R. B. McBride

1852-1853       Rooms in Giesy’s Frame Building, Third Floor, One door East of the Hocking                                   Valley Bank, Lancaster, Ohio.

R. B. McBride was recorded in five advertisements and three announcements in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette (Indianapolis, Indiana). The first advertisement ran from October 21 to December 23, 1853. Daguerreotypes.  All Persons wishing to obtain superior Daguerreotype pictures, “warranted to please” at a very reasonable price, will do well to call at my rooms, in Giesy’s frame building, third floor, entrance one door East of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The first announcement appeared on January 13, 1853.  Likenesses.—See the advertisement of Mr. McBride.  An examination of his specimens will give a good idea of his capacity for taking good pictures and insure him hosts of customers.

The second advertisement ran from January 13 to March 10, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  R. B. McBride, is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style and upon terms that cannot fail to meet the approbation of all.  Daguerreotypes of children, of any age, are executed here as perfectly as for a grown person.

Persons wishing Daguerreotypes and all others are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  He is receiving, and will keep on hand, almost all styles of cases, so that all can be suited.

P. S. Instructions given in this most beautiful and fascinating art, on the most reasonable terms.

Rooms in the frame building belonging to Mr. Geisy.  Entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The third advertisement ran from April 7 to October 6, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style, having just obtained a whole or mammoth Apparatus of a superior kind, with which he can take Daguerreotypes about half as large as life, and warrants satisfaction in every case.  He will keep on hand almost every style of case and also a superior lot of Gold lockets.

Persons wishing Daguerreotypes and all others are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  P. S.  Instructions given in this, the most beautiful and fascinating of all arts, upon the most reasonable terms. Rooms in Mr. Giesy’s Framed Building.  Entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, March 18, 1853.  R. B. McBride.

The second announcement appeared on August 4, 1853.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.—On last Thursday we called in the daguerrean rooms of Mr. McBride, and passed an agreeable hour in exchanging the numerous likenesses hanging around the room.  We believe that he has some of the finest specimens any where to be met with.  They possess a naturalness and a perfection of expression at once striking.  Every lineament is completely drawn, and life itself appears in the counterpart.  Mr. McBride has succeeded in a voiding that stiffness and sternest of countenance usually apparent in Daguerreotype portraits.  We doubt not he will find abundant encouragement.  His room is very finely situated and the light admirably arranged to suit the end desired.  You will find him in Guisey’s building, Main Street, west side of the H. V. Bank.

The fourth advertisement ran from August 25 to November 3, 1853.  Daguerreotype Sky-Light Rooms.  The subscriber, in calling the attention of the citizens of Lancaster and the surrounding country, to the subject of Daguerreotyping, feel warranted in saying, from an experience of over four years, that he is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style, and warrants entire satisfaction in every case.

He will keep constantly on hand a fine variety of Daguerreotype Stock, and a superior lot of Gold Lockets.  Persons wishing daguerreotypes, and all others, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  P. S.  Instructions given in this most beautiful art, on very reasonable terms, and Apparatus furnished if desired.  Rooms in Giesy’s frame building, one door west of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The third announcement appeared on December 8, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.—it will be seen by referring to his advertisement that V. M. Griswold has purchased the daguerrean establishment of R. B. McBride, and is prepared to take likenesses in a superior style.  Mr. Griswold is one of the first Artist in the country, and we take great pleasure in welcoming him among us.  See his advertisement and give him a call.

The fifth advertisement ran from December 8, 1853 to October 26, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber having purchased the establishment of R. B. McBride, will be pleased to accommodate all who may require his services in the above line.  He is provided with the best modern instruments, and is prepared to put up pictures in the latest and most approved style.  Hours from 8 o’clock until 4.  V. M. Griswold.

N. B. Instructions given in the art and apparatus furnished if desired.

R. B. McBride is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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