Category Archives: Retailer

George H. H. Silsby

1857                115 Main Street, opposite the Depot, Concord, New Hampshire.

George H. H. Silsby appeared in two advertisement.  The first advertisement which appeared on March 30, 1840 in the New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire) and is included to establish his first name.  Hereafter their first names do not appear in the advertisements I have looked at.   Co-Partnership Notice.  The subscriber have formed a connection in business under the firm of Stearns, Morrills & Silsby, for the purpose of Publishing, Binding and Bookselling, and have taken the room I the 2nd story of Low’s Block formerly occupied by L. B. & L. M. Morrill, where they may be found at all times to answer to orders in their line of business.  Chas. H. Stearns, L. B. Morrill, L. M. Morrill, Geo. H. H. Silsby.  Concord, March 1, 1840.

The second advertisement ran from January 1 to July 30, 1857 in the Independent Democrat (Concord, New Hampshire).  To Daguerreotypist.  The subscribers have on hand and for sale a supply of materials for the use of Daguerrian Artists, consisting of Cases, Plates, Mats, Preservers, Rotten Stone, &c., &c.

They intend to keep a full supply of the above articles on hand, which will be sold as low, at least, as can be purchased in Boston.  Orders, by mail or otherwise, solicited.  Morrill & Silsby, 115 Main St., opposite the Depot.

George H. H. Silsby does not appear in other photographic directories and continues to publish advertisements starting in 1841 as Morrill & Silsby as publishers and bookbinders. 

William Senter

1858                64 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine.

William Senter of the firm Lowell & Senter were recorded in one advertisement and one announcement.  The advertisement appeared on January 5, 1858 in the Christian Mirror (Portland, Maine).  Lowell & Senter, Watch Makers, And Dealers In Watches, Chronometers, Jewelry, Charts, Nautical Instruments, And Fancy Goods.  64 Exchange Street…Portland.  Abner Lowell, William Senter.

The announcement appeared on October 26, 1858 in the Portland Weekly Advertiser (Portland, Maine).  The County Cattle Show At Standish.  Awards…Miscellaneous…

Burnham, Portland, best photographs, diploma and 8.00

Messrs. Lowell & Senter, Portland, for their “Stereoscope” with its interesting views, diploma. 

William Senter is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Lowell & Senter may not have been photographers in fact new research has found advertisements that list them as Jewelers.

Samuel E. Moore

1858                49 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Samuel E. Moore was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana).  The announcement appeared on November 6, 1858. 

Stereoscopic.—One of the pleasantest, cheapest and most easily obtainable amusements for a family circle is a set of stereoscopic views.  They are beautiful specimens of the optician’s and daguerreotypist’s skill and taste, and afford never-wearying variety. 

Messrs. S. E. Moore & Co., 49 Camp street, have just received a fine assortment of these views which are more particularly described in their card elsewhere.

The advertisement first appeared on November 6, 1858.  Stereoscopic Views.  We have just received a fine assortment of these most elegant and instructive Parlor Ornaments, comprising of

Views in Paris.

Views in Rome.

Views in Switzerland.

Views in Vienna.

Views of Domestic Life, &c., &c., &c.

And of all qualities—upon Glass, Illustrated Paper and Plain.

The prices are very moderate, and no more desirable evening entertainment for the members of a family can be conceived than a study of these beautiful Scenes, which have the effect of transporting the observer to the very spot whence they were taken.  Sam’le E./ Moore & Co., 49 Camp street.

Samuel E. Moore is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Theodore Lessey

1859                534 Broadway, New York, New York.

Theodore Lessey were recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on September 3, 1859.  America In The Stereoscope.  A series of American Scenery, Photographed And Published By The London Stereoscopic Company.  Theodore Lessey, 534 Broadway, Manager of the United States Depot.

The second appeared on September 5, 1859.  American Scenery.—The London Stereoscopic Company.  The finest views of American Scenery are those photographed and published by the London Stereoscopic Company, who supply their depot in New York by every steamer with all kinds of stereoscopic groups and views, plain, colored and illuminated.  Stereoscopes of every variety, and at prices ranging from 50c. upwards.  Manager, Theo.  Lessey, 534 Broadway, New York.

Theodore Lessey is not record in other photographic directories.

Daniel G. Hudgins

1856-1859                   220 Centre Street, New York, New York.

Daniel G. Hudgins was recorded in one advertisement in Richmond Daily Whig (Richmond, Virginia) and three entries in the New York City Directories.  The advertisement was recorded on March 17 & 28, 1857.  Cheapest Place In New York; 220 Centre Street, every style of Daguerreotype Frames of superior Workmanship, also Looking Glass, Portrait and Picture Frames of every description made to order at the shortest notice.  A large stock of Rosewood, Ogees, Black Walnut, Maple, Oak, and the best imitations, constantly on hand and for sale in the length.  Orders from any part of the Country promptly executed.  Dealers will find it to their advantage to call and judge for themselves.  Daniel G. Hudgins, 220 Centre street (one door from Odd Fellow’s Hall, corner of Grand St.) New York.

N. B. all kinds of Pictures and Looking Glasses framed to order, in the neatest manner, in gilt or fancy Wood.  no.27.

Daniel G. Hudgins was listed in the 1857/1858; 1858/1859 and 1859/1860 directories as Frames, 220 Centre.  In 1857/1858 directory his residence was H-241 Centre.  1858/1859 and 1859/1860 his residence was not recorded.  He was not recorded in the 1856/1857 or the 1860/1861 NYC directories.

Daniel G. Hudgins is not recorded in other photographic directories.  The date of the advertisement is November 27, [1856].

Hawks & Brother

1859                Address Unknown, Cleveland, Ohio.

Hawks & Brother were recorded in one advertisement that appeared on April 1, 1859 in the Cleveland Morning Leader (Cleveland, Ohio).  Hawks & Brother have received and have for sale a large number of fine photographs of landscapes, buildings, etc., in various sections of the country, which will make fine ornaments and decorations for the residences of those who purchase.  The views include many in New York, (City and State,) and other States.  Call and look over the collection.

Hawks & Brother are not recorded in other photographic directories.

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.


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