J. E. Armstrong

1854                Rooms over Brooke & Houghton Store, Plymouth, Indiana.

1854                Address Unknown, Plymouth, Indiana.                    

1855-1856       Rooms at his residence, North of Edwards’ Hotel, Plymouth, Indiana.

J. E. Armstrong was recorded in five advertisements, eight announcements, and mentioned in one advertisement and one announcement.  The first advertisement ran in the Plymouth Banner  (Plymouth, Indiana) from April 27 to October 5, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber wishes to inform the inhabitants of Plymouth and surrounding country that he has taken Rooms over Brooke & Houghton’s store, where he is now ready to take Daguerrean Likenesses in a good and approved style, and engages to do that which will be satisfactory to those who wish to obtain so important a relic of their friends or themselves.  J. E. Armstrong.   

The first announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on April 27, 1854.  Daguerrean Rooms.—Our readers will certainly be gratified to learn that we have permanently located amongst us an excellent operator in this beautiful act.  Mr. Armstrong, as will be seen by his advertisement, is now ready to accommodate those who may call upon him in the rooms formerly occupied by the Western Bank, up stairs in the old Plymouth Hotel.  Give him a call.

The second announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on August 3, 1854.  A Register of the temperature as kept at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. E. Armstrong in this place, for the present month, to the 30th.

at 1 o’clock p. m.        at 5 o’clk. p. m.

July 24            86.                               87.

        25            83.                               84.

        26            76.                               75.

        27            76.                               77.

        28            79.                               80.

        29            88.                               91.

        30            90.                               95.                  

The third announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on August 10, 1854.  A Register of the temperature as kept at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. E. Armstrong in this place, for the present month, to the 5th.

at 1 o’clock p. m.        at 5 o’clk. p. m.

July 31            94.                               96.

Aug. 1             94.                               96.

         2             81.                               81.

         3             76.                               79.

         4             79.                               76.

         5             80.                               81.

The fourth announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on August 17, 1854.  A Register of the temperature as kept at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. E. Armstrong in this place, for the present month, to the 13th.

at 1 o’clock p. m.        at 5 o’clk. p. m.

Aug. 7             72.                               72.

         8             75.                               73.

         9             70.                               70.

        10            75.                               79.

        11            79.                               80.

        12            76.                               79.

        13            80.                               79.      

The fifth announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on August 24, 1854.  A Register of the temperature as kept at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. E. Armstrong in this place, for the present month, to the 20th.

at 1 o’clock p. m.        at 5 o’clk. p. m.

Aug. 14           81.                               82.

         15           76.                               76.

         16           77.                               75.

         17           76.                               76.

         18           78.                               78.

         19           82.                               83.

         20           83.                               85.      

The sixth announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on August 24, 1854.  Removal.—The Daguerrean Rooms of Mr. Armstrong are removed to his residence in Edwards’ new building on Michigan street.  His operation heretofore seem to have given general satisfaction, and our citizens should extend him their patronage.                  

The second advertisement ran from August 24, 1854 to February 15, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Indiana).  Removal The undersigned having removed his place of operating 80 rods north on the same street, still invites the citizens and country people to call while the opportunity is in their reach, and no pains will be spared to obtain good likenesses.  He promises to give satisfaction to all reasonable expectations.  J. E. Armstrong.    

The seventh announcement appeared in the Plymouth Banner (Plymouth, Indiana) on September 7, 1854.  A Register of the temperature as kept at the Daguerrean Rooms of J. E. Armstrong in this place, for the present month, to the 3d.

at 1 o’clock p. m.        at 5 o’clk. p. m.

Aug. 21           88.                               88.

         22           89.                               89.

         23           92.                               93.

         24           93.                               95.

         25           86.                               88.

         26           87.                               86.

         27           84.                               86.

         28           85.                               85.

         29           92.                               93.                              

         30           95.                               94.

         31           93                                94.

Sept.  1            93.                               94.

          2            94.                               92.

          3            93.                               92.      

The third advertisement ran from January 18 to April 26, 1855 in the Plymouth Banner  (Plymouth, Indiana).  New Attraction.  The subscriber having got his new and large Sky-light ready for operating, notifies the public generally, that he is ready to take likenesses in good style.  J. E. Armstrong.

The fourth advertisement ran from August 9, 1855 to April 24, 1856 in the Plymouth Weekly Banner (Plymouth, Indiana).  J. E. Armstrong, attends to all calls in his line of Daguerreotyping, at his residence north of Edwards’ Hotel.

The announcement that J. E. Armstrong was mentioned in appeared in the Marshall County Democrat  (Plymouth, Indiana) on March 13, 1856.  In another column will be found the advertisement of W. H. Rhodes & Co., Ambrotype Artists.  We have seen specimen pictures taken by this mode, and think they are superior to the Daguerreotype.—Give them a call.  Rooms at J. E. Armstrong’s Daguerrean Gallery.

The advertisement he was mentioned in appeared in the Marshall County Democrat (Plymouth, Indiana) on March 13, 1856.  Ambrotype Likenesses!  The attention of the public is called to the fact that W. H. Rhodes is now occupying the rooms of J. E. Armstrong, in this village, where he is taking Ambrotype Likenesses!

The pictures taken by this method are far superior to the Daguerreotype, in life-like appearance—are on glass, and are perfectly durable.  Full satisfaction guaranteed to all who may favor him with their custom.

Those wanting likenesses will please call immediately, as the Rooms will positively be closed in thirty days, Mr. Armstrong having discontinued the business here.          W. H. Rhodes & Co.                          

The eighth announcement appeared in the Marshall County Democrat (Plymouth, Indiana) on October 16, 1856.  Any person wishing an Ambrotype, Daguerreotype, or Ambrograph, could not do better than to call at the Armstrong Daguerrean Rooms, where they can be accommodated.

The fifth 1856 advertisement ran from November 27 to December 18, 1856 in the Marshall County Democrat (Plymouth, Indiana).  Ambrotypes.  Those having Ambrotypes, taken by W. H. Rhodes & Co., that have failed to be what they were represented, can have them taken again, free of charge, by calling at the Daguerrean Rooms of John E. Armstrong, from the 1st to the 7th of December.  J. E. Armstrong.

J. E. Armstrong (and W. H. Rhodes) is not recorded in other photographic directories

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