Category Archives: Photographs

J. C. Howe

Ca 1854-1860 Ashley’s Building, Up one flight, Westfield, Massachusetts.

J. C. Howe of the firm Clark & Howe was recorded in an undated Broadside in Greg Drake’s Collection. Ambrotypes, and Cloth Pictures! E. P. Clark (Artist permanently located in Holyoke) and J. C. Howe, would respectfully inform the citizens of Westfield and vicinity that they are located at Ashley’s Building, Up one flight of stairs—room opposite H. Fuller’s Law office in the same building— for a few days to exhibit a new style of Picture, and to wait upon those who may require their services.

Ambrotypes, Meleneotypes, Ambrographs &c., Also Pictures on Enameled Cloth, Taken for the low price of Twenty-Five Cents, having the beauty of the ambrotype and Daguerreotype combined, and may be inclosed in a letter and sent to any part of the world free of postage.  Do not lose this opportunity secure a Likeness at the very lowest price.  Some beautiful styles of Ambrotype Cases.  E. P. Clark, J. C. Howe.

J. C. Howe is not listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, or in other photographic directories.

Hovey

1854                Address Unknown[1], New York, New York.

Hovey[2] was recorded in two announcements.  The first announcement appeared on October 7, 1854 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Premium List.  The following premiums were awarded at the Fair of the New-York State Agricultural Society, held in this City October 3-6…

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                        Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

The second announcement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on  October 8, 1854. New York State Fair…Painting, etc.

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                          Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

[1] Samuel Root’s address is 363 Broadway.                                                                                                  [2] Possibly Daniel Hovey.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry records that Daniel Hovey worked for Samuel Root in Philadelphia in 1849, but does dot record the partnership of Root & Hovey or that he was in New York City.  In the Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 by Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby Daniel (Douglass) Hovey is listed in 1849 as an operator for Samuel Root in Philadelphia.  From 1849 to 1860’s they record him in Rochester, New York, in partnership with John Kelsey in 1854 and Henry Hartman from 1857-1863.  Interestingly Samuel Root is not list in their directory.

House & Benedict

N. D.                Address Unknown, Elmira, New York.                                                                                      1857                Main Street, over Suydam’s Grocery Store, Penn-Yan, New York.

House & Benedict (Thomas J. B. House & Samuel N. Benedict were recorded in an announcement and advertisement in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  The announcement appeared on June 3, 1857.  Attention is invited to the advertisement of House & Benedict, which may be found in this paper.  They are recently from Elmira, where they had established a reputation as first rate artists.  They take all kinds of pictures—Daguerreotypes Ambrotypes, Melanotypes and Cameotypes in superior style.  They have taken the rooms recently occupied by Mrs. McAllaster.

The advertisement ran from June 3 to September 23, 1857.  House & Benedict’s Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype and Cameotype Rooms.  House & Benedict (formerly of, Elmira) having purchased the Rooms previously occupied by Mrs. McAllaster, over Suydam’s Grocery Store on Main st., Penn Yan, beg leave to call the attention of the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, to the new and Superior Style of Pictures taken by them.  They are now prepared to take Pictures of nearly every kind, such as Daguerreotype, Melainotype, Ambrotype, Sphereotype, Cameotype, Transfer Pictures, etc., which are warranted not to fade.

The Melainotype, or Iron Picture, receives universal commendation by all who have examined their superior qualities. Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., Filled with neatness and dispatch, either with Daguerreotype or Melainotype.  A large variety of Fancy Cases, Frames, &c., constantly on hand, and at Moderate Prices.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.—Sphereotype, Cameotype, Transfer Pictures taken only at this Gallery.  Instructions given in the Art, and Apparatus furnished if desired.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens, whether wishing a Picture or not.  Pictures copied with neatness.  Tho’s J. B. House.   Sam’l N. Benedict.  Penn Yan, May, 1857.

The Partnership of House and Benedict is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Thomas J. B. House is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Penn Yan, New York in 1859, Samuel N. Benedict is not recorded.

J. W. Houghton

1856-1857      Rooms over Houghton & Loughmiller’s Drug Store, Winchester, Tennessee.  1857                  New House on South-East side of the Square, near Custer House, Winchester,                              Tennessee.

J. W. Houghton appeared in three announcements and three advertisements. The first Announcement appeared on August 16, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Mr. J. W. Houghton is now prepared to execute, in the very best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs and Daguerreotypes, at his room above the Drug establishment of Messrs. Houghton & Loughmiller.  Those who feel symptoms of approaching dissolution, should call and secure a shadow of themselves.  Mr. H’s pictures cannot fail to please.

The first advertisement ran from August 16 to December 19, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move.  Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.

The second announcement appeared on  August 30, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  During the nice sun-shiny days that are coming on persons must not forget the way to the daguerrean rooms of J. W. Houghton, where they can be accommodated with either Daguerreotypes, Photographs, or Ambrotypes in a style that will ensure satisfaction.  Rooms over the drug store of Houghton & Loughmiller.

