Category Archives: Ambrotypes

M. G. Gilpatrics

1859                New Building, Over Jewelry Store and Clothing Store, Groton Junction, Massachusetts.

M. G. Gilpatrics was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 29 to December 29,  1859 in the  Railroad Mercury (Groton, Massachusetts).  New Ambrotype Rooms, In the New Building, over the Jewelry Store and Clothing Store, opposite the Depots, Groton Junction, Ms. M. G. Gilpatrics.  Ambrotype And Melaneotypes Rooms.  Particular attention paid to copying and taking likenesses of sick and deceased persons.

M. G. Gilpatrics is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Gillies & Johnson

1859                156 Bowery, New York, New York.

Gillies & Johnson (Gillies & John H. Johnson) were recorded in three advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on October 9, 1859.  Draw The Conclusion.–$5,000 Rent For A First class gallery in Broadway; $800 for the same class gallery in the Bowery; go, then, to the Bowery Photographic Palace of Art, 156 Bowery, four doors from Broome street, for your pictures.  Photographs $1 and upwards.  Daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, 50 cents and upwards.  This is the most extensive and best fitted up gallery on Bowery.  Gillies & Johnson, proprietors.  N. B.—Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

The second advertisement appeared on November 6, 1859. Holyday Gifts.–Go to The Bowery Photographic Palace of Art, 156 Bowery, for your pictures, Photographs, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes at 50 cents (and) upwards. This is the largest and best fitted up gallery on the Bowery. Gillies & Johnson. N. B.–Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

The third advertisement appeared on November 16, 1859.  Holiday Gifts.—Get Your Pictures Taken At 156 Bowery.—Photographs, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes at 50 cents and upwards.  Gillies & Johnson.  N. B.—Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

Gillies is not recorded in other photographic directories, nor is the partnership of Gillies & Johnson.  John H. Johnson is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City in 1860 at 156 Bowery address.  What is possibly new information is that Johnson worked for Gurney since ca. 1851.

L. J. Gildersleeve

1858-1859       Address Unknown, Fayetteville, Tennessee.

L. J. Gildersleeve was recorded in two advertisements in the Fayetteville Observer Fayetteville, Tennessee.  Both advertisement were recorded eight time between December 23, 1858 and April 21, 1859.  Christmas Coming.  And with it a great variety of fancies and fineries suitable for gifts for the occasion, such as fine Jewelry, Silver Ware, fancy China Pictures, and fancy and toilet Goods generally, all of which may be had at Gildersleeve’s at low prices.

We are, also prepared to furnish the patent Ambrotype—the finest and most durable picture made—to those who may wish to give a copy of their pretty faces as a memorial to particular friends.  We are the only party in this part of the State in possession of the process, and having the right to use it.

We also take the plain Ambrotype and Melainotype at low-prices.

Particular attention given to work on Watches and every description of Time Pieces.  A great variety of Clocks for sale very low.

Pictures!  Pictures!  Patent Ambrotypes!  L. J. Gildersleeve Has made arrangements with the owners of the right of the process in this State, for taking these inimitable pictures, and is now prepared to furnish all who may wish really fine and durable pictures in style unsurpassed.  Pictures by this process have never been taken in this part of the country, as it is known only to the patentees and their assignees.  They are unequalled by any other.—Rooms in connection with the Jewelry Store.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.

L. J. Gildersleeve is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Thomas R. Gettys, Jr.

1855-1859                   Exchange Building or Odd Fellows Hall, above the store of A. B. Cramer, Bedford, Pennsylvania

1859                            Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania.

Thomas R. Gettys, Jr. was recorded in eight advertisements, and five announcements, five advertisements and four announcements in The Bedford Gazette (Bedford, Pennsylvania); and three advertisements and one announcement in the Bedford Inquirer and Chronicle (Bedford, Pennsylvania).  The first advertisement ran from December 21, 1855 to February 1, 1856 in The Bedford Gazette.  Improved Daguerreotypes!  All who wish to have a good likenesses of themselves or of their friends, can now be accommodated at the “Exchange Building,” Immediately above the store of A. B. Cramer, Where Daguerreotypes of all sizes are done up in the most beautiful style by Thomas R. Gettys, Jr.  Taken singly or in groups.  Persons taken after deceased.

Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine the specimens.

Young Lady, bring in that venerable father and that watchful mother, and secure that likeness to-day for to-morrow it may be too late.  Mothers, bring in those little ones with curling locks and sparkling eyes: they will make pretty pictures, and then should death remove them, you can exclaim—

“Gone to rest yet we would not recall them

Back to this world of sorrow and pain;

Gone to their rest where no ill can befall them,

Yet we have their likeness both perfect and plain.”

Gold Lockets single and Double.  Also fancy cases constantly on hand.

Instruction given in the art, and apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.   Dec. 21, 1855.

The second advertisement ran from December 21, 1855 to April 18, 1856 in the Bedford Inquirer and Chronicle.  Improved Daguerreotypes!  All who wish to have a good likenesses of themselves or of their friends, can now be accommodated at the “Exchange Building,” Immediately above the store of A. B. Cramer, Where Daguerreotypes of all sizes are done up in the most beautiful style by Thomas R. Gettys, Jr.  Taken singly or in groups.  Persons taken after deceased.

Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine the specimens.

Young Lady, bring in that venerable father and that watchful mother, and secure that likeness to-day for to-morrow it may be too late.  Mothers, bring in those little ones with curling locks and sparkling eyes: they will make pretty pictures, and then should death remove them, you can exclaim—

“Gone to rest yet we would not recall them

Back to this world of sorrow and pain;

Gone to their rest where no ill can befall them,

Yet we have their likeness both perfect and plain.”

Gold Lockets single and Double.  Also fancy cases constantly on hand.

Instruction given in the art, and apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.  

The first announcement appeared on June 6, 1856 in The Bedford Gazette.  We are happy to inform our readers that T. R. Gettys, Jr., has returned home and reopened his Daguerrean Rooms in the Exchange Building, where he intends to remain during the Summer.  His pictures are good, and cannot be surpassed anywhere.  Those who wish a true, life like picture of themselves, will not be disappointed in getting one if they call him.

See his advertisement in another column, and then visit his gallery at once.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to December 12, 1856 in The Bedford Gazette

Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes.  Reader have you ever heard of Gettys’ inimitable Daguerreotypes?  If not go at once to his Saloon and see for yourself: and if you want a likeness of yourself or friends, as true as Nature and Art combined can make it, that is the place to get it.  If you want a picture put up in the most approved style and of the best materials—or, in short, if you want the worth of your money in a splendid Daguerreotype or Ambrotype, go to Gettys, as he is the only Artist in Bedford County who can take the new style of Daguerreotype and Ambrotypes.

He spares no pains to give full satisfaction, and permits no picture to go out until he is confident that it will do so.  Having just returned from the East, he is in possession of all the latest improvements in the Art, and can assure his patrons that he can furnish them with a style of picture not taken by any other person in the county.

Rooms at the “Exchange Building,” or Odd Fellows Hall, immediately above the store of Mr. A. B. Cramer.  T. R. Gettys, Jr.            

The fourth advertisement ran from June 6, 1856 to January 9, 1857 in the Bedford Inquirer and Chronicle.  Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes.  Reader have you ever heard of Gettys’ inimitable Daguerreotypes?  If not, go at once to his saloon and see for yourself, and if you want a likeness of yourself or friends as true as nature and art combined can make it, that is the place to get it. 

If you want a picture put up in the most approved style and of the best materials—or in short if you want the worth of your money in a splendid Daguerreotype or Ambrotype, go to Gettys, As he is the only Artist in Bedford County who can take the new style of Daguerreotype and Ambrotypes.

He spares no pains to give full satisfaction, and permits no picture to go out until he is confident that it will do so. 

Having just returned from the East, he is in possession of all the latest improvements in the Art, and can assure his patrons that he can furnish them with a style of picture not taken by any other person in the county.

Rooms at the “Exchange Building,” or Odd Fellows Hall—immediately above the store of Mr. A. B. Cramer.    T. R. Gettys, Jr.                       

