Mrs. Harriet Shankland

1844-1845       149 Broadway, corner Liberty Street, Lafayette Bazaar, New York, New York…. 1845-1846       151 Broadway, New York, New York………………………………………………. 1845                235 Broadway, New York, New York……………………………………………..

Mrs. Harriet Shankland was recorded five advertisements in The New York Herald and one advertisement in The Evening Post (New York, New York.)  The first advertisement ran from December 20, 1844 to January 13, 1845.  Only One Dollar Including Case, or Frame.  Lafayette Bazaar, 149 Broadway, corner of Liberty.  Christmas And New Year Daguerreotype Portraits. 

Mrs. H. Shankland, Daguerrian Artist, respectfully informs the ladies and gentlemen that she will take the best Daguerreotype, including a neat case or frame, for one dollar, as good as any.

3000 customers can certify what she advances.                                                        

The second advertisement ran from January 28 to March 12, 1845.  Cheap Daguerreotype Portraits.  Mrs. H. Shankland, Daguerreotype Artist, having taken since two years more than 10,000 portraits, and being well known for taking the best style of portraits, respectfully informs her friends and customers and the public, that she gives a beautiful Daguerreotype likeness, including a fine morocco case, or a frame, for only one dollar.  Being always well patronized, and her customers increasing every day, she has, for their convenience, enlarged her establishment, by two Daguerreotype rooms, to the Lafayette Bazaar, 149 Broadway, and by a branch of her establishment, 235 Broadway, third story, front room, No. 1, opposite the Park Fountain Portraits taken from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening, any weather, cloudy or steamy.  Remember, only one dollar, (best style) including case or frame.  

The third advertisement ran from March 17 to April 27, 1845.  Lafayette Bazaar, 149 and 151 Broadway, corner of Liberty st.  This Establishment, founded the 1st of December, 1843, as a public store for the sale of every description of Staple and Fancy Goods, will be enlarged the 1st of May next.  The subscriber having rented the upper part of the building, 151 Broadway, will put in complete repair and fit up in a magnificent manner, two large galleries, where the traders, manufacturers and importers, will be able to obtain at a cheap rent, a fine and convenient store; and the ladies and gentlemen a splendid place of resort and a public and fashionable promenade.

Mrs. H. Shankland, Daguerrian Artist, has already rented the front part of the two galleries as a Daguerreotype Saloon, where she will continue as before, to give the most perfect likeness for One Dollar, including the best kind of Morocco Case or Frame.

Several Counters to let, with glass cases—enquire in the Bazaar.     T. A. Artault.      

The fourth advertisement ran from March 17 to April 27, 1845.  Ladies’ And Families” Daguerreotype Institute, Mrs. H. Shankland, Daguerrian Artist.  Daguerreotype Portraits, including the best style of Morocco Case or Frame, for One Dollar.  Apply at the Lafayette Bazaar, 149 Broadway, or 235 Broadway, Third Story, Front Room, No. 1—opposite the Park Fountain.                                                                                      

The fifth advertisement ran from May 10 to June 17, 1845.  Lafayette Bazaar, 149 and 151 Broadway, cor. of Liberty street, New York.  The cheapest and Most Attractive Store of the City.  For the convenience of the buyers, $10,000 worth of Fancy Goods, Toys, Perfumery, Cutlery, Jewelry and other varieties of goods, are displayed on the counters, and sold On An Entirely New Plan, At the following prices:—

Counter No. 1……….12½ cents each article.

Counter No. 2………..25……do….do….do.

Counter No. 3………..50……do….do….do.

Counter No. 4………..75……do….do….do.

Counter No. 5…………$….do….do.

All the goods are warranted to be genuine; the prices are fifty cent below the market prices, and by this new plan you can buy the goods at retail prices a great deal cheaper than at auction.

You will also find in the Bazaar, the most complete assortment of Sugar Plumbs and Candies, from 25 cents to $3 a pound; Jujube Paste, Chocolate, &c.

Two large Saloons have been fitted up in a magnificent style, as Ice Cream Saloons.  A competent person, from a Philadelphia establishment, has been engaged to take the entire management of the Ice Cream Department, and ladies and gentlemen will obtain at the Lafayette Bazaar, a real Ice Cream, Philadelphia Style.

Daguerreotype Portraits.  Mrs. H. Shankland, Daguerrian Artist, has fixed the front part of the two galleries of the Bazaar, as daguerreotype Saloons, where she will continue, to take the most perfect Likenesses For One Dollar, including a neat Morocco Case or Frame.

For further particulars apply to F. A, Artault, At the Lafayette Bazaar.                       

The sixth advertisement ran on December 22, 1846 in The Evening Post (New York, New York). 

The Lafayette Bazaar, 149 and 151 Broadway—This would be a great place for making a selection for presents.  There is a couple of darkies in regimentals at the door, who will hand you catalogues of the articles in the establishment, consisting of toys, fancy boxes, cutlery, Jewelry, perfumery of every kind, with other numerous varieties of goods, and the proprietor states that he will sell fifty per cent lower than any other establishment, and if you cannot obtain any goods to suit, there is a fair lady who will give you a perfect Daguerreotype likeness for one dollar.

Mrs. Harriet Shankland was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in1846.

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