is equally favorable for this process, with the fairest and driest, as it is rarely necessary to sit half a minute in the darkest day.  Prices varying from $2.00 to $15.00.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens.  Montpelier, July 23, 1855.  S. O. Hersey.

N. B.—The subscriber would respectfully inform the public that he continues Daguerreotyping in the highest perfection of the art and all its various styles. F. O. Hersey.

The third announcement appeared on January 3, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes.—We suggest to all who wish a life-like picture, to visit Mr. S. O. Hersey’s gallery, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store.  Mr. Hersey has just received a new stock of well selected cases, lockets, &c., and his new suit of rooms are well adapted to the art; while his skill is not surpassed this side of the cities.  See Advertisement.

The fourth announcement appeared on September 17 1857 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Vermont State Fair.  The Seventh Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at this place last week…Award of Premiums…Floral Hall…

S. O. Hersey, Montpelier, ambrotypes and photographs……….2.00.                                              L. White, Montpelier, photographs………………………………..1.00.

Samuel O. Hersey is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Montpelier, Vermont from 1856-1860.

A. Herington

1847                Rooms Main Street, over the Post Office, Geneva, New York.

A. Herington was recorded in two advertisements that appeared in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  The first advertisement that ran on May 29 to July 17, 1847.  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main-st, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens.  A. Herington.

The second advertisement ran on June 1 & 15, 1847, with a variant spelling of the last name. Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main street, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens. A. Harrington.       Geneva, May 28, 1847.

A. Herington is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Henschel & Robertson

1856-1857       Rooms at Bissell’s Hotel, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Henschel & Robertson were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announcement ran on December 20, 1856 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).   Ambrotypes.  We would call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Messrs. Henschel & Robertson, who have opened rooms at Bissell’s Hotel for the purpose of taking Ambrotype Portraits.  These portraits are taken on glass, and are evidently far superior to those taken by the old Daguerrean system.—They do not reverse the position; they may be seen in any view; they are taken in a much shorter time; can be made double, and it is asserted that they will last for ages unchanged.  These are sufficient inducements to draw crowds to the rooms of the above gentlemen.

The advertisement ran from December 20, 1856 to January 3, 1857.  In the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  Messrs. Henschel & Robertson Would respectfully inform the citizens of this town and vicinity, that they have visited Plaquemine for the purpose of introducing their beautiful art of Ambrotyping which consists in taking Portraits On Glass.

Messrs. H. & R. but ask the public to call and examine their portraits, when their superiority over all others, they feel assured, will be at once admitted.  They are finer and more beautiful; they do not reverse the position; they area as plain as an engraving, seen in any view; they are taken in a much shorter time, therefore the expression is more life-like; they can be made double, so as to show two pictures instead of one, and will last for ages, unchanged.

Correct Portraits of children of any age taken almost instantaneously.  Messrs. Henschel & Robertson have taken rooms at Bissell’s Hotel, where they would be glad to see all who have a desire to examine specimens of their art.

The second announcement appeared on January 3, 1857 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  Our citizens who have not been there, should certainly Visit The Rooms Of Messrs. Henschel & Robertson, at Bissell’s Hotel, and see their beautiful portraits, taken by the new system of Ambrotyping.  An occasion like the present, to have a correct and fadeless picture of one’s self—or of some one better loved—may not occur soon again.  We advise all, therefore, to give the above gentlemen an early call, as their stay here may be of short duration.

Henschel & Robertson are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Henry

1853                195 Broadway, New York, New York.

Mr. Henry is recorded in an advertisement that ran on January 11, 1853 in The New York Herald  (New York, New York).  Wanted—A Person With A Capital of $100 to $150, to invest in a daguerreotype business, established 1843, skylight, seven year lease, furnished, &c., for which he will receive one-half the profits, and be taught the art if required; the money to be used in the business, &c.  Apply to Mr. Henry, in the Gallery, 195 Broadway.

Mr. Henry is not recorded in other photographic directories.

F. W. Henry

1859                Address Unknown, Seneca Falls, New York.

F. W. Henry was recorded in an announcement that ran on December 21, 1859 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York). [From the Seneca Co. Courier–Friday.]  Destructive Fire Great Loss of Property—Ten Buildings Burned.  Yesterday morning our village was visited by one of the most destructive fires which ever occurred in this place.–It broke out about five o’clock, and the flames were first seen issuing from the basement of Skidmore’s Dining Saloon, on the eastern side, but how the fire originated is not satisfactorily known…the flames were not subdued until ten buildings were consumed, embracing… F. W. Henry’s Ambrotype Gallery.

F. W. Henry is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as Francis W. Henry.

Isaac C. Hendrickson

1855                Fulton Street, two doors west of Washington Street, Jamaica, New York.

Isaac C. Hendrickson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 29 to September 25, 1855 in the Long Island Farmer, and Queens County Advertiser (Jamaica, New York).  Hendrickson’s Sky-Light Daguerrian Gallery.  The subscriber would respectfully call the attention of the public to the admirable arrangement of the light and to the other facilities for taking Perfect Daguerreotypes, at the rooms recently fitted up in Fulton Street, two doors west of Washington.  I. C. Hendrickson.  Jamaica, May 8, 1855.

Isaac C. Hendrickson is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York city at 233 Broadway in 1855-1856.  233 Broadway is the Meade Brothers address it is possible that he was employed with them in early 1855.

John Henderson

1852                551 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                      1852                1 Bowery, New York, New York.

