J. M. Parkhurst

1858                Address Unknown, Amherst, New Hampshire.                    

J. M. Parkhurst was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 19 to June 9, 1858 in The Farmers Cabinet (Amherst, New Hampshire).  Great Attraction.  Come One!  Come All!!  Wonderful improvements in colored Miniatures by Ambrotype or Melainotype.  J. M. Parkhurst Would respectfully inform those persons wishing to procure a Miniature of themselves or friends, that they can obtain a beautiful and correct Likeness, (with or without colors) and have it inserted in a neat morocco case, by either of the above processes, for the extreme low price of 50 cents, and upwards, by calling at his Saloon in Amherst, where he will remain but a short time only. 

He is also taking pictures on enameled cloth for 25 cents and upwards, which are convenient to transmit by mail.  Mr. P. would say his pictures are put up in the most durable manner and warranted not to fade.  Pictures taken in all weathers and set in every variety of Locket, Pin, Frames or common cases.

Pictures copied in the most satisfactory manner.  Perfect satisfaction given or no charge.

Instruction given in the art, and Apparatus furnished if desired.

The propriety of an early call is suggested, thereby avoiding the inconvenience of the crowd which always attends the last week of his stay in every place. 

J. M. Parkhurst is not recorded in other photographic directories.


1847                Elliot’s Buildings, Keene, New Hampshire.

Parker (first name unknown) was recorded in one announcement that appeared on April 29, 1847 in the New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene, New Hampshire).  Daguerreotypes.—Those who desire to have their likenesses transferred with “frightful accuracy” to a polished metallic plate, have ample room to choose.  There are at least three good Daguerreotypist now in town who have contracted with their principal agent, the Sun, for the right kind of light and just enough of it.  Messrs. Stone in Gerould’s block—Parker in Elliot’s buildings and Wilsons, a few doors north of the Cheshire House, are all ready to wait upon their customers, and will give them as good pictures as they will be able to get in the cities.

Those who wish a portrait by a very superior artist, should call upon Mr. Mason, portrait painter, at his rooms at the Cheshire House, where he will be happy to show some fine specimens of the art.

Parker is not recorded in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record John O. Parker in Manchester New Hampshire in 1856, at this point in time its unknown if they are the same person.  

John M. Parker

1860.               Address Unknown, New York, New York.

John M. Parker was recorded in one article that appeared on May 25, 1860 in The New York Times (New York, New York).  Law Report.  General Sessions.  The Court of General Sessions, Judge Russell presiding, commenced to try cases yesterday, at 11 A. M., and did not adjourn till some minutes after 6 P. M.  Yet only three cases were tried, and but one disposed of. 

John M. Parker, alias King, was charged with the manufacture of counterfeit bills on the Exchange Bank of Hartford, Conn.  He was a young man of respectable appearance, and a daguerreotypist by profession.  The principal evidence against him, perhaps, was a large box in his apartment in Fifty-second-street, containing about twenty bottles of chemicals, such as are used in the photographing process; several sheets of paper, resembling that on which bank bills are printed, but of inferior quality; and a newspaper, on which test had been made of the color and force of the stamp, in red designed for the denomination of the bills.  The bills exhibited in Court were evidently photographs, and were not good specimens of the craft of the artist.

A Man named Thomas Newell was detected in Fifty-first-street, on March 29, attempting to pass some of these bills.  He was a co-mate of Parker’s, residing in the same house, and his arrest led to that of Parker.  He will probably be tried to-day.  The defence yesterday set up for Parker was, that he was a daguerreotypist and photographer by profession, and that in taking photographic impressions of these bills he was only practicing, just as a young artist would sketch anywhere and everywhere, to give him facility and skill.  The jury, however, took another view of his photographing propensities and found him guilty of the offence charged.  Where-upon Judge Russell thought that a residence of five years in the State Prison would be beneficial to him, and he goes there, and for that time, accordingly.

John M. Parker is not recorded in other photographic directories, he is also not listed in the New York City Directories.

G. B. Parker

1847-1848       Rooms over R. W. Farwell’s Store, Claremont, New Hampshire.

G. B. Parker was recorded in two advertisements in the National Eagle (Claremont, New Hampshire).  The first advertisement ran from October 29 to December 3, 1847.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  G. B. Parker, Daguerrian Artists; Rooms over R. W. Farwell’s Store.  Persons desirous of obtaining likenesses of themselves, family or friends, are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  Pictures taken singly or in groups with or without coloring, [regardless] of weather.

G. B. P. having availed himself of the many recent improvements in Chemicals and Apparatus, feels confident in saying his pictures can be surpassed by none.

Portraits, Paintings, Engravings and Daguerreotypes copied.

The second advertisement ran from December 31, 1847 to March23, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures executed in a clear, strong, bold character at Parker’s Daguerreotype Rooms over R. W. Farwell’s Store.  Those desirous of obtaining an elegant and correct Daguerreotype are respectfully invited to call at my rooms and examine numerous specimens of my work, executed in this place.

Prices varying from $1.00 to 5.00.

A Perfect Likeness warranted in any weather.

Instruction given and Apparatus furnished on the most reasonable terms.

