Category Archives: Sphereotype

William L. Lawrence

1858-1859       Rooms Clinton Hall, third story, Tallmadge Block, phot Ohio.

William L. Lawrence of the partnership of Lawrence & Massey was recorded in two advertisements in the American Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from December 9, 1858 to April 21, 1859.  Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  Lawrence & Massey Having leased the above well known suit of rooms, and fitting them up in a superior style, with a splendid Sky Light, would invite the citizens on Lancaster and vicinity, and all others wishing a superior Grade of Pictures to give them a call.

Having the best arranged Light perhaps in the State, they feel justified in saying that their Pictures, in point of brilliancy, delineation, boldness and unerring truthfulness, are equaled by few & excelled by none.

Ambrotypes taken at these Rooms, are executed in the latest and most approved style of the art.  Their Sphereotypes are decidedly the most beautiful style of Pictures that has yet been produced.  They seem to stand out in bold relief, (unaffected by light, air, or age,) while there for softness of shadow, beauty of detail, and warmth of tone never found in either kind of pictures.

Now Is The Time To Get Better Pictures, and at as low figures, as can be obtained at any other establishment in the State.

Ladies and Gentlemen who wish to obtain a finer likeness than ever before taken in Lancaster, can have an opportunity by calling at the Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.  Coping Pictures, filling lockets and all other work in their line executed on short notice.  Entire satisfaction warranted!  The public are respectfully invited to call.  Rooms Clinton Hall, third story, Tallmadge Block, Main Street, entrance one door West of Springer & Trout’s Clothing Store.  Lancaster.

The second advertisement ran from April 14 to August 11, 1859.  Pictures Cheaper Than Ever!  At The Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  We are determined not to be out-done by any establishment in the State, in the way of taking Good, Cheap and Inimitable Likenesses.—we have established our prices at Lower Figures than have as yet been made in this vicinity.  Our prices will range from Ten Cents Upward.  And on all cases, whether Fine or Common, will be sold from 10 to 20 percent lower than can be obtained at either of Mr. Rhode’s Rooms.

Our Rooms have been fitted up expressly for the business in which they are now used, and possess many advantages over any other room of the kind in this city, as it is large and commodious, easy of access, and neatly finished.  Our Sky Light, which is much higher than that of either of the other establishments, throws a more even shade upon the subject, and brings out a Likeness in a higher degree of perfection, than can possibly be obtained at any other room in the city, as the Sky Lights in those rooms are very low, and therefore they cannot obtain that softness of shadow, beauty of detail, and warmth of tone, that is found in our pictures.  Persons having pictures that were taken at either of the other rooms, with which they are dissatisfied, can have them re-taken at the Clinton Hall Art Gallery at a reasonable charge.

Copying pictures, filling Lockets, Breast-pins, Rings, etc., etc., done on short notice.  Entire satisfaction warranted.  The public are invited to call.  Rooms, Clinton Hall, Third Story Tallmadge Block, Main Street.  April 14, 1859.  Lawrence & Massey.

William L. Lawrence is recorded in other photographic directories.

F. F. Lamb

1857-1858       Car on Main Street, Wilmington, Vermont.

F. F. Lamb was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 13, 1857 to June 19, 1858 in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont). Pictures!!  Pictures!!!   The latest improvements in Pictures is the Sphereotype, to be had at F. F. Lamb’s Traveling Saloon, now at Wilmington Village, on Main Street, and will remain there but a short time longer.  Winter, if trade continues good.  Pictures taken in cloudy weather as well as fair.

All persons in or out of town wishing for a perfect likeness of themselves or their friends, either Sphereotypes, Ambrotypes, Maleneotype, or Photograph, on paper, will do well to give him an early call.

Also, those having Pictures of Living or departed friends, wishing to preserve them, can have them copied on reasonable terms; together with Landscapes, Oil paintings, Machinery, choice Music, and Pictures of all kinds.

With many thanks for the very liberal patronage received, he hopes by a strict attention to his business to merit a continuance of the same.  Perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  F. F. Lamb.  Wilmington, March 1857.

