Category Archives: Daguerreotypes

George D. Lyman

1841                Rooms over N. N. Tiffany’s Store, Sag Harbor, New York.

George D. Lyman was recorded in an advertisement ran on November 13 & 17, 1841 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  (For One Week Only)  Photographic Miniatures by the Daguerreotype Process.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Sag Harbor, that he has taken the west room over N. N. Tiffany’s store, for the taking of Daguerreotype Miniatures.  All persons in want of a faithful likeness of themselves would do well to call.  The subscriber having had much experience in the above business, is confident that his Pictures are not surpassed by those of any operator in the country.  About one minute’s sitting is all that is required to obtain a perfect Picture.  Specimens may be seen at his room, or at O. O. Wickham’s store. The public are invited to call and examine.

Price $3, case included.  N. B. The subscriber will qualify one or two young men, on moderate terms, for the above business.  George D. Lyman.

George D. Lyman is not recorded in other photographic directories.

D. B. Lovejoy

1852                Main Street near the Post Office, Woburn, Massachusetts.

D. B. Lovejoy was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement in the Woburn Journal (Woburn, Massachusetts). The advertisement ran from August 14 to September 4, 1852.  Daguerreotypes.  D. B. Lovejoy, daguerrian Artist, Saloon, near the Post Office, Main Street.

The announcement appeared on August 21, 1852.  Daguerreotypes.—Our citizens are reminded that good, life-like pictures can be had now, very conveniently, at the “saloon.”

D.B. Lovejoy is not listed in other photographic directories.

Lovatt & Snyder

1856                316 North Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] 

Lovatt & Snyder (George W. or M. Snyder) were recorded on April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal  (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Lovatt & Snyder.—Passably fair pictures, from the situation of gallery &c., should suppose it was for the accommodation of the lower twenty.

Lovatt & Snyder are recorded in other photographic directories, but are recorded here because of the first hand account of their work.

[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.

P. P. Lounsbery

1852                Address Unknown, Hannibal, Missouri.

P. P. Lounsbery was recorded in an announcement that appeared on May 27, 1852 in the Hannibal Journal (Hannibal, Missouri). P. P. Lounsbery’s Daguerreotypes are the best we have ever seen; the most perfectly life-like.  Many who examine them, we venture to say, will have their old pictures rubbed off, and new ones instead.  Mr. Lounsbery has no other business; he never learned any other, and learned this with an intention of obtaining a living by it.  He therefore understands it well; takes pride in it, and of course is more to be trusted than those half-made daguerreotypists who pick up a smattering of this business, when they get idle and out of funds, and stroll into the country on a three months’ cruise, to print libels on people’s faces, at a dollar or two dollars apiece!

N. B.—Mr. L. invites the ladies, and assures us that his rooms will always be a suitable place for them to visit.

P. P. Lounsbery is not listed in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a P. Lounsberry as being active in Burlington, Iowa 1850-1851 It is unknown if they are the same person. The distance between Burlington, Iowa and Hannibal, Missouri is about 95 miles by land.

N. Lott

1855                345 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York.

N. Lott was recorded in an announcement on May 14, 1855 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York). Progress Of Art.—Of all the arts useful and elegant in which we can fairly boast of excellence, that of Photography is justly held in high estimation. The credit of our city in this respect will be much increased by Messrs. N. Lott & Co., who have opened and fitted up as a Daguerrean Gallery a splendid suite of rooms at No. 345 Fulton st. opposite the City Hall.  Bome of Messrs. Lott & Co.’s specimens of single portraits and family groups surpass anything we have seen in the faithful and life-like manner in which every feature and lineament is traced.  A visit to this gallery will well repay the exertion.

N. Lott is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. C. Longwell

1859                Rooms on Michigan Street, directly East of the Courthouse, Plymouth, Indiana.

J. C. Longwell was recorded in one advertisement on March 3, 1859 in the Marshall County Democrat (Plymouth, Indiana). Daguerreotypes! The Undersigned Would Respectfully inform the citizens of Plymouth and vicinity, that he has opened a Daguerrean Gallery, On Michigan street directly east of the courthouse where he is prepared to take pictures of all sizes, unsurpassed in style and finish, by any artist in this country.

