Hall & Co.

1859                Corner of Bridge and Congress Street, Georgetown, Washington, D. C.

Hall and Co. were recorded in an advertisement and announcement in the Evening Star  (Washington, D.C.)  The advertisement ran from July 12 to 18, 1859.  Hallo!  Where Have You Been?  To Hall & Co.’s Ambrotype Gallery to have my Picture taken.

What did you give for it?   Twenty-five Cents—case and all.

Good buy, I am going there too, and advise all my friends to do the same.—remember, Hall & Co., corner of Bridge and Congress streets, over Cissell’s drug store, Georgetown.

On July 14, 1859 the announcement appeared.  Georgetown.  Correspondence of The Star….If you want to see yourself as others see you, (we mean the form and features) just go to Hall & Co.’s ambrotype gallery, corner of Bridge and Congress streets, over Cissell’s drug store.  Here you can obtain a likeness unsurpassed by those taken at any establishment in the District, and upon reasonable terms.  Just stop and take a look at the life-like specimens of his art at his gallery—likenesses of some of our citizens—and we will guarantee that the temptation to obtain your own will be irresistible.

Hall and company do not appear in other photographic directories.  It is possible that Hall and Company is Allen F. Hall who appears in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1860 without a business address in Georgetown.

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