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A. F. Styles

1858                            Location Unknown, St. Albans, Vermont.

1859                            Location Unknown, Burlington, Vermont.

A. F. Styles was recorded in six announcements.  The first announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on September 24, 1858.  The State Fair…A. F. Styles, of St. Albans, exhibited Ambrotypes, plain and colored.

The second announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 24, 1858.  The State Fair…Award of Premiums…A. C. Styles, St. Albans, Photographs in Watercolors, and Ambrotypes, $5.00.

The third announcement appeared in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont) on September 25, 1858.  Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Vermont Agricultural Society.  The Eighth Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at Burlington, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week….Premiums Awarded….Floral Hall…

A. F. Styles, St. Albans, Photographs in Water colors, and Ambrotypes    5.00 

C. L. Howe, Brattleboro, Photographs                                                           5.00

Chas. Miller, Burlington, India Ink Photographs                                           5.00

The fourth announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 16, 1859.  The State Fair…Floral Hall…Mr. A. F. Styles of Burlington, also occupies considerable space with Photographs—some of them quite good, especially the views.  A Photographic view of High Bridge is particularly excellent.

The fifth announcement appeared in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont) on September 24, 1859.  Ninth Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society.  In accordance with arrangements effected last year, the ninth annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at Burlington on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th days of September, inst, on the grounds occupied by the Society in 1856 and again in 1858….Premiums Awarded…Floral Hall…

C. Miller, Burlington, Photographs, 1st premium diploma & 5.00

A. F. Styles, Burlington, Photographs, 2nd premium diploma & 3.00           

The sixth announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 23, 1859.  The State Fair…Photographs…Though the committee assign a second place of honor to the plain photographs, exhibited by Mr. A. F. Styles, of Burlington, there are among them many specimens, of great merit. 

A. F. Styles or (A. C. Styles) is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as A.F. or A. J. Styles as being active in Burlington and St. Albans, Vermont in 1860. 

Mr. Stratton

1856                Main Street, Eaton, Ohio.

Mr. Stratton was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Eaton Democrat  (Eaton, Ohio).  The announcement appeared on September 4, 1856.  Daguerreotypist.  It is not often that small towns are visited by skillful daguerreotypist, but we consider that Eaton is very much favored at present, by one who understands the business thoroughly, in the person of Mr. Stratton.  His collection of photographs and daguerreotypes are excellent and faithful, and well worthy of examination.  We advise our readers to give him a call when in town, and examine his pictures, and while there, secure a specimen of his skill.  You will never regret it.

The advertisement ran from September 18 to October 23, 1856.  Who has not heard of Stratton, He who has been making those beautiful Ambrotype Likenesses, for the past three months in Eaton?

Well, that same Stratton may still be found at his Gallery, on Main Street until the second week in October, after which he will be among the missing.  So all you who want a good Likeness had better call on him before that time.  He charges nothing for looking at Specimens, and only a moderate price for a correct picture of your own phiz.                           

Mr. Stratton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Henry K. Stratford

1851-1852       16 and 17 Harrington Block, corner of Main and Front Streets, Worcester,                              Massachusetts.

Henry K. Stratford was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 29, 1851 to February 16, 1852 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts).  H. K. Stratford would say to all those wishing good Daguerreotypes of themselves or friends, that they can obtain them by calling on him, at the Great Daguerrean Palace, Nos. 16 and 17 Harrington Block, corner of Main and Front sts., where all will be treated with civility and politeness.  Entire satisfaction guaranteed.

Henry K. Stratford is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1852.

L. Tarbell

1853                Corner of Main And Biddle Streets, Wheeling, Virginia.

1855                Address Unknown, Jackson, Ohio.

1855-1856       Address Unknown, Chillicothe, Ohio.[1]

L. Tarbell was recorded in Two advertisements, one announcement and mentioned in another advertisement in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, Virginia).  Another announcement appeared in The Jackson Standard (Jackson, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from January 21 to July 13, 1853. Look at This!  All those who are desirous preserving the memory of themselves and [and] friend, can do so, most effectually, by calling without delay, at Tarbell & Co’s. Daguerreotype Rooms, at the corner of Main and Biddle streets, Centre Wheeling, and procure for each those life-like Pictures which cannot be obtained, with the same degree of beauty and excellence, elsewhere in the city.

