Vassallo & Peck

1858-1859       262 Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

Vassallo & Peck, over the course of nineteen days from December 12, 1858 to January 16, 1859 advertisements were found fifty-three times in the Memphis Daily Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee).  At the same time Vassallo had another advertisement that ran from October 3, 1858 to January 18, 1859 for the Star Gallery without Peck’s name on it.

December 12, 1858.

1. Holliday Gifts.—The great rush still continues at the celebrated Star Gallery, No. 262, Main street, for those beautiful ferreotypes and ambrotypes, which are creating such an excitement among the ladies on account their durability, and life-like appearance and cheapness—all prices from fifty cents up.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

2. Notice Extraordinary.—Mr. Peck having lately returned from Europe, we are now prepared tp take 1000 pictures per day by our new French process.  Vassallo & Peck, Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

3. New French Discovery.—The ferreotype, which has superseded all other pictures known in Europe, is the only imperishable picture made, and excels all others in brilliancy of tone and life-like appearance; the plate, being porus, by a peculiar combination the chemicals are absorbed, and the picture becomes a part of the plate itself.  To be had only at the Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

December 14, 1858.

4. Only 50 Cents—Those beautiful ferrotypes are taking the place of all other pictures, and can be taken just as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  By our new French process we are now enable to make 1,000 per day.  No charge made unless perfectly satisfactory.  Vassallo & Park, Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

December 16, 1858.

5. It is surprising what a rush there is at the Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street, for these beautiful Ferreotypes, which excel all other pictures ever known.  One thousand can be taken per day, by the new French process, known only to Vassallo & Peck.  Go and examine their specimens, by all means.  Pictures taken as well in inclement as in clear weather.  Prices from 50 cents to $100.

December 22, 1858.

6. Mr. Peck having lately returned from Europe, we are now prepared to make 1000 of those superb, imperishable ferreotypes per day, by the new French process.  Vassallo & Peck, No. 262 Main street.

7. Star Gallery Still Ahead.—Prices of [any styles of pictures reduced.  1000 made per day by the new French process.  Ferreotypes and ambrotypes for only 50 cents.  Vassallo & Peck, Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

8. The new French picture, the ferreotype, excels all others ever known, and is warranted imperishable.  It is taken on a porous plate, and by a peculiar combination the chemicals are absorbed, and the pictures become a part of the plate itself.  Known only to Vassallo & Peck, No. 262 Main street.

December 23, 1858.

9. Recollect.—The Ferreotypes are made only by Vassallo & Peck, at their Gallery of Art, No.262 Main street.  A superb lot of new style cases, suitable for holiday gifts, just received, and will be sold less at any other gallery in Memphis.  Give them a call and you will not regret it.

10. We would say to one and all, go to No. 262 Main street, if you want the cheapest and best pictures ever made in the city.  Prices of all styles reduced.  Ferreotypes and Ambrotypes in cases for only 50 cents.  Vassallo & Peck, Star Gallery.

December 24, 1858.

11. One thousand dollars worth of cases, of the richest and newest patterns, suitable for the holidays, just received at Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

12. The superior finish of Vassallo & peck’s life-like ambrotypes and ferreotypes is causing an immense rush at their gallery of art, No. 262 Main street.  They recognize no superior in their line of business, and richly merit the success they are meeting with.  Give them a call and you will not regret it.

13. Facts For The People.—It is a fact that everybody is rushing to Vassallo & Peck’s, No. 262 Main street, to have their ferreotypes taken by the new French process.  It is a fact that said ferreotypes are the finest and most durable pictures ever made.  It is a fact that they take a picture for only fifty cents, as good as any made in Memphis; and it is a fact that, after reading this, they expect that you will favor them with your patronage.  So mote it be.

December 25, 1858.

14. Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street, open every day and evening during the holidays.

15. Cheapest and best ambrotypes in the South taken at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 Main street.

16. Beautiful and correct likenesses inserted in cases for only 50 cents, at the celebrated Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

17. Recollect those ferreotypes, which surpass all others for durability and truthfulness to nature, are made only by Vassallo & Peck, Star Gallery, 262 Main street.

18. The new French process, known only to Vassallo & Peck, turns out the most beautiful pictures with lighting speed.  One thousand can be made per day.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

December 28, 1858.

19. Ambrotypes at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 main street.

20. Ferreotypes at Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

21. The cheapest and best pictures ever made in the South are now taken at the celebrated Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

December 29, 1858.

