Benjamin Bacon

1847                Rooms in Miss. Adam’s Building, upstairs, Middlebury, Vermont.

1847                Rooms at A. M. Goodrichs’, Whiting, Vermont

1850                Address Unknown, Ripton, Vermont.

Benjamin Bacon was recorded in six advertisements in The Northern Galaxy (Middlebury, Vermont) and one advertisement in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).  The first advertisement was recorded on January 5, 1847.  Daguerreotype Gallery.  Benjamin Bacon would inform the public that he has taken a room in Miss Adam’s building near the south end of the bridge for the purpose of taking daguerreotype miniatures and he would inform the public that he has a finish superior to anything yet discovered which makes the picture permanent and gives it a more brilliant appearance than anything heretofore discovered.  Perfect satisfaction given in all cases or no charge.  Imperfect Likenesses Altered.  The public are invited to call and examine for themselves.

Mr. B. has long been a resident of Addison Co., and he assures the public that anything coming from his hands will be done in a superior manner and warranted not to fade.  Room open on Monday next.                                                   

The second advertisement was recorded on January 12, 1847.  B. Bacon’s Picture Gallery Is now open in Miss Adams’ Building, up stairs, near the south end of the Bridge, where he will be happy to wait upon all those who favor him with a call.  Pictures put up in a new style and with a new and superior finish, which makes them permanent.  Mr. B. calculates to make a permanent stand in Middlebury and all his picture he warrants not to fade, if they do he will take them over again if they will return them or refund the money.

Also Clocks Watches and Jewelry cleaned and repaired in the best manner.

The third advertisement ran from January 19 to March 16, 1847.  Benjamin Bacon Continues his Daguerreotype business in Miss Adam’s building, up stairs, near the south end of the bridge, where all those who wish to have their pictures taken, can have them in a new style and with a new finish, which surpasses anything ever before offered to the public, giving the picture a higher luster and harder finish than any chemical process now in use in any other operation.  This is an invention of his own, and all those wishing to have perfect and permanent likenesses will do well to call and examine for themselves, before getting them at any other place.

Also The subscriber would solicit the patronage of the public in the line of Watch Cleaning and repairing.  Which he has commenced and intends to continue at the same place.  He will clean and repair watches in the best manner, and warrants the same.  Those who have hitherto employed him in this branch of business, can witness to his neatness and skill in performing it.   

The fourth advertisement appeared on March 2, 1847.  Benjamin Bacon Continues his Daguerreotype business in Miss Adam’s building, up stairs, near the south end of the bridge, where all those who wish to have their pictures taken, can have them in a new style and with a new finish, which surpasses anything ever before offered to the public, giving the picture a higher luster and harder finish than any chemical process now in use in any other operation.  This is an invention of his own, and all those wishing to have perfect and permanent likenesses will do well to call and examine for themselves, before getting them at any other place.

Also The subscriber would solicit the patronage of the public in the line of Watch Cleaning and repairing.  Which he has commenced and intends to continue at the same place.  He will clean and repair watches in the best manner, and warrants the same.  Those who have hitherto employed him in this branch of business, can witness to his neatness and skill in performing it.                                       

N. B.  By request I shall go to A. M. Goodrichs’ in Whiting to morrow. 3d inst., to take pictures for one week only.

I will also say that I will go to any of the neighboring towns for a few days, where they will raise a club of 20 or more that will have their pictures taken—and perfect satisfaction given in all cases or no charge.

The fifth advertisement ran from April 13 to May 11, 1847.  Daguerreotype Gallery.  I would inform the public that I am now in my Room in Miss Adams’ building where I shall stop but a short time in the exercise of my Daguerreotype art and Watch business as I have had many pressing invitations to go to different parts of the country.  Therefore all those wishing to have permanent pictures must call immediately.  Benjamin Bacon. Middlebury, April 12th, 1847.

The sixth advertisement was recorded on May 18, 1847.  Daguerreotype Gallery.  I shall stop in Middlebury only one week longer.  I have a splendid assortment of lockets.  Benjamin Bacon. 

The seventh advertisement ran from January 15 to May 21, 1850 in The Middlebury Register  (Middlebury, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  I will go any place in Addison County or vicinity, and take Likenesses by the improved Daguerreotype, of the most delicate execution, with one or two on a plate, and put them up in a silk velvet cases for $1.25, where any one will engage10 or more.  Any family or neighborhood wishing to have good and permanent Likenesses can have the same by addressing me at Ripton.  Benjamin Bacon.  Ripton, October 9, 1849.

Benjamin Bacon is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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