Mrs. L.

1846                Room in the American Hotel, State Street, Schenectady, New York.

Mrs. L. was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  The announcement ran on September 25, 1846.  The attention of our citizens is invited to the notice of a lady from Boston, who proposes to remain in the city for a few days, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures, and giving instruction in the making of Wax Flowers.

The advertisement ran on September 25 & October 2, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, By a Lady from Boston.  Mrs. L. respectfully informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of Schenectady, that she has taken rooms at the American Hotel, east end of State-street, where she is prepared to take Miniatures in a superior style of Coloring, Tone, Effect and Beauty.  The public are invited to call and examine her specimens.

Mrs. L. will also give instructions to a Class of Young Ladies in the beautiful art of making Wax Flowers, elegant samples of which may be seen at her room.  Application to be made soon.

Mrs. L. is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Martin Kostza

1854                233 Broadway, New York, New York.

Martin Kostza was recorded in six announcements.  The first appeared on  January 23, 1854 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Martin Kostza Through A Camera.—The discarded patriot has been engaged by the proprietors of a daguerreotype saloon in this city.  They intend to teach him their art gratis, and when he shall have become perfected in it they will give him a set of apparatus, with which he can travel through the country.  We would recommend him to set up his camera in Washington, and give a group representing all the people whom he has raised to fame—Marcy, the President, Commander Ingraham, and all the members of Congress who voted for the medal.  As these gentlemen are each indebted to him for a greater or less amount of glory they cannot refuse him a sitting; and as the people would like to see all the heroes in one grand group, the pockets of the artist might be suddenly replenished.  We trust that Kostza will not fail to act upon this idea.

The second announcement appeared on January 24, 1854 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Martin Koszta.—This Gentleman is now in our establishment.  We have started a subscription for him.  Any sums a charitable community may forward to us we shall  be happy to present him with.  Meade Brother’s, Daguerreotype Galleries, 233 Broadway.

The third announcement appeared on January 26, 1854 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia).  The Illustrious Koszta.—Martin Koszta, the illustrious, whose name has become familiar as household words on both sides of the Atlantic, and who was the innocent cause of procuring immortality for a naval commander and a Secretary of State, has at length settled down in New York, and is learning the Daguerreotype business.  Koszta is poor, and is compelled to do something for himself, since republics are so ungrateful.  Thus he is anxious to secure the shadow ere the substance perish.  A kind hearted Daguerreotypist has consented to teach him the art gratis, and when he shall have learned it, he will be presented with a set of apparatus with which he can travel through the country.

The fourth announcement appeared on January 26, 1854 in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York).  Koszta, who has latterly been reduced to the brink of starvation, has been taken in by a N. York daguerreotype firm, who intend to teach him the business, furnish him with a set of picture making apparatus and start him on his own hook.

The fifth announcement appeared on February 7, 1854 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York.  Martin Koszta, the Journal of Commerce says, is engaged in learning the daguerreotype business at Meade Brothers’, in Broadway.  As he was in a destitute condition, these gentlemen have volunteered to assist him, and as soon as qualified, he will probably become an itinerant artist.  His fame will be his capital, which is pretty much all the capital his new business requires.

The sixth announcement appeared on February 8, 1854 in Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Martin Koszta is now engaged in learning the daguerreotype business at Meade Brothers’, in Broadway.  As he was in a destitute condition, these gentlemen have volunteered to assist him, and as soon as qualified, he will probably become an itinerant artist.  His fame will be his capital, which is pretty much all the capital his new business requires.  He is one of the “distinguished individuals” arriving in this city that has escaped a public reception.—Jour. Of Com.

Martin Koszta is not listed in other photographic directories.

Robert P. Knox

1858                Rooms over H. W. Lawson’ Tin Manufactory, Abbeville, South Carolina.

Robert P. Knox was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  The announcement ran on April 9, 1858.  We would call the attention to the card of our young townsman, R. P. Knox, who has opened a room for taking ambrotype likenesses.  Give him a call.

The advertisement ran from April 9 to July 9, 1858.  Ambrotypes, Ambrotypes.  Robert P. Knox, Respectfully informs the public, that he has opened a Gallery for taking Ambrotype Likenesses, over H. W. Lawson’s Tin Manufactory:  that he has every means of taking good Pictures, and will spare no pains to give general satisfaction.

Robert P. Knox is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1856.

James Knox

1858                Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio.

James Knox was recorded in an announcement and two advertisements in The Cadiz Democratic Sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio).  The announcement ran on April 14, 1858.  Ambrotypes and Photographs.  James Knox at his Ambrotype Car on Market Street, is taking some of the finest Pictures ever seen in this place.  Call soon, and get your Picture taken.  Prices range from fifty cents to ten dollars.

The first advertisement ran on April 14 & 21, 1858.  Large Pictures.  James Knox Is now prepared to take Pictures, full size, in the latest and most approved manner, at his Ambrotype Car, Cadiz, Ohio.  Call soon and get your full sized Pictures taken.

