A. S. Bloom

N. D.               14 Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1859                22 West Fifth street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1859                Corner of Fifth and Western-Row, Cincinnati, Ohio.

A. S. Bloom advertisements were recorded under the heading of Home Interest fifteen times, once in The Daily Press and fourteen times in the Penny Press.  Bloom ran Henry Y. Cowen’s and Harrison & Collins galleries.  The first advertisement ran from March 22 to 26, 1859 in The Daily Press (Cincinnati, Ohio).  Home Interest…Mr. Cowen, of No. 22 Fifth street, has lately associated with him Mr. Bloom, formerly of No. 14 Fifth street.  Two such artist as these are sufficient guarantee as to the quality of their work.

The second advertisement appeared in The Penny Press (Cincinnati, Ohio) on August 22, 1859.Home Interest…Cowen’s Gallery, No. 22 West Fifth-street.—If you want a superior Ambrotype, Photograph, Mezzograph, or a good picture of any style, go to Cowen’s, No. 22 West Fifth-street.  Bloom has charge of the gallery.

Third advertisement ran on August 29 & 30, 1859.  Home Interest…Photographic Gallery—Cowen’s No. 22 West Fifth-street, under Bloom’s management.  If you want a magnificent Photograph go to Cowen’s; for a Ambrotype go to the same place.  Remember, pictures of all styles taken at Cowen’s, No. 22 West Fifth-street.

Fourth advertisement ran on September 13 & 14, 1859.  Home Interest…For fine Photographs, Melainotypes or Ambrotypes, call at the Central Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row, in charge of A. S. Bloom, He warrants to please.

Fifth advertisement Appeared on September 19, 1859.  Home Interest…Good Photographs, plain or colored, can be had cheaper than elsewhere at the Central Gallery. Corner Fifth and Western-row, in charge of A. S. Bloom.

Sixth advertisement appeared on September 29, 1859.  Home Interest…For a good Photograph, Melainotype or Ambrotype, don’t fail to call at the Central Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row, in charge of A. S. Bloom.

Seventh advertisement appeared on October 5, 1859.  Home Interest…For $5 you can get a fine Oil colored Photograph in a good gilt frame at the Central Photograph and Melainotype Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row, in charge of A. S. Bloom.

Eighth advertisement appeared on October 13, 1859.  Home Interest…Good Photographs, Melainotypes and Ambrotypes are taken at the Central Gallery cheaper than elsewhere in the city, corner of Fifth and Western-row, in charge of A. S. Bloom.

Ninth advertisement appeared on October 24, 1859.  Home Interest…A S. Bloom, the well-known Daguerreian, has in charge the Central Photograph, Melainotype and Ambrotype Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row.  He is making Pictures cheaper than elsewhere in the city.

Tenth advertisement appeared on October 26, 1859.  Home Interest…Bloom’s Photographs never fail to please.  Call on him and have your Photograph, Melainotype or Ambrotype taken, at the Central Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row.

Eleventh advertisement appeared on October 29, 1859.  Home Interest…We have no hesitation in directing people not the Central Photograph and Melainotype Gallery for a truthful and artistic picture.  A. S. Bloom is an artist who understands the magic effect of light and shadow.

Twelfth advertisement appeared on October 29, 1859.  Home Interest…Cheap Pictures, and of the best style of art, you can get at the Central Photograph and Melainotype Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row, under charge of A, S, Bloom.

Thirteenth advertisement appeared on October 31, 1859.  Home Interest…Bloom’s Photographs. Melainotypes, Ambrotypes can not be excelled in beauty of art in the city.  Prices moderate at the Central Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row.

Fourteenth advertisement appeared on November 3, 1859.  Home Interest…Pictures that won’t fade are made by A. S. Bloom, and cheaper than elsewhere, at the Central Photograph, Melainotype and Ambrotype Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row.

The fifteenth advertisement appeared on November 16, 1859. Home Interest…Harrison & Collins’ Central Bee-Hive Gallery, corner of Fifth and Western-row.  Photographs, Melainotypes and Ambrotypes taken cheaper than elsewhere in the city.  Oil Colored Photographs, made of all sizes, from life to the smallest miniature.  Pictures neatly set in Lockets, Breast-pins, Finger rings and Bracelets.  All work warranted.  A. S. Bloom, Artist.A. S. Bloom is not recorded in other photographic directories.

A. S. Bloom is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in 1859 or before.  Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 by Diane VanSkiver Gagel does list Bloom as being active in Cincinnati in 1861 & 1862.

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