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E. W. Walder

1852-1853    Rooms at Jefferson House, Loudon, Tennessee.

1853                Rooms over Orme, Wilson & Co.’s. Store, Loudon, Tennessee.

1853                Rooms at the Athens Hotel, Athens, Tennessee.

1853                Address unknown, Loudon, Tennessee.

1853                Rooms at Leuty’s Hotel, Loudon, Tennessee.

E. W. Walder was recorded in three advertisements and three announcements in the Loudon Free Press (Loudon, Tennessee.) a fourth advertisement was recorded in The Athens Post (Athens, Tennessee.)  For the first two advertisements and for the first announcement Walder was in partnership as Walder & Green (N. M. Green.)  The first advertisement ran from January 15 to March 5, 1853.

And while the wings of fancy still are free,

And I can view the Daguerreotype of thee:

Time has but half succeeded in his theft!

We take pleasure in announcing to the public, that our Gallery is now open at the Jefferson House.  Pictures taken in any weather, and warranted not to fade in the least.  A splendid assortment of Lockets, Breastpins, Rings, Fancy cases, and in fact, everything used in the art on hand.  Instruction given and outfit furnished for $100.  Prices of pictures from $2 to $20.  Everybody invited to call and examine the great variety of specimens,—whether they wish pictures taken or not.            Walder & Green.

The Gold Medal was awarded to Walder and Green, by the Georgia Fair, for the best Daguerreotypes.  Loudon, Dec. 18, 1852.

The first announcement appeared on May 13, 1853.  Those wishing Daguerreotypes are referred to the advertisement of Messrs. Walder & Green.  They are known to our citizens.

The second advertisement ran from May 13 to June 10, 1853.  Walder & Green’s Daguerrean Gallery at Loudon.  We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have returned to Loudon, and taken Rooms over Orme, Wilson & co’s store; where we are prepared to take Pictures in the best Style.  Sick and Post-Mortem cases attended to promptly. 

Gold Lockets and Breast-Pins of the best materials, on hand and for sale.  Persons wishing perfect Likenesses would do well to give us a call.

Instructions in the Art given on reasonable terms.  Loudon, Tenn.  E. W. Walder, N. M. Green.

The third advertisement was recorded on September 23, 1853 in The Athens Post (Athens, Tennessee).  Daguerrean Gallery, And while the wings of fancy still are free, And I can still view this Daguerreotype of thee, Time has but half succeeded in his theft.

Mr. Walder begs leave to announce that his Daguerrean Gallery is now open at the Athens Hotel for a few days.  Portraits executed in the most artistic manner, without regard to weather.  He has just received a new stock of Lockets, Breast-pins, and fancy cases of all sizes.  Instruction given, and instruments for sale at greatly reduced prices.  Every body invited to call.  Sept. 16, 1853.  

The second announcement appeared on September 30, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.—E. W. Walder, the accomplished Daguerrean Artist, is again in our town, on a short visit, and will be ready in a few days to issue likenesses of all who which them.  The approach of old winter is doubtless again putting serious notions into the minds of the young.  Of course they will desire to have the “face and features” of their sweet-hearts and leave their own in pledge.  Here is a chance!

The third announcement appeared on December 9, 1853.  Daguerreotypes!  We are pleased to announce that our friend E. W. Walder, well known to this community as an accomplished Daguerreotype artist, has again visited our town, and has rooms at Leuty’s Hotel.  All who wish to obtain pictures would do well to call on Mr. Wilder, as it is not likely a better opportunity will be presented.  See advertisement.

The fourth advertisement ran from December 9 to 16, 1853.  Walder’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Now Open at Leuty’s Hotel.  Mr. Walder begs leave to announce that he has returned to Loudon, and his Gallery is now open for the reception of visitors.  Lockets, Rings, Breast-pins, and all kinds of Fancy Cases on hand.

Every body invited to call!

Having recently visited the most celebrated galleries in the country and received additional instruction in all the new improvements.  Young men wishing to engage in the art would do well to apply immediately.  Price of Instruction and Apparatus complete, $100.   E. W. Welder.     E. W. Welder is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. A. Walden

1856                Address Unknown, Richmond, Virginia.

1856                Rooms at Rose’s Hotel, Yorkville, South Carolina.

1856                Rooms at the Palmetto Hotel, Yorkville, South Carolina.

1856                Rooms at the Lindsay Building, Yorkville, South Carolina.

G. A. Walden was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements in the Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, South Carolina).  The first announcement appeared on September 11, 1856.  Ambrotypes!  We are requested to direct attention to the Advertisement of Mr. G. A. Walden, of Richmond, Va., who has taken rooms at Rose’s Hotel, and proposes in fine style and at reasonable rates, to “Ambrotype” our community.  We have examined several very fair specimens which are ample recommendations of Mr. Walden’s skill as an artist.  Give him a call.

