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Jones & Stapleton

1856                Rooms over Lyman’s, Corner of Church and College streets, Burlington,                                          Vermont.

Jones & Stapleton (J. W. Jones) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 25 to August 29, 1856 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  New Discovery.  Ambrotypes And Daguerreotypes By Jones & Stapleton.  Another place has been found in this county where Ambrotypes are taken of the first quality.  Our pictures are cemented between two French plate glasses with an imperishable gum, and warranted to resist the effects of any climate and most powerful acids.

Also Pictures on isinglass, the only kind of photograph well adapted for mailing; they are as durable as the Ambrotype and can be placed between the folds of a letter without increasing its weight.

As we are intending to make this place our permanent residence, our patrons will run no risk of being imposed on by inferior pictures as we shall hold ourselves in readiness to remedy any defect free of charge, which may be caused by fault of ours.

Daguerreotypes taken as usual.  We need not say they are the best that can be produced as all admit that they are the best they have seen.  Rooms over Lyman’s, Corner of Church and College streets.  Jones & Stapleton.

J. W. Jones is recorded in other photographic directories, but the partnership of Jones & Stapleton are not recorded.

Jones & Ferguson

Jones was recorded as part of the partnership of Jones & Ferguson on  September 28, 1859 in an announcement in the Delaware Gazette (Delhi, New York).  Delaware County Agricultural Society.  Premium List—1859…Class L—No. 3—Discretionary.

Best ambrotypes, Jones & Ferguson, Kortright…… $1.                                                                            2d best, M. L. Lemily, Kortright……………………….75.                                                                                 3d best, O’Conner & Atkins, [unknown]…………..50.

Jones is not listed in other photographic directories.

C. A. Johnston

1856                [8th Street and Louisiana Avenue, Washington, D. C.]

C. A. Johnston was recorded in two announcements. The first appeared on July 30, 1856 in the Daily American Organ (Washington, District of Columbia). Mr. Walker presented the petition of C. A. Johnston, asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon at the corner of 8th street and Louisiana avenue; which was referred to the Committee on Police.

The second announcement appeared on July 31, 1856 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)  Mr. Walker presented the petition of C. A. Johnston, asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon at the corner of eighth street and Louisiana avenue; which was referred.

C. A. Johnston does not appear in other photographic directories. There is a possibility that C. A. Johnston is Mr. Johnson a daguerrean in Richmond, Virginia with traveling daguerreotype wagons (entry posted on 9-4-19.) There is no indication that the petition was approved.

Johnson

1856                82 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Johnson of the partnership of Waterman & Johnson (Phineas Waterman) was listed in the  Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) on April 1, 1856.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Waterman & Johnson. — Very excellent ambrotypes, everything got up in the best order. Noticed no photographs on paper.

Johnson is recorded in other photographic directories but is recorded here because of the first hand account of their work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Johnson

1847    Address Unknown, Baltimore, Maryland.

Reported in an announcement on  October 14, 1847 in the McGrawville Express (McGrawville, New York).  Deaths In Mexico.—We have before us, this morning, accounts of four isolated deaths in Mexico, three by wounds received in battle, and one by assassination.  The three who died from their wounds, were Lieut. Twiggs, of Virginia and Lieut. Murry Winder, of Maryland, both wounded in the attack on Major  Lally’s command, and Lieut. McElvin, of Ohio, who was wounded in a fight near Santa Fe.  The fourth was an unfortunate Daguerreotype artist from Baltimore, named Johnson, who went out alone with a rifle, near Cerro Gordo, and, falling in with a party of guerillas, was killed by them.—N. Y. Com. Adv.

Reported in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Baltimore, Maryland in June of 1847.

W. H. Johnson

1856                Address and Location Unknown, New York.

W. H. Johnson was recorded in one announcement on March 24, 1856 in the Delaware Gazette (Delhi, New York).  List of Premiums Awarded By The Delaware County Agricultural Society, Held at Walton on the 24th and 25th of September…Discretionary…

Ambrotype, W. H. Johnson……….1 dollar                                                                                          Second do, B. F. Griswould……….1 dollar.

W. H. Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories. B. F. Griswould is possibly B. F. Griswold recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Walton, New York in 1859.

