John H. Ryder

1859                            Merchants’ Bank Building, Cleveland, Ohio.

John H. Ryder was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in The Ashland Union (Ashland, Ohio). The advertisement ran from March 2 to November 2, 1859.  Ryder’s Premium Photographic Gallery of Art.  Merchants’ Bank Building, Cleveland, O.  The best Oil-painting Photographs in Ohio, are executed at this establishment.

Persons having old Daguerreotypes of lost or absent friends, which they wish to put in more permanent and effective shape, can have them copied in Photograph, to the size of life and painted in oil equal to portraits from life.

Allen Smith, Jr., paints for no other Photographist in this city.                                                          All the various styles of small pictures taken in a superior manner.

The announcement appeared on May 18, 1859.  Ryder, of Cleveland, the celebrated Photographist, advertises in our paper this week.  A great fellow is that Ryder to make himself know.  When we lived in the State of New York, his name became perfectly familiar to us, though he was located in a city much further off than Cleveland is from Norwalk.  And it was all on account of his thorough knowledge of the picture business and enterprise in advertising.  Those who desire a life-like representation of themselves, done up by a master in the Photographic art, should be sure to pay Rider’s Gallery a visit the first time they go to Cleveland.  We’ll warrant them satisfaction.—Norwalk Experiment.

We had that satisfaction ourselves a few days since.  Mr. Ryder exhibited to us some as fine specimens of the art as we have ever seen in any city in the Union.  Those who visit Cleveland and neglect to call at Ryder’s Rooms, lose a sight of one of the most attractive places in the city.

John H. Ryder is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Cleveland in 1857-1858.  Ohio Photographers 1839 -1900 list him as being active in Cleveland 1857-1858; and from 1860-1898.

Mr. Russell

1851                Address Unknown, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Russell was recorded in one announcement in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania) on August 21, 1853.  Mr. Russell, the Daguerreotypist, has done more than the Mexicans could do.  He has taken the “Cambria Guards,” not by surprise, but with their eyes open, in broad daylight—a daguerreotype of the whole company.  He took on the street opposite to Mr. C. Litzinger’s house, and a glance at the picture shows you all the officers and men, the “ear piercing fife” in the fifer’s hand, the “spirit stirring drum,” the house, with tree in front, and several bystanders, and is quite an excellent daguerreotype.  Mr. Russell is still here ready and willing to take the likenesses of those who may call upon him.

Mr. Russell is not listed in other photographic directories.

Mr. Russell

1844                Rooms over the Northern Bank, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Mr. Russell was recorded in one announcement in The Guard (Holly Springs, Mississippi) on June 12, 1844.  “Photographic Miniatures.”—All those who desire their likenesses taken, would do well to call on Mr. Russell, who is now on a visit to our town, he can be found at the Rooms over the Northern Bank.  His likenesses, if they do not speak for themselves, they at least look well.

Mr. Russell is not listed in other photographic directories.

John I. Rundell

1850                Address Unknown, Pattersonville, Louisiana.                                                        1851                Rooms at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Franklin, Louisiana.

John I. Rundell was recorded in two advertisements and four announcements in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from December 19, 1850 to January 2, 1851.  J. I. Rundall, Daguerreotype Artist.  Rooms at present in Pattersonville….Will visit Franklin about Christmas.

The first announcement appeared on December 26, 1850.  Daguerreotype Likeness.—The advertisement of Mr. Rundell will be found in another column.  Mr. Goddard, the portrait painter who was in this place last winter, informs us that this gentleman is a superior artist.  Specimens, however, will speak for themselves when he is ready for visitors.

The second announcement appeared on January 23, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—Mr. Rundell is now in full blast at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, and is taking excellent likenesses.  We have seen some specimens of his work that will compare well with the best we have ever seen.  Persons wishing correct likenesses will do well to give him a call.

The third announcement appeared on February 6, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—In another column will be found the advertisement of Mr. Rundell, daguerreotype artist.  Some fine specimens of his skill may be found at the entrance door of Odd Fellows’ Hall.  He takes much pains with his miniatures, and warrants his work to satisfy those who patronize him.  He has a supply of splendid lockets, and is prepared to furnish anything in his line of business at short notice and in good order.

