L. Aldridge

1846                82 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.

L. Aldridge was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement.  The first advertisement appeared in the Lowell Daily (Lowell, Massachusetts) on May 29, 1846.   

Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms, 82 Merrimack Street.  L. Aldridge, Would invite the attention of the public to splendid Miniatures now being daily executed at his Rooms.  The late improvements which he has made in polishing the plates, enables him to take the finest and best pictures that this beautiful and valuable art can produce.

N. B.  Gold And Plated Lockets kept constantly on hand, and cheaper than can be found in the City.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

The announcement appeared on June 10, 1846 also in the Lowell Daily.  Mr. Aldridge, at his Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms, 82 Merrimack street, has lately added to his collection some splendid pictures of several of our own citizens.  Give him a call.

The second and third advertisement in The Niagara (Lowell, Massachusetts).  The second advertisement appeared on July 25, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms!  No. 82 Merrimack Street, Lowell. L. Aldridge, Would invite the attention of the public to splendid Miniatures now being daily exhibited at his Rooms.  The late improvements which he has made in polishing the plates, enables him to take the Finest and Best Pictures that this beautiful and valuable art can produce.

Gold And Plated Lockets kept constantly on hand, and cheaper than can be found in the City.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

And the third appeared on August 22, 1846. 

Daguerreotype Miniatures—Again.  I noticed in your No. of August 15th [1, an article which seems to come from a fool source, or from some one a little out of humor.  The first important statement is that a “gentleman”(?) At No. 20 Merrimack street exhibits pictures taken by Thompson, Artist, as his own.  In re[ply] to this, I would say, I have proof ample and abundant that I have not one picture in my show-cases, or about my door, except my own likeness (for which I made every preparation,) but was taken by myself.  I presume Mr. A., whose name is mentioned in the article referred to, will not pretend that I have had better pictures than I now have—if he does, I can easily give satisfaction on that point.  The next important statement is, that the stock recently purchased by me is “nearly good for nothing,”—a sufficient portion of which I now have, to make this statement a perfect libel.  Among what I now have at my rooms, purchased in the very lot referred to, is one large German Camera of the best quality ever imported—the same instrument with which those pictures were taken, whose location so much displeases Mr. A.  But then, Mr. A., you need not be too much alarmed!  Just hand over the $100 you offer, and I will take one or one dozen, as good pictures as you marvel at, and then learn you in less than one year to take quite respectable Daguerreotype Miniatures.The Man At The Old Stand, No. 20 Merrimack street, Lowell.  Aug. 20, 1846.

L. Aldridge is not recorded in other photographic directories.

[1] Issue not available at the time of posting (12-27-2021)

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