A. Hichcox

1848-1849       Dr. Peak’s new building, Cooperstown, New York.

A Hichcox (A. Hickcox) is recorded in two advertisements in The Freeman’s Journal  (Cooperstown, New York).  The first advertisement ran from December 30, 1848 to January 27, 1849.  Daguerrian Gallery.  “Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”  A. Hickcox announces to the public, that he has just fitted up rooms and opened a Gallery in Dr. Peak’s new building, (up stairs,) for the purpose of taking Miniatures by the Daguerreian process, and invites all desirous of obtaining not only a faithful representation of their faces and forms, but a good picture, to give him a call.

He has a new and greatly improved process, by which he is enabled to give a boldness of outline, distinctness, and brilliancy to his pictures unsurpassed.  My instrument is of the very best German glass, and takes everything distinctly, which is very desirable, especially in taking the eyes.  He has also a good assortment of Lockets, Breast-pins, Rings, Watchkeys, &c., which he will sell cheap as they can be bought in the city.  Cooperstown, December 27, 1848.

The second advertisement ran on March 24 & 31, 1849.  Daguerrian Gallery.  A. Hichcox announces to the public that he will be absent from Town a short time, after which he will return and wait upon all who may want Daguerreotypes.

A. Hichcox or A. Hickcox are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an Ambrose Hickox active in 1859 in Corning, New York.  It’s unknown if they are the same person.

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