Thomas Johnson

1844                Rooms in Le Roy Place, Binghamton, New York.                                              1845                Rooms over the Post Office, Binghamton, New York.

Thomas Johnson Was recorded in three announcements and one advertisement in the Binghamton Courier (Binghamton, New York).  The first announcement appeared on October 3, 1844.  Johnson’s Photographic Miniatures.  Mr. Johnson begs leave to say to his friends in this village, that he will be at home for a very few days, and has opened a room in Le Roy Place, for the purpose of taking Miniatures by the Photographic Art.  He does not feel disposed to boast of the excellence of his pictures over those taken by other operators, but earnestly solicits his friends to call and examine his specimens, and judge for themselves.  His stay is positively limited to a very few days, and those desirous will do well to call without delay.

The second announce appeared on January 23, 1845.  Photographic Miniatures.—Mr. Thomas Johnson, it will be seen by his advertisement, is again in town for a few days, and prepared to execute photographic miniatures for his friends.  To those acquainted with the merits of Mr. Johnson’s pictures, it will only be necessary to announce that he is here—for the benefit of others, it may not be amiss to add, that all that can be expected from the Daguerreotype process, is accomplished by Mr. Johnson.—We have watch the progress of this art with great interest, and are familiar with the workmanship of the best artists in our cities, and are free to say, that in our opinion, Mr. Johnson has no superior among them.

The advertisement ran from January 23 to March 6, 1845.  Photographic Miniatures.  Mr. Johnson has the pleasure of informing his friends that he is now ready, at his rooms over the Post Office, to give them Very Superior Photographic Miniatures, on reasonable terms.  As his stay is necessarily short, and he came prepared to do a limited business, those who wish pictures would do well to call immediately.  Rooms open from 9 A. M. till 4 P. M.

The third announcement appeared on October 22, 1845.  List of Premiums Awarded At The Broome County Agricultural Fair And Cattle Show October 14th and 15th, 1845…Miscellaneous.

Daguerreotypes, Thomas Johnson………….$1.00.

Thomas Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Thomas H. Johnson

1858                Address Unknown, [Main Street, opposite Republican Office], Geneseo, New                                York.

Thomas H. Johnson was recorded in an advertisement that ran on September 9 & 16, 1858 in the Livingston Republican (Geneseo, New York).  Photographic!  Thomas H. Johnson, Artist, From Brady’s and more recently from the Root Gallery, New York, would respectfully inform the citizens of Geneseo and Livingston County, that he has leased the sky-light Rooms in this village for a short time, as is prepared to furnish Photographic and Ambrotype Views And Portraits, in the highest Style of the Art at moderate prices.

An examination of his work is solicited.  Daguerreotypes Copied and Enlarged, Plain or in Colors.  Views of Residences, Portraits of Stock, &c.  Particular attention is called to his new style of colored portraits, the Diaphaneotype!  Instructions given at prices to suit the times.

Thomas H. Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Geneseo, New York.

Mr. Johnson

1856-1857       Wagons on the Corner of 7th & Broad Streets, Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Johnson was recorded in seven announcements and six advertisements in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virgini).  The first announcement appeared on March 28, 1856.  Daguerreotype Wagons.—Two of Johnson’s Wagons, No. 7 and 10, are now in Richmond, corner of 7th and Broad streets, built with best lights.  Johnson himself, with twelve years’ experience, is operating in them.  Brilliant and highly finished likenesses for Fifty Cents and One Dollar—half the usual prices.  Go early to avoid the crowd.

The second announcement appeared on March 31, 1856.  Fathers!  Mothers!  Brothers!  Sisters!  Friends!—Go to Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one of his fifty cents or dollar likenesses.

The third announcement appeared on April 1, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad sts., and get one or two to give to your friends.

The fourth announcement appeared on April 2, 1856.  A Word to the Wise, &c.—Two of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons are now corner of 7th and Broad streets.  The superior lights enable him to take good pictures in any kind of weather.  His work is of the best style; he has been many years at it.  Reduced prices, fifty cents and one dollar.

The fifth announcement appeared on April 3, 1856.  Why do you Dress so nicely to get Your Likeness?—Go just as you are to Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get on of his Fifty Cent or Dollar pictures.  He will make your cloths look equal to the best.

