Victor Bishop

1847-1852       23 Maiden Lane, New York, New York.

Victor Bishop was recorded in twenty advertisements, seventeen in The New York Herald and three in the New York Tribune the first advertisement appeared on October 7, 1847 in The New York Herald.  Daguerreotype Plates—For sale at cost prices, to close an invoice, a lot of best French Daguerreotype Plates, H S and Double Griset.  Apply to Victor Bishop, 12 Maiden Lane, up stairs.

The second appeared on March 24, 1847 in Herald.  To Daguerrian Artists—Louis L. Bishop’s Daguerreotype Plates, warranted to give to portraits a richer tone than any other plates, are for sale at Victor Bishop’s, Importer, 23 maiden Lane, N. Y.

The third advertisement appeared on April 10, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune. Daguerreotype.—The Scale Plates.—These Plates are warranted to be perfect and to give to the Daguerrian impression a richer look than any others.  The subscriber is agent for the French Manufacturers, and will sell them with the privilege of returning any that would not give the most complete satisfaction.  Victor Bishop. 23 maiden-lane.

The fourth advertisement ran from April 23 to 30, 1850 in the Herald.  Important to Daguerrean Artists.

To Mr. Victor Bishop, No. 23 Maiden lane, N. Y.  Dear Sir—We cheerfully testify that we have used for some time Louis L. Bishop’s plates, and that they are decidedly superior to all others, either imported or manufactured here.  Beckers & Piard, 201 Broadway.

Those plates are marked in full with the name of Louis L. Bishop, and are for sale only at Victor Bishop’s, No. 23 Maiden Lane.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 3 to June 1, 1850 in the Herald.  Daguerreotype Plates—Lewis L. Bishop’s Plates, acknowledged superior to all others, for sale by Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

The sixth advertisement appeared on August 9, 1851 in the Tribune.  To Daguerrean Artists.—The coat of silver deposited on the Scale-plates is thicker than that on the French plates 40; and as they are electro plated, all that silver is chemically pure, an advantage which cannot be to much appreciated.  We have no hesitation to warrant them as perfect, and as giving to the Daguerrean impressions a richer tone than can be obtained on any other.  For sale at the sole Agent’s, Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden-lane.

The seventh advertisement appeared on August 14, 1851 in the Tribune.  Daguerreotype.—Great improvements have recently been made in the fabrication of electro-plated plates.  We earnestly request all Daguerrean Artists, especially those who have previously used plates manufactured under this process, to examine and try the Scale Plates.  They are sold with the special guarantee that they will give full satisfaction, being perfect in every respect.  Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden-lane.

The next twelve advertisements are all from The New York Herald.  No. 8 ran from September 17 to 24, 1850.  Daguerreotype Plates—Great Reduction in price.  We are now enabled to sell Louis L. Bishop’s plates, at $30 per hundred, full size.  They are warranted superior to any other, and sold with the privilege of returning those that would not give entire satisfaction.  Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane, up stairs.

No. 9 ran from January 29 to February 14, 1851.  Daguerreotype The Scale Plates.—These plates are warranted to be perfect, and give to the daguerreian impression a much richer tone than any others.  The subscriber is agent for the French manufacturers, and will sell them at the lowest prices.  Samples sent on demand.  Address Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 10 appeared on April 1, 1851.  Daguerreotype The Scale Plates.—These plates are warranted to be perfect, and give to the daguerreian impression a much richer tone than any others.  They are sold with the privilege of returning any of them that would fail to give entire satisfaction.  Address Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 11 ran on April 19 & 20, 1851.  Daguerreotype The Scale Plates.—These plates are warranted to be perfect, and give to the Daguerreian impression a much richer tone than any others.  They are sold with the privilege of returning any of them that would fail to give entire satisfaction.  Address Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 12 ran from August 14 to 16, 1851.  Daguerreotype—Great Improvements Have recently been made in the fabrication of electro-plated plates.  We earnestly request all Daguerrean artists, especially, those who have previously used plates manufactured under this process, to examine and try the Scale Plates.  They are sold with the special guarantee that they will give full satisfaction, being perfect in every respect.  Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden-lane.

