George K. Proctor

1858-1859       Cabot Street, opposite the Rubber Factory, Beverly, Massachusetts.

1859                One Door North of the Town Hall, Beverly, Massachusetts.

George K. Proctor was recorded in eight advertisements and one announcement in the Beverly Citizen (Beverly, Massachusetts).  The first advertisement ran from October 27 to November 24, 1858.  Satisfaction Given!  G. K. Proctor Respectfully announces to the citizens of this place that he has stationed his Ambrotype and Photograph Saloon, for a short time opposite the Rubber Factory, Beverly, where he will take pictures any size, from the smallest to the largest, as good as the best, as cheap as the cheapest, and at all prices from 25 cents to 25 dollars.  Also copying of every description executed at his saloon.  Views taken of Houses and Buildings of every description and warranted to give satisfaction.

George K. Proctor, having learned his trade of one of the best artist in Boston, and had several years experience, and also since July 1858 had an uncommon large saloon built with an excellent light and every convenience for taking Ambrotypes and Photographs that could be had, and also having, at a great expense, purchased receipts for making a new kind of chemical that will surpass all others, feels confident that he can give perfect satisfaction.

As his time here is limited people wishing his pictures will do well to call early.  George K. Proctor.

The announcement appeared on November 17, 1858.  Ambrotypes. We take pleasure in asking attention to the advertisement of Mr. G. K. Proctor, and in stating that we have recently seen some pictures of excellent finish which were taken by him.  He seems to have the skill and judgement which is requisite in an artist to secure good likenesses.—His terms are very reasonable, and we commend him to the patronage of our Beverly friends.

The second advertisement ran from January 19 to February 16, 1859.  Satisfaction Given!  G. K. Proctor Respectfully announces to the citizens of this place that he has stationed his Ambrotype and Photograph Saloon, for a short time opposite the Rubber Factory, Beverly, where he will take pictures any size, from the smallest to the largest, as good as the best, as cheap as the cheapest, and at all prices from 25 cents to 25 dollars.  Also copying of every description executed at his saloon. 

As his time here is limited people wishing his pictures will do well to call early.  George K. Proctor.

The third advertisement ran from March 19-26, 1859.Business Cards:  G. K. Proctor, Ambrotype and Photograph Artists, Cabot Street.  (Opposite the Rubber Factory) Portraits, Miniatures, Engravings, &c., accurately copied.  Views taken when desired.

The fourth advertisement ran from March 19-26, 1859.  All Ambrotypes and Photographs Taken at G. K. Proctor’s Saloon, opposite the Rubber Factory, are warranted to give perfect satisfaction, or no pay will be exacted.  March 1, 1859.

The fifth advertisement ran from June 4 to December 31, 1859.  Business Cards:  G. K. Proctor, Ambrotype and Photograph Artists, Cabot Street. (One door North of the Town Hall.)  Portraits, Miniatures, Engravings, &c., accurately copied.  Views taken when desired.

The sixth advertisement ran from June 4 to December 3, 1859.  Photographs.  Taken at G. K. Proctor’s Rooms, one door North of the Town Hall, and enclosed in  Large Gilt Frame, for only $2.00—common price $3.75—duplicates, 50 cents.  May 7, 1859.

The seventh advertisement was recorded on June 4 to July 2, 1859.  G. K. Proctor, having fitted up rooms One door North of the Town Hall, with an excellent Side and Sky-Light, will take Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Photographs, &c., in the neatest and best style and at Reduced Prices.

He hopes by endeavoring to make Pictures that cannot fail to suit, to merit a liberal patronage. Beverly, May 7, 1859.

The eighth advertisement ran from August 6 to 20, 1859.  Photographs of the Bean Kiln [Invaders] can be had at G. K. Proctor’s Photographic Rooms—one door north of Town Hall—for only 50 cents, which is less than half price.  Nearly one hundred now engaged.

G. K. Proctor is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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