Category Archives: Retailer

Charles T. Carney

1856                138 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Charles T. Carney was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on November 4, 1856 in the  Boston Morning Journal (Boston, Massachusetts). November 4, 1856.  To Photographers and Daguerreotypists.  The subscriber offers to trade a full supply of Pure Chemicals and Preparations used in the Photographic Art—the Bromides, Iodides, Fluorides, Silver Nitrate, Collodion, Gold Chloride, &c., &c., and trusts, by always supplying Chemicals of warranted purity, to merit a share of your patronage.  Charles T. Carney, Wholesale Druggist and Chemist.  138 Washington street.

Charles T. Carney is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Beckel Brothers

1858-1859       19 John Street, New York, New York.

Beckel Brothers (Joseph & Lewis) were recorded in four advertisements, one in the New York Daily Tribune, and three in The New York Herald.  The first advertisement appeared in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York) on  March 2, 1859.  Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.  Beckel Brothers, No. 19 John-st., Manufacture Stereoscopes and Import the Latest Views taken on glass and paper of all parts of the world.

The second advertisement appeared on April 25, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.  Beckel Brothers, 19 John street, keep the largest assortment of glass views.  Also Elliot’s and Sylvester’s colored and illuminated groups and paper views.

The third advertisement appeared on May 22, 1859.  Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.—Beckel & Brothers, No. 19 John street, keep the largest assortment of glass views.  Also Elliot’s and Sylvester’s colored and illuminated groups and paper views.

The fourth advertisement appeared on November 10, 1859. A Great Reduction of Prices in Stereoscopic Goods at Beckel Brothers, 19 John street.

Beckel Brothers are recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under Beckel as being active in Lockport, New York as apparently stereo photographers prior to 1858.  While in New York City they are retailers selling stereoviews.  Joseph Beckel first appears in the New York City directory in 1852 as an Optician at 355 Broadway, from 1853-1855 Joseph is listed as [imp or lmp?] at 19 John.  From 1856-1859 Beckel Brothers (Joseph & Lewis) are listed from (1856-1857) as [imp or lmp?] in 1858-1859 as spectacles at 19 John.

Mrs. Agnes M. Armstrong

1850-1851 Address Unknown, Peekskill, New York.1

1853                Address Unknown, Peekskill, New York.

1859                Address Unknown, Peekskill, New York.

Mrs. Agnes M. Armstrong was recorded in the Photographic Art-Journal (New York, New York) in the February 1853 issue. Minutes of The N. Y. State Daguerrean Association…Moved that Nichols, Benedict and Whitney, be a committee to investigate the character and good standing of the persons proposed for membership, and report at this meeting.,,

The committee of investigation reported the names of J. B. Marcus, Chenango; G. Evans, Utica; L. Gray, Oswego; E. A. Hudson, Syracuse; Mrs. Agnes M. Armstrong, Peekskill; Mrs. Marcilia W. Barnes, Salem Cross Roads; all of whom were unanimously elected…

1859 October 29.  Highland Democrat.  (Peekskill, New York.)  October 29, 1859, Vol. XV, No. 4, P. 3.

A. M. Armstrong Informs the residents of Peekskill and vicinity that at her rooms may be found every style of Stereoscopes, With superior plates and designs by French, English and American Artists, which are offered for sale at prices lower than they can be obtained outside of New York City.  Call and See!!  Peekskill, June 7, 1859.

Advertisement was recorded on October 29 & November 26, 1859.

Mrs. Agnes M. Armstrong is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as Miss Armstrong in

1850-1851, 1853.


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Register listed as Miss A. M. Armstrong.

D. Appleton

1853-1866       Address Unknown, New York, New York.[1]

1859                346 & 348 Broadway, New York, New York.

D. Appleton was recorded in four advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on April 6, 1859.  New Stereoscopic Views.—D. Appleton & Co. are continuously adding new and attractive stereoscopic pictures to their large and varied assortment, an assortment newly made up, and containing nothing but carefully selected pictures—no old stock.

Every variety of boxes and slides on hand, and sold at reduced rates.

Stereoscopic pictures of individuals and family groups taken in beautiful style, and guaranteed.