G. B. Parker is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John A. Palmer

1854                Over Alderson’s Bookstore, Lewisburg, Virginia.

John A. Palmer was recorded in one advertisement that ran four times from June 17 to August 5, 1854 in the Greenbrier Era (Lewisburg, Virginia).  Daguerreotypes!  John A. Palmer Daguerreotypist.  Is now in this place, where he will remain a short time, and offer his services to the public—most earnestly soliciting a share of their patronage.  Pictures taken at from $1 to [$30] or [$10], and entire satisfaction guarantied.

Rooms—over Alderson’s Bookstore.

Attention is called to the Stereoscopic or solid Daguerreotype—the Most Perfect of all pictures—which he takes in the best style the art.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.  June 17.

John A. Palmer is not recorded in other photographic directories.

S. Page

1847                Address Unknown, Hallowell, Maine.

S. Page was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from May 8 to November 6, 1847 in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine). 

Daguerreotype Cases, Plates & Chemicals.  Cases and Plates of different sizes—Iodine and Chloride of Iodine—Chloride of Gold—Bromine—Hyposulphate of Soda—Mercury—Prepared Rottenstone—Rouge—all of the best qualities, for sale at low prices by S. Page & Co.

The second advertisement appeared on May 13 & 20, 1847 in the Maine Farmer (Augusta, Maine).  Daguerreotype Cases, Plates & Chemicals.  Cases and Plates of different sizes—Iodine and Chloride of Iodine—Chloride of Gold—Bromine—Hyposulphate of Soda—Mercury—Prepared Rottenstone—Rouge—all of the best qualities, for sale at low prices by S. Page & Co., Hallowell, May 8.

S. Page is ot recorded in other photographic directories.

Martin Page

1858                Rooms over Drs. Wood’s Drug Store, Greene, New York.

Martin Page (possibly A. M. Page is the same person) was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in The Chenango American (Greene, New York).  The first announcement appeared on September 30, 1858.  The County Fair…Martin Page, of this village, successor to R. D. Newton had a beautiful lot of Ambrotypes on exhibition.

The second announcement appeared on September 30, 1858.  The Chenango County Fair…Premiums Awarded…Class 24—Foreign Articles…Martin Page, 1 Case Ambrotypes, .25

The advertisement ran from November 11 to December 23, 1858.  Ambrotype Gallery!  A. M. Page announces to the public that he has taken the rooms formerly occupied by R. D. Newton as an Ambrotype Gallery (over Drs. Wood’s drug store,) and is prepared to furnish the best of Pictures.

The reputation of his Pictures is sufficiently established in this section, to need no puffing on his part.  They speak for themselves.

Particular attention paid to Copying Pictures.  Pictures taken in Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., &c.  A style of Picture taken on Leather, just the thing to send by mail to your friends abroad.

Prices ranging from 50 cents upwards.  Greene, Nov. 11, 1858.

Martin Page (A. M. Page) is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Packard & Barnum

1856-1857       Address Unknown, Warren, Ohio.

Packard & Barnum were recorded in two advertisements in the Western Reserve Chronicle (Warren, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from August 20 to October 1, 1856.  Daguerrean & Ambrotype Stock, at prices guarantied as low as can be bought in Cleveland, New York or any other market.  Orders by mail or otherwise, promptly attended to.  Packard & Barnum. 

The second advertisement ran from September 10, 1856 to January 21, 1857…Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Artists, Will find it to their advantage to call on us for all goods in their line.  We have a complete assortment and will obligate ourselves to duplicate New York, Pittsburg, and Cleveland Bills…

Packard & Barnum are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Pacific Chemical Laboratory

1852                Vanderbilt and Charlton avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Pacific Chemical Laboratory appeared in one advertisement on December 16, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Pacific Chemical Laboratory, Pacific street, between Vanderbilt and Charlton avenue, Brooklyn.—Office No.  11 Wall street, third floor, room No. 16.—A. Fancike & Kraft, manufacturers of pure chemicals.  Reagents daguerreotype apparatus, acids, ethers, ammonia, metallic oxides, and other fine chemicals, &c….

Pacific Chemical Laboratory is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Outley & Denison

1851-1852       Corner Washington Avenue and Third Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

Outley & Denison (John J. Outley & A. C. Denison) appeared in one advertisement on July 5, 1852 in the Daily St. Louis Times (St. Louis, Missouri).  One Dollar!  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  At Outley & Denison’s Daguerrean Gallery, (formerly Wood & Outley) corner of Washington avenue and Third street, St. Louis.

Pictures taken at the above Gallery from $1 to [10], which we warrant to be equal to any taken in St. Louis.  We would respectfully invite the public generally to call and [see] specimens before having pictures taken at any other rooms, as we pledge [ourselves] to give entire satisfaction in all cases, or no pay.

Instructions given in the art for $25.  All kinds of Daguerreotype stock on hand and for sale low. Outley & Denison, Artists.  oct3.

Outley & Denison are recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under Outley, John J. as Dennison (A. C.).  A more accurate date on the advertisement is October 3, probably 1851.  We also learn he was active prior to October 3 date in the partnership of Wood & Outley, this is possibly Gardner Wood based on entry dates in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.