Category Archives: Daguerreotypes

J. A. Mallory

1854                59 College Street, Nashville, Tennessee.

J. A. Mallory[1] was mentioned in an announcement that appeared on September 16, 1854 in the Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee). The Fine Arts.  Amongst the numerous enterprises that are being pushed forward in our city, we notice the Daguerreian Establishment of Messrs. Dobbins [sic.] & Yearout, 59 College Street, over the dry goods store of Messrs. Stevenson & White.  We visited their galleries yesterday and found them fitting up their rooms and instruments.  One or both of these gentlemen have been absent from our city a considerable portion of the summer, visiting a number of the principal cities of the United States, where they also have similar establishments.  We are informed that they have secured the services of the celebrated artist, Mr. Mallory, who has been operating heretofore in the larger cities, North and West, and we have no doubt he will sustain here the high reputation that he has acquired in other places.  Here is what the St. Louis Herald says of him:

“‘Look On This Picture.’—The other day we were shown some of the finest specimens of the Daguerrean art ever seen in this city.  These pictures were life-like, mellow and beautiful.  They were taken by Mr. Mallory.  It may not be generally known, but there is as much difference in daguerreotypes as between cheese and chalk.—Some operators take pictures which others would be ashamed of.  Those who want a first-rate picture should call and get Mallory to ‘point his machine at them’ for about half a minute, and we will agree to treat if he doesn’t produce a ‘counterfeit presentment’ which will give satisfaction.”

We are also informed by the proprietors of this establishment that in addition to furnishing daguerreotype likenesses of the very first order, at very moderate prices, they import directly from Europe and the Eastern cities every description of stock used in their line, which they can and will sell to traveling operators as low as they can buy in New York, or elsewhere in the United States.  Such enterprise deserves encouragement.

J.  A. Mallory is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Memphis, Tennessee in 1855.

[1] Initial “J. A.”  From Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Elizabeth D. Mahan

1856                360 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Elizabeth D. Mahan was recorded in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) on April 1, 1856.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.  Miss. Mahan, Market Street. Twenty-five cent daguerreotypes. We grant the lady every compliment of the art, and hope she will be able to raise her prices.

Elizabeth D. Mahan is recorded in other photographic directories, but are included here because of the first-hand account of her work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Mahan & Good

1856                312 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] 

Mahan & Good (Thomas J. Mahan & Jonathan J. Good) were recorded in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) on April 1, 1856.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.  Mahan & Good. — Pretty fair pictures, some excellent oil colored daguerreotypes. The pictures however are no wise remarkable for beauty.

Mahan & Good are recorded in other photographic directories, but are included here because of the first-hand account of their work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

William Magoffin

1850                105 State Street, opposite Walker’s, Schenectady, New York.

William Magoffin was recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 30 to September 13, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York).  Wm. Magoffin’s Daguerrean Gallery, 105 State street, Schenectady, (opposite Walker’s.)—The undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that he has taken the rooms recently occupied by W. L. Lansing[1], where he will be prepared to wait upon those who may favor him with their patronage.

Those wishing good pictures, are requested to call at my rooms, which are fitted up with a magnificent Sky-Light capable of taking pictures in from two to four seconds.  Perfect satisfaction given, or no charge made.  William Magoffin.

N. B.—Persons wishing pictures taken of children, are requested to bring them in the morning.

William Magoffin is not recorded in other photographic directories.

[1] Identified in newspaper advertisements  as H. L. Lansing.

Magill

1846                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Magill was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from October 15 to 29, 1846  in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  Now Is Your Time.  Messrs. Harner & Tileston (Recently from Van Loan & Magill’s celebrated establishment, Philadelphia,) respectfully announce that they will remain at the Union House during the session of the legislature and will furnish likenesses (either separately or in groups,) in a style, which in point of richness of tone, and beauty of finish stand unrivalled and cannot fail of giving satisfaction.

They would particularly solicit the attention of members of the Legislature and strangers visiting Montpelier, as they are fully prepared to give all an opportunity of securing a perfect Daguerreotype likeness on the most favorable terms.  Just call and examine specimens, and see if we don’t perform all we advertise.  J. L. Harned.  J. S. Tileston.

Magill is not listed in other photographic directories.

 

C. R. Macy

1846                Rooms at F. Scofield’s Inn, Brandon, Vermont.

C. R. Macy was recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 6 to 13, 1846 in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont). C. R. Macy, Photographer, would respectfully inform the citizens of this place and vicinity, that he will take Likenesses By The Daguerreotype Process, in a style and finish unsurpassed. His Miniatures possess all the colors of life, and are warranted durable, as well as well as being perfect copies from nature and art.  Specimens may be seen at his room, at F. Scofield’s Inn, where he will remain a few days to furnish all those who may favor him with their patronage, at the reduced price of one dollar fifty cents each.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine for themselves.       Operations in all weather, from 8 A. M., until 4, P. M.