The first advertisement ran from September 11 to 25, 1856.  Ambrotype and Ichtheonotype.  G. A. Walden, of Richmond, Va.  Would inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity that he has taken rooms at Palmetto Hotel, where he is prepared to execute these beautiful pictures in the highest style of the art.  The Ambrotype is taken on glass, and unlike the Daguerreotype, without being reversed.  They can be viewed in any position with distinctness, as they are free from the glare of the metallic plate.  They cannot get dusty, and are impervious to water or acids, and cannot be tarnished or injured even by washing or rubbing, and will last for ages.  The superiority of these pictures in point of beauty and durability, has placed them at the head of the fine arts.

Possessing all the late improvements in the art, instruments and chemicals, he feels warranted in saying that his pictures shall be surpassed by none in the union. 

Portraits of deceased persons copied accurately.  Miniatures from life or paintings taken of any size.

Those only who have lost a dear relative or friend can know how much a Miniature is valued; and few think of this until it is too late.  Call, then, while an opportunity is afforded, for delays are dangerous.  These pictures can be taken in any weather, at a few moments sitting.  He warrants satisfaction, or no charge.

N. B.  Every Lady and Gentleman in the community is particularly invited to call and examine his specimens.  Call soon, as my stay will be short, owing to other engagements.

Instructions given in the Art of Ambrotyping, and apparatus furnished.  G. A. Walden.                  

The second announcement appeared on September 25, 1856.  Come One!  Come All!!  To Walden’s Daguerrean Gallery, in the Lindsay Building, and get an Ambrotype for One Dollar.  You can also have a nice Ambrotype out in your old Daguerreotype cases, for fifty cents.  Those who have daguerreotypes would do well to avail themselves of this opportunity, as his stay will be short in this place.  See advertisement in another column.                 

The second advertisement appeared on September 25, 1856.   Something New.  Ambrotype and Ichtheonotype.  G. A. Walden, of Richmond, VA.  Would inform the ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity that he has taken rooms in the Lindsey Building, where he is prepared to execute these beautiful pictures in the highest style of the art.  the Ambrotype is taken on glass, and, unlike the Daguerreotype, without being reversed.  They can be viewed in any position with distinctness, as they are free from the glare of the metallic plate.  They cannot get dusty, and are impervious to water or acids, and cannot be tarnished or injured even by washing or rubbing, and will last for ages.  The superiority of these pictures in point of beauty and durability, has placed them at the head of the fine arts.

Possessing all the late improvements in the art, instruments and chemicals, he feels warranted in saying that his pictures shall be surpassed by none in the union. 

Portraits of deceased persons copied accurately.  Miniatures from life or paintings taken of any size.

Those only who have lost a dear relative or friend can know how much a Miniature is valued; and few think of this until it is too late.  Call, then, while an opportunity is afforded, for delays are dangerous.  These pictures can be taken in any weather, at a few moments sitting.  He warrants satisfaction, or no charge.

N. B.  Every Lady and Gentleman in the community is particularly invited to call and examine his specimens.  Call soon, as my stay will be short, owing to other engagements.

Instructions given in the Art of Ambrotyping, and apparatus furnished.  G. A. Walden.  Sept. 15.

G. A. Walden is not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. Wakefield

1858                Rooms formerly occupied by the Plymouth Bank, Plymouth, Indiana.

N. Wakefield was recorded in two advertisements in the Marshall County Democrat. (Plymouth, Indiana).  The first advertisement ran from January 7 to April 29, 1858.  Sky-Light Ambrotype Rooms.  Having fitted up a pleasant suit of rooms with a Sky-light, in the room formerly occupied by the Plymouth Bank, adjoining Westervelt’s old stand, where you will always find me ready  to take your pictures in any style or form, and at any price from 50 Cts. To $10.00, And on Glass, Iron, Leather or paper.  Satisfaction given or no charge.  All are invited to call and sit for Pictures whether they wish to buy or not.  N. Wakefield, Resident Artist.               

The second advertisement ran from January 7 to April 15, 1858.  Sky-Light Ambrotype Rooms!  All You That Want To See yourself as you are, true and lifelike, will please call at my new Ambrotype Rooms and get a Picture, as it will only cost you Fifty Cents!

