George M. or W. Loud

1856                233 Grand Street, New York, New York.[1]                                                                      1858                132 Bowery, New York, New York.

George M. or W. Loud was recorded in one advertisement and one article. The article appeared on  January 1, 1856 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.

Professor Loud — This artist is determined not to lose customers by being silent. A small label is attached to each of his pictures stating the peculiar value of each. His ivory stereoscopic pictures are pretty fair, as also some of his ambrotypes. Professor Loud seems to doubt the correctness of the term ambrotype by the following label; “Glass picture, by some called Ambrotype.” Professor Loud is also a poet, as the following will show :

Ambrotype — Of the sweet forms we cherish                                                                                                Secure this kind of picture                                                                                                                                 E’re the substance perish.

The advertisement appeared on June 13, 1858 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Photographic Artist Read.—Louds’ Improved white varnish will preserve your negatives, melainotypes and ambrotypes.  Call and get a bottle to try.  Price only 38 cents for six ounce bottle.  The cheapest and best in the market.  Louds, 132 Bowery.

George M. or W. Loud is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here because of the first-hand account of his work.

[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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