William S. Johnson

1849-1850       6 Howard Building, Providence, Rhode Island.

1850                25 Westminster Street, Providence, Rohde Island.

William S. Johnson was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from November 17, 1849 to July 10, 1850 in the Republican Herald (Providence, Rhode Island).  A New Gallery.  Beautiful North Light Daguerreotypes.  The undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally that he has recently fitted up a suite of Rooms, in Howard Building, and having a perfect knowledge of the business and superior instruments, a light unexcelled by any, and using none but the best of Chemicals, he is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes unsurpassed by any in the country.

Pictures taken at this Gallery may be known by the brilliancy, perfect and life-like expression of the eyes; hair superior tone and general distinctness of the whole form.

The instrument which we use are new and the largest manufactured, and together with our Chemicals and other materials, are of superior quality, and such as are used by none but the most celebrated operators.

The subscriber would also call the attention of parents in particular, to his Quick Working Instruments, which with his superior light enables him to take pictures almost instantaneously; thereby effectually removing all difficulty in taking infants.  Miniatures taken at this Gallery are warranted to bear exposure to the light, and never to fade or change in the least.  Pictures of all sizes taken at all hours of the day and in any kind of weather, and satisfaction warranted in every instance.  Chemicals and other materials constantly for sale at the lowest prices, and instruction given on moderate terms.  Rooms No. 6 Howard Building.  Entrance No. 137 Westminster street.  William S. Johnson.

The second advertisement appeared  on March 23, 1850 in the General Advertiser (Providence, Rhode Island).  Beautiful Daguerreotypes.  Wm. S. Johnson would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally that he is now established at his rooms, No. 6 Howard Building, (entrance 137 Westminster-st.) and is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in a manner unsurpassed by any.

Pictures taken at this Gallery may be known by the brilliancy, perfect and life-like expression of the eyes; their superior tone and general distinctness of the whole form.

The attention of parents in particular is also invited to his Quick Working Instruments, which, with his superior light enables him to take pictures almost instantaneously; thereby effectually removing all difficulty in taking infants.  Miniatures taken at this Gallery are warranted to bear exposure to the light, and never to fade or change in the least.  Pictures of all sizes taken in any kind of weather, and satisfaction warranted in every instance.  Chemicals and other materials for sale, and instruction given on moderate terms. 

The third advertisement appeared on July 2, 1850 in the Providence Journal (Providence, Rhode Island).  Superior Skylight Daguerreotypes.  S. W. Hartshorn, Agent, and Wm. S. Johnson have associated themselves together in business and respectfully inform their friends and the public generally that the are prepared to take Daguerreotype likenesses in a style not executed by any.

Having the largest rooms, the most extensive apparatus and long experience, with an improved skylight, they are confident that for beauty of finish, distinctness of impression, superior tone, and life-like expression of the eyes, their pictures will compare favorably with any taken elsewhere.

Pictures of all sizes and warranted not to fade taken without regard to weather.  Instruction given and apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.  The Rooms are at No. 25 Westminster st. up stairs, open all hours of the day, and ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

N. B. A superior instrument that operates in from one to ten seconds is used for children and others who desire it.  a29.

William S. Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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