Category Archives: Daguerreotypes

George W. Felton, Jr.

1848-1851       208 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts.                                                                      1852-1853       197 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts.                                                                              1853                   1 Central Street, Salem, Massachusetts.

George W. Felton, Jr. was recorded in one advertisement and three announcements.  The first  advertisement that ran from September 9, 1852 to November 21, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Daguerrean Establishment.  Over J. C. & H. Cogswell’s Store, 179 Essex Street.  Entrance on Central Street.

The subscriber, for the last four years an assistant to Mr. D. W. Bowdoin, respectfully notifies his friends and the public that he has taken the above named spacious and convenient rooms for Daguerreotype purposes, and he invites the attention of all who wish for beautiful and life-like pictures of themselves or their friends.

Having availed himself of all the latest improvements in the art, and being favored with a light which enables him to take likenesses in any weather, the subscriber hopes to receive that share of encouragement which it will be his earnest aim to merit by an assiduous attention to his business, and by his constant endeavors to give satisfaction.

Likenesses taken at the residences of those who cannot conveniently visit the room.  Daguerreotypes and pictures copied at short notice.  The public are invited to call an examine specimens.  G. W. Felton, Jr.

The first announce appeared on May 5, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Notice.  Felton’s Salem Brass Band, G. W. Felton, Jr., Leader, A. Jenkins, Director, …

The second announcement appeared on November 10, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Quadrille Band… George W. Felton, Jr., Bugle and Cornet…

The third announcement appeared on July 3, 1854 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Brass Band will parade with the City Guards to-morrow morning, on which occasion they will play a new Quick Step, composed by G. W. Felton, Jr., the leader, and dedicated to the Guards.

George W. Felton, Jr. is listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry For 1851 and 1853.

A. L. Feller

1851                Rooms in Temperance Hall, Lancaster, Ohio.                                                                  1851-1852     Rooms in Giesy’s Building, Third Floor, Lancaster, Ohio.

A. L. Feller was recorded in three announcements and six advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on May 15, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Gallery.—Mr. Feller has opened a daguerrean Gallery in the “Temperance Hall.” His work is good and a good chance is now offered to “impress the human face divine.”  Call and see.

The first advertisement ran from May 15 to 29, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette  (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Gallery.  The undersigned respectfully informs the public in general and the citizens of Lancaster especially , that he has opened a Daguerreotype Room in the Temperance Hall, where he is at all times prepared to execute pictures in a style of beauty that cannot fail to please.  He cordially extends an invitation to every one to call and examine specimens.  He feels confident they will recommend themselves as near perfect as any that have ever been taken by the art.

Doors open at all hours of the day—admission free—walk I without knocking.  A. L. Feller.

The second announcement appeared on June 12, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Rooms.—Mr. A. L. Feller has removed his rooms to Giesy’s building, third floor, where he has prepared a sky light, which will be a decided improvement.  He is a good artist, and many of his specimens are equal to any we have seen anywhere.  Give him a call.  This is the best opportunity yet presented to our citizens for getting good pictures.

The second advertisement ran from June 18 to September 25, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).    Sky-Light Daguerrean Rooms, First Door West of the Hocking Valley Bank, Lancaster, Ohio.  The undersigned having just completed a large northerly side and sky-light, and fitted it up in good order, he would again say to the citizens of the city and country, that he is now and will be at all times, prepared to execute pictures in a style of beauty seldom attained and no where excelled.

Pictures taken and put up in all the various styles of the art from the smallest Lockets, Pins, or Finger Rings, to the largest size for frames, and every style of miniature setting kept constantly on hand, and furnished at prices that cannot fail to please.

Rooms open at all hours; pictures taken every day without regard to weather.  No one is expected to take out a picture that is not in all respects satisfactory.   Lancaster,  A. L. Feller.

P. S.  He is also at all times prepared to leave his rooms in case of sickness or death if requested by the friends.

The third announcement appeared on July 31, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  The Fine Arts.—Just at this time the fine arts are flourishing to an unusual extent in our city…Mr. Feller takes life-like pictures in the shortest tine…

The third advertisement ran from January 29 to February 26, 1852 in The Lancaster Gazette  (Lancaster, Ohio).  Picture Gallery.  The undersigned is just receiving, at his rooms, a beautiful lot of Plates, Frames and Cases, of all qualities, from 1-16 to the 1-2 plate size, which he will fill with Daguerreotypes unsurpassed in the beautiful art and at prices that cannot fail to please.  All are cordially invited to call and examine for themselves.  Doors open at all hours.  Lancaster,  A. L. Feller.

