Maurice W. Lockwood

1854-1855       Corner Eighth Avenue and Fourteenth Street, New York, New York.              1856                   186 West 18th Street, New York, New York.[1]                                                              1856-1857       145 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York.                                                                          1858                   185 8th Avenue, New York, New York.

Maurice W. Lockwood was listed in seven advertisements and one notice in The New York Herald (New York, New York) (to date) also he was mentioned in one article.  The first advertisement appeared on June 2, 1854.  Splendid Daguerreotypes, Double the Size of those taken elsewhere, including a fine case and preserver, for only 50 cents, at Lockwood’s, corner of Eighth Avenue and Fourteenth street.

The second ad appeared on January 24, 1855.  Daguerrean Gallery For Sale, Cheap For cash, doing a good business.  For particulars apply to M. W. Lockwood, corner of Eighth avenue and Fourteenth street.

The notice appeared on April 2, 1855.  Charge Of Taking Daguerreotypes On Sunday.  M. W. Lockwood, a daguerreotypist, doing business at the corner of Eighth avenue and Fourteenth street, was arrested yesterday by Captain Ackerman, of the Ninth ward police, charged with having taken daguerreotype likenesses on Sunday, contrary to a city ordinance.  The accused was arrested on the complaint of officer Winars, who, it is alleged, entered Lockwood’s place and got his likeness taken, as also did his brother and several others who were present.  The artist, along with his show case, which was standing on the sidewalk, was conveyed before Justice Davison, at the Jefferson Market Police Court, where a fine of one dollar was imposed upon the offender.

The article appeared on January 1, 1856 in Photographic and Fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Lockwood, 18th street — I cannot say much for this gallery. The artist must be young in the art, and therein his excuse.

The third advertisement appeared on April 28, 1856.  Extra Large Ambrotypes, In Gilt Cases, for only fifty cents, warranted equal to any sold elsewhere for $2, at M. E. Lockwood’s gallery, 186 Eighteenth street, one door west of Eighth avenue.

The fourth advertisement appeared on August 15, 1856.  To Ambrotypists.—Something Entirely New and original.—Lockwood’s heileoprints, on paper, far surpassing anything ever yet produced in the picture line.  Beware of imposters, as I have no agents canvassing the city, but will teach the art at M. E. Lockwood’s gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.  Call and see specimens.  The only place in the world where a large sized ambrotype can be had for 25 cents, including case.  Gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.

The fifth ad appeared on September 30, 1856.  Large Size Ambrotypes, In Cases, only 25c.—The same size, and warranted equal to those others make for one dollar, at M. E. Lockwood’s, Gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.

The sixth ad appeared on April 10, 1857.  Lockwood’s Ambrotypes—Large size, beautifully colored, including case, only twenty-five cents of the same size and warranted equal to any made elsewhere for one dollar.  Gallery No. 145 Eighth avenue.

The seventh advertisement appeared on November 19, 1858.  Beautifully Colored Ambrotypes in genuine Union Cases for 50 cents, warranted equal to any sold elsewhere for $2, at Lockwood’s, No. 185 8th-av.

Maurice W. Lockwood is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  He is recorded here because of the additional information.  M. E. Lockwood maybe the same person.

[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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