No. 13 ran from August 15 to 22, 1851.  Daguerreotype.—First Rate Plates Must be plated with a sufficient thickness of pure silver, the purer the better, and their surface must be perfectly smooth and even.  The scale plates combine these advantages to the utmost.  The cost of silver deposited on these plates is thicker than that on the French plates, 40th; and as they are electroplated, all that silver is chemically pure, an advantage which cannot be too much appreciated.  They are warranted perfect.  For sale, at the sole agent’s.  Victor Bishop, No. 23 Maiden lane.

No. 14 ran from November 5 to December 23, 1851.  Daguerreotype.—Great Improvements In Electro-plated Plates.—Just received. an invoice of full size Scale Plates; Medium sizes expected by next steamer.  Our arrangements are such that we will soon be constantly able to fulfil all orders we may receive for these improved plates, whose success has greatly superseded our provisions.  To those who have not tried them we shall say, that they are perfectly smooth and even, take and easy polish, and that they have the immense advantage of a thick coat of chemically pure silver.  Every plate is warranted perfect.  For sale at the sole agent’s.  Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 15 ran from March 3 to 16, 1852.  Daguerreotype—Just Received A Full stock of Scale Plates, all sizes.  These plates are used exclusively by the best Daguerrean Artists.  They are warranted to take a better impression than any other plate, and to give complete satisfaction in every respect.  Retail prices, full size, $12 a dozen; smaller sizes in proportion.  Liberal discount to the trade.  Address Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 16 ran from June 9 to July 2, 1852.  Daguerreotypes.—The Scale Plates.—These plates are superior to all others.  They are perfectly smooth and even, and take an easy polish.  The silver on them is thick and absolutely pure, which is a very great advantage.  We warrant them to give to daguerreotypes the richest tone that can be obtained.  For sale at the sole agent’s, Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 17 ran from August 2 to September 13, 1852.  Daguerreotype.—Just received 2,500 Full size scale plates, in perfect order.  These plates are smooth and even, and take an easy polish.  They give to the Daguerrean impression a richer tone than can be obtained on any other plate.  For sale at the sole agent for the manufacturers, Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 18 appeared on August 18, 1852.  Daguerreotype.—The Best Plates Yet.—We publish the following letter, highly interesting to all Daguerrean artists, and signed by well known members of the profession.—New York, August 16, 1852.  Victor Bishop, Esq., 23 Maiden lane.—Dear Sir,–the scale plates have been introduced to us about eighteen months, and we have used them exclusively since October last.  We have no hesitation in saying that since that time they have given us entire satisfaction. They are the only plates we have found of perfectly pure silver.  This advantage with that of a well polished surface, renders them superior, in our estimation, to all other plates in the market.  They do not require to be galvanized, and are safer and of better use than the best plates we had before, although we galvanized them ourselves.  By using them, we spare a good deal of time, and are always sure of portraits with bold and sharp outlines.  Beckers & Piard.  N. B.—Beware of counterfeits or Publish this to the world if you choose.  Yours sincerely, refuse lots.  For sale at Victor Bishop’s , sole agent for the manufacturers, 23 Maiden lane.

No. 19 ran from September 14 to October 18, 1852.  Daguerreotype.—The Best Plates Yet.—The subscriber guarantees as perfect all the scale plates he sells.  Beware of counterfeits or refuse lots.  Price, full plates, $100; Medium, $17, per hundred.  Liberal discount to the trade.  Victor Bishop, Sole Agent for the manufacturers, 23 Maiden lane. 

No. 20 ran from October 19 to November 19, 1852.  To Daguerrean Artists.—A New Invoice of scale plates, warranted perfect, just received, and for sale at the lowest prices, by Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

To Daguerrean Artists.—Stereoscopes, just received, and for sale by Victor Bishop, 23 Maiden lane.

Victor Bishop is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active from 1850-1851.

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