D. H. Harrington

1845                Rooms over William E. Dancy’s Store, Canton, Mississippi.

D. H. Harrington was recorded in an advertisement that ran on October 18, 1845 in The Mississippi Creole (Canton, Mississippi). Daguerreotype. D. H. Harrington respectfully announces to the citizens of Canton and its vicinity that he will remain here a short time, for the purpose of executing miniature portraits from the life after the manner of M. Daguerre.

Dr. B has taken the large room over Wm. E. Dancy’s store, formerly occupied by the Thespian Society which will be open for the reception of visitors Monday next.  Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine his specimens.          Sept. 27, 1845

D. H. Harrington is not recorded in other photographic directories.

A. Harrington (Herington)

1847                Rooms Main Street, over the Post Office, Geneva, New York.

A. Harrington (Herington) was recorded in two advertisement.  The first advertisement ran on May 29 to July 17, 1847 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main-st, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens.  A. Herington.  Geneva.

The second advertisement ran on June 1 & 15, 1847 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main street, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens. A. Harrington.     Geneva, May 28, 1847.

A. Harrington (Herington) is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Harner & Lucas

1858                Main Street, Opposite the Court House, Hillsboro, Ohio.                                          1858                Opposite the Citizen Office, Hillsboro, Ohio.

Harner & Lucas Were recorded in four announcements and two advertisements in The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, Ohio).  The first announcement ran on September 23, 1858.  Call and see the Pictures taken by Messrs. Lucas & Harner, at their Daguerrean Car.  We have seen specimens of their work which were very superior.

The first advertisement ran from September 23 to October 21, 1858.  Pictures!  Pictures!  If You Want Fine Pictures, Go To The Mammoth Portable Daguerrean Car!  Main Street, opposite the Court House.  Harner & Lucas.

The second announcement appeared on October 14, 1858.  List of Premiums, Awarded at the Ninth Annual Fair of the Highland Co. Agricultural Society, Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 1, 1858….Class U—No. 20….best specimens daguerreotype, Harner & Lucas, 2; best do [specimens] ambrotypes, Harner and Lucas, 2; 2d do [best specimen ambrotype,] J. H. Caskie, 1.

The third announcement appeared on December 9, 1858.  A Mistake!  Persons are often liable to be mistaken or deceived.  It is Harner & Lucas that are making the best pictures, of every description in Hillsboro, at the Mammoth Portable Skylight Daguerrean Car, opposite the Citizen Office.  Recollect, they defy all Competition.  Call and see for yourselves.      Harner & Lucas.

The fourth announcement appeared on December 9, 1858.  Daguerrean Car.—Messrs. Harner & Lucas are still in town with their Daguerrean Car, and are doing a fine business in taking Pictures.  They took the two first premiums at our late County Fair, which is a sufficient recommendation of the quality of their work.

The second advertisement ran from December 23 to 30, 1858.  Fine Pictures For Christmas & New Year’s Presents!  What could be more appropriate for a Christmas or New Year’s Present than a fine Daguerreotype?

Harner & Lucas, at the Mammoth Skylight Car, are still taking the best Pictures ever made in Hillsboro, and have not yet found it necessary to advertise either an Elephant, a Giraffe, or a Balloon Ascension, in order to attract customers.  Their Pictures speak for themselves, and in the opinion of all good judges defy competition.

Give us a call at the Mammoth Car on Main street, a few doors east of High street, and we warrant satisfaction or no charge for our work.

Harner & Lucas does not appear in other photographic directories.

Harned & Tileston

1846                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                1846                Union House, Montpelier, Vermont.

Harned & Tileston (J. L. & J. S.) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from October 15 to 29, 1846 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  Now Is Your Time.  Messrs. Harned & Tileston (Recently from Van Loan & Magill’s celebrated establishment, Philadelphia,) respectfully announce that they will remain at the Union House during the session of the legislature and will furnish likenesses (either separately or in groups,) in a style, which in point of richness of tone, and beauty of finish stand unrivalled and cannot fail of giving satisfaction.

They would particularly solicit the attention of members of the Legislature and strangers visiting Montpelier, as they are fully prepared to give all an opportunity of securing a perfect Daguerreotype likeness on the most favorable terms.  Just call and examine specimens, and see if we don’t perform all we advertise.  J. L. Harned.  J. S. Tileston.  Montpelier, Oct. 13th, 1846.

Harned & Tileston; J. L. Harned; & J. S. Tileston are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Hape & Kuhn

1856                Rooms at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Charles Town, Virginia.                                                1856-1857     Over 207½ West Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

Hape & Kuhn (Samuel & Frank) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 6 to 20, 1856 in the Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, Virginia).  Ambrotypes! Or Imperishable Pictures On Glass.  Hape & Kuhn, Ambrotypist Artist of Baltimore, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Charlestown, that they have taken rooms at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, where they are prepared to furnish in the highest style of the art, the now popular and incomparable Ambrotype.