The second advertisement ran on June 9 & 16, 1858.  Large Pictures.  James Knox is prepared to take full sized Photographs and Ambrotypes, in the latest and most approved style, at reasonable prices.

He will also take small pictures on paper suitable for sending away, for 25 cents.—Call soon, as he will leave in a few days.

James Knox is not listed in other photographic directories.

Knox & Newland

1847                16 Central Street, Dover, New Hampshire.

Knox & Newland were recorded in an advertisement on May 18, 1847 in the Dover Enquirer  (Dover, New Hampshire).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Taken at No. 16 Central Street, over Hale & Bickford’s Store) and neatly set in Cases, Gold and Plated Lockets and Bosom Pins.

Specimens can be seen at the door and at our Rooms, which are open at all hours of the day.

We have a Large Assortment of Gold and Plaited Lockets, Cases and Bosom Pins.Manufactured Expressly for Miniatures.  Knox & Newland.

Knox & Newland are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Newspaper clipping courtesy of Joe Bauman.

E. L. Knowlton

1842                Room over the Store of Smith & Orne, Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts.

E. L. Knowlton was recorded on an advertisement that ran from April 9 to 23, 1842 in the Weekly Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). Photographic Miniature Portraits, By The Daguerreotype. The subscriber begs leave to call the attention of the public to specimens of Photographic Miniature Portraits, executed by him, at his room over the store of Smith & Orne, Main-st.  He has recently made some highly successful experiments, by which the time required in sitting is not only materially shortened, but a degree of certainty is obtained hitherto considered impracticable, while the picture, which is finer than any steel engraving, is rendered as legible and far more accurate than any oil painting.

Therefore, those who wish to retain a perfect semblance of their relatives or friends, can by this beautiful process obtain a more satisfactory result than in any other way.  Instructions given in Photography, and Apparatus furnished at moderate charge.  E. L. Knowlton.

Fifteen minutes is sufficient to take a miniatures, set in a case, and deliver it complete.  He would also inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Springfield, that he will commence a course of Lessons in his splendid style of Penmanship, on Monday, April 11th, in Sargeant’s building, third story.  E. L. Knowlton.

E. L. Knowlton is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers or other photographic directories.

Knight Brothers

1854-1856       Rooms in the Cobble Stone Block, Batavia, New York.

Knight Brothers (H. D & Q. P.) were recorded seven advertisement  in The Spirit of the Times (Batavia, New York).  The first advertisement ran from June 13 to July 18, 1854.  To The Public.  Daguerreotypes.  Knight Brothers, Would inform their friends and the public at large, that they have purchased of Mr. C. A. Johnson his entire right and interest in the Daguerrean Business of this village, together with his residence on Chestnut st., where they design making their future home.

We would also announce that we have removed the business to the spacious and most convenient suit of rooms which we have recently fitted up in the Cobble Stone Block.  These rooms are furnished with a fine large Sky-Light, and instruments of superior power and finish, together with all such conveniences and facilities as the progress and size of the village seem to demand.

Having had a long and successful experience in the Daguerrean business in the Old Bay State, where the arts and sciences flourish like the “green bay tree,” and witnessing as we have in this village a just appreciation of Daguerre’s wonderful discovery, and the perfection to which it has been brought we have embarked in this enterprise with the full belief that by assiduous and unremitting efforts, we may merit and realize complete success.

Daguerreotypes taken in any style desired.  Portraits and Daguerreotypes accurately copied.

We would also add that Mr. Johnson, our successful predecessor, may be found at our rooms for a few weeks to fulfill some previous engagements, and complete some unfinished work. H. D. Knight. Q. P. Knight.

I had advertised a short time since in a Circular That I had made up my mind to remain in business in this village, but another change as stated above has since taken place; and in retiring from the practice of the Daguerrean Art in this place, which is not without regret.  I take pleasure in saying that the Messrs. Knight Brothers have every advantage and facility for giving entire satisfaction in their profession, and confidently hope the patronage heretofore so liberally bestowed upon me may be as liberally extended to them.                        C. A. Johnson.  June 1854.

The second advertisement ran from July 25, 1854 to October 6, 1855.  New Daguerreotype Rooms, Opened in Cobble Stone Block, Opposite McCullant’s New Building, By Knight & Brother, (Successors of Mr. C. A. Johnson.)  These Rooms are elegant, spacious and commodious, and are furnished with all the conveniences and facilities for executing First Class Daguerreotypes.

A long and successful experience in the art, combined with the unsurpassed facilities which we are now able to avail ourselves of, enables us to speak most confidently of our ability to furnish Daguerreotypes, which, for clearness, accuracy and life-like expression, we trust will be found unsurpassed; and though but recently located, we have already received the most positive assurances that our efforts are appreciated, and are happy to refer to numerous individuals in this village and vicinity, who have favored us with their patronage.

