N. S. Horton

1859                Workman’s New Building, Camden, South Carolina

N. S. Horton was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 26, 1859 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina). Artist In Camden. N. S. Horton Would respectfully inform the citizens of Camden and vicinity, that he has opened a Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery In Workman’s New Building, And respectfully solicits a call from all the citizens, as he has just received a large and varied stock of Cheap and Fancy Cases, In which he will place Pictures singly or in groups, and warrant them to give entire satisfaction.  Ladies are invited to call and Take Choice.  A sacrifice of 25 per cent is made to those who have a family of five or more taken.  July 12.

N. S. Horton is not listed in other photographic directories.

Mr. Horton

1850                Chapin’s Block, Cabotville, Massachusetts.

Mr. Horton was recorded in an announcement that appeared on January 2, 1850 in the Daily Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Large Fire In Cabotville.—Cabotville seems to have got up a fire fever.  On Wednesday morning, the new building, built last season, and known as “Chapin’s Block,” suffered severely.  Sixty-six feet of the block was owned by Giles S. Chapin, 22 by Mrs. A. Wait, and 22 by E. B. Haskell.  The fire broke out in the third story of the part belonging to Mr. Haskell, in Horton’s Daguerrian Gallery, and destroyed the building as far as Chapin’s part of the block, where it me with a brick partition, and was arrested, not, however, without damage to Mr. Chapin of about $1,000.  Haskell’s part was occupied by a grocery in the basement, kept by himself; a dry  goods store on the first floor owned by Lewis Cutler, on the 2d floor by Dr. Morgan’s Dentistry Office, and on the third by Mr. Horton, the daguerrian.  Mrs. Wait’s part was occupied by her own millinery store and T. S. Morgan, jeweller.  The goods from all these establishments were mostly saved, with the exception of Mr. Haskell’s groceries, who lost considerable.  The loss of the building is estimated at $6,000, and the entire loss at $10,000.  We learn that nearly everything is insured.  The exertions of the firemen on the occasion are spoken of in terms of the highest praise.—A correspondent informs us that Mr. Haskell and Mrs. Wait were each insured $2,000 on their building, and that the daguerreotype room, where the fire originated, had not been in use for several days.

Mr. Horton is not listed in other photographic directories.

Hooper

1851                Union House, Port Jervis, New York.

Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on July 3, 1851 in the Tri-State Union  (Port Jervis, New York).  If any are disposed to know how they look, and have no mirror at hand, friend Hopper at his rooms at the Union House, will take a perfect likeness of them in Daguerreotype, “quicker’n lightnen.”

Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. D. Hooper

1856                Rooms over J. Simon’s Store, Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

J. D. Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on December 2, 1856 in The Morning Comet (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Ambrotypes—Mr. J. D. Hopper, is now located over the store of J. Simon, on Third street, where he is taking Ambrotypes and Photographs, in the very best style of art.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.

J. D. Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. J. Holmes

1850-1851       Rooms in Younglove’s Hall, Union Village , New York.

J. J. Holmes was recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Union-Village Journal (Union, New York).  The first advertisement ran from October 24 to December 26, 1850.  Sky-Light Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the public that he has returned to his old rooms in Younglove’s Hall, where he will be happy to serve those who may favor him with a call, with Daguerreotype Pictures of any size, single, or in groups, of any number.

Those wishing can be furnished with Sky-Light pictures, by which arrangements the heavy shade on one side of the face is avoided, giving an even and perfect shadow, and life like appearance.  Please call as soon as convenient, for my stay will depend on the amount of patronage I receive, for like all who live by eating, I have to pay for my corn.  J. J.  Holmes.

The second advertisement ran from February 6 to April 17, 1851.  Sky-Light Daguerreotype Miniatures For $1.00.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the public that he has returned to his old rooms in Younglove’s Hall, where he will be happy to serve those who may favor him with a call, with Daguerreotype Pictures of any size, single, or in groups, of any number.

Those wishing can be furnished with Sky-Light pictures, by which arrangements the heavy shade on one side of the face is avoided, giving an even and perfect shadow, and life like appearance.  Having but a short time longer to stay in this place, I will take Pictures from the date hereof for one dollar.  J. J. Holmes.

J. J. Holmes is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Union Village, New York in 1850-1851. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a J. J. Holmes in Sandy Hill, Kingsbury, N. Y. in 1859, it is unknown if they are the same person.

D. R. Holmes

1853-1854       Rooms No. 6 Seneca Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, Geneva, New York.