Ambrotype Pictures taken in from three to ten seconds in all kinds of weather.   J. C. Longwell. je26.

J. C. Longwell is not recorded in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Joseph Longwell in Logansport, Indiana from 1858-1861. It is unknown if they are the same person.

Maurice W. Lockwood

1854-1855       Corner Eighth Avenue and Fourteenth Street, New York, New York.              1856                   186 West 18th Street, New York, New York.[1]                                                              1856-1857       145 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York.                                                                          1858                   185 8th Avenue, New York, New York.

Maurice W. Lockwood was listed in seven advertisements and one notice in The New York Herald (New York, New York) (to date) also he was mentioned in one article.  The first advertisement appeared on June 2, 1854.  Splendid Daguerreotypes, Double the Size of those taken elsewhere, including a fine case and preserver, for only 50 cents, at Lockwood’s, corner of Eighth Avenue and Fourteenth street.

The second ad appeared on January 24, 1855.  Daguerrean Gallery For Sale, Cheap For cash, doing a good business.  For particulars apply to M. W. Lockwood, corner of Eighth avenue and Fourteenth street.

The notice appeared on April 2, 1855.  Charge Of Taking Daguerreotypes On Sunday.  M. W. Lockwood, a daguerreotypist, doing business at the corner of Eighth avenue and Fourteenth street, was arrested yesterday by Captain Ackerman, of the Ninth ward police, charged with having taken daguerreotype likenesses on Sunday, contrary to a city ordinance.  The accused was arrested on the complaint of officer Winars, who, it is alleged, entered Lockwood’s place and got his likeness taken, as also did his brother and several others who were present.  The artist, along with his show case, which was standing on the sidewalk, was conveyed before Justice Davison, at the Jefferson Market Police Court, where a fine of one dollar was imposed upon the offender.

The article appeared on January 1, 1856 in Photographic and Fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Lockwood, 18th street — I cannot say much for this gallery. The artist must be young in the art, and therein his excuse.

The third advertisement appeared on April 28, 1856.  Extra Large Ambrotypes, In Gilt Cases, for only fifty cents, warranted equal to any sold elsewhere for $2, at M. E. Lockwood’s gallery, 186 Eighteenth street, one door west of Eighth avenue.

The fourth advertisement appeared on August 15, 1856.  To Ambrotypists.—Something Entirely New and original.—Lockwood’s heileoprints, on paper, far surpassing anything ever yet produced in the picture line.  Beware of imposters, as I have no agents canvassing the city, but will teach the art at M. E. Lockwood’s gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.  Call and see specimens.  The only place in the world where a large sized ambrotype can be had for 25 cents, including case.  Gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.

The fifth ad appeared on September 30, 1856.  Large Size Ambrotypes, In Cases, only 25c.—The same size, and warranted equal to those others make for one dollar, at M. E. Lockwood’s, Gallery, 145 Eighth avenue.

The sixth ad appeared on April 10, 1857.  Lockwood’s Ambrotypes—Large size, beautifully colored, including case, only twenty-five cents of the same size and warranted equal to any made elsewhere for one dollar.  Gallery No. 145 Eighth avenue.

The seventh advertisement appeared on November 19, 1858.  Beautifully Colored Ambrotypes in genuine Union Cases for 50 cents, warranted equal to any sold elsewhere for $2, at Lockwood’s, No. 185 8th-av.

Maurice W. Lockwood is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  He is recorded here because of the additional information.  M. E. Lockwood maybe the same person.

[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.


James E. Lockwood

1849                Rooms at John C. Gordy’s Hotel, Franklin, Louisiana.                                          1851                Rooms 32 Philippa Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                              1851                Rooms 30 Philippa Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

James E. Lockwood was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The announcement appeared on March 1, 1849 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana). Daguerreotype Miniatures.—By reference to our advertising columns it will be found that Mr. J. E. Lockwood, of Georgetown, Kentucky, is prepared to take miniatures at Gordy’s Hotel.  We have visited Mr. Lockwood’s Room, and can say that his specimens of this wonderful art are fine.  He gave us so satisfactory proofs of his skill that we permitted him to try himself upon a countenance which we have often noticed in looking-glasses.  He succeeded in getting an exact likeness, and it is so good looking that our bump of self-esteem has been in a thrifty condition ever since we first beheld the picture.  It is actually a great improvement on the original which proves that he can excel nature in making countenances.—

If any one wishes to take a fair view of himself externally he will do well to call on Mr. Lockwood.  Whether one may wish to patronize Mr. L. or not he will do well to call on him and see his numerous miniatures which he will always be happy to exhibit to visitors.

