Joseph S. Lamson

1846                State Street Chapel, (Old Court House), Augusta, Maine.

1847                Rooms over T. C. Noble’s Store, Augusta, Maine.

Joseph S. Lamson was recorded in five advertisements and four announcements.  The first advertisement ran from March 5 to April 2, 1846 in the Main Farmer (Augusta, Maine).  J. S. Lamson’s Daguerreotype and Miniature Rooms In State St. Chapel, Opposite Mansion House, Where he will remain for a short time, and take Daguerreotype Pictures in the most perfect style that the art can produce, at all times of the day—either single or in groups—plain or colored—without regard to the weather, by calling as above.

Mr. L. will take likenesses of sick people at their residences, if desired, by leaving their address at his rooms.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

 Price of Miniatures, including Case, from $2 to $5.00  Joseph S. Lamson.  Augusta.

The first announcement appeared on March 12, 1846 in the Maine Farmer.  Lamson’s Daguerreotype Rooms.—Those who wish to have an exact fac simile of themselves taken, or wish to examine the interesting process of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures, would do well to visit Mr. Lamson at his rooms in the old Court House, opposite the Mansion House, State Street.

Mr. Lamson is a young but skillful artist, and intends making a permanent stand among us.—Our friends will find specimens of this art at the rooms, and many old familiar faces can be seen there, looking as natural as life.

We commend Mr. L. to your patronage.—He will take you “solitary and alone,” or group you in with your family, or some other good company.

The second announcement appeared on March 14, 1846 in the Gospel Banner (Augusta, Maine). 

Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Our townsman, Mr. J. S. Lamson, has taken rooms in the State st. Chapel, for the purpose of supplying our people with Daguerreotype likenesses.  We have examined numerous specimens of his work, and think them the most perfect “counterfeit presentments” of the human “face divine” we have ever seen.  The rigid ghastliness that formerly characterized this kind of pictures is now entirely obviated by an improved process, and a most lifelike miniature is produced, marvelous (sp.) alike for its naturalness and faithfulness to the originals.

The second advertisement ran ten times between March 14 to August 22, 1846 in the Gospel Banner.  J. S. Lamson’s Daguerreotype and Miniature Rooms In State St. Chapel, Opposite Mansion House, Where he will remain for a short time, and take Daguerreotype Pictures in the most perfect style that the art can produce, at all times of the day—either single or in groups—plain or colored—without regard to the weather, by calling as above.

Mr. L. will take likenesses of sick people at their residences, if desired, by leaving their addresses at his rooms.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

Prices of miniatures, including cases, from $2 to $5.  Augusta, March 4, 1846.

The third announcement appeared on April 25, 1846 in the Gospel Banner.  Daguerreotyping.  Mr. J. S. Lamson of this town is now on a flying professional visit to Waterville.  We commend him to the notice of our friends there as the best and most successful Daguerreotypist we have ever known.

The third advertisement was recorded on May 28, 1846. In the Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber has taken Rooms (in State Street Chapel, opposite the Mansion House,) formerly occupied by Mr. Cannon, and is prepared to take Daguerreotype Miniatures in the most perfect style that the Art can produce, at all times of the day—either single or in groups—plain or colored—without regard to the weather.  He will take likenesses of sick people at their residences, if desired.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.

Price of Miniatures, including Case, from $2 to $5.00  Joseph S. Lamson.  Augusta, March 5, 1846.

The fourth announcement appeared on July 16, 1846 in the Maine Farmer.  On His Legs Again. Our friend and townsman, J. S. Lamson, we are happy to state, is on his legs again.—i. e. so far recovered from his late illness as to be able to resume operations at his Daguerreotype Rooms, in the basement story of the Baptist Church, opposite the Mansion House.  Mr. Lamson, as everybody knows in these parts, is a very successful artist.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 14 to July 30, 1847 in The Age. Daguerreotype–Removal. J. S. Lamson has removed to the room over the store of T. C. Noble.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 20 to July 8, 1847 in the Maine Farmer.  Daguerreotype—Removal.  J. S. Lamson has removed to the room over the store of T. C. Noble.

Joseph S. Lamson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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