The fourth advertisement ran from January 29 to March 11, 1852 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.  Persons wishing Daguerreotype pictures, unrivalled in beauty, utility, clearness and depth of impression, can have the same by calling at my rooms, in Giesy’s building, third floor, entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, A. L. Feller.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 20 to July 8, 1852 in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette.  (Indianapolis, Indiana).  Picture Gallery.  The undersigned is just receiving, at his rooms, beautiful lot of Plates, Frames and Cases, of all qualities, from 1-16 to the 1-2 plate size, which he will fill with Daguerreotypes unsurpassed in the beautiful art and at prices that cannot fail to please.  All are cordially invited to call and examine for themselves.  Doors open at all hours.  Lancaster, January 28.  A. L. Feller.

The sixth advertisement ran from June 17 to July 1, 1852 in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette (Indianapolis, Indiana).  Daguerreotypes.  Persons wishing Daguerreotype pictures, unrivalled in beauty, utility, clearness and depth of impression, can have the same by calling at my rooms, in Giesy’s building, third floor, entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, A. L. Feller.

A. L. Feller is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Lancaster, Ohio.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an A. L. Fellers as a spelling variant for A. L. Feller as being active in Columbus, Ohio in 1855-1857 and in Lancaster in 1860.

 

J. H. Felch

1845                Rooms 90 Owego Street, over D. W. Hale’s Store, Ithaca, New York.

J. H. Felch was recorded in an advertisement and announcement. The advertisement ran from January 22 to April 2, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York). Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ithaca and vicinity that he is prepared to take Photographic Miniatures with entire satisfaction, in clear or cloudy weather and respectfully invites them to call and examine specimens and “see themselves as others see them.”  Price $2.50.

Rooms No. 90, Owego street, over D. W. Hale’s store.  J. H. Felch.

The announcement appeared on February 19, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  We have been shown by Mr. Felch, some excellent Daguerreotype Miniatures taken by him.  He has a number of specimens at his rooms and will satisfy any one who may call of the faithfulness with which the features of any one can be transferred to the plate.  Rooms over D. W. Hale’s store.

J. H. Felch is not recorded in other photographic directories.

C. Faxon

1841                7 Cheapside, New Bedford, Massachusetts.                                                            1841                Masonic Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.

C. Faxon was recorded in two announcements while in the partnership of O’Brien & Faxon and two advertisements while he was alone in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts). Daguerreotypes,—Such of our readers as may be desirous to learn more of the curious [all] invented by M. Daguerre in Paris, of copying nature simply by reflecting the image of the object to be represented in a strong light upon a metallic surface prepared to receive it, will do well to call at the room of Messrs. O’Brien and Faxon, Cheapside.  It will be seen by a notice in our advertising columns that these gentlemen will remain in this town a few days, and will execute miniatures, with singular fidelity and dispatch by this process.  We have seen several specimens executed by them, which are indeed facsimiles of the originals.

The second announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. O’Brien & Faxon would respectfully inform the citizens of New Bedford and vicinity that they have opened an establishment at No. 7 Cheapside, (next door to Howarth’s exhibition of paintings) for the purpose of making the Daguerreotype Miniatures.  They practice upon the system of Prof. Morse of New York, combined with other valuable improvements in their possession.  Such is the accuracy and truth of these pictures, that no painter or engraver can equal them, they emphatically represent the man.  They also copy paintings, statuary, engravings, &c.  they will take a limited number of pupils on reasonable terms.  Hours of business between 8 A. M. and 6 P. M.  the public are invited to call as early as possible, as their stay in the place is limited.

The first advertisement ran from September 15 to October 6, 1841 in the Springfield Gazette.  (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only. Prices Reduced to $3.  The Subscriber having spent much time and money in perfecting himself in the Photographic Art, and practiced successfully in various places, now offer his services to the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, for a short time, at the Masonic Hall.  He is in possession of all those important improvements in the art which have been recently made, combined with others of his own invention, and flatters himself that his skill in the business will recommend him to their favor.  Likenesses, taken in a few moments, without the aid of a strong light, which, by the old method, was liable to distort the features.  To those who are unacquainted with this art, it may perhaps be well to say, that it gives a lasting and perfect delineation of the features, drawn by the pencil of light, the hand of Nature, more striking and accurate than can possibly be obtained in any other way.  The Subscriber has reduced his price to the lowest possible limits consistent with safety to himself, and as low as can possibly be obtained elsewhere, while his style of workmanship he is willing to compare with any in the country.  Price of a single portrait Three Dollars.—For a group of two—Five Dollars.  Satisfaction warranted.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  Instruction given upon reasonable terms. The public are respectfully invited to call.            C. Faxon.

The second advertisement ran from September 18 to October 2, 1841 in the Springfield Weekly Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, that he has opened room at Masonic Hall, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Portraits.  The most accurate and striking likenesses which will never change or fade are delineated in this manner by the pencil of light, in the space of a few moments.  Miniatures taken in any weather, without the aid of a strong light, which was liable by the old method to cause an unnatural distortion of the features.  Price reduced to $3,00 for a single portrait; for a group or two $5,00.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  The public are respectfully invited to call.  C. Faxon.

