J. Ballard

1851                Rooms over Hawkins’ Store, in Commercial Row, Hannibal, Missouri.

1851                Rooms over M. A. Lindsley’s Store, Hannibal, Missouri.

1851-1852       Rooms over the Great Western, Hannibal, Missouri.

J. Ballard was recorded in fifteen advertisements and one announcements in three different newspapers.  The first advertisement appeared in the Western Union  (Hannibal, Missouri) on  March 27, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.  J. Ballard respectfully informs the people of Hannibal and vicinity, that he has located permanently in town, for the purpose of taking Daguerrean Likenesses.  From his experience and through attention to the business, he feels assured that he can furnish Likenesses as correct and lifelike as any ever produced.  He is now operating with the half size instrument and with all the late improvements, which enable him to produce pictures of his patrons, of large size, and superior style.

All are invited to call and examine, whether they want a likeness or not.

Rooms over Hawkins’ Store, in Commercial Row.  mch. 20.

The second advertisement appeared on March 27, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Portraits and Daguerreotypes Copied with exactness; Landscapes and views accurately taken, also:  Invalids waited on at their residences, and likenesses of deceased persons taken.  J. Ballard. Rooms over Hankins’ Store.  mch 20.

The third advertisement ran from March 27 to June 19, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes Taken in a superior style, and neatly put up in cases, Lockets, Bracelets, Pins and Rings.  For children a bright day is preferred, but for any old enough to sit still, any weather will answer.  Call at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, over Hawkins’ store, in Commercial Row.

The fourth advertisement ran from April 3 to May 1, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  For Sale.  An Extra Camera and apparatus cheap for cash, or to exchange for good property.  To any one wishing to travel, this is a pleasant and lucrative business.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  J. Ballard.

The fifth advertisement appeared on May 1, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).

Ten Days Longer.  J. Ballard will be in town Ten Days Longer, taking Daguerreotypes.  All those who wish for likenesses, must call soon.                                   

The sixth advertisement ran from June 12 to 19, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes.  J. Ballard will be in town one week only.  All who wish likenesses must call soon.

The seventh advertisement appeared on October 2, 1851 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes, All who wish for Likenesses, can obtain them by calling at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, over M. A. Lindsley’s store.                         

The eight advertisement appeared on October 9, 1851 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes.—Call at J. Ballard’s rooms.  He is “A No. 1” Artist.

The ninth advertisement ran from October 9 to 23, 1851 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes Taken in all weather, and in the best city style, at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms over the “Great Western.”  Hours for operating, from 8, A. M., until 5, P. M.  Bring the children after dinner.

N. B.—An extra Camera for sale cheap, or exchange for good property.        

The tenth advertisement ran from October 9 to 23, 1851 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Portraits And Likenesses copied with exactness; Landscapes taken, and Invalids waited on at their residences.  Also likenesses of deceased persons taken.

Call at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, over the “Great Western.”

The eleventh advertisement ran from October 23 to December 11, 1851.  Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes at One Dollar & Fifty Cents, at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, Which will be kept open for two weeks longer.  Correct likenesses taken, colored to suit customers, and inserted in Lockets, bracelets, rings and pins.  All are invited to call and improve the opportunity.

N. B. Clubs of ten taken at One Dollar Each!                                   

The twelfth advertisement ran from December 18, 1851 to January 1, 1852 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Christmas Is Coming! And now is the time for all who desire the likeness of themselves or friends, to call at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, where they are taken correctly, in either cloudy or pleasant weather, for only one dollar and fifty cents.

All are invited to call and improve the opportunity.

N. B. Clubs of ten taken at One Dollar Each.

The fourteenth advertisement ran From January 1 to 15, 1852 in the Hannibal Journal and Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes for Ten Days Longer, at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, Which will be kept open for ten days longer.

The fifteenth advertisement ran from February 26 to March 1852, 1852 in the Hannibal Journal (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerreotypes for Ten Days Longer, at Ballard’s Daguerrean Rooms, Which will be kept open for ten days longer.

J. Ballard is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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