Category Archives: Ferreotypes

Ewing

1859                Baltimore Street, Cumberland, Maryland.

Ewing was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 16 to December 29, 1859 in the Civilian & Telegraph (Cumberland, Maryland).  Pictures!  Pictures!  Great Excitement!!!  Ewing’s Great Sky-Light Gallery, on Baltimore street.  Pictures positively taken at cost.  First rate pictures in good cases at Twenty-Five Cents!

All pictures warranted to give satisfaction, or no charge!!  Taken equally as well in cloudy as in fair weather!!!  Ambrotypes, Photographs, Melaneotypes, Nellotypes, Ferrotypes, Spherytypes, & Ambrotypes, and all kinds of Pictures taken in the highest style of the art, and at prices so low as to place them within the reach of all.  Instruction given in the art on the most reasonable terms.

Ewing is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Alger, A. C.

Alger appeared in two issues of The South Western which was published in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 23 & 30, 1859.  He called is studio The Excelsior Photographic Gallery at the corner of Market and Texas Streets, over Mr. Frank’s Jewelry Store.  He advertises that he is making a new style of picture called Ferreotypes and Statuetype.  Particular attention paid to setting miniatures in lockets, bracelets, pins, etc.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. C. Alger in 1855-1856 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It’s unknown at this time if they are the same person.