22. Look out for something new in a few days, at Vassallo & Peck’s celebrated Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

23. Vassallo & Peck make better and cheaper pictures than any other artists in the South.  No. 262 Main street.

24. Vassallo & Peck’s pictures need no puffing.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

25. Vassallo & Peck challenge all competition.  No. 262 Main street.

January 1, 1859.

26. Vassallo & Peck having reduced the prices of all styles of pictures, are now prepared to make 1,000 of their justly celebrated Ferreotypes per day by their new French process.  Prices from 50 cents up.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

27. Vassallo & Peck do just what they advertise; they make the best and cheapest pictures taken in the South, and guarantee complete satisfaction or no charge made.  Their reputation as first class artists is second to none in the States.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

One thousand dollars worth of the latest and most superb patterns of cases; suitable for New Year’s gifts, just opened at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 Main street.  Prices reduced.  The ladies, and all lovers of fine art, are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

28.  One thousand dollars worth of the latest and most superb patterns of cases; suitable for New Year’s gifts, just opened at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 Main street.  Prices reduced.  The ladies, and all lovers of fine art, are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

January 4, 1859.

29. Just In Time.—Vassallo & Peck were completely rushed out of their fine stock of cases yesterday; but fortunately, received another lot last night, which will be offered to their customers at lower rates than ever before heard of in Memphis.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

30. Vassallo & Peck are artists of the highest standing and the exquisite work they turn out is the admiration of all lovers of fine art.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

31. Vassallo & Peck’s celebrated Ferreotypes are wonderful pictures, life-like and brilliant, in fact they speak for themselves, prices 50 cents and upwards.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

January 5, 1859.

32. The Ferreotypes excel all other pictures—Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

33. Ferreotypes, from 50 cents to almost any price—Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

34. The great rush still continues at Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

35. The French Ferreotype are imperishable—Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

36. The new French Process is the wonder of the age—Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

37. Worth Visiting.—The finest specimens of life-size portraits, Photographs, both plain and in oil colors, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Chromotypes, Ferreotypes, and all styles of pictures known, are to be seen at Vassallo & Pick’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 main street.  Free to visitors.

January 6, 1859.

38. The new French process known only to Vassallo & Peck enable those finished artists to make superior pictures in all kinds of weather.  Their specimens are well deserving of attention—free to visitors.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

39. The ferreotypes are imperishable, and excel all other pictures known.  Prices from 50 cents to $1 00.  Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 Main street.

January 7, 1859.

40. The pictures made by Vassallo & Peck need no praise; they speak for themselves.  Life-like, brilliant and durable, they command the admiration of all who behold them.  Give them a call.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

41. By the new French process pictures can be taken equally well in all kinds of weather.  Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

42. Fine likenesses, in cases, for only 50 cents, at the Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

January 8, 1859.

43. Life-size portraits, photographs, ambrotypes, Chromotypes, ferreotypes, and all styles of pictures known, made by those inimitable artists, Vassallo & Peck.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

January 9, 1859.

44. It is a fact, that Vassallo & Peck’s Imperishable Ferreotypes are the wonder and admiration of all Memphis.

45. It is a fact, that Vassallo & Peck make better and cheaper pictures than ever before made in the South.

46. It is a fact, that Vassallo & Peck give a most superb picture in a nice case for only 50 cents.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main st.

47. Private Parlor, for Ladies at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No. 262 Main st.

January 11, 1859.

48. Vassallo & Peck’s pictures are truly wonders of art, surpassing anything ever before made in Memphis.  Prices from 50 cents up.  Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

49. Private parlor for ladies, at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No 262 Main street.

January 12, 1859.

50. Pictures from fifty cents up, at Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.

51. The Imperishable ferreotypes are to be had only at Vassallo & Peck’s, No. 262 Main street.

52. Private parlor for ladies, at Vassallo & Peck’s Gallery of Art, No 262 Main street.

January 16, 1859.

53. The French Ferreotype, which is taking the place of all other styles of pictures, and which is so justly celebrated for it brilliancy, life-like appearance, and durability, can be had only at Vassallo & Peck’s Star Gallery, No. 262 Main street.  Prices from 50 c. up.  Recollect no charge is made unless perfect satisfaction is given.

Vassallo & Peck are not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in partnership.  F. N. Vassallo is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. Peck is not recoded in other photographic directories as being active in Memphis, Tennessee.  Checking the 1859 Memphis city directory no listing for Peck was found the in the residence or business directory under Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes & Photographs.

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