Fraser & Co.

1853                87 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

Fraser & Co. were recorded in eight advertisements, three in the General Advertiser, and five in the Manufactures’ and Farmers’ Journal.  The first advertisement appeared on April 30, 1853 in the General Advertiser (Providence, Rhode Island).  Daguerreotypes.  Two Hundred Daguerreotypes are made daily, by Fraser & Co., at their Rooms 87 Westminster street. F. & Co. have luckily hit upon a process with which they combine machinery, and the result is, they are wining a world-wide reputation and fortune for themselves.   The idea of paying a large price for a picture is becoming obsolete.  Twenty-five cents, taking at the rate of 1000 weekly, pays a good profit on Daguerreotypes.  ap30.

The second advertisement appeared on May 19, 1853 in the Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal (Providence, Rhode Island).  Going.  Fraser & Co. give notice to the citizens of Providence that they will be compelled to close their concern at 87 Westminster st., in consequence of opening their splendid establishment opposite the Crystal Palace, New York, where they intend to make a fortune by their New German process.  Fraser & Co. have thus far taken 10,000 25 cent pictures in Providence.

The third advertisement appeared May 25, 1853 in the Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal (Providence, Rhode Island).  Excellent Daguerreotypes.  Fraser & Co., who manufacturer pictures by machinery at 87 Westminster street, close their establishment after another month.  Over 10,000 pictures have been made by Fraser & Co. in Providence.  At their present ate of working by machinery, together with eight competent assistants employed, they are enabled to produce with ease 300 of the finest likenesses daily.  If you really wish a fine picture employ Fraser & Co.  m20.

The fourth advertisement appeared on June 11, 1853 in the General Advertiser (Providence, Rhode Island).  The 25 cent picture manufacturers, Fraser & Co., will soon close their concern, at No. 87 Westminster street, in consequence of opening their splendid establishment in New York.—they continue to take 300 pictures daily at prices varying from 25 cents to $10.

The fifth advertisement appeared on June 11, 1853 in the General Advertiser (Providence, Rhode Island).  Fraser & Co. open their Crystal Palace Establishment in July and in consequence close their concern at No. 87 Westminster street, very soon.  Those who have delayed procuring their pictures, should avail themselves of this last chance of obtaining a valuable work of art for 25 cents.  Fraser & Co. still continue to take 300 daily.

The sixth advertisement appeared on 1853 in the Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal  (Providence, Rhode Island).  25 Cent Portraits.  The favorite Artists, Fraser & Co., 87 Westminster street, who can make superior Daguerreotypes by a new invention for only 25 cents, have reopened their establishment for 20 days.  The reputation of Fraser & Co., as artist, in providence, is well established.

The seventh advertisement appeared on November 7, 1853 in the Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal (Providence, Rhode Island).  Fraser & Co. Make 300 Pictures Daily.  Fraser & Co., 87 Westminster street charge only 25 cents for Daguerreotypes, and will close shortly.  n5.

The eighth advertisement appeared on December 1, 1853 in the Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal (Providence, Rhode Island).  Bloody.  Have your head taken off in an artistic manner, by the artists Fraser & Co., 87 Westminster st.  They make Daguerreotypes by machinery, for only 25 cents.—This is, without fail, their last week.  n29.

Fraser and Company are not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Providence, Rhode Island or in New York.  There are similarities in the advertisements with Charles R. Rees, Tyler & Co., and Silas A. Holmes (aka Rees & Co.)

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