F. F. Lamb is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Wilmington, Vermont. He is recorded in Directory of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Baltimore in 1859. It is unknown if they are the same person at this time.

 

William L. Lawrence

1858-1859       Rooms Clinton Hall, third story, Tallmadge Block, Lancaster, Ohio.

William L. Lawrence of the partnership of Lawrence & Massey was recorded in two advertisements in the American Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from December 9, 1858 to April 21, 1859.  Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  Lawrence & Massey Having leased the above well known suit of rooms, and fitting them up in a superior style, with a splendid Sky Light, would invite the citizens on Lancaster and vicinity, and all others wishing a superior Grade of Pictures to give them a call.

Having the best arranged Light perhaps in the State, they feel justified in saying that their Pictures, in point of brilliancy, delineation, boldness and unerring truthfulness, are equaled by few & excelled by none.

Ambrotypes taken at these Rooms, are executed in the latest and most approved style of the art.  Their Sphereotypes are decidedly the most beautiful style of Pictures that has yet been produced.  They seem to stand out in bold relief, (unaffected by light, air, or age,) while there for softness of shadow, beauty of detail, and warmth of tone never found in either kind of pictures.

Now Is The Time To Get Better Pictures, and at as low figures, as can be obtained at any other establishment in the State.  Ladies and Gentlemen who wish to obtain a finer likeness than ever before taken in Lancaster, can have an opportunity by calling at the Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.

Coping Pictures, filling lockets and all other work in their line executed on short notice.  Entire satisfaction warranted!  The public are respectfully invited to call.  Rooms Clinton Hall, third story, Tallmadge Block, Main Street, entrance one door West of Springer & Trout’s Clothing Store.  Lancaster, December 9, 1858.

The second advertisement ran from April 14 to August 11, 1859.  Pictures Cheaper Than Ever!  At The Clinton Hall Art Gallery.  We are determined not to be out-done by any establishment in the State, in the way of taking Good, Cheap and Inimitable Likenesses.—we have established our prices at Lower Figures than have as yet been made in this vicinity.  Our prices will range from Ten Cents Upward.  And on all cases, whether Fine or Common, will be sold from 10 to 20 percent lower than can be obtained at either of Mr. Rhode’s Rooms.

Our Rooms have been fitted up expressly for the business in which they are now used, and possess many advantages over any other room of the kind in this city, as it is large and commodious, easy of access, and neatly finished.  Our Sky Light, which is much higher than that of either of the other establishments, throws a more even shade upon the subject, and brings out a Likeness in a higher degree of perfection, than can possibly be obtained at any other room in the city, as the Sky Lights in those rooms are very low, and therefore they cannot obtain that softness of shadow, beauty of detail, and warmth of tone, that is found in our pictures.  Persons having pictures that were taken at either of the other rooms, with which they are dissatisfied, can have them re-taken at the Clinton Hall Art Gallery at a reasonable charge.

Copying pictures, filling Lockets, Breast-pins, Rings, etc., etc., done on short notice.

Entire satisfaction warranted.  The public are invited to call.  Rooms, Clinton Hall, Third Story Tallmadge Block, Main Street.  April 14, 1859.  Lawrence & Massey.

William L. Lawrence is recorded in other photographic directories.

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.

S. L. Hall

1856-1857       Rooms Over G. A. Neafus’ Clothing Store, Clinton, Louisiana.

S. L. Hall was recorded and part of John S. McClure’s company in an advertisement that ran from November 29, 1856 to January 17, 1857 in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana). New Picture Gallery. John S. McClure & Co., Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Clinton and vicinity, that they have just opened an Ambrotype, Sphereotype, and Daguerreian Saloon, over G. A. Neafus’ clothing store.

Six years constant practice of the art, together with the recent improvement which they have added, and the use of C. C. Harrison’s improved Mammoth Camera, enables them to offer rare inducements to all desirous of obtaining perfect and imperishable types of friends and loved ones ere decay’s effacing fingers have swept the lines where beauty lingers.  Hear what Mr. E. Author, who conducts one of the largest establishments in the United States, says of these new improved instruments:  “C. C. Harrison’s improved patent Extra Camera, will add another victory to American skill, and give photography a new impulse.”

