Thomas Hazard Parker

1846                Main Street, 2d door from Washington, Sag Harbor, New York.                          1847-1853     Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

T Hazard Parker was recorded in eleven advertisements in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  This includes two advertisements for Parker & Bellows; one advertisement for Parker & Douglas; and two advertisements for Parker & Marcellus.

The first advertisement ran from November 18, 1846 to June 23, 1847.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully invite the attention of the citizens of this place, the Hamptons and vicinity, to the miniatures taken by him.  Having availed himself of all the latest improvements in this beautiful art and procured the very best cameras that can be furnished he is [is] enabled to take the most correct and finest pictures that this elegant sand useful art can produce.  Some persons do not like Daguerreotypes, which opinion is formed from seeing pictures imperfectly taken.—Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine and judge for themselves.

Warranted permanent with or without color, at the lowest city prices, from one to three dollars each.  Main st, 2d door from Washington.

The second advertisement ran from June 23, 1847 to July 31, 1848.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements, and engaged the services of Mr. Payne, he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade.  Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest city prices, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The third advertisement ran from June 23, 1847 to October 7, 1848.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements, and engaged the services of Mr. Payne, he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade.  Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest city prices, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fourth advertisement ran from October 11, 1848 to May 12, 1849.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  At One Dollar Each.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade. Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest prices, and warranted to give satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 12 to July 27, 1850.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Douglas’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The sixth advertisement ran from July 31, 1850 to July 27, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses taken at Parker & Bellows’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The seventh advertisement ran from July 23 to September 17, 1851.  All relations heretofore existing between T. Hazard Parker and Henry S. Bellows, in the Daguerrean business, are this day dissolved, by mutual consent.

All bills connected with the business, will be settled by T. Hazard Parker.  Sag Harbor, July 23, 1851.  T.H. Parker, H. S. Bellows.

The eighth advertisement ran from July 26 to August 2, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, taken at T. H. Parker’s Daguerrean Rooms with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The ninth advertisement ran from August 6, 1851 to September 20, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.  July 31.

The tenth advertisement ran from September 24  to October 15, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms.  For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The eleventh advertisement ran from October 18, 1851 to January 19, 1853.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at T. H. Parkers’ Daguerrean Rooms, For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Thomas Hazard Parker is not listed in other photographic directories.  As previously posted he was in the partnerships of Parker & Douglas (1849-1850); Parker & Bellows (1850) and Parker & Marcellus (1851).  Additional research prior to becoming a daguerreotypist he was a miniature portrait painter on ivory, born in 1801 in Sag Harbor.  Studied in New York City with Matthew Rogers then moved to Hartford before returning to Sag Harbor.

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