F. S. & S. A. Martine

1848                112 William Street, Near John, New York, New York.

F. S. & S. A. Martine were recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 19 to 30, 1848 in the New York Herald (New York, New York). Carriage Linings, Curtain Materials, And Plushes.—Constantly receiving, by the latest arrivals, a complete assortment of these goods. Also, colored silk and cotton Velvets, and Florences for Daguerreotype Cases, for sale by F. S & S. A Martine, importers and Jobers, 112 William street, near John.

S A. Martin is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1856-1857 at 112 William Street as (maker) of daguerreotype case linings.  “Florences” probably refers to a lightweight taffeta dress silk. (Florence M. Montgomery, Textile in America 1650-1870. p. 238.)

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