Waters & Tilton

1859                90 Fulton Street, New York, New York.

Waters & Tilton (Charles J. B. Waters.[1] &  Benjamin W. Tilton. [1] ) were recorded in five advertisements.   The first appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on  February 5, 1859.  Great Improvement.  Photographing On Wood.  By Price’s Patent Process, And Wood Engraving.

Wood cuts of all manufactured articles, portraits, landscapes, medical illustrations, buildings, diagrams, envelopes, &c., more accurately executed and at less price than the old method.  Photographs taken in any part of the city.  Waters & Tilton, Photographers and engravers, No. 90 Fulton street, N. Y.

The second advertisement ran from February 16 to 21, 1859 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York).  New Process—Photographing On Wood, By Price’s Patent Process. And Wood Engrating. sic. [Engraving]

Wood Cuts of all manufacturer articles, Carriages, Machinery, Book Illustrations, Portraits, Bill Heads, Envelopes, &c., with greater accuracy and less expense than by hand drawing. 

Photographs taken in any part of the city.  Waters & Tilton, Photographers And Engravers, 90 Fulton street, N. Y.

The third advertisement appeared on July 20, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  A Great Improvement In Wood Cut Illustrations.  Waters & Tilton, Engravers And Photographers On Wood, By Price’s Patent Process, 90 Fulton Street, New York, Photographing Directly On Wood Blocks And Engraving Therefrom.

The numerous advantages obtained by this process over the old method of hand drawing are perfected accuracy, [cheapness] and [despatch].

Wood cuts of all manufactured articles, portraits, landscapes, building, &c., taken from the originals or from pictures [illustrations].

The fourth advertisement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on  September 6, 1859.  Wood Engravings At Reduced Cost.—Photographing, by [Price’s] patent, directly on the block of wood, secures a true perspective and perfect outline, desirable in all engravings, but particularly in mechanical representations.  Pictures forwarded by mail magnified or reduced to the size desired with perfect accuracy, by the above process.  Envelopes designed and engraved in an artistic manner.  Waters & Tilton, Photographers on Wood and engravers, 90 Fulton street.

The fifth advertisement appeared in The Evening Post (New York, New York) on September 29, 1859.  Wood Engravings At Reduced Cost.  By our new process of photographing directly on the wood block (by Price’s patent) and engraving them from, a true perspective is the result, desirable in all kinds of engravings, but especially in mechanical representations.  Pictures forward by mail, can by this process be magnified or reduced with perfect accuracy.

Tinted Envelopes designed and engraved with artistic skill.  Waters & Tilton, Photographers On Wood And Engravers, No. 90 Fulton st., New York.

Waters & Tilton are not recorded in other photographic directories.


[1] First names and initials from The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary Of Artist In America 1564-1860.

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