George H. Wood

1855-1859                   Patton’s New Block, Corner Main and Bridge, Towanda, Pennsylvania.                    

George H. Wood was recorded in six advertisements and one announcement in the Bradford Report (Towanda, Pennsylvania).  Advertisement ran from May 5, 1855 to January 26, l856.  George H. Wood’s Daguerrean Rooms Removed to Patton’s New Brick Block, corner of Bridge and Main street, where he has fitted up rooms expressly for the business, with a large sky-light and side-light combined.  With these arrangements he will be able to take Pictures with any shade desired.  Grouping done in the best possible manner.  Daguerreotypes taken equally as well in cloudy as clear weather.  Particular attention paid to copying.  Miniatures neatly put into Lockets, Breast pins, and finger rings, &c. Instruction given in the art at reasonable terms.

The announcement appeared on October 16, 1856.  Premiums Awarded at the Fourth Annual Fair of the Bradford County Agricultural Society, October 2, 1856…1st premium for Ambrotypes to Geo. Wood.

The second advertisement ran from January 26, 1856 to April 23, 1857.  George H. Wood’s Daguerrean & Glass Picture Gallery, In Patton’s New Block, Corner of Main and Bridge sts., Towanda, Pa., is the place to get Glass Pictures, (usually called Ambrotypes.)  They are far superior to all other kinds of pictures.  Having no reflection, they can be seen in any position, and can be taken in much lees time than Daguerreotypes, and equally well in cloudy as clear weather.

Miniatures put into Lockets, Breast Pins, &c., as usual.  Rooms open at all hours.  Pictures put up on short notice.            

The third advertisement ran from April 16 to December 3, 1857.  Ambrotypes, Melainotypes and Any Photographs. Or Pictures on Glass, Iron & Paper Also Electrotypes, or Raised Pictures, Taken at G. H. Wood’s Gallery, Patton’s Block, Towanda.

Articular attention given to copying.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.

The quality of my pictures is too well known to need comment.  Call and see for yourselves.

Rooms open at all hours.  All work warranted.                     

The fourth advertisement ran from December 10, 1857 to July 29, 1858.  Now Is The Time To Get Melainotypes & Ambrotypes Cheap!  G. H. Wood Has reduced his prices of all kinds of Pictures with cases, 25 per cent for the Winter.

Frames of all kinds kept on hand also at reduced prices.  Good Cases with Melainotypes, 75 cents; all other kinds in proportion.  Remember the reduction is only for the Winter, and so improve the time.  Rooms open at all hours.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather (except for children.)  All work warranted.  G. H. Wood.

The fifth advertisement ran from July 29, 1858 to August 11, 1859.  Now Is The Time To Get Melainotypes & Ambrotypes Cheap!  G. H. Wood Has reduced his prices of all kinds of Pictures with cases, 25 per cent.

Frames of all kinds kept on hand also at reduced prices.  Good Cases with Melainotypes, 75 cents; all other kinds in proportion.  Rooms open at all hours.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather (except for children.)  All work warranted.         

The sixth advertisement ran from August 11 to December 22, 1859.  New Attractions! At Geo. H. Wood’s Gallery, Towanda, PA.  You can procure, at low prices, Photographs, of all sizes, up to life size, either plain or retouched, colored in oil or pastille.

Also, Melainotypes and Ambrotypes, and almost all other kinds of types.  Pictures in good cases for 50 cents, and other sizes and qualities in proportion.          

Melainotypes made in all kinds of weather, (except for children.  All work warranted. 

George H. Wood is not recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded in Directory Of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Towanda, Pennsylvania from 1852-Ca. 1867; 1881; and 1890-1891.

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