These pictures are made on plate glass and protected by a coating of varnish on both sides, rendering them impervious to the action of water or acids of any kind.  They do not reverse the subject, but represent everything in its true position; and being without the glare of the Daguerreotype, may be seen in any light.  The Ambrotype possesses many beauties not discernable in the Daguerreotype.  Call and examine specimens and see for yourselves.

Hape & Kuhn are recorded in both Directory of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Baltimore, but not in Virginia.

[1] Directory Of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 by Ross J. Kelbaugh.

Thomas Hankins

1853                Address Unknown, Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Thomas Hankins was recorded in an advertisement on April 16, 1853 in The Weekly Independent (Aberdeen, Mississippi).  Delays are Dangerous!  The most important concerns of life are too often deferred until a more convenient season, and lasting regrets are frequently the consequence of unnecessary delays.—To-morrow, the kind parent, the beloved child, the affectionate companion, the esteemed friend, the object of your warmest affection, may leave for a distance land, or be laid where your eyes never can behold their features, except in the form we propose to effect for you.  Readers, if you have a kind friend, in whom you feel an interest, and your kind feelings are reciprocated, that friend will value a precious memorial, if taken in our late and improved style.  To all who have lost a relative or friend, and have not even the shadow of a resemblance to look upon, how vary valuable would one of our Life-Like Pictures be.  How often is the remark made?  “Oh, what would I give for such a picture of my parent, child or friend!”  Now, while your mind is interested, we advise you to call at once and have your picture taken by Hankins—return home delighted, and in after life you will thank us for these timely suggestions.

Old images Improved, Exact Copies of Pictures taken, or reduced in size for medallions, Rings and breast-pins, Cases Of All Sorts On Hand!  Pictures taken equally well in cloudy weather.  We design making our Gallery a permanent and pleasant Place of Resort for citizens and strangers.  You cannot call to often.—We particularly ask the attention of the Ladies.   Thos. Hankins.   January 22, 1853.

Thomas Hankins is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as possibly being Thomas Hankins, Jr. who was active in 1859 in Norfolk, Virginia.  John also references a Thomas Haskins as being active in Nashville, Tennessee without activity dates.  it is unknown if they are the same person.

W. H. Hammond

1854                18 Catherine Street, New York, New York.

W. H. Hammond was recorded in an announcement that ran on February 22, 1854 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Most Extraordinary Discovery.—A most Important invention has recently been perfected, by which Daguerreotypes of deceased children may be taken to look perfectly natural and life-like. The position is erect, and the eyes are perfect.  We are ready to go to any part of the city or vicinity, and if the pictures do not give the highest satisfaction no charge will be made. Apply as our gallery, No. 18 Catherine street.  W. H. Hammond & Co.

W. H. Hammond is not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. H. Hammond

1849                First Street, corner Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia.

N. H. Hammond was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 7 to 15, 1849.  in The Daily National Whig (Washington, D. C.).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  N. H. Hammond would respectfully announce to the citizens and strangers of Washington that he has purchased the Daguerreotype stock of George & Hammond, and will, at the request of numerous friends, remain at their old stand corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and First street, One More Week.

Hundreds are witnesses that they can obtain better and cheaper likenesses at this establishment than are often obtained.  Please call and satisfy yourselves.

N. H. Hammond is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John Hamilton

1856                151 Bowery, New York, New York.[1]

John Hamilton 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.

Hamilton — A young operator. Let him be determined not to be outstripped in the race, but to read, mark, learn and in-wardly digest the great principles connected with Photography and he must succeed.

John Hamilton is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[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.


S. W. Halsee

1845                Address Unknown, Edgefield, South Carolina.

S. W. Halsee was recorded in an announcement on September 10, 1845 in the Edgefield Advertiser (Edgefield, South Carolina). Daguerreotype Pictures.—We have seen a number of Daguerreotype pictures executed by Mr. S. W. Halsee, an Artist, who has for some time past been operating in our Village. We but concur with the general opinion, in pronouncing the pictures of Mr. H. most excellent.  Several of them are of the gentler sex, true to life, and of course beautiful.

The pictures are generally colored and have a high finish about them.  On several of them, in the back ground, the Artist gives views of beautiful scenery, such as mountains and trees in full foliage.  He frequently throws in pictures of other objects to please himself or the person who sits for the likeness.  The daguerreotypes are all gilded, and doubtless will be permanent.  Mr. Halsee takes likenesses at a very reasonable rate, and evinces great anxiety to please.  We commend this gentleman to the liberal patronage of the public, and hope that he will receive numerous and substantial tokens of their high regard.

S. W. Halsee does not appear in other photographic directories.