In addition to an extensive stock of imported pictures, they are sole agents for the New York Stereoscopic Company, who are constantly manufacturing new pictures, to which the attention of purchasers is directed, as equal to the best, and cheaper than any of the ordinary good views now offered for sale.

The best glass slides of Egypt, the holy Land, Switzerland, &c., $20 per dozen, retail. 

D. Appleton & Co., Nos. 346 and 348 Broadway, corner of Leonard street.

N. B.—Persons at a distance, by remitting $10, $15, $20 or $25 will receive to that amount in an excellent instrument and carefully selected pictures, of each styles as they may indicate.

The second advertisement appeared on May 9, 1859.  Stereoscopic.—Burns.  “The Trees under which he sat with his highland Mary,” “His Cottage Birthplace,” “The Banks and Braces of [Boony] Doon” and other spots sacred to his memory, forming a series of seven beautifully executed double photographs.  Free by post—price $3.  All who revere the memory of Burns should possess these real and graphic mementos of places and spots in which the poet lived wooed and died.

N. B.—A large collection of New and Beautiful Groups, Glass Pictures’ Illustrated Scenes, &c.; just received by the last steamer.  For sale at wholesale and retail.  D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.

The third advertisement appeared on May 22, 1859.  The Stereoscope, The Wonder Of The Nineteenth Century.—The stereoscope is one of the marvels which astonishes every one who has the opportunity of seeing it.  By its instrumentality one can travel all over the world and see, as if on the spot, the extraordinary scenes, cities, public buildings in Athens, Rome, Egypt, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, &c.  Send and get a circular describing the stereoscope, which can be had by enclosing a stamp to D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.  Family groups and country residences taken for the stereoscope.

The fourth advertisement appeared on November 18, 1859.  Stereoscopes And Stereoscopic Views At Low Prices.  “While Photography portrays the sublime and beautiful, the Stereoscope reproduces, in all roundness, and prominence the objects and scenes themselves.”—Sir David Brewster.

Stereoscopes.

A Stereoscope, Opera Glass Styles…………………………….. $0.75

A Stereoscope, Imitation Mahogany, flat Lenses……………… $1.25

A Stereoscope, Mahogany, fine flat Lenses……………….….. $2.00

A Stereoscope, Rosewood,  fine flat lenses  ………………….. $2.50

Besides these, some forty varieties, including instruments to hold 200 views without changing.

Stereoscopic Views.

50  Views of Paris, at………………………………………….. $1.50 per doz.

50  Views  in Switzerland………………………………………$3.00 per doz.    

50  Views in Scotland—Its Lakes, Abbeys, &c………………. $3.00 per doz.

64  Views of Celebrated Statuary—Goodman’s best………. $3.00 per doz.    

150 Views in the United States, plain………………………… $4.00 per doz.   

150  Views in the United States, colored…………………….. $5.00 per doz.

80   Views of European cities………………………………….. $3.00 per doz.

80   Views of European cities colored…………………………. $4.00 per doz.

A catalogue of more than 20,000 Views, together with Drawings of instruments, sent to any address on receipt of a stamp.

The Views may be sent by Mail, the Stereoscopes by Express.

A liberal discount to-dealers.  D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.  

D. Appleton is listed in Stereoviews An Illustrated History And Price Guide.


[1] Stereoviews An Illustrated History And Price Guide

Philo Allen

1847-1848       164 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.

Philo Allen was recorded in two announcements in the Morning Express (Buffalo, New York).  The first advertisement ran from November 11, 1847 to January 8, 1848.  Daguerreotype Apparatus.  Philo Allen, 164 Main street, Buffalo, respectfully calls the attention of Daguerrian Artists to his large assortment of articles for their use.  Having for a number of years past been dealing in these articles he feels confident he has a better assortment of genuine materials than can usually be found away from the metropolitan cities, and the large amount of his sales enable him to offer them at as low prices [as] the same quality of materials can be found in the Union. Among his assortment may be found—

Scovill’s medium, quarter and half size plates, No. 1 and 2. E. White’s do do., Cases, of all sizes, styles and quality, including silk, velvet and satin lined, extra gilt, &c., &c. Thermometer Tubes, Prepared Buckskin, Colors and Brushers, Color Boxes, Calcined Rotten-stone, Distilled Mercury, Hyper-sulphate of Soda, [ ? ] of Potassium Bromine, German and American, Warranted pure, Iodine, Chloride of Iodine, Roche’s Quick Stuff, Chloride of Gold, Rogue, Black Polish, &c., &c. Mattings and Preservers, different sizes, Plate Glass, all sizes, Black Walnut and Rosewood Frames, Also—Voigtlander’s and Langenheim’s celebrated Cameras, and other apparatus furnished at New York prices.  Every article warranted genuine.

