Category Archives: Daguerreotypes

S. D. Jones

1856                Address Unknown, New York, New York.[1]

S. D. Jones was recorded on January 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York). In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America. Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

S. D. Jones — Many of the daguerreotypes are deserving of great praise. Others again the contrary.

S. D. Jones does not appear in other photographic directories.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.


Nathaniel W. Jones

1849                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

Nathaniel W. Jones was recorded in one announcement that appeared on May 17, 1848 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  Court of General Sessions.  Before the Recorder, and Aldermen Hatfield and Britton….Trial for Grand Larceny.—George W. Butler was put upon trial, charged with grand larceny, in having, on or about the 20th of December last, stolen a number of articles belonging to a daguerreotype apparatus, the property of Nathaniel W. Jones, and worth over $100.  The prosecution fell through, as it was shown that the articles were entrusted to the defendant, by Mr. Jones, who authorized Butler to sell them for him.  The prisoner was, therefore, pronounced not guilty, and discharged from custody.

Nathaniel W. Jones does not appear in other photographic directories.

J. P. Jones

1848                Rooms at the Washington Hotel, Joliet, Illinois.                                                                1848                Address Unknown, Wilmington, Illinois.

J. P. Jones was recorded in two announcements in the Juliet Signal (Joliet, Illinois). The first appeared on March 28, 1848. J. P. Jones, Daguerreotypist, has opened rooms at the Washington Hotel, in this place, where he is prepared to take likenesses of all who may give him a call.  We have seen some specimens of his work which are the most delicate execution.  Those who desire to have their likenesses taken in a life like manner should avail themselves of the present opportunity.  He intends remaining in the place but a few days.

The second announcement appeared on April 4, 1848. Those wishing Daguerreotype likenesses of themselves or friends, had better call on Mr. Jones, at the Washington Hotel, soon, as he expects to leave in a few days.  He intends visiting Wilmington next week.

J. P. Jones is not listed in other photographic directories.

George H. Jones

1850                Rooms over William Hawkins’ Store, Hannibal, Missouri.

George H. Jones was recorded in an advertisement on  November 7, 1850 in the Western Union  (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerrean Gallery.  Over Wm. Hawkins’ Store.  Geo. H. Jones.  Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Hannibal and vicinity, that he will continue to execute all kinds of work in the Daguerrean Art in the latest improved style; miniatures set in beautiful shell or morocco cases; also in lockets, breast-pins, finger rings, watch keys, &c., &c.  Being convinced from past experience, that he can fully satisfy all who may encourage him, public patronage is solicited.—Entire satisfaction given, or no charge.

P. S. Instructions given in the Art, and an apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.

George H. Jones does not appear in other photographic directories.

G. B. Jones

1854                Address Unknown, Petersburg, Virginia.

G. B. Jones was recorded in one announcement which appeared on  October 28, 1854 in The Daily Dispatch  (Richmond., Virginia).  Petersburg Fair.  Fourth Day.  Petersburg, Oct. 27, 1854…List of Premiums Awarded at the Union Fair of Virginia and North Carolina… Discretionary Premiums.—….$2, to G. B. Jones & Co., Petersburg; for specimens of daguerreotyping, $5 each, To Messrs. P. E. Gibbes of Lynchburg and White of Petersburg;

G. B. Jones is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Eliza P. Jones

1856-1857       At the Residence of John Webb, Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio.

Eliza P. Jones was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement in The Perrysburg Journal (Perrysburg, Ohio).  The advertisement ran from October 9, 1856 to October 29, 1857.  Daguerreotyping, Ambrotyping and Millinery, By Eliza P. Jones, at the residence of John Webb, Front street, Perrysburg, Ohio.

The announcement ran on May 14, 1857.  Miss. Eliza P. Jones keeps a good assortment of Millinery goods, which she proposes to sell at reasonable rates.  She is also prepared to make or renovate bonnets in good style and on reasonable terms.  Not only this, but she takes Ambrotype and Daguerreotype likenesses in the very best style of the art.

Eliza P. Jones is not listed in other photographic directories.

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.

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.


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.

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.