A. L. Feller

1851                Rooms in Temperance Hall, Lancaster, Ohio.                                                                  1851-1852     Rooms in Giesy’s Building, Third Floor, Lancaster, Ohio.

A. L. Feller was recorded in three announcements and six advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on May 15, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Gallery.—Mr. Feller has opened a daguerrean Gallery in the “Temperance Hall.” His work is good and a good chance is now offered to “impress the human face divine.”  Call and see.

The first advertisement ran from May 15 to 29, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette  (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Gallery.  The undersigned respectfully informs the public in general and the citizens of Lancaster especially , that he has opened a Daguerreotype Room in the Temperance Hall, where he is at all times prepared to execute pictures in a style of beauty that cannot fail to please.  He cordially extends an invitation to every one to call and examine specimens.  He feels confident they will recommend themselves as near perfect as any that have ever been taken by the art.

Doors open at all hours of the day—admission free—walk I without knocking.  A. L. Feller.

The second announcement appeared on June 12, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerrean Rooms.—Mr. A. L. Feller has removed his rooms to Giesy’s building, third floor, where he has prepared a sky light, which will be a decided improvement.  He is a good artist, and many of his specimens are equal to any we have seen anywhere.  Give him a call.  This is the best opportunity yet presented to our citizens for getting good pictures.

The second advertisement ran from June 18 to September 25, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).    Sky-Light Daguerrean Rooms, First Door West of the Hocking Valley Bank, Lancaster, Ohio.  The undersigned having just completed a large northerly side and sky-light, and fitted it up in good order, he would again say to the citizens of the city and country, that he is now and will be at all times, prepared to execute pictures in a style of beauty seldom attained and no where excelled.

Pictures taken and put up in all the various styles of the art from the smallest Lockets, Pins, or Finger Rings, to the largest size for frames, and every style of miniature setting kept constantly on hand, and furnished at prices that cannot fail to please.

Rooms open at all hours; pictures taken every day without regard to weather.  No one is expected to take out a picture that is not in all respects satisfactory.   Lancaster,  A. L. Feller.

P. S.  He is also at all times prepared to leave his rooms in case of sickness or death if requested by the friends.

The third announcement appeared on July 31, 1851 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  The Fine Arts.—Just at this time the fine arts are flourishing to an unusual extent in our city…Mr. Feller takes life-like pictures in the shortest tine…

The third advertisement ran from January 29 to February 26, 1852 in The Lancaster Gazette  (Lancaster, Ohio).  Picture Gallery.  The undersigned is just receiving, at his rooms, a beautiful lot of Plates, Frames and Cases, of all qualities, from 1-16 to the 1-2 plate size, which he will fill with Daguerreotypes unsurpassed in the beautiful art and at prices that cannot fail to please.  All are cordially invited to call and examine for themselves.  Doors open at all hours.  Lancaster,  A. L. Feller.

The fourth advertisement ran from January 29 to March 11, 1852 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.  Persons wishing Daguerreotype pictures, unrivalled in beauty, utility, clearness and depth of impression, can have the same by calling at my rooms, in Giesy’s building, third floor, entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, A. L. Feller.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 20 to July 8, 1852 in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette.  (Indianapolis, Indiana).  Picture Gallery.  The undersigned is just receiving, at his rooms, beautiful lot of Plates, Frames and Cases, of all qualities, from 1-16 to the 1-2 plate size, which he will fill with Daguerreotypes unsurpassed in the beautiful art and at prices that cannot fail to please.  All are cordially invited to call and examine for themselves.  Doors open at all hours.  Lancaster, January 28.  A. L. Feller.

The sixth advertisement ran from June 17 to July 1, 1852 in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette (Indianapolis, Indiana).  Daguerreotypes.  Persons wishing Daguerreotype pictures, unrivalled in beauty, utility, clearness and depth of impression, can have the same by calling at my rooms, in Giesy’s building, third floor, entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, A. L. Feller.