John Henderson was recorded in four advertisements.  The first one appeared on  April 3, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—Henderson’s Grand Northern Skylight, in the Mechanics’ Institute, corner of Division street and the Bowery, is allowed, by competent judges, to be one of the best arranged lights in the city.  All who wish to have a correct, durable, and well finished likeness of themselves or friends, will do well to give him a call.

The second advertisement appeared on June 24, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes of the finest tone, Admired by all—refused by none—Are taken daily, without the least delay, At Henderson’s, 1 Bowery and 551 Broadway.

The third advertisement appeared on June 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Palaces For The Sovereign People.—One of this class will be found at Henderson’s, (late Clark Bro’s.,) No. 551 Broadway, between Prince and Spring-sts.  This establishment was fitted up by the Clarke Bro’s. in the most elegant and improved manner, and is second to none in the city for comfort and attraction to visitors, and convenience for the taking of first class pictures.  The observatory commands a most extensive and delightful view of the city, &c.  Also Henderson’s grand northern skylight in the mechanics’ Institute, corner of Bowery and Division-st., is allowed, by competent judges, to be unsurpassed for daguerreotyping purposes.  All who wish a perfect and durable likeness will do well to visit those galleries before going elsewhere.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes taken at Henderson’s splendid Gallery, No. 551 Broadway, near Prince-st., and the Gallery in the Mechanics’ Institute, No. 1 Bowery, corner Division-st., are perfect g ems of the art.  All who desire faithful and durable likenesses of themselves, will do well to give him a call.  A large assortment of Frames, Cases and Lockets on hand for the holidays.

John Henderson is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City from 1849 to 1860.  New information is that he was late from the Clark Brothers gallery.

J. Henderson

1859                Mrs. David Sandford house, Northport, New York.

J. Henderson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 8, 1859 to November 4, 1859 in The Long Islander (Huntington, New York).  Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes and Photographs.  The subscriber would respectfully announce to the inhabitants of Northport and adjacent villages, etc., that he has opened a Gallery at Northport, in the house of Mrs. David Sandford; where he is prepared to take likenesses in every style of the art, warranted correct, durable and satisfactory.  Pictures of family groups, houses, etc., taken, and finished in all varieties of frames or cases.  N. B.—All kinds of farm produce taken in exchange.  J. Henderson.  Northport, June 8, 1859.

J. Henderson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. B. Hendee

1845-1846       Rooms at Bratlett’s Hotel, Brandon, Vermont.                                                                  1846                   Rooms at Scofield’s Hall, Brandon, Vermont.

E. B. Hendee was recorded in one announcement and two advertisements in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont). The announcement ran on December 18, 1845. Daguerreotyping.  Messrs. Reed & Hendee are operating very successfully and satisfactorily to those who employ them, in taking Daguerreotype likenesses.  When Mr. Wilcox was operating in this way, last spring, I though he took the lead in Perfecting miniatures; but on seeing the work performed by Messrs. Reed & Hendee, I am confident that they go before any who have preceded them in this line of business.  Those desiring convenient likenesses for presenting to their friends will do well to call and see for themselves.

The first advertisement ran from December 18, 1845 to January 1, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  S. W. Reed & E. B. Hendee, Would inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Brandon & Vicinity that they have taken rooms, for a few day at Bartlett’s, where they are prepared to furnish Daguerreotype Miniatures finished in the Latest Improved Styles, by which they are rendered perfectly distinct, and prepared to resist the action of air and light without the possibility of being faded or changed.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.  Miniatures taken at all hours of the day, without regard to weather.  For the small sum of Two Dollars a perfect likeness will be done up in a handsome case.  Lockets furnished at a low price.  Brandon, Dec. 16, 1845.

The second advertisement ran from September 17 to October 8, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  E. B. Hendee, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Brandon and vicinity, that possessing all the latest improvements in the art, and a very superior apparatus, he is now prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in a style that equals the finest engravings, and with a truthfulness to nature that surpasses the best paintings.  They are rendered perfectly distinct, are prepared to resist the action of air and light, and are not liable to fade or change.

Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens, and improve the present opportunity to obtain a true and life like copy of their own features or those of their friends.  No charge unless the likenesses are satisfactorily taken.  Rooms at Scofield’s Hall.

E. B. Those who have had likenesses taken by the old process can have them retaken at a trifling expense. Instruction given, including all recent improvements in coloring, &c. Apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.  Brandon, Sept. 14, 1846.

E. B. possibly (Edwin B.) Hendee is recorded as being active in Sonora, California in 1849, in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. He may also be associated with the firm Hendee & Brothers.

Hendee & Brothers

1847                Rooms at the Cazenovia House, Cazenovia, New York.

Hendee & Brothers was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 26 to June 9, 1847 in the Madison County Whig (Cazenovia, New York).  Daguerreotype Miniatures!  Hendee & Brothers, Respectfully inform the inhabitants of Cazenovia and vicinity, that possessing all the improvements in the fine art, and a few superior apparatus, they are now prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in a style that equals the finest engravings, and with a truthfulness to nature that surpasses the best paintings.  They are rendered perfectly distinct, are prepared to resist the action of airand light, and are not liable to fade or change.

Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens, and improve the present opportunity to obtain a true and life-like copy of their own features or those of their friends.  Rooms at the Cazenovia House.  N. B.—Those who have had likenesses taken by the old process, can have them retaken at a trifling expense.  Instructions given, including all recent improvements in coloring, &c.  Apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.  Cazenovia, May 25, 1847.

Possibly Denny H. and Edwin B. Hendee they are recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry without specific address, traveling in Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.  They established a gallery in Sonora, California in 1849.