E. T. Barry

1856                Rooms in W. Dunn” Building, next to Post Office, Kingston, North Carolina.

1856                Rooms above E. Martin’s Store, Washington, North Carolina.

1857                Rooms in Union Hotel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

1859                Over A. N. M’Donald’s Variety Store, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

1859                Front Street, Mozart Hall Building, Wilmington, North Carolina.

E. T. Barry was recorded in six advertisements five different newspapers.  The first advertisement appeared in the American Advocate (Kingston, North Carolina) on August 21, 1856.  Ambrotypes.  The undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Kingston and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in the new building of W. Dunn, next door to the Post Office, for the purpose of taking Ambrotype likenesses.  The ambrotype is an imperishable picture taken upon glass by a new process, which for correctness of delineation and beauty of tone cannot be excelled.

Persons desiring likenesses will please give me an early call as my stay here is limited.  E. T. Barry.

The second advertisement appeared in the North Carolina Times (Washington, North Carolina) on October 8, 1856.  Ambrotyping.  The undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that he has taken rooms over E. Martin’s Store, where he is prepared to execute Ambrotypes in the most perfect manner.  The Ambrotype is taken on glass by an entirely new process, which for beauty and durability has given it precedence over all other pictures in the photographic art.

Ambrotyping is not affected by dampness, consequently pictures can be taken in rainy, as well as in fair weather.  Pictures correctly copied.  The public are requested to give hime a call and examine his specimens.

Instructions given in the art and apparatus furnished.  E. T. Barry.

The third advertisement appeared in The Chapel Hill Weekly Gazette (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) on May 9, 1857. Still A New Style.—Improvements in the Photographic art are still being made almost daily, until we fear the next thing will be to produce living and moving pictures.

We were shown the other day, my Mr. E. T. Barry Ambrotypist, who has a gallery now open at the “Union Hotel” in this place, the last ne kink, called “statuary” pictures, which consists of a picture so taken as to show the bust in relief—looks as if you can see behind it, and in fact actually appears to stand out from the glass.  Give this gentleman a call, and examine his specimens, as he expects to remain here but a short time.  See notice in another column.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 9 to June 6, 1857 in The Chapel Hill Weekly Gazette  (Chapel Hill, North Carolina).  Ambrotypes, By E. T. Barry.  Who would respectfully inform the citizens of Chapel Hill and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in the Union Hotel, where he will be prepared to execute ambrotypes in the most perfect manner, until the 25th inst.  His Statuary Pictures, the latest improvement in the art, are superior to anything heretofore seen.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.  Pictures taken in all weather.  May 7th, 1857.

The fifth advertisement ran from February 19 to May 7, 1859 in the North-Carolinian  (Fayetteville, North Carolina).  Ambrotypes!  Barry’s Gallery Over A. N. M’Donald’s Variety Store.  Likenesses taken of all sizes, singly or in groups.

From long experience in the Art, our pictures are not excelled by those of any operator in the country.  Give us a call, examine our specimens, and judge for yourselves.  Who would be without the likeness of those they love? 

Barry is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  It is very possible that this is E. T. Barry.                         

The sixth advertisement ran from July 1 to December 29, 1859 in the Wilmington Journal  (Wilmington, North Carolina).  $40.  The $40 Double Lock Stich Family Sewing Machine.  Now on Exhibition at Barry’s Daguerreotype Gallery, Mozart Hall…

E. T. Barry is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and in Photographers in North Carolina The First Century, 1842-1941. The new information is that he was active in Fayetteville & Wilmington in 1859.

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