N. D.-1854 Granite Hall, Water Street, Augusta, Maine.
Pierce & William (A. J. Pierce & S. N. Williams) was mentioned in one advertisement that appeared on June 22, 1854 in the Maine Farmer (Augusta, Maine). Photographs, Stereoscopic Crayon, Crystalotypes, and other Styles of Pictures, May be found at Isaac H. Dupee’s Rooms, Granite Hall, Water Street, Augusta, Me. I. H. Dupee respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that he has taken the Rooms formerly occupied by Pierce & Williams, for the purpose of Daguerreotyping. Having on of the largest Cameras in the city, he is prepared to take large pictures, and especially groups, (no matter how many,) arranged in the most appropriate style. Having paid particular attention to taking Children, and being provided with a quick working Camera, he can take small children in one quarter of the usual time. Hours for Children from 9 A. M. till 2 P. M. Likenesses taken in clear or cloudy weather, and warranted perfect, for the low price of $1 and upwards, including case. Also inserted in Rings, Pins, Lockets, Seals, &c., a large assortment of which he has on hand at all times. H having had long experience in this business, solicits a share of your patronage. All work entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to and warranted as good as the best.
A large assortment of Daguerreotype Materials for sale to the trade at Boston prices. Operators furnished with every thing necessary to carry on business with. Perfect satisfaction given in all cases.
Sick and deceased persons taken at their houses, if wished, as well as at his rooms.
Portraits, Daguerreotypes and Engravings, copied accurately and put in cases or frames. The public are invited to call and judge for themselves. Mr. Dupee, by attention to business, and keeping his rooms open at all hours, hopes to secure Miniatures of all who call and are in want.
I take this opportunity to return my thanks to my friends and patrons for their liberal patronage. I have sold my Rooms to Isaac H. Dupee, formerly of Bath. I can recommend him to all who may wish for a good Daguerreotype of themselves or friends. Mr. D. has had long experience in the Daguerreotype business; he comes well recommended as an artist and a gentleman. S. N. W.
Pierce & William, and A. J. Pierce are not recorded in other photographic directories. Seth N. Williams is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Rockland, Maine in 1855, it is possible that they are the same person.