A. L. Feller is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Lancaster, Ohio.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an A. L. Fellers as a spelling variant for A. L. Feller as being active in Columbus, Ohio in 1855-1857 and in Lancaster in 1860.

 

J. H. Felch

1845                Rooms 90 Owego Street, over D. W. Hale’s Store, Ithaca, New York.

J. H. Felch was recorded in an advertisement and announcement. The advertisement ran from January 22 to April 2, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York). Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ithaca and vicinity that he is prepared to take Photographic Miniatures with entire satisfaction, in clear or cloudy weather and respectfully invites them to call and examine specimens and “see themselves as others see them.”  Price $2.50.

Rooms No. 90, Owego street, over D. W. Hale’s store.  J. H. Felch.

The announcement appeared on February 19, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  We have been shown by Mr. Felch, some excellent Daguerreotype Miniatures taken by him.  He has a number of specimens at his rooms and will satisfy any one who may call of the faithfulness with which the features of any one can be transferred to the plate.  Rooms over D. W. Hale’s store.

J. H. Felch is not recorded in other photographic directories.

C. Faxon

1841                7 Cheapside, New Bedford, Massachusetts.                                                            1841                Masonic Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.

C. Faxon was recorded in two announcements while in the partnership of O’Brien & Faxon and two advertisements while he was alone in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts). Daguerreotypes,—Such of our readers as may be desirous to learn more of the curious [all] invented by M. Daguerre in Paris, of copying nature simply by reflecting the image of the object to be represented in a strong light upon a metallic surface prepared to receive it, will do well to call at the room of Messrs. O’Brien and Faxon, Cheapside.  It will be seen by a notice in our advertising columns that these gentlemen will remain in this town a few days, and will execute miniatures, with singular fidelity and dispatch by this process.  We have seen several specimens executed by them, which are indeed facsimiles of the originals.

The second announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. O’Brien & Faxon would respectfully inform the citizens of New Bedford and vicinity that they have opened an establishment at No. 7 Cheapside, (next door to Howarth’s exhibition of paintings) for the purpose of making the Daguerreotype Miniatures.  They practice upon the system of Prof. Morse of New York, combined with other valuable improvements in their possession.  Such is the accuracy and truth of these pictures, that no painter or engraver can equal them, they emphatically represent the man.  They also copy paintings, statuary, engravings, &c.  they will take a limited number of pupils on reasonable terms.  Hours of business between 8 A. M. and 6 P. M.  the public are invited to call as early as possible, as their stay in the place is limited.

The first advertisement ran from September 15 to October 6, 1841 in the Springfield Gazette.  (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only. Prices Reduced to $3.  The Subscriber having spent much time and money in perfecting himself in the Photographic Art, and practiced successfully in various places, now offer his services to the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, for a short time, at the Masonic Hall.  He is in possession of all those important improvements in the art which have been recently made, combined with others of his own invention, and flatters himself that his skill in the business will recommend him to their favor.  Likenesses, taken in a few moments, without the aid of a strong light, which, by the old method, was liable to distort the features.  To those who are unacquainted with this art, it may perhaps be well to say, that it gives a lasting and perfect delineation of the features, drawn by the pencil of light, the hand of Nature, more striking and accurate than can possibly be obtained in any other way.  The Subscriber has reduced his price to the lowest possible limits consistent with safety to himself, and as low as can possibly be obtained elsewhere, while his style of workmanship he is willing to compare with any in the country.  Price of a single portrait Three Dollars.—For a group of two—Five Dollars.  Satisfaction warranted.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  Instruction given upon reasonable terms. The public are respectfully invited to call.            C. Faxon.

The second advertisement ran from September 18 to October 2, 1841 in the Springfield Weekly Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, that he has opened room at Masonic Hall, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Portraits.  The most accurate and striking likenesses which will never change or fade are delineated in this manner by the pencil of light, in the space of a few moments.  Miniatures taken in any weather, without the aid of a strong light, which was liable by the old method to cause an unnatural distortion of the features.  Price reduced to $3,00 for a single portrait; for a group or two $5,00.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  The public are respectfully invited to call.  C. Faxon.