The second announcement appeared on December 26, 1856 in The Bedford Gazette.  Holliday Presents.  As the time is at hand for the presentation of gifts, nothing could be more appropriate than one of Gettys’ beautiful Daguerreotype or Ambrotype pictures, done up in plain or ornamental cases, at moderate prices.  We have examined some of his specimens, and have no hesitation in saying that they will compare favorably with any we have seen in the city galleries.  His rooms are in the Exchange.  Give him a call.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 22, 1857 to March 4, 1859 in The Bedford Gazette.  Gettys’ Photographic Galleries!  Exchange Building, Bedford, Pa., Where Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, &c., &c., of every description, are executed in the latest style and improvements of the Art.  A full assortment of plain and fancy cases, and gold and plated Lockets, at very low prices.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  T. R. Gettys, Jr.

The sixth advertisement ran from May 29, 1857 to November 20, 1857 in the Bedford Inquirer and Chronicle.  Gettys’ Photographic Galleries, Exchange Building, Bedford, Pa., Where Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, &c., &c., of every description, are executed in the latest style and improvements of the Art.  A full assortment of plain and fancy cases, and gold and plated Lockets, at very low prices.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  T. R. Gettys, Jr.  May 22, 1857.

The third announcement appeared on October 16, 1857 in The Bedford Gazette.  New advertisements.  A number of new advertisements appear in this number of the Gazette…—T. R. Gettys intends taking any quantity of Daguerreotypes, &c., during fair week.

The seventh advertisement ran from October 16-23, 1857 in The Bedford Gazette.  “Oh! the Show, the Beauties of the Show!”  It is generally supposed that the great attraction of the approaching County Fair, will be the Elephant or some other animal, but we are sure that those who fail to visit Gettys’ celebrated and elegantly fitted up Ambrotype and Daguerreotype Gallery, will miss the greatest attraction of the season.  He has the most magnificent collection of Photographs, colored and plain, also Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, on Exhibition, we have ever seen, and those who fail to see them and also secure one of themselves, will ever after have cause of regret.  Room in the Exchange Building.                

The fourth announcement appeared on November 6, 1857 in The Bedford Gazette.  Bedford County Agricultural Society October 21st. 22d. and 23d. 1857.  Premiums Awarded….Domestic manufactures, 2d Division…Thos. R. Gettys, Jr., exhibited a beautiful display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, which was highly creditable to his artistic skill, we award him a premium of $1.

The fifth announcement appeared on November 6, 1857 in the Bedford Inquirer and Chronicle

Bedford County Agricultural Society, Award Of Premiums, October 1857.  …Thos. R. Gettys, Jr., exhibited a beautiful display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, which was highly creditable to his artistic skill, we award him a premium of 1 00.

The eighth advertisement ran from July 1 to November 4, 1859 in The Bedford Gazette

New Improvements at Gettys’ Photographic Gallery.  The undersigned, having procured the services of Mr. John Vallade, of Paris, an artist of rare attainments, is now prepared to furnish photographs in India Ink, oil and water colors, 50per cent cheaper than any ever offered to the citizens of this Borough.  Also the next and beautiful improvement known as the “Ivorytype” will be furnished for less than city prices. These pictures are beautifully colored and possess all the delicate tints of the paintings on ivory surpassing in beauty and richness of tone anything of the kind heretofore introduced.

A skylight Gallery will be fitted up at the Bedford Springs this week, where those partial to Skylight Pictures can be accommodated.  June 1, 1859.  T. R. Gettys, Jr.

Thomas R. Gettys, Jr. is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active between the target dates of this project.  Directory Of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 does list Gettys as being active in Bedford in 1864-1866.

William M. Faris

1852-1854       190 Main St, Wheeling, Virginia.

1855                Address Unknown, Wheeling, Virginia.

1856                Nearly opposite the Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, Virginia.

William M. Faris was recorded in sixteen announcements and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on October 14, 1852 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer(Wheeling, Virginia).  Just Opened.—Mr. Faris has opened a new suit of Daguerrean Rooms 190 Main St., adjoining the Monroe House, where will be glad to receive visitors at all business hours.  His aim is to please both in the quality and price of his likenesses.

The second announcement appeared on October 23, 1852 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. Mr. Faris, an experienced and skillful Daguerreotypist, formerly an operator in the celebrated Faris establishment of Cincinnati, has some fine specimens of his work at his rooms on Main St., a few doors below Monroe House.  Wheeling is becoming celebrated for her excellent Daguerrean Artist.

The third announcement appeared on October 28, 1852 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. 