P. S.—No one will be expected to take a picture unless perfectly satisfied, but a decision must be made at once, as all pictures are considered sold when once pronounced satisfactory. J. S. McClure, S. L. Hall.

S. L. Hall is not recorded in other photographic directories. J. S. McClure is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Mobile, Alabama in 1859. It is unknown if they are the same person.

B. F. Gilbert

1859                Rooms over the Gazette Office, Delhi, New York.

B. F. Gilbert was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 18 to December 28, 1859 in the Delaware Gazette (Delhi, New York). Ambrotypes, Spherotypes, &c. The only place to get a good likeness, is at B. F. Gilbert’s Gallery.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens before purchasing elsewhere.  Rooms over the Gazette Office, Delhi.

B. F. Gilbert is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. E. Farrington

1859                Rooms at Marshall House, Abbeville, South Carolina.

G. E. Farrington was recorded in an announcement on May 12, 1859 in The Abbeville Banner (Abbeville, South Carolina). Ambrotypes. We are pleased to notice that G. E. Farrington has opened an Ambrotype Gallery in the second story of the Wooden Wing of the Marshall House.  We learn, too, that he is stationed here permanently.  He will be pleased to see his friends and customers from any part of the District.  He is prepared to take Ambrotypes, Spherotypes, Melainotypes and Relievotypes of any size or style.  He is also prepared to insert the best specimens of the art in Broaches, Medallions and Rings.  Mr. Farrington is a permanent resident of the place, and may at all times be found at his rooms to accommodate all who may favor him with a call.

He has some beautiful specimens of his skill which may be seen at his room. To our friends from the country who may desire anything in his line, we can recommend him as an artist in every way worthy of support.

G. E. Farrington is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Falkner

1858-1859       Rooms in Shawhan’s New Building, South West corner from the Court House,                              Tiffin, Ohio.                                                                                                                                        1859                  Rooms in Shawhan’s New Building, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware Sore,                                  Tiffin, Ohio.                                                                                                                                      1859                  Rooms over the Bank of Tiffin, Tiffin, Ohio.

Falkner was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements as a partner in the firm of Hartsock & Falkner and three announcements, and one advertisement as a partner in the firm of Falkner & Pennington.  The first announcement for Hartsock & Falkner appeared on October 29, 1858 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  List of Premiums.  Awarded at the 8th annual Fair of the Seneca County Agricultural Society…Class 15th—Fine Arts….

Tunison & Fay, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes 1st Premium, $2.00.                              E. M. Collins, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes 2d premium, $1.00.                          Hartsock & Falkner, Display Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes, Discretionary, Diploma.  Tunison & Fay, Display of Photographs and Spherotypes, $2.00.

The first advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from December 24, 1858 to January 7, 1859 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).   Ho! For Holiday Presents!  Go To Hartsock and Falkner’s Mammoth Ambrotype Picture Gallery!  And get a correct Likeness of yourself, and give it to your friend for a New Year’s Present!  Shawhan’s New Building, South-West corner from the Court House, Tiffin, O.

The second advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from April 8 to 29, 1859 in The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Ambrotyping!  Hartsock & Falkner Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they are still taking those inimitable Pictures!

Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery!  Where we are taking the latest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special Attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotype.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.           It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on different styles of Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware store.    Hartsock & Falkner.  Instructions given in the Art on reasonable terms.

The third advertisement for Hartsock & Falkner ran from May 13 to August 12, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Ambrotyping!  Hartsock & Falkner Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they are still taking those inimitable Pictures!

Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery!  Where we are taking the latest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special Attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotype.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.           It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on different styles of Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, opposite J. M. Naylor’s Hardware store.  Hartsock & Falkner.  Instructions given in the Art on reasonable terms.    Tiffin, April 8th, 1859.

The first announcement for Falkner & Pennington appeared on August 19, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  Falkner & Pennington have formed a copartnership in the Daguerreotype business.—Their Gallery is over the Bank of Tiffin.  See their advertisement.

The first advertisement for Falkner & Pennington ran from August 19 to December 30, 1859.  in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).             Ambrotyping Photographs!  Falkner & Pennington, Take this method of informing their friends and old customers that they have purchased a full life size instrument, which is well calculated to take large groups.

