M. S. Lamprey

N. D.                   Ayers Building, Manchester, New Hampshire.

N. D. Information from a 9th plate advertising card.  12½ Ct. Picture From M. S. Lamprey & Co.’s Cheap Picture Gallery, Ayer’s Building, Opposite Merrimack Square, Elm Street, Manchester, N. H.

Pictures executed, both day and evening, in every style of the art.  Also, inserted into Pins, Rings, and Lockets.  Particular attention paid to copying pictures, and satisfaction guaranteed.  Also, a large assortment of Cases at the lowest prices.

M. S. Lamprey was not listed in the business section of the Manchester City Directories, issued every other (even) year.  In 1852 Ebenezer Hadley was at that address, in 1854 H. D. W. Moulton was there and in 1856 Frank Gould was there.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list him as a Ambrotypist and Daguerrean.  Cuttings patent for the ambrotype dates from July 1854.  To date the Manchester newspapers have not been consulted.

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