C. Faxon is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.

R. A. Farr

1841                116 State Street, over Crain & Davis Store, Schenectady, New York.

R. A. Farr was recorded in two advertisement and two announcements. The first advertisement ran from July 13 to August 10, 1844 in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel  (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State-street, where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State Street.

The second advertisement ran on July 16 to 30, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State st., where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State street.

The first announcement appeared on July 23, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We direct the attention of our readers to an advertisement, in another column, of this apparatus for taking miniatures.  The likeness taken with it, is as perfect as is given by the truest Mirror, with the exception of color.—In addition, instead of hours, it requires only a few seconds of time, to complete the operation.  Specimens may be seen at the room, above this office.

The second announcement appeared on September 3, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We dropped in a few days since, to see Mr. R. A. Farr, in his Daguerreotype rooms, over Crane & Davis store, 154 State street.  He is located on the second floor, on the south side of the hall.  His rooms are very handsomely fitted up , and are well adapted, as regards light, to the purposes for which they are used.  He showed us quite a number of the miniatures taken by him, and they were certainly equal to anything of the kind we ever saw.  The likenesses taken with this apparatus, are as perfect in every respect, as those given by a mirror, with the exception of color.  We have seen many which were somewhat indistinct, and we were almost led to believe that it was unavoidable; those taken by Mr. Farr, however, which we saw, had not this imperfection.  It is worth one’s while to call and see the likeness lying on his table, as well as the apparatus and process by which they are taken.

R. A. Farr is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William Farnham

1850-1851       Freeman’s New Building, 80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.

William Farnham was recorded in one announcement and two advertisement.  The announcement appeared on June 4, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, the accomplished Daguerreotypist, who has filled a highly satisfactory “mission” to this city, during the past five months, has left us for his former residence, Amsterdam, where he will tarry for a time at least.—Wherever he may go, we bespeak for him that patronage which his success as an operator—to say nothing of his very gentlemanly deportment and faculty that he has of making everybody pleased with both himself and his productions—so justly entitles him.  He will be succeeded in this city by Mr. Farnham, who comes highly recommended.  (Rooms in Freeman’s Building, No. 80 State-street.)

The first announcement ran from June 11, 1850 to January 7, 1851 in The Schenectady Cabinet  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.  Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

The second advertisement ran from July 5 to November 29, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.        Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

William Farnham is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Dr. C. Farnham

1850-1851       Rooms on Seneca Street, 2 doors below the Mansion House, Geneva, New                                     York.

Dr. C. Farnham was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has just opened a Daguerrean Galley on Seneca St., (2 Doors Below The Mansion House,) where features can be had for the low of $1.00.  His pictures, for boldness of outline and accuracy of likeness are unsurpassed.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.            Geneva October 18, 1850.

The seconded advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has opened a daguerrean Galley on Seneca Street, two doors below the Mansion House, where Pictures can be had for the low of one Dollar, for which $1.50 is charges, a little lower down the street.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.     Geneva October 15, 1850.

Dr. C. Farnham is nor recorded in other photographic directories.

Fant & Gove

1851-1852       Rooms at Union Hall, Franklin, Louisiana.

Fant & Gove were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announcement appeared on December 6, 1851 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  Messrs. Fant & Gove, Daguerrian Artist, have located themselves in this town for a short time, which offers another chance to our citizens to possess themselves of the advantages afforded by this valuable art.  They exhibit some beautiful specimens of their skill, which the public are invited to examine at their room, in Union Hall.

The first advertisement ran from December 6, 1851 to January 10, 1852 in The Planters’ Banner  (Franklin, Louisiana).  Wm. O. Fant & G. W. Gove, Daguerrian Artist, Respectfully beg leave to inform the citizens of Franklin and its vicinity that they have rented the Ball-Room at Union Hall, where they will remain for a short time, for the purpose of conducting their profession, and they earnestly invite every one to call and examine their specimens.

They will be happy to furnish Miniatures, in cases of large or small size, to those who may desire them; also, singly or in groups, in breastpins or lockets, on reasonable terms.

The second announcement appeared on January 3, 1852 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  We would inform the public that the Daguerrean Artist, Messrs. Fant & Gove, intend to remain but a few days longer in this town.  The weather is now delightful—just the thing for daguerreotyping—and those who wish a good likeness of themselves or friends could not select a more favorable opportunity.  Those who patronize these gentlemen will be well pleased, for their pictures are fully equal to any we have ever seen, and we have seen some first-rate ones, too.  But call and examine their specimens, than you will be better pleased, and they are always happy to receive visitors.  They have got the finest apparatus ever used in Franklin, and besides, they have testimonials of their skill and ability as artist that are possessed by few.  Call ere it be too late, for “procrastination is the thief of time.”