Some Account of the Fair…Miscellaneous—In the Miscellaneous department there was a great variety of curious and beautiful articles…Daguerreotypes from Faris and Partridge,…

The fourth announcement appeared on November 3, 1852 in The Spirit of Democracy.  (Woodsfield, Ohio).  Fair at Wheeling.  We find it almost impossible to enumerate every curious, wonderful, beautiful and praiseworthy article….Miscellaneous.—…Daguerreotypes from Farris and Partridge…

The first announcement ran from December 17, 1852 to February 10, 1854 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  (St. Clairsville, Ohio).  “Let Nature copy that which Nature made.”  Wm. M. Faris who has long engaged as an operator in that deservedly popular Gallery known as the “Melodeon,” Cincinnati, has taken and fitted up for Daguerrean purposes, the house 190 Main street adjoining the “Monroe House,” where he would respectfully invite those persons who are disposed to call to their aid, this beautiful art, in fixing indelibly the liniments where “beauty lingers” and also call the attention of citizens and strangers to his new and beautiful style, “Crayon Portraits,” which, for the first time is now offered in this place.

When called upon, he will be ready to make the various kinds of pictures out of his rooms.  Those wishing to master this art, may have all necessary instructions and be furnished with complete apparatus and materials.  His arrangements are such that he can furnish every article used in the business, as low as the best articles will allow.  By a desire to please the hopes to merit and secure a share of patronage.  Rooms up stairs.  Wheeling, Nov. 12, 1852.

The fifth announcement appeared on December 18, 1852 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. “A Thing Of Beauty is a joy forever.”  Money is only useful in proportion to the amount of happiness it can procure, and in no other way can a greater pleasure be derived from a small outlay than can be done by procuring one of Faris’ unrivalled Daguerreotypes.  Rooms 190 Main street, near the Bridge.

The sixth announcement appeared on December 25, 1852 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. 

The Most Fashionable Present for Christmas or New Years, and one that will be valued after less appropriate ones are forgotten, is a neatly encased Daguerreotype.  At Faris’ you can have them put in lockets, pins, rings, or cases of any size or style.  He is making some that are hard to beat.

The seventh announcement appeared on January 1, 1853 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. 

The permanency of Daguerreotypes makes them the gifts, par excellence, for the present festive season.  They are not only permanent, but “E’er in their fixed and a [ ? ] lineaments, we trace an ebbing and a flowing mind, expression ever varying.”  If you would secure for some friend a prize of this kind, call at Faris’ Rooms, and he will fit you up one that will be entirely satisfactory.  Rooms 190 Main st.

The eighth announcement appeared on January 28, 1853 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  A beautiful view of Niagara Falls may be seen at the Daguerreotype Rooms of Mr. Faris’, Main street.  Also, an excellent likeness of McIlvaine, Van Buren, and others.—Wheeling Gazette.

The ninth announcement appeared on October 14, 1853 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  The following prizes were awarded at the 5th Annual fair, held October 4th, 5th  & 6th, 1853….Artisans List…Best Specimen Dagtypes W. M. Faris Wheeling Diploma.

The tenth announcement appeared on October 15, 1853 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer.  In the published list of premiums awarded at the Belmont County (Ohio) Fair, we find the following awards to our citizens.

Best Specimen Daguerreotypes, Wm. M. Faris.  Diploma.

The eleventh announcement appeared on October 21, 1853 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  We are informed by Mr. Partridge that there is an error in the published report, in this place, of the premiums at the St. Clairsville fair, so far as Daguerreotypes are concerned.  The premium there was awarded to No. 36, which was his No., and not that of Mr. Faris, as published.

The above paragraph is from the Wheeling Gazette, and as one of those who first published the premium list we beg to explain.  The list is published in the Wheeling papers in so far as the Daguerreotypes was concerned, was exactly as we published it.  The probabilities are that our publication is correct inasmuch as it comes to us in the handwriting of the Secretary, which person has ample opportunity of judging.  The manuscript is now before us and we find written I very legible characters “Best specimen of Daguerreotypes, Wm. M. Faris, Wheeling

Diploma.”

Please say as much Mr. Wharton, and oblige the officers at least.