C. Faxon is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.

W. H. Faut

1859                Address Unknown, Mitchellsville, Tennessee.

W. H. Faut, W. H. was recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 15 to 17, 1859 in the Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee).  Ambrotype Car For Sale.—An Ambrotype Car, with ample sky and side lights, curtained so as to modify the light as desired, recely carpeted, well lined, with an excellent darkroom, all so adjusted that the Artist can make with ease, the miniature desired.  The wagon and frame is well and strongly executed, room being eight by twenty feet, and can be drawn with ease on the public roads.  I offer for sale, and will sell at an extreme low price soon.  Any person wishing to purchase will find, by calling to see this a bargain:  Also will sell my stock of cases, chemicals and camera.  For further information, address W. H. Faut.  Mitchellsville, Tenn.

W. A. Faut is not listed in other photographic directories.

O. J. Farrington & Brother

1859                Main Street, Marshall House, Abbeville, South Carolina.

O. J. Farrington & Brother were recorded in two announcements. The first on May 6, 1859 in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  Ambrotypes!  Ambrotypes!!  Readers have you ever given our friend Messrs. O. J. Farrington & Brother a call at their Daguerrean room in the “Marshall House,” on Main Street, above the corner; either for the purpose of having your likeness taken or looking at those of friends and acquaintances.  If not you have a pleasure still in anticipation.  They are successors of Mr. Lanneau, the well known artist, and are said by the knowing ones, to take equally as good likenesses.  Their pictures speak for themselves, and the clear and truthful outline of familiar faces indicate the skill of the artists.

We have often thought that this art is not effecting all the objects of pleasure and utility of which it is capable.  How rare the art, which enables us to perpetuate the changing phases of every day life—the fleeting images of men and things; and which gives us the power to retain the loved faces of friends and relatives.  How pleasant even to read a history of our past life in pictures taken at different periods, from the “bonny brow” to the “frosty pow.”   But how great the pleasure of having a minute family history of all the loved ones, from the first born to the last scion—from prattling infancy to budding youth and hoary age.  And when death comes to nip the opening flower, how pleasant to have that loved face casting its bright light upon the shadows of after years.  Who would trust to the frail tablets of memory.  Seize the shadow before the substance fades.

The second announcement appeared on October 28, 1859 in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  Awards of Premiums.  The following awards were awarded at the Abbeville District Fair, on the 20th inst.:…Paintings, Drawings, &c….The Committee takes pleasure in noticing…They also noticed some excellent Ambrotypes by O. J. & G. E. Farrington….

O. J. Farrington is not listed in other photographic directories. Posted yesterday was an announcement in the same paper for G. E. Farrington dated May 12, 1859.

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.

R. A. Farr

1841                116 State Street, over Crain & Davis Store, Schenectady, New York.

R. A. Farr was recorded in two advertisement and two announcements. The first advertisement ran from July 13 to August 10, 1844 in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel  (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State-street, where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State Street.

The second advertisement ran on July 16 to 30, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State st., where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State street.

The first announcement appeared on July 23, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We direct the attention of our readers to an advertisement, in another column, of this apparatus for taking miniatures.  The likeness taken with it, is as perfect as is given by the truest Mirror, with the exception of color.—In addition, instead of hours, it requires only a few seconds of time, to complete the operation.  Specimens may be seen at the room, above this office.

