J. J. Woodbridge

1854                Over Gilman’s Drug Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets, Washington, D. C.

J. J. Woodbridge was recorded in nine advertisements between May 25 to July 1, 1854 in the   Daily Evening Star (Washington, D. C.).  The first appeared on May 25, 1854.  Twenty-Five Cent Daguerreotypes—As it is well known that at J. J. Woodbridge’s New York Gallery is the only place where you can get a good likeness for twenty-five cents, he feels well assured that he will receive his share of patronage.  His Room is on Pennsylvania avenue between 6th and 7th street, over Gilman’s Drug Store.  Also Rooms to let.  Enquire at the Daguerrean Room.                       

The second appeared on June 3, 1854.  Twenty-Five Cent Daguerreotypes.  We are happy to say that our custom is increasing daily at the New York Picture Gallery between 6th and 7th streets; and why is it?  It is because people begin to find out there is no use of paying large prices for a daguerreotype when they can get them at J. J. Woodbridge’s, put up in a very neat style for 25 cents.  Rooms to let; enquire at the Daguerrean Rooms.                            

The third appeared on June 9, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes Now is the time to get good likenesses for twenty-five cents; and how pleasing it is to look at the daguerreotype of some absent friend when they are so correct and life-like as those taken at J. J. Woodbridge’s New York Gallery.  Rooms Pennsylvania avenue between 6th and 7th streets, over Gilman’s Drug Store.  Also, Rooms to let.  Enquire at the Daguerrean Room.                 

The fourth appeared on June 14, 1854.  Wake Up, Washingtonians!  For Now Is The Time To Get Splendid Daguerreotypes for only 25 Cent, and taken at no other place than J. J. Woodbridge’s New York Picture Gallery, under the control of Prof. Stiltz, late of Whitehurst’s Baltimore Gallery, and one who will give every satisfaction.  Beautiful electorene pictures are also taken at the same place over Gilman’s Drug Store, Pa. av., between 6th and 7th streets.

The fifth appeared on June 20, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  Since Professor Stiltz has taken charge of the New York Daguerrean Gallery, over Gilman’s Drug Store, things go on finely; every picture is a perfect gem, and the rooms are crowded daily, for those beautiful electorene pictures, taken by the new French process.  Every picture warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Now is your chance.  J. J. Woodbridge, Proprietor.

The sixth appeared on June 24, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  We ever continue to please our very numerous friends and acquaintances with perfect likenesses for only 25 cents, taken by the new French process, by which we are enabled to take from three to four hundred pictures daily.  If our friends call at J. J. Woodbridge’s, Pa. av., betw. 6th and 7th streets, over Gilman’s Drug Store, we will assure perfect satisfaction.  D. R. Stiltz, J. J. Woodbridge, Prop’r.

The seventh appeared on June 27, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The friends and acquaintances of J. J. Woodbridge had better take advantage of this fine weather, and call to have a picture taken by the world renowned new French method, by which we can take a perfect resemblance in this space of ten minutes.  D. R. Stiltz.  J. J. Woodbridge, Proprietor.  

The eighth appeared on June 29, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The Great Electorene Daguerrean Gallery has fallen into the hands of Prof. Stewart, a French operator just from Paris, and between Prof. Stewart and Stiltz we will guarantee to give every one satisfaction, at the old stand.  J. J. Woodbridge, Pa. avenue, between 6th and 7th sts., over Gilman’s Drug Store.

The ninth appeared on July 1, 1854.  25 Cent Daguerreotypes.  The New York Picture Gallery has fallen into the hands of Prof. Stewart, who is taking the Electorene Pictures by the new French process, and by it we can take your picture in a few seconds, while you can sit in one of the coolest rooms in the rooms in the city until it is finished.  Profs Stewart and Stiltz guarantees to suit all who may give us a call.  We can take 400 on the 4th of July.  The only place where you can get them is on Pennsylvania avenue, between 6th and 7th streets, over Gilman’s Drug Store, at the old stand of Prof. Woodbridge.

J. J. Woodbridge is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Washington, D. C.  It is possible that this is John J. Woodbridge who was active in New York City, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cincinnati, Ohio. D. R. Stiltz may have followed Woodbridge to Baltimore?

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