John S. Dey

1845                Rooms on Seneca Street, 2d door east of the Methodist Church, Geneva, New                             York.

John S. Dey was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 11 to November 11, 1845 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  Mr. John S. Dey, of this village, (office 2d door east of the Methodist Church, on Seneca street, up stairs,) will take likenesses of the above description for all who may disposed to favor him with their patronage.  Specimens of his skill may be seen at the door, or at his rooms, an inspection of which, he is sure, will satisfy the most fastidious of those who may wish likenesses of themselves, their relatives, or friends.  By an improvement in his apparatus united with practical skill, he professes to be able to secure the proportion of the features and the expression of the eyes and countenance with far more accuracy than is generally attained in this kind of portrait.  Fac-similies of painted portraits may by this means be indefinitely multiplied, and the likeness even of a deceased friend or relative preserved with surprising fidelity, and when required Mr. Dey will wait upon his customers at their houses; and he can assure the public generally, that no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction to those who may favor him with a call.

His terms are moderate, being for a single portrait $3.50, for a group of two in one frame $4, and 50 cts. for every additional likeness.  In all cases of attending at the residence of the party his charges will be reasonable.

John S. Dey is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. M. Dexter

1844                Rooms at the Genesee Hotel, Batavia, New York.

J. M. Dexter was recorded in an advertisement that ran from July 23 to September 4, 1844 in  The Spirit of the Times (Batavia, New York).  Colored Photographic Miniatures, taken in one minute.  Mr. J. M. Dexter respectfully informs the citizens of Batavia and its vicinity, that he has received all the late improvements in the art of taking Miniatures by the Daguerrean System.  He will stop a short time at the Genesee Hotel, for the purpose of taking exact likenesses of those persons who may favor him with a call.  Miniatures taken in clear or cloudy weather, and with any expression of countenance the person may wish to assume.  Miniatures from Portraits accurately taken.  Specimens of the art may be seen at his Rooms.  Mr. D. also gives instructions in this truly wonderful art and furnishes the Improved Daguerrean Apparatus on reasonable terms.  Call and see.

J. M. Dexter is not listed in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Dexter C. 1845 in Albany, New York it is unknown if they are the same person.

Mr. Dewey

1850                Gallery on Market Street, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dewey is first recorded in an announcement on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania).  Mr. Dewey has taken rooms above Mr. Allen’s drug store, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the most beautiful style, at very low rates.

He is next recorded in an advertisement that ran on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania).  Jenny Lind, Or Her Daguerreotype From Life, Can be seen by calling at Dewey Gallery, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Market street, and while there you can get a good Daguerreotype of yourself for $1.50, and warranted no counterfeit.

Call and see Jenny and our specimens, as we will remain but a few days.  Hours from 8 to 5.

Mr. Dewey is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, a B. F. Dewey is listed in 1849 in Bellefonte which is about 30 miles away it is possible that they are the same person.

Mr. Dewey

1842                Rooms at Mrs. Barney’s, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Mr. Dewey is recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts).  The first advertisement ran on April 23, 1842.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  It will be seen by reference to our advertising columns that Mr. Dewey proposes to remain a few days with us for the purpose of taking miniatures by the striking and wonderful Daguerreotype process.  We have been permitted to examine some of Mr. D.’s specimens and do not hesitate to pronounce them, for their clearness, vividness and accuracy by far the best that we have ever seen.  We recommend those of our readers who wish for perfect fac-similies of their own physiognomies or those of their friends to give him a call.

The second advertisement ran on April 30, 1842.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Dewey is very successful in taking these “counterfeit presentments,” and has, we believe, given entire satisfaction to all who have called his skill in requisition.  His rooms are at Mrs. Barney’s.

Mr. Dewey is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Dewel

N.D.                 Rooms in the Museum Building, Troy, New York.                                                                1857                Room in Hathaway’s Building, Lansingburgh, New York.

Mr. Dewel was recorded in an announcement on July 23, 1857 in the Lansingburgh Democrat (Lansingburgh, New York).  A Card.  Those who wish a good Ambrotype, would do well to call at Fitch’s Rooms.  Mr. Finch has made arrangements with Mr. Dewel formerly operator for Clark and Holmes to continue the business during his absence.

Mr. Dewel is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a T. Dewell in Albany in 1850-1851, but it would be pure speculation to suggest they were the same person.