Fant & Gove, and Fant are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Both Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Biographies of Western Photographs list a William S. Gove in Huntsville, Texas in the partnership of Robbins & Gove in 1853.  It is unknown if they are the same person.

Falkner

1858-1859       Rooms in Shawhan’s New Building, South West corner from the Court House,                              Tiffin, Ohio.                                                                                                                                        1859                  Rooms in Shawhan’s New Building, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware Sore,                                  Tiffin, Ohio.                                                                                                                                      1859                  Rooms over the Bank of Tiffin, Tiffin, Ohio.

Falkner was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements as a partner in the firm of Hartsock & Falkner and three announcements, and one advertisement as a partner in the firm of Falkner & Pennington.  The first announcement for Hartsock & Falkner appeared on October 29, 1858 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  List of Premiums.  Awarded at the 8th annual Fair of the Seneca County Agricultural Society…Class 15th—Fine Arts….

Tunison & Fay, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes 1st Premium, $2.00.                              E. M. Collins, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes 2d premium, $1.00.                          Hartsock & Falkner, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes, Discretionary, Diploma.  Tunison & Fay, Display of Photographs and Spherotypes, $2.00.

The first advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from December 24, 1858 to January 7, 1859 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).   Ho! For Holiday Presents!  Go To Hartsock and Falkner’s Mammoth Ambrotype Picture Gallery!  And get a correct Likeness of yourself, and give it to your friend for a New Year’s Present!  Shawhan’s New Building, South-West corner from the Court House, Tiffin, O.

The second advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from April 8 to 29, 1859 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Ambrotyping!  Hartsock & Falkner Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they are still taking those inimitable Pictures!

Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery!  Where we are taking the latest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special Attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotype.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.           It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on different styles of Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware store.    Hartsock & Falkner.  Instructions given in the Art on reasonable terms.

The third advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from May 13 to August 12, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Ambrotyping!  Hartsock & Falkner Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they are still taking those inimitable Pictures!

Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery!  Where we are taking the latest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special Attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotype.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.           It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on different styles of Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware store.  Hartsock & Falkner.  Instructions given in the Art on reasonable terms.    Tiffin, April 8th, 1859.

The first announcement for Falkner & Pennington appeared on August 19, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Falkner & Pennington have formed a copartnership in the Daguerreotype business.—Their Gallery is over the Bank of Tiffin.  See their advertisement.

The first advertisement for Falkner & Pennington ran from August 19 to December 30, 1859.  in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).             Ambrotyping Photographs!  Falkner & Pennington, Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they have purchased a full life size instrument, which is well calculated to take large groups.

Pictures!  Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery, Where we are taking the largest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotypes.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.  It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on, different styles Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, formerly occupied by Hartsock & Falkner.  Falkner & Pennington.  Instruction given in the Art on reasonable terms.  Tiffin, April 8th, 1859.

The second announcement for Falkner & Pennington appeared on September 30, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  The Seneca Co. Fair opened up on Wednesday…Floral Hall…Here we noticed some fine specimens of art from the Daguerrean galleries of Falkner & Pennington.

The third announcement appeared on  October 14, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune.  (Tiffin, Ohio).             List of Premiums Awarded at the 9th annual Fair of the Seneca County Agricultural Society….Class 15th—Fine Arts.                                                                                          Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Tunison & Fay, 1st Prem. OF               2.          2d Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Falkner & Pennington, 2d Prem. 1.

Falkner & Pennington do not appear in other photographic directories.  Falkner appears in Craig’s Daguerreian Register and Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in the partnership of Hartsock & Falkner in 1859-1860 in Shawhan’s Block, Tiffin, Ohio.  Craig also list B. Pennington as being active in Tiffin, Ohio from 1860 to 1898. Barclay Pennington is listed in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Tiffin from 1856-1898.

E. J. Evans

1851                Rooms above the Market House, Charles Town, Virginia.

E. J. Evans was recorded in an advertisement that ran on January 21, 1851 in the Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, Virginia). Daguerreotype Miniatures Taken By E. J. Evans, In the Rooms above the Market House, formerly occupied by Mr. Yarnall, where he will remain a short time, for the purpose of taking Miniatures by the Improved Daguerrean Process.  The attention of all persons interested in procuring Daguerreotype Likenesses, of themselves or friends, or copies from Portraits, Miniatures, paintings or statuary, are invited to his specimens.

His arrangements are such that he can take Miniatures of children and adults; and persons in delicate health at their residences, and neatly set them in Cases, Lockets, Pins or Frames. Instructions given, and Apparatus, Chemicals, and Materials furnished.  Miniatures are taken in all kinds of weather.

E. J. Evans is not recorded in other photographic directories.