The sixth announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The first announcement ran from April 5 to May 29, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The seventh announcement appeared on April 8, 1856.  Wanted.—Two Horses and a Driver for a little more than one hour a day, for which one dollar each day will be paid.  Apply to Mr. Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets.

The second advertisement ran from May 1 to June 4, 1856.  A Book For Nothing!  Instructions Gratis!—Go to the Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two of Johnson’s 50 cent or dollar pictures for your friends; and he will give you his Treatise on daguerreotyping and Photography, by which you may learn the various processes used in the art.  Remember his prices are low.  He does a large business can sell cheap.  Johnson with his assistants take a very large number of Daguerreotypes daily.  He can, therefore, sell you larger pictures for 50 Cents and One Dollar, than you can get elsewhere; they are in the best style.  He has been many years in the business.  Good pictures taken in any kind of weather, as the lights in the wagons are built for the purpose.  Daguerreotype Wagons, Corner 7th and Broad streets.

The third advertisement ran from May 12 to 14, 1856.  Five Operators, with extra Apparatus, and another of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets, will be engaged during the holidays, so that visitors will not be delayed.  Those desiring good and cheap pictures will do well to embrace this opportunity, as Johnson’s stay in this city is now very limited.  For the quality of the pictures, he refers to the twelve hundred ladies and gentlemen who have patronized him in Richmond.  Price Fifty Cents, One Dollar and upwards.   Daguerreotype Wagons, Corner 7th and Broad Streets.

The fourth advertisement ran from June 17 to 19, 1856.   A Good Business Chance.—One of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons with apparatus complete, for-sale cheap.  It is now doing a good business.  And one of Johnson’s operators would remain with the purchaser for a time, if required, and could thoroughly instruct him in the art.  For terms, &c. enquire at the Wagon, corner of 7th and Broad Streets.

The fifth advertisement ran from June 11 to November 6, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The sixth Advertisement ran from December 13, 1856 to January 28, 1857.  Many Thousand Likenesses have been taken this year in Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagon, corner of 7th and Broad streets.  Go and get one of his 50 cents or dollar pictures, and you will be pleased with it.

Mr. Johnson does not appear in other photographic directories as being active in Richmond, Virginia.  Further research is needed on this daguerreotypist, he claims to have twelve years’ experience (ca. 1844) and has a number of traveling daguerreotype wagons.  So far these are the only announcements/advertisements found, or anyone by name Johnson with a daguerreian wagon(s). There are several Johnson’s who were active in the early 1840’s but to suggest them would be pure speculation.  A listing for C. A. Johnston (will be posted on 9-10-19) appears on July 30 & 31, 1856 were he is asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon in Washington, D. C. Its possible they are the same person based on the proximity to Richmond the dates of the announcements and spelling variant of his last name.

J. P. Johnson

1851                Cadiz Hotel, Cadiz, Ohio.

J. P. Johnson 1851 was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement in The Democratic Sentinel and Harrison County Farmer (Cadiz, Ohio). The advertisement ran from August 6 to 27, 1851.

Look down, ye seraphs from the Sun                                                                                                                And see the wonders we have done!                                                                                                            We talk by lightning, ride by steam,                                                                                                              And paint by Sol’s eternal beam!

J. P. Johnson, Daguerrean Artist, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Cadiz and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at the Cadiz Hotel, where he is prepared to take pictures in the latest and most approved style. Mr. J. has taken lessons of some of the best Daguerreotypist in the United States. He Therefore flatters himself that he can produce better pictures than have ever been taken heretofore in this part of the State.  Ladies and Gentlemen will please call and examine specimens.

The announcement appeared on September 10, 1851.  “Secure the Shadow, ere the substance fades.”  This is the advice that is good, and should be adopted by every one who has a wife, sister, father, mother, husband, brother, or child.—Death is at all times stalking abroad, and ere we are aware of it, a near and dear friend is stricken down.  And under such circumstance, do we not highly prize a gift or memento left by them.  But is not a picture, taken by some master hand, and displaying with truth and fervency the face of those whose memory we love to cherish.  J. P. Johnson, is one that can give you a correct daguerreotype likeness of the human face divine, and if any of our citizens wish to avail themselves of his skill, now is the time to do so, as he intends leaving town in a few days.  He may be found at the Cadiz Hotel, where specimens may be seen.

J. P. Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories.