Abraham G. Demarest

1855                Bleecker, Corner Amos Street, New York, New York.                                            1856                326 Bleecker Street, New York, New York.[1]

Abraham G. Demarest was recorded in an advertisement that ran four times between November 7 – 17, 1855 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Cheap Daguerreotypes at Demarest’s old Gallery, Bleecker, cor. Amos streets. Extra-large size Daguerreotypes for fifty cents, equal in quality to those charged five dollars for elsewhere.  These Pictures are beautifully colored, and inserted in a handsome case, and warranted not to fade.  Give them a trial.  Demarest, Bleecker cor. Amos streets

On January 1, 1856 he was listed in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York.        In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Demarest. A. G.—The general style of daguerreotypes. Very little artistic merit. Why do not daguerreotypists cultivate such an interest in the art as will lead them to exhibit no specimens of their ability which are not really meritorious. It were better their rooms were empty.

Abraham G. Demarest is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded here because of the firsthand account in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.


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