George F. Barney

1843                86½ Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

George F. Barney was recorded in one announcement and four advertisements in the Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts).  The announcement appeared on October 28.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  It is well known to our readers that for some months past Mr. Chase has been very successful in taking correct likenesses by the Daguerreotype process.  Mr. C.  having imperative engagements elsewhere, disposed of his apparatus to Mr. George F. Barney, a citizen of this town and a genuine Nantucketer.  Mr. Barney by diligent and close application, obtained of his predecessor all the information necessary to obtain correct likenesses, and we are glad to say that he has, thus far, been well encouraged, and given entire satisfaction to those who have patronized him.  We have examined many of the likenesses taken by Mr. B., and we consider them equal, in every respect, to any that we have ever seen.  Call and give him a trial; if he does not give perfect satisfaction, you are not obliged to take the picture.  Encourage and cherish “Home Industry,” is sound policy.—See advertisement.

The first advertisement was recorded on October 28, 1843.  Miniatures taken by Daguerreotype, The subscriber, having purchased the Daguerreotype apparatus of Mr. H. S. Chase, and obtained of him the required knowledge for carrying on the same, is prepared to take Likenesses by this process which he will warrant to give entire satisfaction.

Single picture in case or frame           $2,50

Two persons in one picture                $3,50

Miniatures taken in cloudy or rainy weather as well as fair.

Rooms no. 86½  Main street, where specimens may be examined.  o25—3t.  George F. Barney.

The second advertisement was recorded on November 4, 1843.  Daguerreotype Miniatures!  Persons wishing a correct likeness of themselves, are respectfully invited to call at the Daguerreotype rooms, 86½  Main st. where they will be accommodated at short notice, and in a style warranted to suit.

Single pictures in Case or Frame        $2.50

Two persons in one picture                $3.50

Gold plated Miniature Lockets for sale.  George F. Barney

The third advertisement ran on November 25, 1843.  Photographic Miniatures Taken At Eighty-six and a half, Main street, For Three Weeks Longer.  George F. Barney, intending to leave the Island, would respectfully invite all those who wish correct Likenesses of themselves to call and embrace the present opportunity.  All pictures warranted to suit or no charge made.

Single picture in Case or Frame         $2.50

Two persons in one picture                $3.50                                                  

The fourth advertisement ran from December 16 to December 20, 1843.  Photographic Miniatures Taken At Eighty-six and a half, Main street, For Two Weeks Longer.  George F. Barney, intending to leave the Island, would respectfully invite all those who wish correct Likenesses of themselves to call and embrace the present opportunity.  All pictures warranted to suit or no charge made.

Single picture in Case or Frame         $2.50

Two persons in one picture                $3.50                                                  

George F. Barney is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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