The second advertisement ran from February 6 to March 8, 1851.  John I. Rundell, Daguerreotype Artist, Rooms At Odd-Fellows’ Hall, Franklin.  Having availed himself at a heavy expense of all the late and most important improvements in the art, he trusts he is prepared to give entire satisfaction to those who may favor him with their patronage.  He earnestly solicits an examination of his work.

N. B.—He has just received direct from the city of New York, a variety of splendid medallion lockets and breast pins, designed expressly for the insertion of miniatures.

The fourth announcement appeared on February 27, 1851.  To the Public.  Having, on account of previous engagements, been compelled to leave Franklin before I finished all the work I had promised to do, I take this opportunity to express the high sense of gratitude I feel towards my friends and acquaintances in the parish of St. Mary, for the kindness and patronage I received from them during the short stay I made among them, and particularly to my worthy friend, Mr. Rundell, whom I found extremely courteous and kind.  I would also say to those of my friends who may wish work in my line, that they had better call upon Mr. Rundell very soon, and have their pictures taken, as he intends leaving in a short time, and I can assure them that they will get as good work from him as they can from any other artist in America.  J. R. Hartsock, Daguerreotypist.

John I. Rundall or Rundell is not listed in other photographic directories.

Fred Ruggles

1856-1857       Rooms over Store of E. B. Shattuck & Co., Barre, Massachusetts.                        1857                   Brick Block, Barre, Massachusetts.

Fred Ruggles was recorded in four advertisements in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts).  The first two by himself the last two in the partnership of Brooks & Ruggles (H. F. Brooks & Fred Ruggles).  The first advertisement ran on December 19 & 26, 1856.  To All Lovers of Good Pictures!  Fred Ruggles the renowned Daguerrean and Ambrotypist, is in town and has taken the rooms formerly occupied by H. F. Brooks.  Those wishing for a perfect likeness of themselves and a splendid picture, either upon plate or glass, will do well to call upon him, at their earliest opportunity.

Please call and examine Specimens.  Rooms over Store of E. B. Shattuck & Co.

The second advertisement appeared on January 16, 1857.  “Now Look Here!”  The period of my intended stay in Barre, now Draws to a Close, I would again call the attention of the citizens of this town and vicinity to the fact that I am prepared, at the Rooms formerly occupied by H. F. Brooks, to give those who may be pleased to favor me with their patronage, Pictures!  which, for faithfulness, brilliancy and durability, shall suit the tastes of the most fastidious.

Please call at my Rooms and examine specimens.

It is my intention that no pictures shall leave my Studio without giving perfect satisfaction.  Fred Ruggles, Artist.

The third advertisement appeared on March 13, 1857.  Picture Emporium.  We the undersigned, having leased and fitted up the Upper Rooms in the Brick Block, with all the modern improvements in artistical works, together with a large and splendid Sky-Light, by which light we are enabled to take a picture of from one to twelve persons upon a single plate, are now prepared to furnish all persons wishing for a likeness of themselves or friends, with one, that cannot be surpassed by any other artists.  Brooks & Ruggles.  H. F. Brooks, F. Ruggles.

The fourth advertisement appeared on May 1, 1857.  “I Still Live.”  So said the immortal Webster.  We still live, so say the subscribers, and if the public have any doubt in regard to it, they can be convinced of the fact by calling into our Picture Gallery, at any day, we are ready and waiting to give a cordial welcome to all who may favor us with a call.  Price of Pictures varying from 25 cts. to $10,00.

Rooms in Brick Block.  Brooks & Ruggles.  H. F. Brooks, F. Ruggles.

Fred Ruggles and H. F. Brooks are not listed in other photographic directories.  There is a Frederick Ruggles in 1859-1860 recorded in Fitchburg, Massachusetts but it is unknown if they are the same person.

Rugg & Fowler

1857                Washington Hall Block, Watertown, New York.

Rugg & Fowler (George S. Rugg & S. J. Fowler) was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements .  The first announcement appeared in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York) on May 6, 1857.  Daguerrean Gallery.—Messrs. Rugg & Fowler have fitted up a fine Gallery in Washington Hall building, and are taking some excellent life-like likenesses, either Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype, Ambrograph, or Photograph.  Indeed we have never seen better specimens of the art than from their Gallery.  Their advertisement will be found in another column of our paper.