As I intend to remain here, I have taken great pains in fitting up my rooms to make them pleasant.  You will find me in the room formerly occupied by the Plymouth Bank.

One and All,  

Are invited to call,

And if you don’t wish to buy,

You may before you die!

N, Wakefield, Resident Artist. N. Wakefield is not recorded in other photographic directories.             

Leland Howard Wakefield

C.1847-1848   257 Washington Street, Boston

1848                Rooms over D. Turner, Jr.’s Store, Ogdensburgh, New York.

1849                Rooms over L. Myers’ Store, Plattsburgh, New York

1852                Address Unknown, Portland, Oregon.

Leland Howard Wakefield was recorded in four advertisements.  The first and second advertisement appeared in the Daily Sentinel (Ogdensburgh, New York), the first ran from August 17 to September 1, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, will open miniature rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. about the 25th of August.

P. S.  Those wishing Miniatures will do well to wait and examine specimens before obtaining elsewhere.                                                                                 

The second advertisement ran from September 2 to 14, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, have opened rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. and are prepared to execute likenesses in the latest and most approved styles, and neatly set them into Frames, Pins and Lockets.

All who feel an interest in the Art will please call and see specimens.           

The third advertisement ran from March 24 to April 21, 1849 in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  L. H. Wakefield, recently from Mr. Chase’s celebrated rooms in Boston, will remain for a short time in Plattsburgh.  Room over L. Myers Store.

“Particular attention is invited to the distinct mild, and life-like expression of the eye, and to the mellow and warm tone peculiar to his pictures.”

Taken in any weather, with or without colors, singly or in groups, and at the shortest notice—warranted better than can be obtained elsewhere.

Price of common cases $1.25.                                                                       

The fourth advertisement ran from June 26 to July 24, 1852 in The Weekly Oregonian (Portland, Oregon).  Beautiful and Life-Like Daguerreotypes Mr. L. H. Wakefield From Chase’s Celebrated Rooms, Boston, And recently from New York, has opened a Sky-Light room in Coffin’s Block, for a short time, and will execute likenesses, which for beauty and finish, life-like appearance, and artistic arrangement, are superior to any taken in the Pacific coast.  Mr. W. invites all connoisseurs and lovers of the art to examine his specimens and judge for themselves as to their merit.

P. S. Particular attention will be paid to taking groups, suitable to send to the States.

Charges Moderate.

Leland Howard Wakefield was not listed in the Boston City Directory, resident section for the following years 1846/1847; 1847/1848; 1848/1849; 1849/1850; or 1850/1851.  He is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Portland, Oregon. He is also recorded in Oregon Photographers; Biographical History and Directory 1852-1917 by Thomas Robinson.

Thomas Waite

1857                Address Unknown, Pamelia, New York.

Thomas Waite was recorded in one announcement that appeared on October 1, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Jefferson County Agricultural Society.  Premiums Awarded…Pictures…

Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Thos. Waite, Pamelia, book.

Best Specimens Photographs, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. & $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Photographs, G. S. Rugg, Watertown, book.

Miss Alice Smith, Watertown, recommended, $3.00.

Hart & Hose, Watertown, recommended, $2.00

Those recommend a discretionary premium of $3.00 to No. 207 for best Ambrotypes, also one of $2.00 to No. 65 for 2d best Ambrotypes.

The committee would recommend that, at the next annual exhibition there be one premium for the best ambrotypes and one for the 2d best, and also a premium for the best ambrotype views.  A large portion of the pictures exhibited were of this character, and as they form a very interesting part of the exhibition the committee have recommended premiums to be given, and that greater inducement be offered by the society hereafter for the exhibition of specimens of art.  E. Q. Sewall, T. C. Chittenden, Jr., E. H. Smith, Judges.

Thomas Waite is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Von Sneidenburgh

1855                289 Broadway, New York, New York.

Von Sneidenburgh was recorded in one advertisement on May 3, 1855 in The New York Herald  (New York, New York).  New York Picture Company.—Daguerreotypes, 25 and 50 cents; photographs, $1 to $5.—A club of twenty artists employed taking 600 daily, by a principle of economy, system, and speed.  Professors O’Neil and Von Sneidenburgh, of Ireland and Germany, engaged by this company, 289 Broadway.

Von Sneidenburgh is not recorded in other photographic directories.  The 289 Broadway address is Silas A. Holmes gallery, he has been known to advertise that he employs twenty to twenty-five artist, and that he takes hundreds of images daily.

