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Henry N. Eastman

1857-1861       Genesee Street, East Saginaw, Michigan.[1]                                                                        1859                   Rooms over Sanborn & Tucker’s Provision Store, East Saginaw, Michigan.

Henry N. Eastman was recorded in two advertisements, the first advertisement ran from June 16 to December 29, 1859 in the East Saginaw Courier (East Saginaw, Michigan).  Ambrotypes.  Eastman, Having Fitted Up Rooms over Sanborn & Tucker’s Provision Store, is now prepared to take Ambrotypes in superior style, and put them up in beautiful cases just received by Express.  Good pictures taken as low as Fifty Cents.

The second advertisement ran from August 4 to November 3, 1859  in the East Saginaw Courier (East Saginaw, Michigan).  The World Still Moves!!  Notwithstanding The Earth Continues to perform its diurnal revolutions round the Sun it is nevertheless true, that Eastman still retains his position among the lesser planets of this continental hemisphere, and can daily be seen with the naked eye, and his Ambrotype Gallery, over Sanborn & Tucker’ Store’s.

Pictures Taken in any kind of weather, and satisfaction guaranteed.  Those who desire an Ambrotype, Melainotype or any of the new styles, of pictures which are taken as natural as life, and far better looking than the original, will find it greatly to their interest to call at the Rooms of H. N. Eastman.  His Prices are extremely moderate.  Of those, for whom, you fond emotions cherish, Secure the Shadow, ere the substance perish.

Henry N. Eastman is recorded in Directory of Early Michigan Photographers by David V. Tinder

[1] Directory of Early Michigan Photographers by David V. Tinder

S. Easterling

1858                Masonic Hall, Pauling, Mississippi

S. Easterling was recorded in an announcement on October 23, 1858 in The Eastern Clarion (Paulding, Mississippi).  Sphereotypes. Those wishing perfect and never-fading Likenesses of themselves or friends, can have an opportunity of getting this superior style of work, by calling at the Masonic Hall—My stay in Paulding will be limited until the 1st of November.     S. Easterling.  Paulding.  Oct. 2d. 1858.

S. Easterling is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Joseph C. Earl

1851                18 Plymouth Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.                                                          1857-1858       Address Unknown, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Information from the Worcester City Directory, resident section.

Joseph C. Earle was not recorded in Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900, but was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register.

A. W. Eames

1844                Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.

A. W. Eames was recorded in the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Records on September 16, 1844.  Exhibited Daguerreotypes at the fourth exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.  No award given.

A. W. Eames was not listed in the Boston City Directory for the years between 1843-1846.  He was also not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900 or other photographic directories.

Dr. D. D. Dutton

1854                Address Unknown, Fairfield, Indiana.                                                                1855                In Front of Indiana American Office, Brookville, Indiana.                                      1856                West End of the Market House, Brookville, Indiana.                                      1856                Address Unknown, Metamora, Indiana.

Dr. D. D. Dutton was recorded in seven announcements in the Indiana American (Brookville, Indiana).  The first announcement appeared on March 3, 1854.  The people of Fairfield, and vicinity who have pretty faces would do well to give Dr. Dutton a call, who will spend two weeks there with his shadow catcher.  He takes pretty pictures from pretty faces, but the apparatus for taking pretty faces from ugly faces has not yet arrived.

The second announcement appeared on March 31, 1854.  Fairfield, Ind….We found Dr. Dutton on the second story, and we heard out side that the Dr. is likely to prove some remarks we made about him a few weeks ago, not exactly true, for they say he has made some powerful pretty pictures out of rather common material.

The third announcement appeared on October 13, 1854.  List Of Premiums Awarded At The Third Annual Fair Of The Franklin County Agricultural Society, Held in Brookville, In September Last…Class XVI—Unnumbered Articles….Dr. D. D. Dutton, Box of Daguerreotypes  $1.00.

The fourth announcement appeared on November 9, 1855.              Admittance Free.—Dr. Dutton charges nothing for admittance into his show wagon that graces the front of our office.  He only charges for the pictures he takes.