Particular attention paid to Position and Expression, especially the clear and perfect expression of the eyes.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call.

The third advertisement ran from October 10, 1854 to June 30, 1855.  Daguerreotype Saloon for Sale.  A Convenient and well built travelling Daguerreotype Saloon, may be bought at a great bargain for ready pay, if application is made soon.  For particulars enquire at the Daguerrean Rooms of Knight & Brothers, Cobble Stone Block.

The fourth advertisement ran from November 7, 1854 to June 16, 1855.  Knight & Brother, Daguerreotypists, (opposite McCullant and Lord’s new building.)  It is our constant desire and intension that no Daguerreotype be taken from our rooms unless entire satisfaction be given, and we guarantee that our prices will be found reasonable and satisfactory.  H. D. Knight, Q. P. Knight.

The fifth advertisement ran from December 19, 1854 to May 22, 1855.  What Can be More appropriate or acceptable as a Christmas or New Years’ Gift Than a Good Daguerreotype, neatly fitted into a Gold Locket, or Elegant Fancy Case?  “A word to the wise is sufficient.”  Knight & Brother,  Directly opposite McCullant and Lord’s new building.

The sixth advertisement ran from June 23, 1855 to November 1, 1856.  Knight & Brother, Daguerreotypists, Rooms in Cobble Stone Block, (opposite McCullant and Lord’s new building.)  It is our constant desire and intension that no Daguerreotype be taken from our rooms unless entire satisfaction be given, and we guarantee that our prices will be found reasonable and satisfactory.

The seventh advertisement ran from October 13, 1855 to November 1, 1856.  “A thing of Life and Beauty is a Joy forever.”  Knight & Brother, Daguerreotypist Our Rooms are fitted up with reference to the best facilities for producing Good Daguerreotypes.  The grand essentials of a Good Daguerreotype are elegance of Finish, Gracefulness of Attitude, combined with a Life-like Expression; and we regard the large and increasing patronage which we are receiving both from citizens and strangers, as proof positive that our efforts in producing these results are well appreciated.

Daguerreotypes taken of any size and style desired.—Portraits and other Daguerreotypes executed with the utmost accuracy.    H. D. Knight,  Q. P. Knight.

Knight Brothers H. D. & Q. P. are listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry separately, and speculates that H. D. Knight was a misspelling as was really Q. P. Knight.

Knickerbocker Dollar Daguerrean Gallery

1848                102 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                      1849                106 Broadway, New York, New York.

Knickerbocker Dollar Daguerrean Gallery or the Knickerbocker Gallery were recorded in two advertisements in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on May 8, 1848.  Wanted—A Smart, Intelligent, Well Bred Boy, from 14 to 16, to learn the Daguerreotype business and make himself generally useful.  None need apply but those who are willing to give a month or six weeks for the tuition, before they will receive any salary.  Call at the Knickerbocker Dollar Daguerrean Gallery, 102 Broadway, from 2 to 4 P. M.

The second advertisement appeared on December 18, 1849.  For A Holiday Present—Call And Get Yourself Daguerreotyped at the Knickerbocker Gallery, No. 106 Broadway, corner of Pine st., for one dollar; the same size and in the same manner, as many charge $3, and none less than $1.50, for at other places.  N. B.  Warranted satisfactory or no charge for trouble.

Knickerbocker Dollar Daguerrean Gallery or the Knickerbocker Gallery is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as Knickerbocker Gallery.  John also states that George Magwire is listed as operating Knickerbocker Gallery in 1850-1851.

Knapp

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

Knapp 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.

Knapp’s, Bowery. No specimens on which to form a judgment.

[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.

Knapp is unknown and not recorded in other photographic directories as being active on Bowery in 1855-1856 .  William R. Knapp was listed in an advertisement in the New York Daily Tribune on March 22,1854 as being formerly at 103 Bowery.  Its possible that someone is still using Knapp’s name to attract business.  similar cases are Plumbe’s Galleries and Root’s (Samuel A.)

W. H. Knapp

1859                Rooms in the west end of the Post Office Building, up-stairs, Westfield, New                                   York.

W. H. Knapp was recorded in two advertisements in the Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York).  The first advertisement ran from April 4 to May 18, 1859.  New Ambrotype & Photograph Rooms in the west end of the post office building up stairs.

The subscriber has furnished these rooms with the best apparatus, desirable stock and an experienced workman, and will use all reasonable effort to please those who will favor him with their patronage.  W. H. Knapp.

The second advertisement ran from April 27 to December 28, 1859.  The New Ambrotype & Photograph Rooms in the Post Office building are full of customers each day waiting for The finest Likenesses, ever taken in Westfield.  Operating hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M., in all kinds of weather.

A large variety of choice cases just received.  A First Class Picture taken or no pay.  Prices Low.

W. H. Knapp is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Westfield New York.