1855-1856 233 Grand Street, New York, New York.
M S. Paine (of the firm Martin & Paine) was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York) and one article in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal. The first advertisement appeared on July 10, 1855. To Daguerreotypists.—Wanted, A Superior daguerrean operator to take an interest in that old established daguerrean gallery, 233 Grand street, corner of Bowery. Inquire at M. S. Paine writing and bookkeeping, on the same floor, day or evening.
The second advertisement appeared on July 15, 1855. $10.—Bookkeeping, Time Unlimited—Writing, $2, twelve lessons, at Paine’s, 233 Grand street, corner of the Bowery. For sale an old established daguerrean gallery, or an operator wanted to take an interest in the same. Apply at the Writing Academy, 233 Grand street, corner of the Bowery.
The article appeared on January 1, 1856 entitled the Photographic Galleries of America. Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City. Martin & Paine—These gentlemen join two professions in one, book-keeping and daguerreotyping. Some pretty fair photographs.
Both Martin and Payne are listed as partners in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. M. S. Paine is not recorded. At this time it is unknown if Paine was a daguerreotypist or just a partner in the firm.