Voigtlander

1849                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

Voigtlander appeared in one announcement on May 21, 1849 in the New York Daily Tribune  (New York, New York).  Voigtlander’s Magic Views.—A large and really brilliant audience, containing some three hundred ladies and children, visited the exhibition of these splendid views on Saturday evening, and were enthusiastic in the expression of their delight. The changes of one picture into another, and the life-like truth and breath of atmospheric effects of these views cannot be believed until they are seen.  The superb series of Astronomical Views, Chromatropes, Kaleidscope, &c. &c. are gorgeous and beautiful in the extreme. 

Voigtlander is not recorded in other photographic directories.  It is unknown if Voiglander was a daguerreotypist, but the similarities with John Adams Whipple in Boston and his magic lantern show will need further examination.

A. P. Vlasto

1856                423 Broadway, New York, New York.

A. P. Vlasto was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement.  The advertisement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on March 30, 1856.  Vlasto’s Photograph, Ambrotype and Daguerreotype gallery, 423 Broadway, three doors above Canal street.—Pictures of the finest class taken in every style.  Prices moderate.  The public are respectfully invited to examine the specimens of superior photographs, &c.  A. P. Vlasto.

The announcement appeared on June 26, 1856 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  An Artist Taking Poison.—Mr. A. P. Vlasto, a daguerreian artist doing business at No. 423 Broadway, was on Wednesday morning found lying on the floor of his gallery, insensible and quite stupid, as supposed from the effects of a dose of poison which, doubtless, he had purchased and taken the evening previous.  When the discovery was made, a physician was called in at once and applied the usual remedies in such cases, but there are scarcely any hopes of recovery.  The cause which induced Mr. Vlasto to take the poison was not ascertained; but if death ensues further particulars respecting the matter will be learned.  He it is said, had no pecuniary embarrassments.

A.P. Vlasto is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Vinal

1848                Address Unknown, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Mr. Vinal appeared in one announcement on March 23, 1848 in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  Elopement.  A Mr. Vinal eloped last week, with a young female from Worcester.  He had only been in town a week, and was engaged as a daguerreotypist.  The parties went to Norwich.  Vinal sent back word to Worcester, for a bundle which he left behind.  This led to his discovery.  On opening the bundle a letter was found from his wife.  Officers went in pursuit of the parties, and they were brought back to Worcester, and Vinal has been put in jail.

Mr. Vinal is not recorded in other photographic directories; it is possible that this is G. Vinall who was active in Salem, Massachusetts with Samuel Masury in 1847.

L. M. Verbois

1857                Address Unknown, Thibodaux, Louisiana.

1857                Address Unknown, Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

L. M. Verbois was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  The first announcement appeared on May 9, 1857.  Ambrotypes.  If it is not already publicly known, it will be in a few days, that Capt. Verbois, having made himself thoroughly acquainted with the art of Ambrotyping, under the tuition of that celebrated artist, Mr. Chas. Wilson, will commence the practice of his artr forthwith on the opposite side of the river.  His specimens that we have seen are in no way inferior to those of his tutor, and we feel sure that he can give the highest satisfaction.  The Thibodaux Minerva thus speaks of the captain:

We have concluded to pay our distresses to Capt. Greenwood, better known to his numerous friends from New Orleans to Bayou Sara, as le Capitaine Verbois, the Professor’s (Wilson) student and worthy assistant in his beautiful art.  The Captain has now been a student of the Professor for over four months, and some of his essays at counterfeiting the human face are equal if not superior, in some instances, to those of the Professor himself.—In fact, in due course of time we have no hesitancy in believing that the Captain will be as proficient in picture taking as he is, or has been, in commanding a steamboat.  This is our opinion, and we wish it circulated among his numerous country friends in the river parishes, where he intends to pursue his calling at the end of his present stay in Thibodaux.

The second announcement appeared on August 1, 1857.  Ambrotypes.—Those of our friends on the Bayou Grosse Tete, who would be glad to have an excellent Ambrotype portrait of themselves or family, will be pleased to learn, by his card, that Capt. Verbois is about to visit their section, as we can recommend him as a first rate artist.

The advertisement ran from August 1 to 22, 1857.  To the People of Grosse Tete.  Ambrotypes.—The undersign respectfully informs the citizens of Grosse Tete that he designs visiting that section the coming week.  He guarantees that his Pictures shall be faithful likenesses and taken in the highest order of the art—surpassed by none.  Lose not the present opportunity.  L. M. Verbois.

L. M. Verbois is not recorded in other photographic directories.