H. Wilcox

N.D.                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

1844                Rooms over Fisk & Kese’s store, Keeseville, New York.

1845                Rooms in the Brick Store, a few rods east of Titus’ Inn, Brandon, Vermont.

1845                Rooms over Peck & Spear’s Drug Store, Burlington, Vermont.

H. Wilcox was recorded a total of five announcements and four advertisements.  Two announcements and one advertisement in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York); Three announcements and two advertisement in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont); and one advertisement in the Burlington Free Press  (Burlington, Vermont.)  The first announcement appeared on June 26, 1844 in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York).  We called yesterday at the Daguerrean Gallery of Mr. Wilcox, and are pleased to say that the likenesses shown us were distinct, well shaded, and strikingly correct.  Mr. Wilcox seems to be a through master of his art, having spent some time in New York in acquiring a complete knowledge of the business.  Specimens can be seen at the rooms of the artist, over Fisk, Kese’s & Beach’s store.  Give him a call, and if he does not give perfect satisfaction in the shape of correct likenesses he will charge nothing.

The first advertisement ran on June 3 & 10, 1844.  Daguerreotype.  H. Wilcox respectfully announce to the citizens of Keeseville and vicinity, that he is prepared to take Miniature Likenesses rooms at his rooms over Fisk & Kese’s store, with the greatest perfection and facility.

Having operated in the city of New York and practiced under the best Daguerrean artists in that city, he has availed himself of all the recent improvements in this beautiful and wonderful art, which imparts to the likeness the distinctness, durability and finish of the finest miniature painting with far more truth of expression.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his room and examine the specimens, whether they contemplate sitting for a picture or not.  To those who wish to procure a correct copy of their own features or those of their relations, this art offers a cheap and invaluable facility.  A deduction from the ordinary price will be made where several in the same family are taken.  June 26.

The second announcement appeared on July 31, 1844.  Mr. Wilcox the photographic artist is still in town, and ready to attend upon those who wish correct Daguerreotype likenesses.  The very liberal patronage which he is receiving from a judicious public speaks the strongest praise of his pictures.  Those who wish good likenesses will not fail to improve their opportunity of procuring them.

The third announcement appeared in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont) on March 20, 1845.  Daguerreotype.  In an another column our readers will find an advertisement of Mr. H. Wilcox, Daguerreotype artist, who is prepared to take miniature likenesses, true to nature.  We have examined several miniatures taken by Mr. Wilcox, and pronounce them perfect in workmanship and, so far as we are acquainted with the individuals, correct likenesses.  Those wishing to procure miniatures of themselves or friends will do well to call on Mr. Wilcox and procure a lasting memento of friends, both near and dear, at a cheap rate, and in a most beautiful style. 

The second advertisement ran from March 20 to April 10, 1845.  Daguerreotype.  H. Wilcox respectfully announces to the citizens of Brandon and vicinity, that he is prepared to take Miniature Likenesses at his rooms in the Brick Store a few rods east of Titus’ Inn, (entrance on south side,) with the greatest perfection and facility.

Having operated in the city of New York and practiced under the best daguerrean artists in that city, he has availed himself of all the recent improvements in this beautiful and wonderful art, which imparts to the likeness the distinctness, durability and finish of the finest miniature painting with far more truth of expression.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his room and examine the specimens, whether they contemplate sitting for a picture or not.  To those who wish to procure a correct copy of their own features or those of their relations, this art offers a cheap and invaluable facility.  A deduction from the ordinary price will be made where several in the same family are taken.

Likenesses taken in fair or cloudy weather.  March 18, 1845.

The third advertisement ran from April 3 to 10, 1845. Daguerreotype.  Mr. Wilcox would inform the citizens of Brandon that he is still in town, and would express his thanks for patronage already received, and solicits more—as he will remain a few days longer.  And he confidently challenges any person to produce a better Daguerreotype picture, or likeness, than he has taken in Brandon, either as regards the boldness of the impression, or finish of the picture; and he says this, knowing there are pictures in the place, taken in Boston, New York and Troy.  Call and examine.  Brandon, April 1st. 1845.

The fourth announcement appeared on April 17, 1845.  Daguerreotype!  The Last Chance.  Mr. Wilcox informs the citizens of Brandon and vicinity, that he has concluded to remain one week longer, to give all who wish, an opportunity of getting a good and cheap likeness of themselves or friends; and he hopes those who do not improve the opportunity, will not complain of not being notified.

Office in the three story brick building, a few rods from Bartlett’s Inn.

The fifth announcement appeared on May 1, 1845.  Daguerreotype Again.  Mr. Wilcox informs the public that he has sent to Boston for more materials, and will remain a few days longer only, when he will positively leave unless detained, as he has already been, by an increasing business.

The fourth advertisement ran from June 13 to 27, 1845 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Pictures.  H. Wilcox Respectfully informs the inhabitants of Burlington and vicinity that he has taken the room over Peck & Spear’s Drug Store, (lately occupied by Mr. Fielding, Portrait Painter.) where he is prepared to take likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, colored or not, I a style unsurpassed, either as regards the distinctness, durability or finish of the Picture.—Having been exclusively engaged in the business between two and three years, during which time he has operated in New York and other cities, and having the best of apparatus, he feels confident of being able to please all who may favor him with their patronage.  Objections are sometimes made that these pictures will fade, but no daguerreotype that has been colored was ever known to fade, the chemical process before a picture can be colored prepares it to resist the action of the air, imparts to it brilliancy, and renders it impossible for it to fade of change.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine the specimens whether they contemplate sitting for a Picture or not.  Sitters will be warranted a distinct picture and correct likeness or no charge will be made.  Pictures can be taken as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  Portraits and other paintings copied with great accuracy.  Complete instructions given in the art on moderate terms, and apparatus furnished if wished.

Prices of Miniatures. 

Single Pictures, in case or frame, medium size, $2.50; Duplicates$1.50; Two persons on one plate in case $3.50; Small size Pictures, in cases $1.75

Pictures fitted into Lockets if wished.

A fair deduction will be made where several pictures are taken in the same family. 

H. Wilcox is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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