Mr. Deo

1855                Rooms at Messrs. Worsham & Dixon Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.

Mr. Deo was recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 7 to 21, 1855 in The American Patriot (Clinton, Louisiana).   Daguerreotype Gallery.  Mr. Deo would respectfully inform the public that he has again returned to Clinton, and is now prepared to take life-like Daguerreotype Likenesses in a superb style at his rooms, which will be found to be admirably arranged, at the Hotel of Messrs. Worsham & Dixon.  He will take single persons or families.—His terms are moderate.  A new supply of cases and frames, of all sizes and qualities will be found at his gallery.  Call and see.  Now is your time, as his stay here will not be long.

Mr. Deo is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Denison

1844                Room in Davis’ Building, opposite the Phoenix Hotel, Schenectady, New York.

Mr. Denison was recorded in three advertisements in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel (Schenectady, New York).  The first advertisement ran on June 4 & 11, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison respectfully informs the citizens of Schenectady, that another opportunity is offered them for having Photographic Likenesses taken in the best style by the Daguerreotype.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call at his room in Davis’ building, opposite the Phoenix Hotel, and see specimens of his work.  Likenesses taken in cloudy as well as fair weather.            Terms.

Single,                                                            $3.00                                                                                            Duplicate,                                                     $4.50                                                                                                      Group,                                                            $4.00                                                                                                      Two or three of one family, each,       $2.50                                                                                                    Two or three citizens uniting, each,  $2.50                                                                                                      Mr. Davison (sic.) will remain but one, or at the most two weeks.

The second advertisement ran from June 18 to July 2, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison would respectfully inform the citizens, that on account of the number of engaged, he will be unable to leave as soon as he had designed.

All who come in during the few days he remains, will be favored with Miniatures at $2.50 each.  Ladies, $2.00 each.

n. b. Satisfaction given or no pay. Mr. D. has formed a new preparation, by which he requires only fifteen seconds for a sitting.

The third advertisement ran from July 9 to 30, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison would respectfully inform the citizens, that on account of the number of engaged, he will be unable to leave as soon as he had designed.

All who come in during the few days he remains, will be favored with Miniatures at $2.50 each.  Ladies, $2.00 each.

n. b. Satisfaction given or no pay. Mr. D. has formed a new preparation, by which he requires only fifteen seconds for a sitting.

Mr. D. is about leaving the place, but will return in the course of a few weeks, when his terms will be as usual.

Mr. Denison is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. W. Denison

1859                Main Street, over D. Rockwell & Co. Store, Westfield, New York.

E. W. Denison was recorded three times in the Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York). The first time was in an advertisement on March 30, 1859. Marble Hall Picture Gallery If You Want To Get A Good Picture Go To Marble Hall Picture Gallery Where pictures can be had surprisingly cheap and Strikingly Life Like.  I have on hand a full assortment of cases and Frames, and will engage to give my customers likenesses that will suit them.  I never shove off a poor likeness—preferring to lose a job rather than sell a bad picture.  Don’t forget the place—on Main Street, over D. Rockwell & Co.’s store.  Entrance between D. Rockwell & Co.’s and A. J. Schofield & Bro.’s.  Drop in and examine specimens.  E. W. Denison.  Westfield, March 29, 1859.

The second time was in an announcement on April 13, 1859. Ambrotypes For 25 cts.—Mr. Denison, who is a first rate artist, gives notice that he will put up in case likenesses for 25 cts.  Read his advertisement; and then go and avail yourselves of his liberality.

The third time was an advertisement on April 13, 1859.  Get Your Likenesses Taken and put up in a case. For 25 Cents At Denison’s Picture Gallery, over Rockwell & Co.’s. Store.

E. W. Denison is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Garret B. Demarest

1856                222 Canal Street, New York, New York.[1]

Garret B. Demarest was recorded on January 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.  (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Cooper & Demarest — A pretty fair gallery this. It is located in an old stand and doing a fair business.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Abraham G. Demarest

1855                Bleecker, Corner Amos Street, New York, New York.                                            1856                326 Bleecker Street, New York, New York.[1]

Abraham G. Demarest was recorded in an advertisement that ran four times between November 7 – 17, 1855 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Cheap Daguerreotypes at Demarest’s old Gallery, Bleecker, cor. Amos streets. Extra-large size Daguerreotypes for fifty cents, equal in quality to those charged five dollars for elsewhere.  These Pictures are beautifully colored, and inserted in a handsome case, and warranted not to fade.  Give them a trial.  Demarest, Bleecker cor. Amos streets

On January 1, 1856 he was listed in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York.        In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Demarest. A. G.—The general style of daguerreotypes. Very little artistic merit. Why do not daguerreotypists cultivate such an interest in the art as will lead them to exhibit no specimens of their ability which are not really meritorious. It were better their rooms were empty.

Abraham G. Demarest is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded here because of the firsthand account in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.