Mr. Armington

Recorded in the Lynn News, published in Lynn, Massachusetts on April 26, 1850. Daguerreotype Gallery, In The Sagamore Building, near the Central Building, Lynn.  J. H. Currier, Daguerrian Artists, having procured of his late partner, Mr. Armington, his large German Instrument, is now prepared to execute Miniatures of all styles, in groups or single, on small or the largest sized plates that are used.

The date on the advertisement is February 1, 1850. No other advertisements or articles relating to the partnership or to Mr. Armington have been located, and no address was associated to the partnership.  One might speculate that since the partnership was mention in the advertisement that the address of the partnership was the same.

We can further speculate that this might be the H. Armington who wrote a letter to Southworth & Hawes on October 13, 1846 from Pawtucket, Massachusetts.

Pawtucket Mass. Oct. 13th 1846 Messrs.  Southworth & Hawes, Gents, We have seen in pictures in Providence said to have been taken with “quickstuff” prepared and sold by you, which we liken the appearance of very much. We wish you to send us a bottle of the same with the directions necessary for using it.  If we could produce the same results with it as those we saw in Providence should like to make use of it altogether, Please write us your lowest price for Scovilles No. 1 Medium Plates. Also cheapest Medium satin cases also Velvet good articles.  Yours Respectfully                 H. Armington & Co. [1]

 Note that Mr. Armington,  J. H. Currier and their partnership do not appear In The Directory of  Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900.

[1] Manuscript formerly in Matthew R. Isenburg’s Collection.

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