The second advertisement ran from January 22 to May 15, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

The third announcement appeared on May 8,1857 in The Home Journal.  (Winchester, Tennessee).  Pictures.—Mr. J. W. Houghton has taken rooms at the new house just erected on the South-East side of the square, near the Custer House.  We have been over, and take pleasure in saying that a neater room could not have been easily found.  Now the nice sunshiny days are greeting us, we would advise our friends (and enemies too, if it be possible that we have any!) to go and have themselves pictured.  Mr. H. is prepared to take either daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to 20, 1857 in The Winchester Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

J. W. Houghton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. S. Horton

1859                Workman’s New Building, Camden, South Carolina

N. S. Horton was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 26, 1859 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina). Artist In Camden. N. S. Horton Would respectfully inform the citizens of Camden and vicinity, that he has opened a Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery In Workman’s New Building, And respectfully solicits a call from all the citizens, as he has just received a large and varied stock of Cheap and Fancy Cases, In which he will place Pictures singly or in groups, and warrant them to give entire satisfaction.  Ladies are invited to call and Take Choice.  A sacrifice of 25 per cent is made to those who have a family of five or more taken.  July 12.

N. S. Horton is not listed in other photographic directories.

J. D. Hooper

1856                Rooms over J. Simon’s Store, Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

J. D. Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on December 2, 1856 in The Morning Comet (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Ambrotypes—Mr. J. D. Hopper, is now located over the store of J. Simon, on Third street, where he is taking Ambrotypes and Photographs, in the very best style of art.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.

J. D. Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Hoard & Loucks

1857-1858       Hawley Block, adjoining and over the Post Office, Jamestown, New York

Hoard & Loucks (L. C. Hoard) was recorded in an announcement and two advertisements in the Jamestown Journal (Jamestown, New York).  The announcement appeared on October 23, 1857.  Internal Improvement.—That portion of the Hawley (now Hall) Block fronting upon Third street, and West of Andrews & Stephen’s Store, is undergoing repair.  The first floor has been lowered a couple of feet or so, and is now easily accessible from the street.  The room over the Post Office formerly occupied as a music store has been fitted up with a magnificent sky-light, and otherwise adapted to the use of Messrs. Hoard & Loucks, Daguerreotypists, who are to soon take possession. They will also occupy the rooms west of the Post –Office formerly occupied for a harness shop, and which are being remodeled for their benefit.  Altogether, the changes are decided improvements.

The first advertisement ran from January 1 to June 4, 1858.  To The Public.  The new Photograph Gallery adjoining and over the Post Office, in the Hawley Block, is now in readiness for the reception and accommodation of visitors.  We are now prepared to make any style of Picture, from the Daguerreotype to the finest Photograph on paper, put up in good order in any kind of Case or Frame you may wish.  We shall keep on hand the best selection of stock to sell at wholesale or retail; at the same time you may expect our prices to correspond with the times.  We solicit a call from you whether you wish pictures or not.  Come and examine our specimens; also our facilities for doing good work.  Hoard & Loucks.  Jamestown, Dec. 22, 1857.

The second advertisement ran from May 28 to July 2, 1858.  One Thousand young men and women wanted with a capital of from 1 to 5 Dollars to sit for any of the styles of Pictures now in use.  For further particulars call on Hoard & Loucks, at the Post Office Picture Gallery.

Hoard & Loucks do not appear in other photographic directories.

Hoard & Upham

1858                Hawley Block, adjoining and over the Post Office, Jamestown, New York.

Hoard & Upham (L. C. Hoard) were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Jamestown Journal (Jamestown, New York).  The advertisement ran on September 3 & 10, 1858.  From The Seat Of War!  Camp Life of B Company 68th Reg’t. N. Y. S. M.  I had the pleasure of seeing this grand parade of Military men, and enjoying the full benefits of ca. [ life (except the pay) in common, with Officers and Soldiers of B Company from our village.  My duty on the field was only that of a spectator, except at meal times, when I was pressed into service by order of Captain C. L. Jeffords, and marched to the victualing tent of J. D. Stearns, where we found lots of good things to eat, and James ready to wait upon us.  In this part of the exercise I believe I made a capital Soldier; I saw no one that could present the knife or folk and charge upon beef steak or boiled ham with better skill than myself.  After the performance was all over and tents taken down, six of us took passage in an extra train for Jamestown, making it in the unprecedented quick time of ten hours.  Upon the whole, it was [  ?  ] nice affair, and I think that B Company showed off well.  All it lacks of making just such a company as it should be, is the proper attention and assistance of our citizens.  For further particulars call on Hoard & Upham at their rooms, where you can get a full view of the ground, and a nice Photograph of yourself for $3.50, and other styles of pictures for less.                   Jamestown, Sept 1, 1858.

The announcement appeared on September 24, 1858.  County Fair, 11 A. M., Sept. 22d, 1858…Hoard & Upham have a fine assemblage of pictures and photographs…

Hoard & Upham are not recorded in other photographic directories.  See Hoard & Loucks in tomorrows post.

Louis L. Hitt

1859                Residence of T. A. Martin, Market Street, McArthur, Ohio.

Louis L. Hitt[1] was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the M’Arthur Democrat.  (McArthur, Ohio).   On February 3, 1859.   Daguerreotypes.—We direct attention to the advertisement of Mr. Hitt, in to-day’s paper.  Get your picture taken while you have the opportunity.