The first advertisement ran from March 1 to 8, 1849 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  J. E. Lockwood’s Daguerrian Gallery, of the latest improvements, by which the Drapery, Face and Eyes, are given with all their beauty and natural expression, which gives his miniature portraits a life-like expression.

Mr. L. late from Georgetown, Ky., has opened his Gallery at Mr. John C. Gordy’s Hotel, where he will be happy to receive ladies and Gentlemen, and present them with a perfect likeness, in from 10 to 30 seconds sitting, clear or cloudy weather.

Families will be grouped, with from 2 to 12 together or single, as large as large as a lite as small as the smallest miniature breast pins, and put up in the neatest style, at low prices.  All work warranted to last for ages unfaded.  Old miniatures taken ever at half price and portraits copied.

Rooms open from 8 o’clock A. M. to 4 P. M.                                                                                              Instructions will be given and the best apparatus furnished on the most reasonable term

The second advertisement ran from July 18 to August 26, 1851 in The Daily Crescent. (New Orleans, Louisiana).  A Gold Mine Discovered—Pictures taken by lightning.—I have the honor to announce to the public that I have recently made an improvement in the art and apparatus, by which I can take the likeness of the smallest child in one second, or as quick as a flash of lightning.  On the announcement of this discovery in the True Delta, July 2, many believe it to be a humbug, for they said it was impossible, and they called to see it.  I tenser an invitation to the public to call at my office 32 Philippa, between Poydras and Perdido streets, and satisfy themselves.  I challenge any Daguerrian Artist in the city, to [exec] me at the office, and I will give $1,000 to any one that can or will, I well know what I am about, for I am the oldest Daguerrean Artist in the city since the death of Maguire.   Dr. Lockwood.

Ladies, with a certainty of success, you may bring your children.

The third advertisement ran from November 21 to December 20, 1851.1851 in The Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana).  Daguerreotype Rooms, No. 30 Philippa street, between Poydras and Perdido, where Daguerrean Miniature Portraits are taken at short notice and of unexcelled beauty and expression, and put in the neatest style in pins, lockets, frames and cases, cheaper than any other firm in the city.  The proprietor tenders his thanks for past favors, and from his permanent location, together with his devotion and experience in the business for ten years.  These facts he hopes will insure him a liberal share of public patronage.  Jas. Lockwood.

James E. Lockwood is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1855 to 1861.

L. S. Lipman

1851-1852       Water Street, over the Insurance Office, Evansville, Indiana.

L. S. Lipman was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 8, 1851 to June 15, 1852 in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).                                                               Dobyns & Co.’s Daguerreotype Galleries.                                                                                                        No. 489 Main Street, Louisville, Ky.                                                                                                                   No. 1 Fowlke’s Row, Memphis, Tenn.                                                                                                               Nos. 6 & 23 Camp Street, New Orleans.                                                                                                           Corner 4th and Chestnut sts, St. Louis, Mo.

J. T. Yearout & L. S. Lipman, of the above firm would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Evansville and the public generally, that they have taken Rooms on Water st., over Insurance office, and that they are permanently located at Evansville, in the Daguerrean Rooms formerly occupied by Gove & Widney, where one of them may be found at all hours of the day, ready and prepared to take Likenesses of all sizes and descriptions, to exhibit specimens of their work, sell stock, give instruction in the art and wait upon all who may favor them with a call.

N. B.—All work done by them will be warranted to give perfect satisfaction or no charge made.  Constantly on hand a full supply of Daguerreotype Stock for sale.  The above rooms are now furnished and open.  All are invited to call and examine for themselves.

L. S. Lipman is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active 1859-1861 in New Orleans, Louisiana.