Category Archives: Daguerrean Boat

P. Persac

1854                Boat at the Landing, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

P. Persac appeared in one advertisement in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana) that ran on October 21, 1854.  “Secure the Shadow Ere the Substance Fades.”  P. Persac, Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Plaquemine and vicinity, that he has a Flat Boat, for a short time at the Landing where he is prepared to take daguerreotype Portraits.   In all weather, in a few seconds of time.  Life-like portraits single or in groups.  Daguerreotypes at the residence of the sick or deceased.  Oil Paintings, Drawings, Daguerreotypes, &c. copied.  Public Buildings, private edifices, &c. &c.

A good assortment of plain and fancy cases always on hand.  No person will be required to take Pictures unless perfectly satisfied.  Strangers and citizens are invited to call and examine specimens. His long and successful practice in the business, with the very superior light, enables him to compete with the best artist of the age.  Hours for operating, from 8 A. M. until 4 P. M.

P. Persac is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Moore & Gilbert

1854                At the Wharf, Pomeroy, Ohio.                                                                                                    1854                At the Wharf, Middleport, Ohio.                                                                                        1854                At the Wharf, Cheshire, Ohio.

Moore & Gilbert were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in the Meigs County Telegraph (Pomeroy, Ohio).  The first announcement appeared on  July 25, 1854 Daguerreotypes.—Those who wish to preserve likenesses of themselves or friends, do not lack opportunity.  Lamartine is at our landing with his Yacht.  Handbills on the corners announce the fact that a couple of Itinerants have taken rooms over Branch’s store, and we are assured, by letter, that Messrs. Moore & Gilbert will be here next week with their Daguerrean Yacht.

Of the relative merits of the two first named we cannot speak—having never examined their work.  But if our friends are in no hurry, we can promise them something rich when Moore & Gilbert arrive.  During our recent absence, we visited them, and more recently they have sent us some specimens of their work, which may be seen by calling at our office.  We pronounce them good.  We think, therefore, our friends will lose nothing by waiting a few days.

The advertisement ran from August 8 to October 3, 1854.  Daguerrean Boat.  The subscribers take pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Middleport, that they have arrived with their Daguerreotype Boat, and are now ready to take pictures in such style, and at such prices as cannot fail to give satisfaction.  With our large Sky-Light, we are prepared to take pictures in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Moore & Gilbert.

The second announcement appeared on October 17, 1854.  Moore & Gilbert.—Our Citizens in the vicinity of Eight Mile Island who desire to have a life-like picture taken, can now have an opportunity of having it taken by Moore & Gilbert, at their Daguerrean Boat, lying at Cheshire.  During their stay here they took something like one hundred likenesses, a fact which goes to show that they give satisfaction to the public.  Any one visiting the boat can see specimens which do the proprietors credit as artist.  By the way, among the specimens we noticed an excellent likeness of Bro. Thomson, of the Pomeroy Telegraph, which seemed to attract the attention of young ladies generally.  Shouldn’t wonder if that is a sly way he has of advertising for a wife.  It was undoubtedly the picture of the best looking gentleman on the boat, until ours was placed along side of it.—Western Mess.

Moore & Gilbert do not appear in other photographic directories.  (Probably J. Charles Moore)

G. S. Mabbett

1852                Rooms on board their boat near Bissell’s Hotel, Plaquemine,                                                                Louisiana.

G. S. Mabbett was recorded in an announcement and one advertisement. The announcement ran on August 14, 1852 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana). Mr. Mabbett’s Daguerreotypes.—This gentleman is still here, ready to accommodate all who will favor him with their patronage.  His boat, which is fitted up in fine style for this business, lies opposite the residence of Mrs. Haase.

The advertisement was recorded on August 14, 1852.  Daguerreotypes.  The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of Plaquemine, and Parish of Iberville, that they are at present prepared (on board of their boat, laying a short distance below Bissell’s Hotel) to take Daguerreotypes of the most superior kind, and of every description, and at the lowest rates.

Their boat has been fitted up expressly for this business, and Ladies and Gentlemen of the vicinity are respectfully invited to pay them a visit.

Their Frames and Lockets as well as the Daguerreotype apparatus, are of the most superior quality, and those who may extend them their patronage, may feel confident of not being disappointed.  aug7.  G. S. Mabbett & Co.

