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Mr. Lyon

1855                Rooms over J. S. Seabury’s Drug Store, Jamaica, New York.

Mr. Lyon, was recorded on an advertisement that ran from July 31 to September 11, 1855 in the Long Island Farmer, and Queens County Advertiser (Jamaica, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  Mr. Lyon would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Jamaica and vicinity, that he has taken rooms over J. S. Seabury’s Drug Store, where he will be happy to wait on all who are in want of a good likeness.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.  Hours for operating 8 A. M. till 4 P. M.  Jamaica, July 30, 1855.

Mr. Lyon is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Albert T. Lyons

1856                Public Square, Edgefield, South Carolina.                                                                    1856                Odd Fellows’ Building, Edgefield, South Carolina.

Albert T. Lyons was listed in one advertisement and three announcements in the Edgefield Advertiser (Edgefield, South Carolina).  The advertisement ran from November 5 to 19, 1856. The New Car Is Finished!  Ambrotypes, The Subscribers respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Edgefield that their New Car is just completed in a most beautiful and perfect manner, which enables them to take the Finest Life-Like Ambrotypes, And in the best style of finish and durability that has ever been offered to the citizens of the District.

The car will remain only for a “few days” in this Town.  Therefore, if you want your likeness—and such as one as will give you satisfaction—call soon, or the Car will leave you.

They wil’ also take Ambrotypes for medallions, Broaches, Lockets, and Finger Rings.  Portraits of deceased persons copied accurately.

Come soon—come quickly, if you wou’d take advantage of the splendid opportunity now offered.  Remember, “delays are dangerous.”  A. T. Lyon & Co.

The first announcement appeared on November 12, 1856.  Leigh & Co.’s. Ambrotype Car.  This beautiful and most complete Car is now on our Public Square, under the management of Mr. A. T. Lyon, a skillful artist, and one well prepared to take Ambrotypes of every description in a style second to none.  We bespeak for Mr. Lyon an extensive patronage, first because he is a native of our Town, and secondly, because his specimens of Ambrotypes are highly creditable to any one.  See advertisement in another column.

The second announcement appeared on November 26, 1856.  “Clear The Track,” For The Ambrotype Car Will positively leave Edgefield within a week from this date.  Therefore, if you want your Ambrotype taken in a style second to none, come immediately.  A. T. Lyon & Co.

N. B.—I hope it will be born in mind that I cannot, in any instance, deliver any picture, until it is paid for. My terms are strictly on the cash system and must be rigidly adhered to.

The third announcement appeared on December 3, 1856.  Edgefield Advertiser.  (Edgefield, South Carolina.)  December 3, 1856, Vol. XXI, No. 47, P. 2.

Speaking Ambrotypes.  Mr. Albert Lyon, a native of our village, is now fully prepared to take ambrotype likenesses in the highest style of the art.  His large and beautiful car will remain for a week longer at its position in front of the Odd Fellows’ Building; and we earnestly advise all, who desire to have (for themselves or their friends) really fine copies from life, to call on him before he leaves town.  He will not allow you to depart dissatisfied.  Mr. L. deserves the greater encouragement from the fact of his having shown that home-folks can do this sort of thing as well as the Yankees; and his connection with Messrs. Leigh & Tucker gives him complete facilities.  Call Soon.

Albert T. Lyons is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but the above verifies the connection with John Leigh and Leigh & Tucker.

Mr. Lynn

1859                Rooms Over Cropp & Cockerill’s Drug Store, Glasgow, Missouri.

Mr. Lynn was recorded in an announcement that appeared on April 14, 1859 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Ambrotypes.—Those in want of Pictures of themselves or friends, should call on Mr. Lynn, over Cropp & Cockerill’s Drug Store.  He will remain in town a few weeks longer, and will be happy to serve all who may need anything in his line.  A new and beautiful stock of Cases just received.  Mr. L. is an excellent Artist, as his work proves, and those who want a No. 1 Picture should call early.

Mr. Lynn is not listed in other photographic directories.

H. Lyndall

N. D.                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                            1846                Address Unknown, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. [1]                                                            1848-1851     Armstrong Building on High Street, Columbus, Ohio.[2]                                    1849                Rooms in the Tallmadge Row, Lancaster, Ohio.                                                            1852                High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

H. Lyndall was recorded in an advertisement that ran from January 5 to 12, 1849 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio). Daguerreotypes. H. Lyndall, Daguerreotypist, would announce to the citizens of Lancaster and vicinity, that he will occupy (for a short time) rooms in the Tallmadge Row, for the purpose of prosecuting his business.

A long application to the art, together with his connection with the largest establishment in Philadelphia, he flatters himself will enable him to produce work superior to any thing ever offered in this place.

Likenesses encased in Lockets, Pins, &c., singly or grouped.  Lockets, &c., for sale.  Instruction and apparatus furnished on liberal terms.  N. B.—Having a Gallery in Columbus, his stay here will be short.  H. Lyndall.

