1852 71 Washington Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
R. M or R. W. Pike was recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Norfolk County Journal (Roxbury, Massachusetts). The first advertisement ran from November 20 to December 4, 1852. Daguerreotyping! For the past 10 months there has been a connected with the above Store a suit of Daguerrian Rooms, which have been patronized by the thousands who have gone away satisfied that there was no place in Roxbury, and but few in Boston, where such Life-like Pictures could be obtained as at these Rooms. The rooms are situated on the first floor, thereby being very easy of access, especially to the aged and infirm. Having secured a strong north light, we are enabled to give any desired tone to our pictures. In convenience for taking Children these rooms are not surpassed by any now in operation. We can produce a light so powerful as to give a perfect picture in from 1 to 3 seconds. Pictures taken here are warranted never to fade or to change in the least.
Those in want of Pictures are respectfully invited to examine our specimens. We will not speak of the Artist, as his work speaks for itself. Perfect satisfaction is guaranteed in all cases or no charge will be made. Prices as low as any other establishment.
N.B.—Entrance to the Daguerrian Rooms, No. 71 Washington Street, on the 1st floor. Don’t forget the Number — 71. R. M. Pike, Daguerrean Artist. Roxbury, November 19, 1852.
The second advertisement ran from November 20 to December 4, 1852. Daguerreotypes!!! We would advise all in want of perfect duplicates of themselves or friends, to call at Thompson’s Daguerrean Rooms, No. 71 Washington street, Roxbury. This suite of Rooms have been fitted up with a view to the comfort as well as convenience of its patrons. Their ease of access, being on the first floor, recommend them especially to the patronage of the aged and infirm. All their arrangements partake of the most modern improvement. The Artist, R. W. Pike, Esq, is a gentleman every way qualified for the position he occupies, and one who always pleases those who will be pleased with good pictures or polite attentions. His pictures are of the highest order, and will not suffer by comparison, with those taken at the first Rooms in Boston. Fail is a word unknown in his vocabulary. Give him a call. Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1852.
R. M. or R. W. Pike are not recorded in other photographic directories.