Artist and others wishing any thing in this line are invited to call and take prices.  Philo Allen, 164 Main st. 

The second advertisement ran from August 31 to after September 9, 1848.  Daguerreotype Materials…Unreadable…Poor film quality, out of focus, low resolution and over exposed.

Philo Allen is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Buffalo, New York prior to April 1854 without a business address.

S. H. Williams

1848                Address Unknown, Honolulu, Hawaii.

S. H. Williams was recorded in two advertisements in the Polynesian (Honolulu, Hawaii) on March 18, 1848.  Flour, Hides, &c.  For Sale by S. H. Williams & Co. 300 barrels superior Columbia River Flour; 2000 Sandwich Island hides; 25 superior Sea Otter Skins; 67 Rolls 40 yards each 4×4 China Matting.

The second advertisement appeared on July 1, 1848  For Sale A Daguerreotype apparatus, with chemicals complete.  Apply to S. H. Williams & Co.

S. H. Williams is not recorded in other photographic directories.  It appears by the first advertisement that Williams was a purveyor of merchandise.

Watson

1847                192 Broadway, corner of John Street, New York, New York.

Watson was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 23 to 29, 1847 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).   Daguerreotype.  Voightlander’s tubes of all sizes; plates, cases, chemicals, and apparatus of superior quality for sale at Watson’s Daguerreotype Depot, 192 Broadway, corner of John st.

Mr. W. has recently made some great improvements of the art, by which likenesses are produced unsurpassed in this or any other country.

Watson is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Having looked at the1846/1847; 1847/1848 and the 1848/1849 New York City Directories no listing for Watson as a daguerreotypist, supplier of daguerreotype materials appeared, nor did the 192 Broadway address appear or anything close to the address as a business or residence.

E. Pricemer

1841                3 Broad Street, New York, New York.

E. Pricemer was recorded in one advertisement that ran from March 23 to April 13, 1841.  Just Received From France, and for sale by E. Pricemer, 3 Broad street—Large and small Daguerreotype Plates, Hyposulfite of Soda, Cripoli, Daguerreotype Drawings of the Monuments of Paris and Rome.

E.Pricemer is not recorded in other photographic directories as a retailer of daguerreian supplies.

James Prentice

1859                66 Nassau Street, New York, New York.

James Prentice was listed in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York) and one entry from the 1859 New York City Directory.  The first advertisement ran on  May 23, 1859.  Spectacles, Stereoscopes and Views.—A New and splendid assortment can be had at 66 Nassau street.

The second advertisement appeared on May 31, 1859.  Spectacles, Stereoscopes and Views in great variety, at J. Prentice’s,  66 Nassau street.

The entry from the 1859 New York City Directory (residence section).  Jas. Prentice.  Math. Insts. 66 Nassau st. h.—33 Delancey.

James Prentice as a retailer is not listed in other photographic directories.

Benjamin Pike & Sons

1856-1857       518 Broadway, New York, New York.

Benjamin Pike & Sons were recorded in three advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on March 31, 1856.  Langenheim’s New Series of American stereoscopic views upon glass, and colored to nature by W. Loyd, Philadelphia—Genesee Valley, Niagara Falls in Winter, The Pottsville Coal Region, and other new views.  For sale by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway.

The second advertisement appeared on April 7, 1856.  W. Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope, with F. Langenheim’s new series of American views— Niagara Falls, Genesee Valley, The Pottsville Coal Region, and other new views. A large assortment just received, by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway.

The third advertisement ran on June 24 & 25, 1857.  Stereoscopes, Stereoscopes.—Paper Views, a new lot just received by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway, opposite the St. Nicholas.

Benjamin Pike is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry with a different address 294 Broadway.