The second announcement appeared on September 3, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We dropped in a few days since, to see Mr. R. A. Farr, in his Daguerreotype rooms, over Crane & Davis store, 154 State street.  He is located on the second floor, on the south side of the hall.  His rooms are very handsomely fitted up , and are well adapted, as regards light, to the purposes for which they are used.  He showed us quite a number of the miniatures taken by him, and they were certainly equal to anything of the kind we ever saw.  The likenesses taken with this apparatus, are as perfect in every respect, as those given by a mirror, with the exception of color.  We have seen many which were somewhat indistinct, and we were almost led to believe that it was unavoidable; those taken by Mr. Farr, however, which we saw, had not this imperfection.  It is worth one’s while to call and see the likeness lying on his table, as well as the apparatus and process by which they are taken.

R. A. Farr is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William Farnham

1850-1851       Freeman’s New Building, 80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.

William Farnham was recorded in one announcement and two advertisement.  The announcement appeared on June 4, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, the accomplished Daguerreotypist, who has filled a highly satisfactory “mission” to this city, during the past five months, has left us for his former residence, Amsterdam, where he will tarry for a time at least.—Wherever he may go, we bespeak for him that patronage which his success as an operator—to say nothing of his very gentlemanly deportment and faculty that he has of making everybody pleased with both himself and his productions—so justly entitles him.  He will be succeeded in this city by Mr. Farnham, who comes highly recommended.  (Rooms in Freeman’s Building, No. 80 State-street.)

The first announcement ran from June 11, 1850 to January 7, 1851 in The Schenectady Cabinet  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.  Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

The second advertisement ran from July 5 to November 29, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.        Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

William Farnham is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Dr. C. Farnham

1850-1851       Rooms on Seneca Street, 2 doors below the Mansion House, Geneva, New                                     York.

Dr. C. Farnham was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has just opened a Daguerrean Galley on Seneca St., (2 Doors Below The Mansion House,) where features can be had for the low of $1.00.  His pictures, for boldness of outline and accuracy of likeness are unsurpassed.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.            Geneva October 18, 1850.

The seconded advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has opened a daguerrean Galley on Seneca Street, two doors below the Mansion House, where Pictures can be had for the low of one Dollar, for which $1.50 is charges, a little lower down the street.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.     Geneva October 15, 1850.

Dr. C. Farnham is nor recorded in other photographic directories.

Fant & Gove

1851-1852       Rooms at Union Hall, Franklin, Louisiana.

Fant & Gove were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announcement appeared on December 6, 1851 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  Messrs. Fant & Gove, Daguerrian Artist, have located themselves in this town for a short time, which offers another chance to our citizens to possess themselves of the advantages afforded by this valuable art.  They exhibit some beautiful specimens of their skill, which the public are invited to examine at their room, in Union Hall.

The first advertisement ran from December 6, 1851 to January 10, 1852 in The Planters’ Banner  (Franklin, Louisiana).  Wm. O. Fant & G. W. Gove, Daguerrian Artist, Respectfully beg leave to inform the citizens of Franklin and its vicinity that they have rented the Ball-Room at Union Hall, where they will remain for a short time, for the purpose of conducting their profession, and they earnestly invite every one to call and examine their specimens.

They will be happy to furnish Miniatures, in cases of large or small size, to those who may desire them; also, singly or in groups, in breastpins or lockets, on reasonable terms.

The second announcement appeared on January 3, 1852 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  We would inform the public that the Daguerrean Artist, Messrs. Fant & Gove, intend to remain but a few days longer in this town.  The weather is now delightful—just the thing for daguerreotyping—and those who wish a good likeness of themselves or friends could not select a more favorable opportunity.  Those who patronize these gentlemen will be well pleased, for their pictures are fully equal to any we have ever seen, and we have seen some first-rate ones, too.  But call and examine their specimens, than you will be better pleased, and they are always happy to receive visitors.  They have got the finest apparatus ever used in Franklin, and besides, they have testimonials of their skill and ability as artist that are possessed by few.  Call ere it be too late, for “procrastination is the thief of time.”

Fant & Gove, and Fant are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Both Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Biographies of Western Photographs list a William S. Gove in Huntsville, Texas in the partnership of Robbins & Gove in 1853.  It is unknown if they are the same person.