G. S. Mabbett is not listed in other photographic directories.

Lamartine & Sullivan

1851                on the Muskingum River                                                                                              1852                Boat near the Wharf, Pomeroy, Ohio.                                                                                    1852                Boat at the Steamboat Landing, Gallipolis, Ohio.                                                    1854                Boat at the Wharf, Pomeroy, Ohio.                                                                                  1854-1855     Address Unknown, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Lamartine in the partnership of Lamartine & Sullivan were recorded in five announcements and one advertisements.  He was also recorded in one announcement and one advertisement by himself.  The first announcement appeared on June 17, 1852 in the Meigs County Telegraph (Pomeroy, Ohio).   Daguerreotype Yacht.—Messrs. Lamartine & Sullivan inform the public through our paper to-day where they can obtain daguerreotype likenesses of the very first quality for tone and finish.  We have examined their specimens, and have seldom seen them equaled.

The first advertisement ran from June 17 to July 22, 1852 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotype Yacht!  Lamartine & Sullivan’s boat is now lying at Pomeroy, near the wharf boat, where they intend to remain a few days.  They solicit the patronage of the inhabitants.  Their instruments are of the best kind.  The arrangement for light is so adapted that they can take pictures in all kinds of weather.  Those who are desirous of having good Miniatures, can now have an opportunity of getting the best kind.  Family groups taken.  Infants can be taken in a few seconds.  Specimens can be seen at the Post Office and on the boat.

The second announcement appeared on August 19, 1852 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio).  Daguerreotyping.  Messrs. Lamartine & Sullivan would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the place and vicinity that their Yacht is now lying at the steamboat landing prepared to do all kinds of Daguerreotyping, from the smallest size fine rings up to the largest size fine frame and cases.  Family groups of any number neatly taken and put up in good style.  Please give us a call soon, our stay will be very short.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.

The third announcement appeared on August 26, 1852 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio).   Call at the yacht and have your likeness taken.  Messrs. Lamartine & Sullivan are taking the best and cheapest likenesses ever taken in this place.

The fourth announcement appeared on September 2, 1852 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.—Messrs. Lamartine & Sullivan, with their Yacht, designed remaining at our landing one week longer, in order to give all a chance of procuring a good likeness.  They certainly do up the thing in approved style.  We advise all to improve this opportunity of “securing the shadow ere the substance fades.”

The fifth announcement appeared on September 9, 1852 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio).  The Daguerreotype Yacht will remain at the wharf a few days longer.  Our citizens have found out that Lamartine is some at the business and have so crowded him of late that he has been induced to remain longer than he had previously advertised for.  Don’t miss the chance.

The sixth announce appeared on July 25, 1854 in the Meigs County Telegraph (Pomeroy, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.—Those who wish to preserve likenesses of themselves or friends, do not lack opportunity.  Lamartine is at our landing with his Yacht.  Handbills on the corners announce the fact that a couple of Itinerants have taken rooms over Branch’s store, and we are assured, by letter, that Messrs. Moore & Gilbert will be here next week with their Daguerrean Yacht.

Of the relative merits of the two first named we cannot speak—having never examined their work.  But if our friends are in no hurry, we can promise them something rich when Moore & Gilbert arrive.  During our recent absence, we visited them, and more recently they have sent us some specimens of their work, which may be seen by calling at our office.  We pronounce them good.  We think, therefore, our friends will lose nothing by waiting a few days.

The second advertisement ran from December 15, 1854 to July 13, 1855 in The Portsmouth Inquirer (Portsmouth, Ohio).  Portsmouth Daguerrean Gallery.  Mr. Lamartine would respectfully announce to the citizens of Portsmouth and vicinity that he has purchased the entire stock of E. Shewell, deceased, and will carry on the above business at the old stand.  Mr. L. intends making this a permanent location, and he would say to those wishing pictures, call in and look at our work, as we give satisfaction or no sale.

Pictures of all sizes taken.  Also, Lockets, Rings, Broaches and Pins taken at the shortest notice.  Open from 8 A. M., to 4 P. M.  Instruction in the art given, and apparatus furnished.  Dec. 8th.

Both Lamartine & Sullivan are recorded in other photographic directories as being active together in 1851 on the Muskingum River.  It appears that in 1852 and possibly later they traveled on the Ohio River.  By July 25, 1854 Sullivan is no longer part of the partnership and by December Lamartine has given up the traveling on the river for a studio on land.