Category Archives: Daguerreian Case Maker

D. G. Lougee

1849                257 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                          1850                85 Main Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts.

D. G. Lougee was mentioned in two advertisements in the Norfolk County Journal (Roxbury, Massachusetts). The first advertisement ran from April 27 to June 29, 1850. Roxbury Daguerrian Gallery At The Old Stand, In Lemist Building, 82 Washington St., Corner of Felton Place, Over Lemist and Kellogg’s Dry Goods Store.

Miniatures, single or in groups, taken in the best manner, without regard to weather, and warranted not to fade.  An idea has prevailed that, in time, pictures would fade, but this erroneous impression has been entirely removed by many eminent chemists, who give it as their opinion that a Daguerreotype Picture, coated with a solution of gold, will stand any length of time; and no respectable operator will send out a picture without this gilding.

Ladies are recommended to dress in figured or dark material, avoiding white or light blue.  Gentlemen, a black or figured vest, also figured scarf or cravat, so that the shirt bosom will not be too much exposed.  Children, plain and stripped, or figured dresses, avoiding white or light blue; red will take like a dark dress.  Children taken from 9, A. M., to 2, P. M.; others from 8, A. M. till 6, P. M., without regard to weather.  Lancey & Co.

N.B…Messrs. Lancey & Co. Having fitted up an extensive Daguerrian Establishment in the City of Charlestown, in connection with Mr. Jenkins, under the name of Jenkins & Co., and engaged the valuable services of Mr. Lougee to superintend the operating department, would recommend the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity if they wish to get an excellent Daguerreotype Likeness of themselves and friends, to give Mr. L. a call at the Daguerrian Gallery, 85 Main st., Charlestown.  April 27th, 1850.

The second advertisement ran from June 29 to November 9, 1850.  Price Reduced.  Miniatures taken Lower than at any other Establishment and warranted not to fade.

Roxbury Daguerrian Gallery At The Old Stand, In Lemist Building, 82 Washington St., Corner of Felton Place, Over Lemist and Kellogg’s Dry Goods Store.

Miniatures, single or in groups, taken in the best manner, without regard to weather, and warranted not to fade.  An idea has prevailed that, in time, pictures would fade, but this erroneous impression has been entirely removed by many eminent chemists, who give it as their opinion that a Daguerreotype Picture, coated with a solution of gold, will stand any length of time; and no respectable operator will send out a picture without this gilding.

Ladies are recommended to dress in figured or dark material, avoiding white or light blue.  Gentlemen, a black or figured vest, also figured scarf or cravat, so that the shirt bosom will not be too much exposed.  Children, plain and stripped, or figured dresses, avoiding white or light blue; red will take like a dark dress.  Children taken from 9, A. M., to 2, P. M.; others from 8, A. M. till 6, P. M., without regard to weather.  Lancey & Co.

N.B…Messrs. Lancey & Co. Having fitted up an extensive Daguerrian Establishment in the City of Charlestown, in connection with Mr. Jenkins, under the name of Jenkins & Co., and engaged the valuable services of Mr. Lougee to superintend the operating department, would recommend the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity if they wish to get an excellent Daguerreotype Likeness of themselves and friends, to give Mr. L. a call at the Daguerrian Gallery, 85 Main st., Charlestown.   April 27th, 1850.

D. G. Lougee is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1939-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1849 in Boston.

Samuel Hart

1853                82 John Street, New York, New York.

Samuel Hart was recorded in an announcement that ran on March 20, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Mother O’Pearl Visiting Card Case, ground thin pearl for papier mache work, porte monnale sides, daguerreotype cases, and all kinds of mother o’pearl goods, manufactured to pattern, by the Philadelphia mother o’pearl works, and for sale at their depot in New York.  Samuel Hart & Co., 82 John street.

Samuel Hart is not recorded in other photographic directories.