Clark & Sammis

1852                One door west of G. H. Shepard’s Grocery, Huntington, New York.

Clark & Sammis were listed first in an announcement August 27, 1852 in The Long Islander.  (Huntington, New York).  ‘Secure the shadow ere the substance Flies.’  The advertisement of our young friends Clark & Sammis, who have opened a Daguerrian Gallery, first door west of this office, will be seen in our columns this week.  They are now doing up their friends in inimitable style, and in a way to make an enduring impression.  The pleasant location of their Rooms, polite attention of the operators, and the superior quality of their work is their guarantee of public patronage.

Whether the cloud is on the sky,                                                                                                                         Or fiercely shines the summer sun,                                                                                                                    The people may call in ceaseless crowds                                                                                                        To Clark’s to get their pictures done.

And next in an advertisement that ran from August 27 to September 24, 1852 in the same newspaper.  Clark & Sammis, Daguerreotypists, Would respectfully announce to the people of Huntington and adjacent localities that having taken room, one door west of G. H. Shepard’s Grocery, they are prepared to furnish, in the best style good Pictures to order in Family groups, or singly to suit customers, at prices exceeding low.

Pictures taken in a perfectly natural state and warranted not to fade.  Likenesses inserted in Lockets, Rings, and cases of all qualities.

Daguerreotypes copied, also Portraits: ordinary pictures, and all description of work in the line.  Call and examine specimens.   J. F. Clark, G. W.  Sammis.

J. F. Clark and G. W. Sammis are not recorded in other photographic directories.

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