The fifth announcement appeared on March 14, 1856.  Ambrotyping.—Dr. Dutton [has] qualified himself for catching the pictures of good looking people according to the latest style, called Ambrotyping, which is said to be, in every respect, superior to the old fashion.  He will be found in his “Car,” west end of the Market House, for some four of five weeks, then he will start his Car to accommodate other people.

The sixth announcement appeared on April 18, 1856.  Persons who want a picture had better be in something of a hurry, as Dr. Dutton intends leaving soon.  He has just received some new material.

The seventh announcement appeared on May 2, 1856.  Dr. Dutton expects to move his picture car next Monday.  He will spend three days next week near Samuel Logan’s, and then go to Metamora in quest of Pretty People.  If you want pictures, call this week.

Dr. D. D. Dutton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

S. N. Dunham

Ca. 1856          Davis’ Building, Main Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

S. N. Dunham was recorded from a 9th plate advertising card for Steven Lucas in Chris Steele’s Collection.  25 Cents. S. Lucas & Co., Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Stereoscope and Photograph Artists.  Rooms in Davis’ Building, Main Street, Plymouth.   S. Lucas,  S. N. Dunham.

S. N. Duncan is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900 or other photographic directories. Steven Lucas is recorded in other photographic directories.

J. W. Dunham

1854                Address Unknown, Plymouth, Ohio.                                                                                1854-1855     Rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, Plymouth, Ohio.

J. W. Dunham was recorded in a series of advertisements and announcements first by himself and then in the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham. He first appeared in an announcement that ran on March 4, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio). Mr. Dunham, at his Daguerrean Car is taking any quantity of most excellent pictures.  His arrangements are such that he can take miniatures equal to the best.  We have seen specimens of his work which were truly admirable.

The first advertisement ran from March 4 to June 24, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes. D. J. W. Dunham, at the Daguerrean Car in Plymouth, is prepared to take Miniatures in the best style of the art, and on the most reasonable prices.  Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather.  He pledges himself that his Pictures Shall Not Be Excelled, as regards truthfulness and general excellence.  The public are invited to call and examine.

The second announcement is for the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham and appeared on July 15, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the room over Wooster’s Drug Store, for the purpose of Daguerreotyping the faces of just as many people as feel so disposed.  Their room is fitted up very neatly, and in excellent taste.  They have every facility for prosecuting their business successfully, being provided with both side and sky lights.  We have examined specimens of their work, and cheerfully endorse it to our readers.

The first advertisement for the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham ran from July 15 to 29, 1854 In the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.  Armstrong & Dunham’s new rooms, (over Wooster’s Drug Store,) are now open for the reception of the citizens of Plymouth and the vicinity.  This firm feels confident in saying that there are none better prepared or more capable to give satisfaction in the taking life-like likenesses than they are.  They have procured all the modern improvements in the art, and have finished a room in the best manner, in order that they may not be excelled by any in the country.  All they ask is a trial, and they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  Children that are old enough to keep still five seconds, can be taken.  Miniatures inserted in pins, lockets, &c.  Pictures taken of deceased persons before burial.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call.  Prices very moderate.

The second advertisement for the partnership ran from August 5, 1854 to February 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).    Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

The third announcement appeared on September 23, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).   We were shown a few days since, a most beautiful specimen of Dental skill, executed by Armstrong & Dunham, of this village.  It was a full set of teeth for the upper jaw, on gold plate, for a lady near Mansfield.  For beautiful workmanship, and natural, life-like appearance, it will compare favorably with anything we have ever seen.  The fact that the most of the work of this kind in this part of the state is done here, speaks well for our Dentist.

The third advertisement ran from February 23 to March 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).