C. R. Macy is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Macey

1845                Rooms over the Dayton Hat and Shoe Store, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mr. Macey was recorded in an announcement in the Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis, Indiana) on December 4, 1845.  Daguerrian Miniatures.  There are three persons engaged at present in this city, in taking photographic miniatures; and all of them, we believe, are excellent artists.  We have already spoken of Mr. Kever.  We now desire to commend to the public attention Mr. Macey, whose room is over the Dayton Hat and Shoe Store.  Mr. M. deserves patronage on several accounts.  In the first place, he is a first rate artist, and secondly, he is unfortunate by reason of an accident, which has almost entirely deprived him of the use of an arm.  His gentlemanly demeanor is sure to win the approbation of all with whom he may become acquainted.  We hope the ladies as well as gentlemen, will give him a call.

Mr. Macey is not recorded in other photographic directories.

B. H. Mace

1847                Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s                                    Store, Burlington, Vermont.

B. H. Mace was recorded in three advertisements in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont). The first advertisement ran from July 2 to September 10, 1847. Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  B. H. Mace Has The Pleasure of Announcing to the citizens of Burlington, that he has made a permanent establishment in this place, where he is practicing the Daguerreotype art in the highest style of perfection.  For this purpose and for the reception of visitors, he has been to much labor and great expense in furnishing his rooms.  Having practiced the art for a great length of time, and availed himself of all the late improvements, he feels confident that he can give universal satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage.  Miniatures taken any weather, with or without colors, in a superior style, and neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Cases, Frames, or in from 4 to 12 Plate Family Cards, sunk in splendid Mahogany and Rosewood frames.  The Public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  Perfect satisfaction given in all cases or no charge.  Instructions given in the art for $50, embracing all the chemical manipulations pertaining thereto, and every principle explained and illustrated by experiments from the first discoveries of M. Daguerre of France, down to the latest Heliographic Drawings of Germany, and success guaranteed.

To Artist he would give notice that he has on hand German and American Cameras of all sizes, a large and beautiful assortment of Gold plated Lockets, Plates, Cases, Frames, Chemicals, Polishing materials, &c., for sale at wholesale and retail, at the lowest cash prices. B. H. Mace, Burlington June 25, 1847.

The second advertisement ran from September 10 to 24, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery, over Batchelder’s Shoe Store, Church street, Burlington, Vermont.  Miniatures $1.50 only.

The third advertisement ran from October 1 to 15, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block up Stairs, Church street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  By a new chemical combination, he is enabled to produce perfect Likenesses, at five seconds sitting, which will not effect the weakest eyes, nor give time for the expression of the countenance to change.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.

B. H. Mace is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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.

Peter McNaught

1846-1847       Rooms on Court Street, over A. J. Peck’s Store, Watertown, New York.          1847                   Rooms at the Pulaski House, Pulaski, New York.

Peter McNaught was recorded in one announcement and four advertisements.  The announcement appeared on  September 30, 1846 in the Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Mr. McNaught has shown us several splendid Daguerreotype Likenesses.  They are remarkably distinct, and the coloring he gives them adds materially to their appearance.  He may be found at his room over A. J. Peck’s Store.

The first advertisement appeared on September 30, 1846 in the  Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—The subscriber has located himself in the room over A. J. Peck’s store, where he is ready to take Miniature Likenesses, in a style so much like the original that it will be difficult to determine which is really the original.  Call and examine them.              P. McNaught.  Watertown, Sept 22, 1846.

The second advertisement ran from October 21 to December 9, 1846 in the Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—The subscriber would respectfully invite the citizens of Watertown and vicinity to call and examine his specimens.  Rooms over A. J. Peck & Co.’s Store, on Court street.         P. McNaught.      Watertown, Oct. 12, 1846.

The third advertisement ran from June 2 to October 6, 1847 in the Northern State Journal.  (Watertown, New York.)  A Card.—The subscriber Takes This method of tendering his thanks to the citizens of this vicinity, for their very liberal patronage, for which reason he has permanently established his rooms a Daguerreotype Gallery in this village, and has secured the services of Mr. Westcott, who will be happy to receive calls, and will furnish Likenesses no inferior to former specimens.  Any confidence reposed in Mr. W.’s skill I trust will not be misplaced. Rooms over A. J. Peck’s store, Court st.    Peter McNaught.         Watertown, May 25, 1847.

The fourth advertisement appeared on  September 29, 1847 in the Richland Courier (Pulaski, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  The Subscriber having taken rooms at the Pulaski House, kept by J. A. Mathewson, in this village, is Prepared to wait on all who may desire a likeness of themselves or their friends.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  P. McNaught.

Peter McNaught is not recorded in other photographic directories.