Oscar P. Button

1857-1859       Fairbanks Block, corner of Court and Arsenal Streets, Watertown, New York.

Oscar P. Button is mentioned in an announcement on March 5, 1857 The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York.)  Removal.—G. S. Rugg, Artists, has removed his Daguerreian Gallery from Fairbanks’ Block, Court-st., to Washington Hall Block, where he has fitted up rooms with new and elegant furniture, and is prepared to take pictures in the best styles of the art.

But his old rooms are not deserted:  Mr. Oscar Button, an operator of experience, has engaged the same rooms in the Fairbanks Block, vacated by Mr. Rugg, and will continue the business in all its branches.

The first advertisement found appeared 19 March 1857 and ran until June 18, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York.)  Bought Out!  Having Purchased The Sky and Side Light Daguerrean Gallery!  (Known as Rugg’s Gallery, in the Fairbank’s Block,) the undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that after many additions and improvements, in which he has spared no pains or expense, he is now fully prepared to execute Pictures in the very best style and finish the art is enable of producing.  He has had many years experience in the art, and during the time has been in many of the larger cities of the Union, North and South, East and West.  All work taken by him is warranted and unless entire satisfaction is given, the money will be refunded.  Of Cases, Frames, &c. he has an entirely new lot of every possible variety.

Remember, Fairbanks Buildings, Corner Court And Arsenal Streets, Opposite The American Hotel.

The same advertisement ran on May 6, 1857 and ran until September 30, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York.)  Bought Out!  Having Purchased The Sky and Side Light Daguerrean Gallery!  (Known as Rugg’s Gallery, in the Fairbank’s Block,) the undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that after many additions and improvements, in which he has spared no pains or expense, he is now fully prepared to execute Pictures in the very best style and finish the art is enable of producing.  He has had many years experience in the art, and during the time has been in many of the larger cities of the Union, North and South, East and West.  All work taken by him is warranted and unless entire satisfaction is given, the money will be refunded.  Of Cases, Frames, &c. he has an entirely new lot of every possible variety.

Remember, Fairbanks Buildings, Corner Court And Arsenal Streets, Opposite The American Hotel.         O. P. Button.   Watertown, April 29, 1857.

The next advertisement appeared on December 30, 1858 and ran until March 17, 1859 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York.)  O. P. Button, Daguerrean Operator, Fairbanks Block, Corner Of Court and Arsenal Streets, Watertown.  Pictures taken in every style of the art, and Twenty-Five Per Cent Cheaper than at any other rooms in town.—Call and examine specimens.

Oscar P. Button does not appear in other photographic directories.

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