Tarbell & Co., Daguerreotypists, Corner of Main and Biddle streets, Centre Wheeling. 

The first announcement appeared on June 18, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.—See the advertisement of Mr. L. Tarbell, who has improved his Daguerrean Rooms in Centre Wheeling, and is prepared to accommodate the people down that way with perfect fac similes of themselves and friends.

The second advertisement ran from July 18, 1853 to April 15, 1854.  Look at This!  All those who are desirous preserving the memory of themselves and [and] friend, can do so, most effectually, by calling without delay, at L. Tarbell’s Daguerreotype Rooms, at the corner of Main and Biddle streets, Centre Wheeling, and procure for each those life-like Pictures which cannot be obtained, with the same degree of beauty and excellence, elsewhere in the city.

L. Tarbell, Daguerreotypists, Corner of Main and Biddle streets, Centre Wheeling. 

The advertisement he was mentioned in appeared on March 24, 1854.  Messrs. Beamer & Turton, having taken the Rooms formerly occupied by Mr. L. Tarbell as a Daguerrean Gallery, corner of Main and Biddle streets, Centre Wheeling, beg leave to solicit a share of patronage from his friends and the public at large.

They make it a rule not to let any pictures go out but what are satisfactory, and well executed.

Gold and Silver plating executed neatly.

Orders left here for sign painting will be attended to J. Turton & Brother. 

The second announcement appeared on June 21, 1855 in The Jackson Standard (Jackson, Ohio). We visited the daguerrean Gallery of Professor Tarbell, where we were pleased to see some of the finest work in his line, that we have ever examined, among whom we recognized many familiar faces, of both old and young…

L. Tarbell is listed in other photographic directories as being listed in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1855-1856.


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry & Ohio Photographers, 1839-1900.

William M. Straight

1858-1859       Rooms over the Post Office, Brockport, New York, New York.

William M. Straight was recorder in three advertisements in The Brockport Republic  (Brockport, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on January 7, 1858.  Ambrotypes!  For Ten Cents.  The subscriber, wishing to accommodate himself to the “Hard Times,” proposes to take Ambrotypes, one day in each week, for the small sum of Ten Cents, each.

Those whom the hard times have afflicted so much that they cannot afford a better one, will please call at Straight’s Gallery on Wednesday of any week, Where they can have their Ambrotypes taken at the above price, the weather making no difference.

He also has a variety of Ambrotype Stock, Which he will put up at proportionately low prices, varying from ten cents to ten dollars.  Remember the place is—Straight’s Gallery, sign of the big Camera, over the Post Office, Brockport.  Wm. M. Straight, Artist.

The second advertisement dated April 25, 1858 ran from October 15 to December 17, 1858.

“Secure the Shadow before the Substance fades.”  New Daguerrean Establishment.  The undersigned has opened a very pleasant and convenient suite of Daguerrean Rooms in Randal’s Block, over the Post Office, where he is prepared at all times to do anything in the Daguerreotyping line in an artistic manner and very cheap.  He is putting up neat and well taken pictures in good one-ninth size cases, for the small sum of 50 Cents each.  Also pictures to send by mail, for 25 Cents, which is more than half loss than was ever done before in Brockport.  He also manufactures those beautiful Door Plates at short notice.

Remember the place—Randal’s Block Over the Post Office.  Wm. M. Straight, Brockport, Apr. 25, 1858.

The third advertisement ran on December 24, 1858 to March 11, 1859. Ambrotypes!  For Ten Cents.  The subscriber, wishing to accommodate himself to the “Hard Times,” proposes to take Ambrotypes, one day in each week, for the small sum of Ten Cents, each.

Those whom the hard times have afflicted so much that they cannot afford a better one, will please call at Straight’s Gallery on Wednesday of any week, Where they can have their Ambrotypes taken at the above price, the weather making no difference.

He also has a variety of Ambrotype Stock, Which he will put up at proportionately low prices, varying from ten cents to ten dollars.  Remember the place is—Straight’s Gallery, sign of the big Camera, over the Post Office, Brockport.  Wm. M. Straight, Artist.

William M. Straight is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under an alternative spelling of “William M. Strait” in Brockport, New York.  He also list him in Lockport in 1859-1860.

