F. (Francis) Burrows

1849                   Main Street, in Prescott’s brick building, Keeseville, New York.                            c.1850-1852    80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.                                                                    1854-1858       87 State Street, Schenectady, New York.[1]

F. (Francis) Burrows was recorded in three advertisements and one announce in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York) which ran on May 12, 19 & 26, 1849. Miniature Gallery. Premium Daguerreotypes.  F. Burrows would announce to the citizens of Keeseville and vicinity that he has [occupied] the pleasant room in [Prescott’s] brick building on Main st. opposite the bank, where he will be in attendance at all hours to attend calls with which he may be favored.  Mr. B. will [   ] his pictures entirely satisfactory, and he is confident with his long experience both in city and country, that he can produce an article in life-like appearance not surpassed by any.  His pictures are of a deep [  ] tone with beautiful lights and shades.  Miniatures will be put up in any style and in any weather.  N. B. Instructions given to those who wish to learn the business and apparatus found.

The second advertisement ran from November 28, 1851 to November 19, 1852 in The Schenectady Reflector.  (Schenectady, New York.)  F. Burrow’s Sky Light gallery For Daguerreotypes, No. 80 State street, Schenectady.—Mr. B. is happy to return his compliments and  humble thanks to the citizens of Schenectady and vicinity, for their liberal patronage during the past year.  His rooms are still open for business, and he will be extremely happy to wait on customers at any time.  Work will be executed at short notice, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.

Miniatures will be taken of any size, for a locket or ring up to a half plate.  All kinds of cases and frames furnished to order.  Views and landscapes taken, positive or negative.  Work will be done as cheap as at any other establishment in this vicinity.

On January 27, 1854 the following announcement appears in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York.)  Removal—Burrow’s Daguerrean Gallery.—Burrows has removed his Daguerreotype gallery to No. 87 State Street, over the store of Messrs. Barrenger & Co., and has fitted it up anew throughout.  He has now the largest and best sky and side-light in the city, and is prepared to furnish pictures as much better than his former ones, as his facilities are greater.  Our citizens who have not already done so, would do well to look in at the new rooms.

The last advertisement found ran from November 9, 1855 to April 18, 1856. In The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York.)  Burrows’ Ambrotype And Daguerreotype Rooms.  Ambrotypes Patented.  A New Style of Pictures, far exceeding in beauty and durability any thing ever before made.  The exceeding fineness, depth of light and shade, and richness of tone is wonderful.  They do not reverse the subject, but represent every thing in their true position.

They are without the glare of a daguerreotype, and may hence be seen in any view.  They will last unchanged for ages, and possess the rare quality of imperishability.  They are pronounced by competent judges to be the greatest achievements in the Photographic art, having a relief and clearness that is truly astonishing.  The Ambrotype is hermetically sealed between two pieces of glass, and may be left in water for months with perfect safety.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call at No. 87 State street, Schenectady.

[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list a Francis Burrows in 1857-1858 at 87 State Street, Schenectady.

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