The second advertisement ran from February 3 to November 17, 1854 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  For the best Daguerreotypes, Single or in groups, go to 190 Main street, Wheeling, And our old citizen, Wm. M. Faris is there to furnish all that is excellent in his art, and as low as the same material or quality can be had at any similar establishment in the country.

Recollect his rooms are nearly opposite the Bridge, adjoining the Monroe House.

The twelfth announcement appeared on December 29, 1854 in The Belmont Chronicle, and Farmer, Mechanics and Manufacturers Advocate.  The Holidays.  Time honored is the custom of making the present time a season for the exchange of souvenirs of affection, and the presentation of some remembrancer by which in years to come, the form of the giver may be brought before the mind.  Speaking of remembrancers reminds us that Wm. M. Faris, at his rooms one door south of the Monroe House, Wheeling, is prepared to take those beautiful keepsakes, the “human face divine,” in highest style of the Daguerrean art, and upon the shortest kind of notice.  Pictures taken for all prices, from 50 cents upwards.

The third advertisement ran from March 29, 1855 to January 28, 1858 in the Belmont Chronicle  (St. Clairsville, Ohio).  Unrivalled In Price, And Pictures Faris’ Daguerrean Gallery Nearly opposite the Suspension Bridge, Wheeling.  The Central & Pleasant Location, Together with close personal attention gives him confidence of pleasing his patrons, as the best materials are used and pictures warranted to please.  We would call attention particularly of those wanting Miniatures of children, as this is the most favorable season.

It only takes a second or two on a bright day near noon.

The thirteen announcement appeared on April 5, 1855 in the Belmont Chronicle.  “A penny saved is a penny earned”—said Dr. Franklin, and how applicable is the proverb to every avocation in life.  The mechanic, the speculator, the professional man realize its truth every day of their lives.  We know of no place where it is more forcibly illustrated than in the single item of daguerreotype likenesses taken at Faris’s Gallery in Wheeling.  They are almost as cheap as dirt.  Read his advertisement than give him a call.  

The fourteenth announcement appeared on June 14, 1855 in the Belmont Chronicle.  An Idea.—The Hudson Gazette says that at a marble yard near its office they are preparing gravestones with daguerreotypes of the deceased set in marble.  The idea is poetic, and it generally followed would make living galleries, though which the eye would delight to wander, if the gloomy grave yard.—Wheeling Gazette.

The idea is not new.  Mr. R. H. Evans, the sculptor, of your city, assisted by Mr. Faris, the Daguerrean Artist, has executed at least one job of the kind.

The fifteenth announcement appeared on May 8, 1856 in the Belmont Chronicle.  Ambrotypes.—Among the late improvements in art, none rank higher than the Ambrotype, or the art of transferring the human face to glass.  This process, besides being softer in tone, has several great advantages over the old style.  1st.  They can be taken in from one to five seconds; 2d. They never fade with age, as they are hermetically sealed between the plates of glass; 3d. Accurate pictures of small children, children, so difficult to obtain by the old process, are obtained without difficulty by the new.  Mr. Faris, at his rooms near the Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, is prepared to take Ambrotype pictures in the best style, and at the cheapest rate.  By a new arrangement, entirely his own, he places the boarder, or “mat,” beneath the picture, giving the latter the appearance of greater fullness and roundness.

The sixteenth announcement appeared on March 13, 1858 in the Ohio Farmer (Cleveland, Ohio). 

List of Patents.  The Following Is The List Of Patents Issued From The United States Patent Office, For The Week Ending Feb. 23, 1858—Each Bearing That Date…

William M. Faris, of Wheeling—for improved water meter.

William M. Faris is not recorded in other photographic directories.  The last announcement recorded on March 13, 1858 is speculation on my part.  Further research is needed to verify this information.

Falkner & Pennington

1859                Rooms over the Bank of Tiffin, Tiffin, Ohio.

Falkner & Pennington (Falkner & Barclay Pennington) were recorded in three announcements and one advertisement in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  The first announcement appeared on August 19, 1859.  Falkner & Pennington have formed a copartnership in the Daguerreotype business.—Their Gallery is over the Bank of Tiffin.  See their advertisement.

The advertisement ran from August 19 to December 30, 1859.  Ambrotyping Photographs!  Falkner & Pennington, Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they have purchased a full life size instrument, which is well calculated to take large groups.