Advertisement ran from February 3 to May 12, 1859 in M’Arthur Democrat (McArthur, Ohio).  Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!  Right at McArthur is the place to get your Picture!  Mr. L. L. Hitt Has just come to town and wishes all to come and see his Fine Art Pictures.  He is taking pictures in the latest style and at the lowest prices ever taken in this country.  He has all kinds of Frames and Cases, from 65 cents to four dollars.  You will find his Gallery at the residence of T. A. Martin, on Market street, at the sign of the Flag.  Call Soon!  N. B.—Careful Instruction given to every one wishing to learn the Art.

L. L. Hitt is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as L. L. Hill active in McArthur in 1860. Louis L. Hitt is also recorded in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Columbus in the 1850’s, McArthur 1860-1865, and Ironton from 1866 to 1884.

[1] Identification of first name from Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

J. B. Hill

1852-1853       Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville,                                     Tennessee.                                                                                                                                1853                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                          1854                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                    1855-1856        Odd Fellows’ Hall, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                1856-1857        Rooms South Side of Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s Office, Up-Stairs,                                    Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                                     1857                   Gallery Two Doors East of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store, Up-Stairs,                                              Fayetteville, Tennessee.

J. B. Hill was recorded in one announcement and six advertisements in the Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, Tennessee). The first advertisement ran from November 18, 1852 to September 15, 1853 Daguerrean. The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he has taken a room in Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville, where he will wait on Ladies and Gentlemen who may wish Likenesses taken by this Beautiful and Inimitable method.  To parents, children, husbands, wives and friends, it affords an opportunity of procuring at small expense, and almost without loss of time, a most Perfect Lifelike Portrait which can be obtained in no other way.—When we call to mind uncertainty of life, the ordinary though sometimes painful separation of families and friends, together with the ravages of time, it becomes a matter of much interest and importance to secure the features of “the loved ones at home,” before death, distance, or the lapse of time renders it impossible.

Having taken lessons of Mr. F. N. Hughes—the best Daguerrean Artist in the Western States—and furnished himself with a superior camera and implements, the subscriber flatters himself he will be able to give the most entire satisfaction.  The Ladies, who are always judges in matters of taste, are especially invited to call and examine his work and specimens.  A great variety of Cases, of different sizes and quality, will be kept constantly on hand.  Prices very moderate.  J. B. Hill.

The second advertisement ran from September 22 to October 13, 1853.  Miniatures.  From the solicitations of some who are wishing to have Miniatures taken, I have concluded to remain in Fayetteville for a few days.  My stay will be short—and all those wishing likenesses of themselves or friends, will do well to call immediately.  When we reflect on the havoc that disease is making among our friends, it becomes an object with us to secure at least the form of the loved one ere death has taken them from our gaze forever.

It would be unnecessary for me to say anything with regard to the style of my work, of this all are acquainted; suffice it to say, that no picture will be allowed to leave my room unless it be a perfect likeness.  Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second story.  J. B. Hill.

The announcement ran on August 17, 1854.  Daguerreotypes The subscriber has returned to Fayetteville, and has taken the rooms he has heretofore occupied, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, and is prepared to put up Daguerreotypes of all sizes, styles, and prices.  As he is determined to remain but a short time those who wish Pictures will do well to call soon.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 4 P. M.   J. B. Hill.

The third advertisement ran from September 13, 1855 to May 15, 1856.  Daguerreotypes!!  J. B. Hill, Grateful for the patronage he has heretofore received from this community, again offers his services as an Artist to the ladies and Gentlemen of Fayetteville and vicinity.  Rooms at Odd Fellows’ Hall.

The Fourth advertisement ran from May 22, 1856 to February 12, 1857.  J. B. Hill, Daguerrean and Ambrotype Artist, Rooms south side of the Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s office, up stairs, Fayetteville, Tenn.

The fifth advertisement ran from February 19 to September 17, 1857.  Ambrotypes.  I take this method of informing my old friends and the public generally, that I am now fitting up and will in a few days open in Fayetteville a large Sky-Light Gallery, which will enable me to furnish better Pictures than have ever before been taken in the place.  Those wanting Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, or Photographs, are respectfully invited to visit my Gallery and examine specimens and prices before buying elsewhere, as I am determined to work on terms as favorable as any Artist in Tennessee.  Children taken in one second.  Great care and attention given to copying Daguerreotypes or other pictures.  All work warranted to give satisfaction.

The Ladies are politely invited to call.  Gallery two doors east of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store—up stairs.  J. B. Hill.

The sixth advertisement ran from September 17 to October 22, 1857.  Sky-Light Gallery.  The subscriber begs leave to say to his many friends and the public generally, that he has so far recovered his health as to enable him to re-open his Gallery, North side of the Square, for the reception of those wishing pictures.

Daguerreotypes, Melainotypes, or Ambrotypes, plain or raised, and every style of Picture taken in the highest style of the art, and warranted to give satisfaction.  Prices very moderate.  A call is solicited.  J. B. Hill.

J. B. Hill is not recorded in other photographic directories.