Ausborn M. Stover

1859                Rooms next door to Lynch’s Store, Ottawa, Illinois.

Ausborn M. Stover was recorded in one announcement that appeared on September 24, 1859 in The Ottawa Free Trader (Ottawa, Illinois).  The County Fair.—The County Fair is expected to be the greatest one ever held in La Salle county, and as everybody is expected to do all they can for the success of the fair, and the pleasure of its visitors, the far famed Photographer, Stover, is going to take, during the fair week all of the latest improved styles of pictures for half price, and we would say to the visitors of the fair and every body else, that comes to Ottawa during the fair week, to give Stover a call and procure one or more of his new styles of pictures for dear Kate and dear Mollie.

Rooms next door to Lynch’s store.

Ausborn M. Stover is recorded as being active in Ottawa, Illinois in 1860.

Stoutnour

1857                Rooms on Market st., opposite Hening & Melvin’s Drug Emporium, Steubenville, Ohio.

Stoutnour was recorded in one advertisement dated June 10 and that ran on June 17 & 24, 1857 in the True American (Steubenville, Ohio).  Ambrotypes.  Call at Stoutnour’s Gallery andexamine the new improvements in Ambrotyping introduced by Mr. C. A. Griffin, of New York. Pictures taken at this Gallery are equaled by few and excelled by none.  Perfect pictures taken in from 1 to 3 seconds.  Market st., opposite Hening & Melvin’s Drug Emporium.  je 10.

Stoutnour is not recorded in other photographic directories.

D. M. Stoughton

1857-1858       Doctor Rawson’s Block, Findlay, Ohio.

D. M. Stoughton was recorded in four advertisements in The Hancock Jeffersonian (Findlay, Ohio).  The first advertisement dated April 10, 1857 ran on June 19 and 26, 1857, when he was by himself.

A New & Valuable Discovery. 

Enameled Photographs, 

Enameled Photographs,

Can Be Sent By Mail,

Can Be Sent By Mail,

To Any Part Of The World,

To Any Part Of The World,

Without Injury, or Extra Postage,

Without Injury, or Extra Postage,

And the only place where they can be obtained in perfection is at Stoughton’s, Stoughton’s Doctor Rawson’s Block, Stoughton’s old stand, where he can always be found, ready to wait upon his friends and customers,  having during the past season, repaired and refitted his rooms, he flatters himself that they now possess conveniences, both for himself and customers, superior to any in North-Western Ohio.  He never fails in executing Likenesses of children, by the aid of an improvement of his own, together with a powerful Sky-Light, he is enabled to take them at a sitting of only one second.—Enameled Photographs are superior to anything ever discovered, for locket pictures, &c.  Ambrotypes warranted not to crack.

N. B.—Instructions given in the art.  Findlay, April 10, 1857.

The second advertisement ran from July 17 to October 23, 1857 under the firm name of Stoughton & Hartsock.  Sphereotypes.  The undersigned would respectfully announce to the people of Hancock county that they have formed a co-partnership for the purpose of introducing the celebrated Patent Sphereotype!

This style of picture is unparalleled for beauty, and is acknowledged by all to be the greatest improvement of the age, in the Art Of Picture Taking!!

There is a softness and delicacy and beautiful, and which cannot be surpassed.  Call and examine their specimens.  They will also take Ambrotypes!  With all the latest improvements, together with pictures on paper, Cloth, Leather, &c.  Pictures taking on Leather In a recent discovery, and is very convenient for filing Lockets, or for sending any distance by mail in letters, which may be done without injury to the picture or extra postage.  By the aid of a Powerful Sky-Light, and excellent Chemicals, they are enabled to execute Pictures at a sitting of only one second; hence they seldom fail in getting the likenesses of Children.  Satisfaction warranted in all cases, both in regard to Price and Quality!!  And are determined not to be excelled.  They may be found at Stoughton’s old stand.  Stoughton & Hartsock.  Findlay, O., July 10, 1857.

The third and fourth advertisement appeared under the firm name of Stoughton & Reiterman.  The third advertisement ran on March 12 to October 15, 1858.  Stoughton’s. Ambrotype Gallery.  This establishment has been so long in operation, and its reputation is so well known by the people of Hancock and adjoining counties, that we presume it is not necessary to mention The Fact, that all the different styles of pictures are taken here, in a manner that Cannot Be Surpassed, and at low prices as they can be obtained at any other place.  There may be some, however, that are ignorant of these facts, and for their benefit they are mentioned.

