1846 Rooms over Pomeroy’s Book Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York. 1846-1847 Rooms over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York. 1847 Rooms over Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York.
Mr. Clark was recorded in three advertisements in the St. Lawrence Republican (Ogdensburgh, New York). The first advertisement ran from August 18 to September 1, 1846.
“Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.” Improved daguerreotypes. Mr. Clark, Would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ogdensburgh, and vicinity, that he has just taken Rooms for a short time, Over Pomeroy’s Book Stork, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the latest and most approved style, with or without colors, and warranted not to fade or change by age.
He has within a few weeks made some valuable improvements in the art, which very much beautify the Pictures, giving them the most life-like expression, the most perfect flesh-color, showing the variegated eye, with all the perfection and beauty of life itself.
Ladies and Gentlemen are particularly invited to call at his rooms and examine Specimens, whether they intend to have Likenesses or not.
Children that are old enough to keep still twenty or thirty seconds, can be taken as well as older persons. Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, In Cases, Lockets, or Bosom Pins, of any size. Hours for operating, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.
The second advertisement ran from January 29, 1846 to January 19, 1847 in the same newspaper. Daguerreotypes! Mr. Clark, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity, that he has returned to Ogdensburgh and taken rooms for a short time, Over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, without regard to weather, in Cases, Lockets, Rings or Bosom Pins, of any size.
Rooms open, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M. Instructions given in the Art, on reasonable terms, with the latest improvements; and the best instructions furnished at New York prices.
The third advertisement ran on June 22 and 29, 1847 in the same newspaper. “Bock Agen.” Mr. Clark, Daguerrean Artists, has returned to Ogdensburgh, and taken rooms over the Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Miniature Portraits, as usual. He has on hand a fine assortment of Gold and Plated Lockets.
The public are invited to call and examine for themselves, and after sitting for a picture it will not be expected that they will take it unless they are satisfied with it.
Mr. Clark does not appear in other photographic directories in upstate New York. It is a possibly that Mr. Clark is Frederick J. or John M. Clark, who at this time were in listed in Utica 132 miles away from Ogdensburgh, but at this time it is only speculation on my part.