Category Archives: Daguerrean Car

Dr. Reynolds

ND                  96 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                              1852               Near the Common, Woburn, Massachusetts.

Dr. Reynolds was recorded in one announcement that appeared on April 10, 1852 in the Woburn Journal (Woburn, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotypes.  We have received from a friend the following complimentary notice of the manager of the Daguerreotype Saloon now in town and from our observations are sure that our correspondent is correct as to the quality of pictures taken, as well as the reasonable price charged.

Now is an excellent opportunity to have a likenesses taken, thus saving the trouble and expense of a journey to Boston, and at the same time feeling assured that you will get just as good a picture of Dr. Reynolds as of any of the Boston operators, at one half the expense

Boston, March 29th, 1852.                                                                                                                                      Mr. Editor.— Being called to your thriving village on a matter of business last week, I noticed the Daguerreotype Saloon of Mr. B. P. Batchelder, near the Common.  I desire to say a brief word in relation to the merits of the “Operator” Dr. Reynolds, whose services the proprietors have secured.  The Dr. has been a very successful assistant of the world famed Whipple of this city, whose success in this wonderful art is almost marvelous.  Dr. Reynolds is no pretender but an educated practical chemist, and the inhabitants of Woburn can now rely upon receiving as perfect a picture at their own doors, as they can possibly obtain by a journey to Boston, and at about one half the price.  Families desiring groups, or the pictures of their little ones will find this an opportunity which will not again soon occur.  Knowing what I here state to be entirely correct, I hope that the Dr. will receive the patronage he so well merits.  R.

Dr. Reynolds is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John Piper

1858                            Daguerreian Car on the Railroad Square, Dowagiac, Michigan.                1858-1859                 Rooms over F. J. Baum & Co.’s Clothing Store, Dowagiac, Michigan.

John Piper was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in The Cass County Republican (Dowagiac, Michigan).  The first advertisement ran from May 6 to November 4, 1858.  John Piper, Ambrotype Artist.  Likenesses taken on short notice, and warranted not to fade.  Children’s pictures taken in one second.  Operating in Baldwin’s Daguerreian Car, on the Railroad Square, near the liberty pole, Dowagiac, Mich.  Also fine boots made to order

The second advertisement ran from May 6 to June 24, 1858.  Fine Boots.  Mr. J. Piper, at the Daguerreian Car, Respectfully announces to the citizens of Dowagiac and vicinity, that he is prepared to manufacture to order Fine Boots! Of all description, in the best style.  All work warranted.  Dowagiac, May 6, 1858.

The third advertisement ran from November 11, 1858 to July 21, 1859.  John Piper, Ambrotype Artist.  Likenesses taken on short notice, and warranted not to fade.  Children’s pictures taken in one second.  Operating in Rooms over F. J. Baum & Co.’s Clothing Store, Dowagiac, Mich.  Also fine boots made to order

The announcement appeared on September 29, 1859.  List of Premiums Awarded at the Annual Fair of the Cass County Agricultural Society, held September 21st and 22d, 1859….Class 21—Paintings And Drawings…

best ambrotypes, John Piper, 50.

John Piper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. W. & N. C. Pine

1853                Corner Grove & Congress Streets, Lansingburgh, New York.                                  1854                Address Unknown, Union Village, New York.

G. W. & N. C. Pine were recorded in two announcements in the Lansingburgh Democrat  (Lansingburgh, New York) and two advertisements in the Washington County People’s Journal  (Union Village, New York).  The first announcement appeared on July 14, 1853.  “True to life!”  “The most natural I ever saw!”  “They are decidedly the best I have yet seen in Lansingburgh!”  Such are some of the expressions that may be heard daily from persons who have paid Pine’s Mammoth Daguerrean Saloon, corner of Grove and Congress streets, a visit.  It seems to be a fixed fact that Pine is at the head of his profession, equal in rank to the best artists of the present day.

The second announcement appeared on July 28, 1853.  Never were there finer Daguerreotypes executed in the world than those daily produced by our friends, the Pines at their Mammoth Saloon, on the corner of Congress and Grove streets.—Rain or shine, they are always in readiness to wait on their friends, and “secure the shadow ere the substance fade,” with true Yankee genius.  The reason they meet with such great and unprecedented success is, they are among the first artists in the country, are affable in their manners, and will allow no one to leave with poor pictures.

The first advertisement ran from September 21 to October 12, 1854.

Wait, For The wagon!                                                                                                                                                Daguerreotypes, neat and fine,                                                                                                                           Daguerreotypes, rain or shine,                                                                                                            Daguerreotypes—by Messrs. Pine,

At their mammoth Daguerreotype Car, which will be in Union-Village about the 27th of September, and remain in the place for a few days only.

Improvements in Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Pine take Miniatures with the New Crystal Back Ground, which greatly increases their beauty and permanence.

Please call and examine specimens.   G. W. & N. C. Pine.  Sept. 19, 1854.

The second advertisement ran from October 19 to November 30, 1854.  Ho! For The Wagon!  Pine Has Come!  Daguerreotyping in all its varieties, at Pine’s mammoth Car, which will remain in Union-Village for a short time.  Please call and examine specimens.