Particular attention is called to our method of taking Likenesses on Leather, Card, Paper, &c. This is a convenient means of sending likenesses by leather, which can be done without extra postage.

Rooms in Doct. Rawson’s Block, opposite Ewing’s.  Stoughton & Reiterman.  D. M. Findlay, Ohio, March 5, 1858.

The fourth advertisement ran on October 15 & 22, 1858.  Stoughton’s. (Stoughton & Reiterman’s) Ambrotype Gallery.  This establishment has been so long in operation, and its reputation is so well known by the people of Hancock and adjoining counties, that we presume it is not necessary to mention The Fact, that all the different styles of pictures are taken here, in a manner that Cannot Be Surpassed, and at low prices as they can be obtained at any other place.  There may be some, however, that are ignorant of these facts, and for their benefit they are mentioned.

Particular attention is called to our method of taking Likenesses on Leather, Card, Paper, &c.

This is a convenient means of sending likenesses by leather, which can be done without extra postage.

Rooms in Doct. Rawson’s Block, opposite Ewing’s.  Stoughton & Reiterman.  Findlay, Ohio,

D. M. Stoughton, Stoughton & Hartsock and Stoughton & Reiterman are not recorded in other photographic directories.  W. Reiterman is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Findlay, Ohio in 1860.

Gardner W. Stone

1849                8 Merchant’s Row, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

1850                113 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

1850                7 Main Street, Taunton, Massachusetts.[1]

1851                34 Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

Gardner W. Stone was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement appeared in The Lawrence Courier (Lawrence, Massachusetts) on April 4, 1849.  G. W. Stone’s Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms No. 8, Merchant’s Row, For A Few Days Only.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Lawrence and vicinity wishing to procure a correct likeness of themselves or friends, or copies from portraits, miniatures and engravings, are invited to call and examine a variety of specimens.

Those sitting for a picture will not be asked to take them unless perfectly satisfied.

American and German Cameras for sale, and instruction given in the art on liberal terms.

Rooms Open From 7 A. M. To 6 P. M.

The second advertisement ran from August 16 to August 22, 1850 in the Taunton Democrat  (Taunton, Massachusetts).  Colored Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Gove & Stone from Boston.  Respectfully inform the inhabitants of Taunton and vicinity, that they have taken the new sky light Daguerreotype Rooms formerly occupied by H. S. Dunshee & Brother No. 7 Main St., where they will be happy to wait upon all who may be in want of good likenesses of themselves or friends, being provided with a superior German Camera and every other facility for making good pictures, and having been for a long time practically engaged in the business, sparing neither pains nor expense in availing themselves of every improvement they feel confident that they can furnish as good pictures as can be produced in the art.  Miniatures taken in any weather single or in groups, plain or colored, and neatly set in Lockets, Bracelets, in Pins, or Cases, and warranted to give satisfaction.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken. 

Painted or Daguerreotype Likenesses accurately copied.

They would respectfully invite all, whether they wish to sit for their Pictures or not, to call and examine their specimens, that they may be enabled to judge for themselves.

The third advertisement appeared in the 1851 Boston City Directory (Boston, Massachusetts).  Stone’s Daguerrian Rooms, No. 34 Tremont Row.  The facilities for executing likenesses,—single and in groups,—at the above rooms, are unsurpassed in the city.  Please call and examine specimens previous to sitting elsewhere.  J. Stone.  G. W. Stone.

Gardner W. Stone is recorded in other photographic as being active in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850-1851.  He is not recorded in 1849 in Lawrence, Massachusetts or in the partnership of Gove & Stone in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1850.


[1] A Directory Of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.

Stoltz & Beall

1859                Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio.

Stoltz & Beall (William B. Stoltz) was recorded in one advertisement that ran from August 25 to December 29, 185 in the American Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Attention!!  Stoltz & Beall’s Ambrotype Gallery, North Side of Main Street, 2 doors West of Beerys Grocery Store over Becks Store.

Rooms neatly fitted, large and commodious.  You will find us ever ready and willing to accommodate the public with good, cheap, and life-like pictures.  We flatter ourselves that we are able to please even the most fastidious.  To the public we tender our sincere thanks for their liberal Patronage and hope that it will not only continue, but that we may merit an increase.  Stoltz & Beall.                 

William B. Stoltz is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Lancaster, Ohio in 1859 working for William R. Rhoades’ studio.