Pictures!  Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery, Where we are taking the largest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotypes.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.  It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.

A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on, different styles Pictures.

Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, formerly occupied by Hartsock & Falkner.  Falkner & Pennington.

Instruction given in the Art on reasonable terms.  Tiffin, April 8th, 1859.

The second announcement appeared on September 30, 1859.  The Seneca Co. Fair opened up on Wednesday…Floral Hall…Here we noticed some fine specimens of art from the Daguerrean galleries of Falkner & Pennington.

The third announcement appeared on October 14, 1859.  List of Premiums Awarded at the 9th annual Fair of the Seneca County Agricultural Society….Class 15th—Fine Arts.

Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Tunison & Fay, 1st Prem. OF         2.

2d Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Falkner & Pennington,  2d Prem. 1.

The partnership of Falkner & Pennington are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Both Falkner & Barclay Pennington are recorded in other photographic directories.

Everett

1856-1857       423 Broadway, New York, New York.

Everett was recorded in six advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on November 26, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes are taken at the Everett gallery, 423 Broadway, a few doors above Canal street.  Prices from 50 cents upwards.

The second advertisement ran on December 9 & 10, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes in the City are taken at the Everett Gallery, 423 Broadway.  Prices from 50 cents upwards.

The third advertisement ran on December 17 to 20, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes in the City are Taken at the Everett gallery, 423 Broadway.  Prices from fifty cents upwards.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 24, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes are taken at the Everett Gallery, 423 Broadway.  Prices from fifty cents upwards.

The fifth advertisement ran on January 1 to 3, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes are taken at the Everett Gallery, 423 Broadway.  Prices from 50c upwards.

The sixth advertisement ran on January 6 & 7, 1856.  The Best Ambrotypes in the City  are taken at the Everett gallery, 423 Broadway.  Prices from fifty cents upwards.

Everett is not listed in other photographic directories, he is also not listed in the New York City Directories for 1856/1857 or the 1857/1858.

Empire Gallery

1857                177 Greenwich Street, New York, New York.[1]

Empire Gallery was recorded in one advertisement on November 25, 1857 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Evacuation Day Will Be Celebrated At The Empire Gallery, 177 Greenwich street, near Cortlandt, by taking 500 ambrotypes, photographs, &c., at from 25 cents upwards.  Call and see them.

Empire Gallery is not listed in other photographers.


[1] Not listed in the 1856/1857; 1857/1858; or 1858/1859 New York City Directories.

Dustin & French

1859                Richards’ Building, Keene, New Hampshire.

Dustin & French (Samuel C. Dustin & J. A. French) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from October 26 to December 28, 1859 in the Farmer’s Museum (Keene, New Hampshire).  The “Great Eastern” Has Not Arrived, But Dustin & French Would respectfully inform the citizens of Keene and vicinity that they are daily making Ambrotypes and Photographs. of every size, style and price.

The Photograph, or Paper Pictures, so much resembling the steel engraving, can be finished in India Ink, or beautifully colored in Oil or Water colors, giving the true colors of nature.  This is a very desirable picture for framing, and the readiness with which an indefinite number of prints can be made from the negative without extra sittings, gives the preference over all other styles of portraiture.

The Patent Leather Picture, a style just introduced, is well adapted for mailing to an absent friend, and durable as the leather itself.

Miniatures Inserted in Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c.

Fading Daguerreotypes and Portraits accurately copied.

Likenesses of small children made best between 10 and 12 A. M., in clear weather.

Ladies and gentlemen are cordially invited to call at our Gallery In Richards’ Building, 4 Doors North Of The Cheshire House, And examine specimens.  S. C. Dustin, J. A. French.

Dustin & French are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Samuel C. Dustin is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Keene, New Hampshire in 1860.  

W. W. Dunn

1859                Over Harkins & Cabot’s Store, Calhoun, Georgia.

W. W. Dunn was recorded in one advertisement on September 8, 1859 in the Democratic Platform (Calhoun, Georgia).  W. W. Dunn, Resident Ambrotypist, [Fancy] Sign And Portrait Painter, Calhoun, Ga.  Call at the Gallery of Fine Arts, over Harkins & Cabot’s Store, and see for yourselves.  Sept. 1st, 1859.

W. W. Dunn is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Unfortunately this was the only issue available to me.