Daguerreotypes.                                                                                                                         Daguerreotypes! Oh, what delight,                                                                                                                   To gaze upon its works of light,                                                                                                                             How high the polish, pure the tone,                                                                                                                   And every face is nature’s own.                                                                                                                            Sure, never was such transport won,                                                                                                                As by those pictures from the sun,                                                                                                                     Which on the plate imprints the face,                                                                                                              With every line and shade and grace,                                                                                                              Till we admit with throbbing heart;                                                                                                                    Great nature’s triumph over art.     J.W. D.

The fourth advertisement for the partnership ran from March 30 to June 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

Those wishing to get good Daguerreotypes had better be about it.  Dunham leaves this country next April, and if there are those who want him to take their likenesses, they must be in a hurry.  Perfect satisfaction warranted.  Good pictures for a little money.  Come while Dunham is here.  Over Wooster’s Drug Store.

The fourth announcement for the partnership appeared on March 30, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

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

Thomas A. Duke

1856                Rooms at 139 Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.

Thomas A. Duke was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from April 11 to May 10, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia).  A Card.—Thomas A. Duke.—Having purchased Mr. Power’s Daguerrian Gallery. No. 139 Main street, I shall continue the business in the same style it has been heretofore conducted, having an operator who has had long experience in some of the first Galleries in the Union, and we feel confident that we can please the most fastidious with pictures gotten up in first-rate order, and on the most reasonable terms.  I shall endeavor to make my Saloon both attractive and pleasant, and hope the public will give us a call, and patronize us according to our merit.  Thos. Duke.

The second advertisement ran from May 17 to 23, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia).  Persons wanting any style of “Daguerreotype” pictures have only to call on “Duke,” No. 139 Main street, and they will certainly get one to please them, on more reasonable terms than elsewhere to be had, put up in plain or fancy cases, or in pins, rings, lockets, &c., &c., as may suit the taste.

The third advertisement ran from September 25 to October 1, 1856 in The Daily Dispatch.  (Richmond, Virginia).  By E. B. Cook, & Co., Aucts., Trustee’s Sale Of Furniture, Pictures, Daguerrean Apparatus, &c. &c., At Auction.—By virtue of a deed of Trust, made by Thomas A. Duck, to the undersigned, and duly recorded in the Richmond Hustings Court, I shall proceed to sell at the Daguerrean Rooms of said Thomas A Duck, main street, over the store of James Woodhouse & Co., on Thursday, Oct. 2d, at 10 o’clock, all the Daguerrean Apparatus, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Sofas, Chairs, Stoves, Centre Table, Bureau, Frames, Pictures, &c., &c., mentioned in said deed of trust.  Also at the same time and place will be sold the unexpired lease of said Daguerrean Rooms.  B. W. Starke, Trustee.  Sale conducted by E. B. Cook & Co., Aucts.

Thomas A. Duke is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. Duke

1856-1857       Rooms on the corner near the Post Office, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Duke was recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 25, 1856 to September 18, 1857 in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Patent Ambrotypes.  Mrs. Duke having purchased the right of Montgomery County to make Ambrotypes, and having taken instructions of Mr. Troxel of Louisville, KY., is now prepared to offer to her customers this beautiful style of pictures, attracting so much attention in the Eastern cities.

Ambrotypes are made in Clarksville, only by Mrs. Duke, on the corner near the Post Office, and in all kinds of weather.

Mrs. Duke is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an M. Duke in 1857 in Clarksville, Tennessee.  William L. Troxel is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

J. W. Duke

1857                Rooms over Lindsay and Gordon’s Store, Yorkville, South Carolina,

J. W. Duke was recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 17 to October 8, 1857 In the Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, South Carolina).    Ambrotypes and Melainotypes.—J. W. Duke would respectfully inform the citizens of Yorkville and the surrounding country that his Gallery, over Lindsay and Gordon’s Store, will be open for the reception of visitors from this date.  Pictures taken for One Dollar, warranted to please.  Give him a call.

J. W. Duke is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1857 in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The distance between the two towns Hillsborough and Yorkville (now called York) is 166 miles. It’s possible they are the same person but at this point it is only speculation.