Category Archives: Sphereotype

J. W. McCormac

1856-1858       West side of the Square, above the Democratic Reading Room, Clarksville,                                     Tennessee.                                                                                                                                1857                   Address Unknown, Hopkinsville, [Kentucky.]                                                                  1858                   Address Unknown, Hopkinsville, [Kentucky.]                                                              1857-1858       Gallery over the Northern Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee.

J. W. McCormac was recorded in six advertisements and ten announcements. The first advertisement ran from January 9 to November 18, 1857 in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  *Note the date at the end of the advertisement (Dec. 5, ’56). Melainotypes, Ambrotypes, Spereotypes!  If you wish to get a good and lasting likeness call at McCormac & Co.’s Sky and Side Light Daguerrean Gallery, west side of the Square, above the Democratic Reading Room, the only place where that new and beautiful style of picture, the Melainotype, is taken—They having purchased the right.  Give them a call, examine their various styles, and then judge for yourselves.  Ambrotypes put in Pins and Lockets with the greatest care.  Ambrotypes taken for $1.50.             Clarksville, *Dec. 5, ’56.

The first announcement appeared in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee)  on April 17, 1857.  The improvement and advancements that have been made, of late years, in the arts of Photographing and Daguerreotyping, are really astonishing, and they both seem now, to have reached perfection.  We have been led to this conclusion by seeing, within the past few days, some of the work in this art, by our friend, M’Cormac, whose gallery is over the late Democratic Reading Room—next door to the Northern Bank.  We do not hesitate to pronounce his work superior to any we have ever before seen.  He fully understands his business, and spares no pains nor expense to avail himself of every improvement in the art; and the result is that, for distinctness of impression, for tone, relief, attitude, naturalness, and high finish, his work is unsurpassed.  As we said before, we have lately examined some of it, and we were absolutely astonished at his excellence.  Every one who wants a picture of himself, or herself, or of any friend, should call on Mr. M’Cormac, at once, and procure it.  They will never have an opportunity to get a better one than he will take.  He has an elegant room, fine sky-light, first-class instruments, and every thing necessary to the execution of fine work; and his charges are moderate.  Call at his gallery, and see some of his elegant pictures, even if for no other purpose, for they are really most elegant specimens of a wonderful art.

We would say to mother’s particularly, that Mr. M’Cormac is singularly skillful and fortunate in taking pictures of children, and but rarely fails to get an excellent likeness.

The second advertisement ran from Oct 30 to November 13, 1857 in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  We learn from Mr. McCormac, the celebrated Photographist of Clarksville, that he intends paying us a visit soon.—He is a splendid artist and our citizens will have an opportunity of procuring a fine colored photograph equal to an oil painting.—Hop. Mercury.

The third advertisement ran from October 13, 1857 to October 8, 1858 in the Weekly Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Our friend McCormac, has attained to the ne plus ultra point, in the art of Daguerreotyping and photographing.  All who feel any interest in the fine arts, whether they want to invest anything in it or not, should call at Mr. McCormac’s gallery, and see to what great perfection he has arrived in his profession; and those who want a first-rate portrait of themselves or friend, should at once avail themselves of Mac’s ability to furnish the very best.

He has supplied himself with everything necessary to his profession, and is prepared to take photographs of every size—from miniature to life-size; and has secured the co-operative service of an excellent portrait painter, to color them from the living subject, and thus secure as good if not a far more accurate portrait than can be procured in any other way.

Mr. McCormac continues to furnish pictures of every other kind, of the very best quality, and at low prices.  In fact he can furnish good likenesses at prices ranging from one to one hundred dollars.  His gallery is on the second floor of the building next to the Northern Bank.

The fourth advertisement appeared on  October 30, 1857 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  *Note the date at the end of the advertisement (Dec.5, ’56).  Melainotypes, Ambrotypes, Spereotypes!  If you wish to get a good and lasting likeness call at McCormac & Co.’s Sky and Side Light Daguerrean Gallery, west side of the Square, above the Democratic Reading Room, the only place where that new and beautiful style of picture, the Melainotype, is taken—They having purchased the right.  Give them a call, examine their various styles, and then judge for yourselves.  Ambrotypes put in Pins and Lockets with the greatest care.  Ambrotypes taken for $1.50. Clarksville, *Dec. 5, ’56.

The fifth advertisement appeared on November 13, 1857 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  M’cCormac’s Gallery of Photography In All Its Branches.  Pictures of every style and size taken.  Lowest price $1; highest price $75.  Persons having daguerreotypes of deceased friends can have them enlarged to Photographs of the size of life, and colored in oil on canvas or paper, with an accuracy not to be obtained in any other way.  Ambrotypes taken for $1.  Rooms west side of the Public Square, Clarksville.  Oct 1, ’57.

The second announcement appeared on November 20, 1857 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  We are pleased to see that our clever friend and accomplished artist, Mr. S. W. Price, has returned to our city, to remain a short time.  We are shown a specimen of his skill, in the way of coloring upon the Photograph likeness of our Editor.  It is certainly a fine specimen of art.

If, with McCormac to take the picture, and Price to do the coloring, our senior’s face is not well taken, then there is no use in any one else trying.  In our opinion, this Photograph cannot be surpassed.

The third announce appeared on March 26, 1858 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Our Friend McCormac is still taking some of the finest Photographic pictures that we have ever seen.  You should by all means pay a visit to his gallery.

On May 7, 1858 the fourth announcement appeared in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  W. J. McCormac, the excellent Photographic artist, has returned from a visit to Hopkinsville [Kentucky] where he has been professionally engaged for a few weeks.  Let all who desire a good likeness, of any description, call and see him at his gallery over the Northern Bank.