The first advertisement ran from May 6 to August 12, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery!  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card Board.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We, therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! And Coloring Them In Oil.  Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes Made in the best Style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.        Watertown, March 7, 1857.

The second announcement appeared on May 7, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Daguerrean Artists.  The tendency towards perfection in no art has been more steady and rapid than that of taking likenesses on silver, glass and other prepared substances.  Pictures are now produced in such elegance of style, softness of tone, and exactness of likeness, on silver, glass, paper, paste-board, &c., as would astonish Daguerre himself could be revisit the earth and witness the progress the great art which bears his name has made within a few years past.  Nor is any city or village more fortunate in the possession of skillful artists in this line than Watertown.  The pictures now produced at Rugg & Fowler’s gallery in the Washington Hall block, evince a practical knowledge of the art in all its branches which marks a degree of perfection that may well be called complete.—Their rooms are very tastefully fitted up with new and elegant furniture for the express purpose of making an inviting retreat for all wishing to see their pictures or procure likenesses.

The second advertisement ran from May 7 to August 13, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery.  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card B’d.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes made in the best style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.  Watertown, May 1, 1857.

The third advertisement ran from August 20 to September 3, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Dissolution.  The Copartnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of Rugg & Fowler, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be carried on in all its branches by G. S. Rugg.  The debts against the firm will be paid by him, and all debts due the firm must be paid to him.     G. S. Rugg,     sic. O. S. Fowler.        Watertown, Aug. 10, 1857.

Daguerreotyping will be renewed for the benefit of those who still adhere to them, and at reduced prices.  G. S. Rugg.

George S. Rugg is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1854 without an address or location.  J. S. Fowler is listed in 1859 in Watertown, New York without an address.

William Row

1859                Address and Location Unknown, Michigan.

William Row was recorded in one announcement in The Grand Haven News (Grand Haven, Michigan) on October 5, 1859.  Award of Premiums, of the Ottawa Co. Agricultural Society, Held 21st 22d and 23d September, 1859….Class I—Ornamental Needle and Fancy Work….

Best sample of Daguerreotypes, Wm. Row, $1.

William Row is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Patrick M. Ross

1856                229 Bowery, New York, New York.[1]

Patrick M. Ross appeared in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) on  January 1, 1856.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.  Ross, Bowery — To this artist I would say, that there is room for great improvement in his pictures.

Patrick M. Ross is recorded in other photographic directories but is included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Henry Rosenstock

1858                720 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]                                              1858-1859     Rooms in the Exchange Building, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Henry Rosenstock was recorded in two advertisements in The Star of the North (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania).  The first advertisement ran from October 13, 1858 to December 21, 1859.  New Ambrotype Saloon In Bloomsburg.  Henry Rosenstock, of Philadelphia, respectfully informs the citizens of Bloomsburg and vicinity, that he has opened in connection with his Barber Saloon, a Daguerreian Gallery, in the rooms lately occupied by C. Stahl as a book bindery, and is prepared to take pictures, which will surpass anything of the kind ever seen in this place.

Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, now is the time to procure one of those imperishable Ambrotypes, and thus secure the features of beloved friends.  Life is uncertain; but Ambrotypes are lasting.

All are invited to call and examine specimens.

The second advertisement ran from November 23 to December 28, 1859.  Henry Rosenstock, Sky-Light Ambrotypist, Rooms in the Third Story of the Exchange Block, (entrance above the Book Store,) Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pa.

Henry Rosenstock is recorded in other photographic directories.

[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900.  Philadelphia Photographers list Rosenstock as being active in Bloomsburg in the 1860’s.

 

G. Rosenberger

1856-1857       Rooms at the Union Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.

G. Rosenberger was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana).  The advertisement ran from October 25, 1856 to February 7, 1857.  Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, And Photographs.  G. Rosenberger having received instructions from G. Moses, and having experience in the art of taking Daguerreotypes, will be ready by the first of the coming month, to take likenesses by any of the above named processes.

The announcement appeared on November 8, 1856.  G. Rosenberger has opened his Ambrotype and Daguerrean room at the Union Hotel, being the one formerly occupied by G. Moses.

G. Rosenberger is not recorded in other photographic directories.