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Bradley A. Howell

1856                101 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Bradley A. Howell recorded on April 1,1856 in Photographic and Fine Arts Journal  (New York, New York) in an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Howell. —The daguerreotype specimens in this gallery, were very unworthy any one calling himself an artist. I can only say, that such pictures as we generally see, are enough to make true artists blush for their art. This does not apply especially to this gallery.

Bradley A. Howell is recorded in Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  He is recorded here because of the firsthand information about his work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

J. C. Howe

Ca 1854-1860 Ashley’s Building, Up one flight, Westfield, Massachusetts.

J. C. Howe of the firm Clark & Howe was recorded in an undated Broadside in Greg Drake’s Collection. Ambrotypes, and Cloth Pictures! E. P. Clark (Artist permanently located in Holyoke) and J. C. Howe, would respectfully inform the citizens of Westfield and vicinity that they are located at Ashley’s Building, Up one flight of stairs—room opposite H. Fuller’s Law office in the same building— for a few days to exhibit a new style of Picture, and to wait upon those who may require their services.

Ambrotypes, Meleneotypes, Ambrographs &c., Also Pictures on Enameled Cloth, Taken for the low price of Twenty-Five Cents, having the beauty of the ambrotype and Daguerreotype combined, and may be inclosed in a letter and sent to any part of the world free of postage.  Do not lose this opportunity secure a Likeness at the very lowest price.  Some beautiful styles of Ambrotype Cases.  E. P. Clark, J. C. Howe.

J. C. Howe is not listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, or in other photographic directories.

Lysander Norman Howard

1848                285 Grand, New York, New York.                                                                                              1848                460 Grand, New York, New York.                                                                                            1849-1853     492 Grand, New York, New York.[1]

Lysander Norman Howard was recorded in an advertisement that ran on July 4, 1848 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  Sons Of Liberty And Daughters Too, Who Wish your pictures taken true; at Howard’s Rooms, four sixty Grand, you’ll get the finest in the land!  Howard’s Daguerreotype Rooms, 460 (removed from 285) Grand.  Open from 7 A. M. until 7 P. M.

Lysander Norman Howard is recorded in New York City in 1848 in Craig’s Daguerreian Register without a business address.

[1] Information from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

David Howard

1852-1854       109 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

David Howard was recorded in an announcement that ran on November 22, 1852 in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  November 22, 1852, P. 2.  Pictures that are Pictures.  We wish to call the attention of our readers to the Daguerreotype Establishment of Mr. L. H. Hale, No. 109 Washington street, in this city.  As a daguerreotype artist, this gentleman is unexcelled in this country.  Many will remember the splendid rooms he occupied last winter, and the speaking pictures he executed there.  Some time last spring he disposed of the establishment to Mr. Howard, who has had it during the past summer.  But in the management of other hands it did not thrive, and we are glad to see that the original proprietor is again in possession.  He will make it pay, for no man in the city commands a greater patronage than Mr. Hale.  He has gone into the work in earnest, made several improvements, got out splendid show cases, and is again busy in manufacturing “counterfeit presentments” of the elite of Boston, and of all who want pictures, and are so fortunate as to know where to go for them.  At his room may be seen pictures of many of the most distinguished citizens of Boston.

We cannot speak too highly of Mr. Hale’s pictures.  He has an exquisite taste, and he understands so well the secret of success that he will not suffer a picture to go out of his hands that falls short of his most perfect execution in any particular.  We can most cordially recommend him to all wanting pictures as one who will give them an exact likeness and an exquisite picture.

David Howard is listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Boston from 1853 to 1854.

C. B. Howard

1855                Address Unknown, Reading, Pennsylvania.

C. B. Howard was recorded in an announcement for Lewis Overpeck on July 13, 1855 in the Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania). New Establishment! Lewis Overpeck would respectfully inform the citizens of Lewisburg and vicinity that he has opened rooms at the Union Temperance Hotel, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the most improved and life-like manner, and put up in cases varying in price from 50 cts. to $5.  He invites the public to call and try his work, feeling assured that they will be pleased with his workmanship.  Having had superior facilities for instructions in the art, (of J. P. Leisenring, Danville, and C. B. Howard, Reading,) he thinks himself as well perfected in the art as any in this or any other State.

C. B. Howard and Lewis Overpeck are not listed in other photographic directories. J. P. Leisenring is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Danville, Pennsylvania in 1854.

A. O. Howard

1851                13 & 15 Arcade Building, Watertown, New York.

A.  O. Howard was recorded in an announcement that ran on June 5, 1851 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  A. O. Howard.—It becomes our painful duty to record the sudden death of this estimable young man.  He was subject to fits from an injury upon the head received in his youth, and while riding in a buggy near Chaumont, where he had gone on business, he was attacked with a fit, fell from the buggy, and in falling broke his neck, causing instant death.  He had been engaged through the winter by C. P. Westcott, in his Daguerrean Gallery, in which business he was an expert operator.  He was about establishing himself in business, when he was overtaken by death in this sudden and unexpected manner.  His mild disposition, agreeable society and moral worth, will cause many friends and associates to morn his early death.

A O. Howard is not listed in other photographic directories.