G. W & N.C. Pine are not recorded in other photographic directories.

John V. Parker

1853                Address Unknown, Mohawk, New York.

John V. Parker was recorded in one advertisement that ran from April 13 to May 11, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes!!  The Car lately owned by Mr. Joslin having been purchased by the subscriber will remain in Mohawk for a few weeks.  The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. John V. Parker.  Mohawk, April 11, 1853.

John V. Parker is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list several Joslin’s working in Philadelphia but it would be only speculation to suggest they were the same person.

Mason & Sibley

1852                Daguerreian Saloon is stationed on the Common, Barre, Massachusetts.

Mason & Sibley (J. L. Mason & C. Sibley) was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 30, 1852 in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Mason & Sibley Are Now In Town, with their, Mammoth Traveling Daguerreian Saloon.  The largest Ever Built, and on the principle of the Best City Rooms, with one Large Sky, and 2 Large Side Lights, which can be so arranged as to produce any kind of shade desirable.

We would invite the citizens of Barre, and vicinity, to give us a call, whether they wish to sit for a picture or not.  Pictures put up of every size and style.

Pictures of the Sick or Deceased, taken at their Residence at all times, by giving short notice.  We keep posted up in all the Improvements of the Art from Europe and this Country, Let The Cost Be What It May.  Cloudy weather preferable, except for Children. Any one wishing to learn the Art, are requested to call at the National, and make inquiries.  Stock and Apparatus furnished to Pupils at the Wholesale Prices.  The Daguerreian Saloon is stationed on the Common.  J. L. Mason, C. Sibley, Proprietors and Artists. Barre, July 16, 1852.

Mason & Sibley are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Marshall

1856                Address Unknown, Greene, New York.

Marshall was recorded in one announcement on March 20, 1856 in The Chenango American  (Greene, New York).  Marshall, the Daguerrean Artist, at his Car, has just received a new assortment of cases, &c., which he pronounces superior to any thing yet seen in Greene, and he states that he is prepared to take representations of the human phiz, in a style not to be excelled.  His success hitherto has been unequalled.  Those who are desirous of procuring Daguerreotypes from his establishment must call soon, as he intends leaving town as quick as the weather will permit him to move his car.

Marshall is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Greene, New York.

Mr. Joslin

1853                Address Unknown, Mohawk, New York.

Mr. Joslin was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from April 13 to May 11, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes!!  The Car lately owned by Mr. Joslin having been purchased by the subscriber will remain in Mohawk for a few weeks.  The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited.   John V. Parker, Port Jervis, Mohawk, April 11, 1853.

Mr. Joslin is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Mohawk, New York.

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.

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.

John E, Hulbert

1855-1856       26 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                        N. D.                   Address Unknown, Holly Springs, Mississippi.                                                                1855                   Address Unknown, Ripley, Mississippi.

John E. Hulbert was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on March 10, 1855 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Hulbert & Co.’s. Daguerreotypes.  The card of this firm will be seen in another column.  Their Daguerreotypes are of the finest description, which all may know who visit their elegant rooms on the corner of Camp and Common Streets, New Orleans.

The first advertisement ran from March 10, 1856 to April 5, 1856 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  J. E. Hulbert & Co., Daguerreotypist.  26 Camp Street—Corner of Common.  New Orleans.

The second announcement appeared on October 18, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  By reference to his car in our advertising columns, it will be seen that Mr. J. E. Hulbert, Daguerreotypist, of New Orleans, will open his Daguerrean Rooms, in Ripley, on the 23d inst.  Those who wish really fine Daguerreotypes, at a trifling cost, had better avail themselves of the opportunity now offered.  We subjoin the following from many no less complimentary notices of the press:

j. e. Hulbert, 26 Camp street, is offering great inducements to all wishing Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The pictures at this establishment are fine specimens of the Art, and clearly shows the proprietor to be master of his Profession.—N. O. Picayune.

We but express the sentiments of this entire community when we say that Mr. Hulbert has given much better satisfaction than any operator who has visited our town.—Holly Springs, Miss., Times.

The second advertisement ran from October 18 to November 1, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser.  (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  The Citizens of Tippah County, are respectfully informed that I will open my Daguerrean Rooms In Ripley, On The 23rd October.  Having a large assortment of the Finest Apparatus and Materials, together with long experience in the art, the public may rely upon receiving likenesses fully Equal if not Superior to any yet executed in the country.  As my stay will be short all are invited to call at once and avail themselves of the opportunity now offered for securing really Fine Daguerreotypes At About Half Price.  All work warranted to please, or no charge.

Persons who have heretofore failed to procure correct likenesses, are especially invited to give me a trial.  My stay in Ripley will not exceed three weeks, because my Daguerrean Gallery in New Orleans will require my presence there by that time at the farthest.           J. E. Hulbert.

The third advertisement ran from July 13 to 27, 1859 in The South-Western.  (Shreveport, Louisiana).  To Artist.  having concluded to change my business as an artist, I offer for sale at New Orleans Prices, my entire stock, consisting of a very fine assortment of all kinds, sizes and qualities of Cases, Chemicals of all kinds, fine glass, white, black and convex, of all sizes.  also two fine Cameras, and in fact everything pertaining to a well regulated Daguerrean Gallery.  The above articles can be seen at Mr. James F. Jones’ store, Texas street.  J. E. Hulbert.

John E. Hulbert is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans in 1855-1856, but not in Mississippi.