Pictures!  Those who want a good sharp life-like picture of themselves, or friends, will be accommodated by giving us a call at our Mammoth Gallery, Where we are taking the largest and most fashionable styles of Pictures, at prices suiting to the hard times.

Special attention Is called to M. M. Griswold’s celebrated Colored Ambrotypes.  This style of Picture took the First Premium at the State Fair, at Sandusky City.  It excels all others for beauty neatness and durability.  A cordial invitation is given to Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine on, different styles Pictures.  Rooms in Shawhan’s Block, formerly occupied by Hartsock & Falkner.  Falkner & Pennington.  Instruction given in the Art on reasonable terms.  Tiffin, April 8th, 1859.

The second announcement for Falkner & Pennington appeared on September 30, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio).  The Seneca Co. Fair opened up on Wednesday…Floral Hall…Here we noticed some fine specimens of art from the Daguerrean galleries of Falkner & Pennington.

The third announcement appeared on  October 14, 1859 in The Tiffin Weekly Tribune.  (Tiffin, Ohio).             List of Premiums Awarded at the 9th annual Fair of the Seneca County Agricultural Society….Class 15th—Fine Arts.                                                                                          Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Tunison & Fay, 1st Prem. OF               2.          2d Best display of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, Falkner & Pennington, 2d Prem. 1.

Falkner & Pennington do not appear in other photographic directories.  Falkner appears in Craig’s Daguerreian Register and Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in the partnership of Hartsock & Falkner in 1859-1860 in Shawhan’s Block, Tiffin, Ohio.  Craig also list B. Pennington as being active in Tiffin, Ohio from 1860 to 1898. Barclay Pennington is listed in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Tiffin from 1856-1898.

S. Easterling

1858                Masonic Hall, Pauling, Mississippi

S. Easterling was recorded in an announcement on October 23, 1858 in The Eastern Clarion (Paulding, Mississippi).  Sphereotypes. Those wishing perfect and never-fading Likenesses of themselves or friends, can have an opportunity of getting this superior style of work, by calling at the Masonic Hall—My stay in Paulding will be limited until the 1st of November.     S. Easterling.  Paulding.  Oct. 2d. 1858.

S. Easterling is not recorded in other photographic directories.

R. Bostwick

R. Bostwick appeared in two advertisements in The Union News (Union, New York.)  The first ad ran from June 11 to August 20, 1857.  Ambrotypes, Sphereotypes, Melainotypes and Stereoscopic Method of taking Pictures, all of which are of the latest improvements, and well known to some of the fraternity as being the most beautiful and durable of any process yet discovered.  Specimens of some of our own townsmen can be seen at my car in Union.  Cases sold 25 per cent less than usual.  Please give me a call before I leave again for the West.      R. Bostwick.  Union, Jan. 14, 1857.

The second advertisement appeared on August 27, 1857 and ran until April 22, 1858.

Ambrotypes.  A gallery In Union!  Now located in the Exchange Block, No. 1, where the Photographic Art will be pursued, with all the latest improvements in the art.  Pictures taken on different materials, such as Glass, Iron, Patent Leather, Paper and Parchment.

Also, instructions given in the art to those who wish.  Three different processes are used in transferring pictures from glass to a lighter and more convenient material, and for sending in letters or cutting for lockets.  Also, the Tinting process, which is beautiful and just the thing, long sought after for coloring the drapery.  Good substantial cases will be offered from fifty cents to six dollars.  Invalids taken at their residences if desired.  R. Bostwick.   Union, Aug. 25, 1857.

In the first advertisement there are several items worth bringing to your attention, no business address is given, and one can only assume that the gallery is in Union, New York.  Second is the date of the advertisement January 14, 1857.  Unfortunately June 11 was the first newspaper that I had access to for 1857.  The other interesting note is his statement about leaving again for the West.

The only other photographic directory that has a listing for R. Bostwick is Craig’s Daguerreian Registry that list a Ransom Bostwick in 1859-1860 in Union, New York without a business address.  It is probably the same person.