The fifth announcement appeared on May 21, 1858 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Mr. Price is again in our midst Mr. Price is a painter of decided merit, and if evidence of that fact were wanting, his picture of that fact were wanting, his picture of Mr. Fillmore is sufficient to place the matter beyond a doubt.  Mr. Price is also a high-toned and honorable gentleman, and we bespeak for him a liberal share of patronage.  We presume he will resume his employment as colorer of Photographers for Mr. W. J. McCormac.  Success attend them both.

The sixth announcement appeared on October 15, 1858 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Among the many improvements of Science, There has perhaps been none more pleasing to us, than the beautiful art of Photography, the rapid strides it has made are surprising.  It is only a few years ago, since the Daguerreotype was the only kind of picture taken by the aid of chemistry; now there is the Ambrotype on glass; the Melainotype on iron; the Photograph on paper and a host of others.  The community are indebted to those gentlemen, whose persevering researches have perfected this most valuable art against scientific and chemical difficulties, that none but the initiated can rightly understand.

Certainly not last, or least of those “devotees of the Sun,” is our friend McCormac, whose work will stand comparison with that of any gallery North or South.  A visit to his rooms will prove that Clarksville is not behind the time in Photography, and his life size Photographs are perfect gems. This process is the most valuable of the whole art.  Daguerreotypes not larger than a small locket, are enlarged to the size of life.  A small “negative” copy is first taken, and then by the use of a powerful lens is magnified on canvass and permanently fixed there; it is then placed in the painters hands where, under the skillful brush, it grows to a beautiful and life-like picture—the drawing must be correct as it is done by the great limner the sun.

As a Photographer, Mr. McCormac stands in the first ranks of his profession, and has striven most earnestly to bring the Art to the highest state of perfection here in Clarksville.  We are much pleased to see that in fine weather his rooms are crowded daily.

The sixth advertisement from October 22, 1858 to December 23, 1859 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  W. J. McCormac, Practical Photographist, makes pictures in every style of the art, from the smallest miniature up to life-size Photographs.—Instruction given in any or all of the branches.  Rooms west side Public Square, Clarksville.  Oct. 1, ’58.

The seventh announcement appeared on March 18, 1859 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  “Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”  Now that the weather has cleared off beautifully and Spring has taken the place of old winter, we would advise every one who wishes to preserve their own portraits or that of their friends to call immediately at MacCormac’s Photographic Gallery where he is prepared to get them up from , the smallest to life-size, in the very best style.  He has some of the best life specimens that can be produced anywhere Call and examine them.

The eighth announcement appeared on  March 18, 1859 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  If you want a visiting card with your likeness on one corner, McCormac can furnish it.  This style is the “latest agony.” And there is an appropriateness in it which can not fail to impress those who see it.  The Likeness is a photograph, and can be multiplied indefinitely.

The ninth announcement appeared on July 15, 1859 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  We learn that Mr. MacCormac intends starting for Europe next week, for the purpose of studying all the latest improvements in Photography.—WE wish his trip may bring him all the pleasure and profit his energy and enterprise most certainly deserve.  Mac stands deservedly high in his profession, and seems determined to spare no effort to keep ahead of all, in his beautiful art.  That’s the right spirit Mac, let the Allies and Austrians do the fighting, and you attend strictly to Photographing.

The tenth announcement appeared on October 28, 1859 in the Clarksville Chronicle (Clarksville, Tennessee).  Our artist-friend, McCormac, seems determined not to be behind any body in anything that pertains to his business.  His photographic gallery has long been known as a repository rich in gems of art, but its attractiveness has lately been greatly enhanced.  But few of our readers know to what expense and trouble Mr. McCormac has gone in perfecting himself in every department of the beautiful art to which he has devoted himself.  For years past he has studied it with zeal of an enthusiast, and availed himself promptly of every improvement made in it.  During the past summer he has visited most of our larger cities, and several in Europe, in all  of which he had free access to the galleries of art, and full communication with all artist of note in his line, thus adding largely to his own skill and knowledge, and perfecting himself in all the recent improvements in his profession.  Mr. McCormac deserves great credit for the manner in which he has labored to accomplish what he has done. And for the establishment here of a gallery of art that has done honor to the town; and he should be met with, and sustained by, the full patronage of the community.

He furnishes pictures in every style—from the smallest daguerreotype up to the life-size photograph—plain, or colored, at a very moderate charges; and when the life-like image of kindred and friends can be so easily obtained, no one should neglect to procure it.

J. W. McCormac is not listed in other photographic directories.

John S. McClure

1856-1857       Rooms Over G. A. Neafus’ Clothing Store, Clinton, Louisiana.                          1857                   Rooms in the Court House, Houma, Louisiana.

John S. McClure was recorded in two advertisements and two announcements. The first advertisement 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.”

J. 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.

The first announcement appeared on February 28, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma,  Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.—Mr. McClure, Daguerrean artist, is now occupying rooms in the Court House, where he is producing some lovely pictures by the above incomparable process.  Now is the time to secure a picture.  When a near and dear friend has gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns, what a priceless treasure is one of those sun-painted miniatures.

The second advertisement ran from February 28 to March 21, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  The subscriber respect announces to the citizens of Houma that he will remain in town but a few days longer, Only.  Those desirous of availing themselves of this opportunity to secure likenesses by this unrivalled process, will please call at his rooms in the Court House as early as possible, as his engagements are such that he Cannot Remain Long.  Come and examine specimens, at least.  John S. McClure.

The second announcement appeared on March 21, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma, Louisiana).  Mr. McClure is still in town taking those inimitable ambrotype likenesses.  Those requiring his services would do well to call soon at his rooms in the Court House.  See Card.

John S. McClure and S. L. Hall are not recorded in other photographic directories.

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.