Hovey

1854                Address Unknown[1], New York, New York.

Hovey[2] was recorded in two announcements.  The first announcement appeared on October 7, 1854 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Premium List.  The following premiums were awarded at the Fair of the New-York State Agricultural Society, held in this City October 3-6…

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                        Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

The second announcement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on  October 8, 1854. New York State Fair…Painting, etc.

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                          Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

[1] Samuel Root’s address is 363 Broadway.                                                                                                  [2] Possibly Daniel Hovey.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry records that Daniel Hovey worked for Samuel Root in Philadelphia in 1849, but does dot record the partnership of Root & Hovey or that he was in New York City.  In the Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 by Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby Daniel (Douglass) Hovey is listed in 1849 as an operator for Samuel Root in Philadelphia.  From 1849 to 1860’s they record him in Rochester, New York, in partnership with John Kelsey in 1854 and Henry Hartman from 1857-1863.  Interestingly Samuel Root is not list in their directory.

House & Benedict

N. D.                Address Unknown, Elmira, New York.                                                                                      1857                Main Street, over Suydam’s Grocery Store, Penn-Yan, New York.

House & Benedict (Thomas J. B. House & Samuel N. Benedict were recorded in an announcement and advertisement in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  The announcement appeared on June 3, 1857.  Attention is invited to the advertisement of House & Benedict, which may be found in this paper.  They are recently from Elmira, where they had established a reputation as first rate artists.  They take all kinds of pictures—Daguerreotypes Ambrotypes, Melanotypes and Cameotypes in superior style.  They have taken the rooms recently occupied by Mrs. McAllaster.

The advertisement ran from June 3 to September 23, 1857.  House & Benedict’s Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype and Cameotype Rooms.  House & Benedict (formerly of, Elmira) having purchased the Rooms previously occupied by Mrs. McAllaster, over Suydam’s Grocery Store on Main st., Penn Yan, beg leave to call the attention of the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, to the new and Superior Style of Pictures taken by them.  They are now prepared to take Pictures of nearly every kind, such as Daguerreotype, Melainotype, Ambrotype, Sphereotype, Cameotype, Transfer Pictures, etc., which are warranted not to fade.

The Melainotype, or Iron Picture, receives universal commendation by all who have examined their superior qualities. Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., Filled with neatness and dispatch, either with Daguerreotype or Melainotype.  A large variety of Fancy Cases, Frames, &c., constantly on hand, and at Moderate Prices.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.—Sphereotype, Cameotype, Transfer Pictures taken only at this Gallery.  Instructions given in the Art, and Apparatus furnished if desired.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens, whether wishing a Picture or not.  Pictures copied with neatness.  Tho’s J. B. House.   Sam’l N. Benedict.  Penn Yan, May, 1857.

The Partnership of House and Benedict is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Thomas J. B. House is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Penn Yan, New York in 1859, Samuel N. Benedict is not recorded.

J. W. Houghton

1856-1857      Rooms over Houghton & Loughmiller’s Drug Store, Winchester, Tennessee.  1857                  New House on South-East side of the Square, near Custer House, Winchester,                              Tennessee.

J. W. Houghton appeared in three announcements and three advertisements. The first Announcement appeared on August 16, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Mr. J. W. Houghton is now prepared to execute, in the very best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs and Daguerreotypes, at his room above the Drug establishment of Messrs. Houghton & Loughmiller.  Those who feel symptoms of approaching dissolution, should call and secure a shadow of themselves.  Mr. H’s pictures cannot fail to please.

The first advertisement ran from August 16 to December 19, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move.  Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.

The second announcement appeared on  August 30, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  During the nice sun-shiny days that are coming on persons must not forget the way to the daguerrean rooms of J. W. Houghton, where they can be accommodated with either Daguerreotypes, Photographs, or Ambrotypes in a style that will ensure satisfaction.  Rooms over the drug store of Houghton & Loughmiller.

The second advertisement ran from January 22 to May 15, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

The third announcement appeared on May 8,1857 in The Home Journal.  (Winchester, Tennessee).  Pictures.—Mr. J. W. Houghton has taken rooms at the new house just erected on the South-East side of the square, near the Custer House.  We have been over, and take pleasure in saying that a neater room could not have been easily found.  Now the nice sunshiny days are greeting us, we would advise our friends (and enemies too, if it be possible that we have any!) to go and have themselves pictured.  Mr. H. is prepared to take either daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to 20, 1857 in The Winchester Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

J. W. Houghton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Frederick W. Houghton

1852                First Door North of the Orthodox Church, Petersham, Massachusetts.

F. W. Houghton was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts). The advertisement appeared on September 3, 1852, Vol. 9, No. 19, P. 3.  F. W. Houghton’s, Daguerreian Rooms, First Door North of the Orthodox Church, Are now in operation, for the accommodation of all, who wish perfect likenesses of themselves or friends. Pictures copied from Portraits, Daguerreotypes, Paintings, &c.

Also, taken from deceased persons, and invalids, if required, and neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Frames, Cases, &c.  Perfect Satisfaction Guarantied, in all cases, or “No Charge.”  He respectfully solicits a share a share of the public patronage.  Fred’k W. Houghton, Artist. Petersham, Aug. 20, 1852.

The announcement appeared on September 10, 1852.  Frederick W. Houghton’s, Daguerreotype Artist.  Petersham, Mass.  First door North of the Orthodox Church.

Frederick W. Houghton is not listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 or other photographic directories.