H. Lyndall is listed in other photographic directories.

[1] address and date from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.                                                                            [2] Address and dates from Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

George D. Lyman

1841                Rooms over N. N. Tiffany’s Store, Sag Harbor, New York.

George D. Lyman was recorded in an advertisement ran on November 13 & 17, 1841 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  (For One Week Only)  Photographic Miniatures by the Daguerreotype Process.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Sag Harbor, that he has taken the west room over N. N. Tiffany’s store, for the taking of Daguerreotype Miniatures.  All persons in want of a faithful likeness of themselves would do well to call.  The subscriber having had much experience in the above business, is confident that his Pictures are not surpassed by those of any operator in the country.  About one minute’s sitting is all that is required to obtain a perfect Picture.  Specimens may be seen at his room, or at O. O. Wickham’s store. The public are invited to call and examine.

Price $3, case included.  N. B. The subscriber will qualify one or two young men, on moderate terms, for the above business.  George D. Lyman.

George D. Lyman is not recorded in other photographic directories.

R. L. Lukens

1857                19 East Washington Street, over Harrison’s Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana.

R. L. Lukens appeared in an advertisement that appeared on December 25, 1857 Indiana American (Brookville, Indiana). R. L. Lukens’ Likeness Gallery, No. 19 E. Washington St., over Harrison’s Bank, Indianapolis, Where he is prepared to take Ambrotypes and Melainotypes In good Morocco Cases, for the small sum of 50 Cents! Every variety of Fancy Cases at reasonable prices.  Ladies and Gentlemen, call on Mr. Lukens, and he will give you a life likeness of yourself, or no charge.  Pictures taken in Lockets and Breastpins. Peculiar [lities] for taking likenesses of children.  Full instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  nov-13.

R. L. Lukens does not appear in other photographic directories. Please note the date at the end of the advertisement (Nov. 13).  No newspapers were available to be reviewed between October 30 and December 18, 1857.

William Loyd

1856                522 Broadway, New York, New York.

William Loyd was recorded in five advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York) in association with Langenheim Brothers.  The first advertisement appeared on April 7, 1856.  W. Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope, with F. Langenheim’s new series of American views— Niagara Falls, Genesee Valley, The Pottsville Coal Region, and other new views. A large assortment just received, by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway.

The second advertisement appeared on August 6, 1856.  Loyd’s Patent Improved Stereoscope, with Langenheim’s new series of American views, upon glass, and colored to nature.  Publication office 522 Broadway, opposite the St. Nicholas.  William Loyd, sole proprietor of Langenheim’s stereoscopic views.

The third advertisement ran from September 3 to 6, 1856.  Langenheim’s Stereoscopic Views upon glass.—Just received, a fresh supply of new and interesting scenery.  Dealers supplied at the publication office and photographic studio of William Loyd and F. Langenheim, 522 Broadway, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 13, 1856.  Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope Case with Langenheim’s views upon glass.  Sold by Pike & Sons; B. Pike, Jr., and Appleton & Co.  Dealers furnished with the above.  Terms cash.  William Loyd.  188 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, and 522 Broadway.

The fifth ad appeared on December 26, 1857.  The American Stereoscopic Company’s New series of views on glass and colored to nature are sold by Benjamin Pike & Sons, Benj. Pike, Jr., Wiley & Halstead, Broadway; F. J. Emmerich, 111 Fulton street.  Dealers supplied by Langenheim, Loyd & Co., Philadelphia.

William Loyd also spelled Lloyd is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as William Lloyd, but does not include the Langenheim connection.

W. M. Lowry

1857                33 West Washington Street, over pope’s Drug Store, Brookville, Indiana.

W. M. Lowry was recorded in one announcement that appeared on December 25, 1857 in the Indiana American (Brookville, Indiana). Who Would Have Thought That the Excelsior Sky-Light Picture Gallery would have met with such encouraging and unparalleled success? It is even so, from the fact that Lowry always gives the most perfect satisfaction to his customers, by executing Likenesses Superior to any in the city, and just as cheap as the cheapest.

A large, fine, and varied assortment of Frames, Cases. Lockets, Breastpins, &c., &c., on hand at all times.  Instructions given on reasonable terms, and Apparatus and Stock generally furnished at lowest figures.  Bear in mind, if you want a superb Likeness, call on Lowery, No. 33 West Washington Street, over Pop’s Drug Store, second floor.  Examine specimens.  Rooms free.  W. M. Lowry.

W. M. Lowry is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Dr. Lover

1856                Address Unknown, Washington, D. C.

Dr. Lover was recorded in an announcement on September 12, 1856 in The Daily Union (Washington, D. C).  Photographs By Gas Light.—Dr. Lover, the well-known artisan, has devised an apparatus for taking photographs by gas light. The main feature being the introduction of a stream of oxygen into the flame of common coal gas which had been previously made to pass through cotton and naptha, with the view of surcharging it with carbon, so as to increase the brilliancy on the admission of the oxygen.

Dr. Lover is not recorded in other photographic directories.