D. R. Holmes in the partnership of Greene & Holmes was recorded in an advertisement that ran on September 9, 1853 to January 6, 1854 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York). Daguerreotypes. The Subscriber having connected themselves together for the purpose of Daguerreotyping, also fitted up a new suite of rooms opposite the Post Office, are now prepared to make Pictures unequalled in the vicinity.  We are now making a style of pictures never before made in this village or county, and the Only Persons that can make them—(no humbug about this notwithstanding what others may say.)  They are called Crayon Daguerreotypes.

As for Daguerreotypes we challenge competition.  We can suit the most fastidious.  We have the largest and best arranged operative room, as well as light, aside from the reception room, in the county.  Our light is well adapted to children, being three times as large as any other in the vicinity, consequently we can take them quicker.  We are the only persons in town that take the Stereoscopic or Binocular Pictures.  In fact we make all kinds of Pictures, either in colors, or oil, or on silver.  Persons wishing Daguerreotypes of themselves or friends, are invited to call and examine our specimens.  Our Rooms are opposite the New Post Office, and directly over Barnard & Van Deren’s Jewelry store.  John F. Greene.  D. R. Holmes.

D. R. Holmes is not recorded in other photographic directories. John F. Greene is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Geneva, N.Y. in 1857-1858.

W. A. Holland

1851                Mattingly’s Hall, Bardstown, Kentucky.

W. A. Holland of the firm Webster’s [Edward Z & Israel B.] and Holland was recorded in an advertisement on November 13, 1851 in the Bardstown Herald (Bardstown, Kentucky). Webster’s & Holland, Daguerrean Artists. Webster & Brother, of Louisville, KY., have associated with them Mr. W. A. Holland, and for the time being have established a Branch of their extensive Establishment in “Mattingly’s Hall,” Bardstown, Ky., where they would be happy to see all who may desire to secure Miniatures of themselves or friends.

All work warranted to give entire satisfaction.  The public generally are invited to call and examine our specimens whether they wish pictures or not.  Webster’s & Holland.  N. B.—Instruction imparted and apparatus furnished to all who may desire.  oct. 16.  W. & H.

The partnership of Webster’s & Holland is not recorded in other photographic directories.  They are recorded individually in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Amasa Holcolmb

1839                Address Unknown, [Southwick, Massachusetts.]

July or August, 1839. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.  (New York, New York).  James T. White & Co. 1893, Vol. III, P. 311.  Amasa Holcolmbe…He constructed the first instrument and took the first Daguerrean portrait ever taken in this country, in July or August, 1839 with an instrument he had made for a New York order…

From:  Wikipedia; Amasa Holcomb was an American farmer, surveyor, civil engineer, businessman, and manufacturer of surveying instruments and telescopes.Born:June 18, 1787, Southwick, Massachusetts.  Died: 1875,  Southwick, Massachusetts.

Amasa Holcolmb is not recorded in other photographic directories.  This claim has not been collaborated or verified with additional sources.  Variant spelling Amasa Holcolmbe.

Hoegl & Stacy

1846                Room in the Western Exchange Hotel, Carrollton, Ohio.

Hoegl & Stacy were recorded in an advertisement that ran from October 2 to 9, 1846 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Photographic Miniatures.  Messrs. Hoegl & Stacy Would respectfully say to the citizens of Carrollton, that they propose remaining with them a few days, and have taken a room in the Western Exchange Hotel, Where they are prepared to take Daguerreotype likenesses, single or in groups, put up in cases in the latest and most beautiful style, either with or without colors.  None but those who have lost companions or friends can appreciate those most valuable keep sakes.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens, and after sitting for a likeness, if not suited, they are not compelled to take it.  Children that are old enough to sit still from 20 to 40 seconds, can theirs taken equally as well as older persons.  Aged persons and invalids waited upon at their private dwellings.  Instructions given in every branch of the art, on the most reasonable terms.  Room open from 9 o’clock, A. M. to 5 P. M.        October 2, 1846.

Hoegl & Stacy are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Listed in Ohio Photographers, 1839-1900, Josiah Stacy is recorded in Cleveland in 1846-1847 but it is unknown if they are the same person.

Hodgkinson

1843                Address and location unknown possibly Brooklyn, New York.

Hodgkinson was recorded in an announcement that appeared on October 19, 1843 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat (Brooklyn, New York).  Fair of the Brooklyn Institute….The colored Daguerreotypes, by Hodgkinson, are very fine.

Hodgkinson does not appear in other photographic directories.