Tag Archives: Abbeville South Carolina

A. E. McClellan

1858                Rooms over Lawson’s Tin Shop, Abbeville, South Carolina.                              1858                Rooms in Temperance Hall, Abbeville, South Carolina.                                          1858                Calhoun’s Mills, South Carolina.

A. E. McClellan was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina). The advertisement ran from October 1 to 15, 1858. Ambrotypes.  Mr. A. E. McClellan would respectfully inform the citizens of Abbeville and surrounding country, that he is at Abbeville C. H., for the purpose of Taking Ambrotype Pictures.

He promises to give amply satisfaction both in regard to Picture and Prices, as his motto is—“Live and Let Live.”

The Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his room and examine his specimen pictures.  Those who wish a picture, would do well to avail themselves of this opportunity.  Persons having Old Daguerreotypes, can have them taken in elegant style, and warranted not to fade.  Room over Lawson’s Tin Shop.

The announcement appeared on October 22, 1858.  Mr. A. E. McClellan, desires us to say that he will leave the village, for Calhouns Mills, about the middle of the next week, and that all who wishes to obtain Ambrotype likenesses, will call at his rooms in Temperance Hall before that time.

A. E. McClellan is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. S. Leonard

1856                Rooms at the Court House, Newbury, South Carolina.                                          1856                Address Unknown, Greenwood, South Carolina.                                                    1856                Address Unknown, Cokesbury, South Carolina.                                                          1856                Rooms at Marshall House, Main Street, Abbeville, South Carolina.

J. S. Leonard in the partnership of Leonard & Adams was recorded in two advertisements and two announcements in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina). The first advertisement ran from February 22 to March 7, 1856.  Daguerreotypes at Fifty Cents.  Messrs. Leonard & Adams the famous and cheap Picture-makers, would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Abbeville District, that they are coming from Newbury C. H., to Greenwood, Cokesbury, and will shortly be at Abbeville Court House.  All work done warranted to be at the first quality.

N. B.—They will be in Greenwood in a few days weather proving favorable.  J. S. Leonard. S. H. Adams.

The second advertisement ran from March 14 to April 4, 1856.  Daguerreotypes.  Daguerreotypes for 50 Cents!!  Messrs. Leonard & Adams The Famous and Cheap Picture-makers, would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Abbeville District, that they are now at Abbeville C. H., where they will be prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the course of two or three days, in the most perfect manner.

Having been engaged in the business a long time, and being posted in all the new and modern improvements of the art, they do not hesitate in saying that they can produce Likenesses equal, if not superior, to any heretofore taken in this place.

We would invite all those that want a perfect Likeness of themselves or friends to call early at our Gallery, in the upper story of the Marshall House, entrance door on Main street.  All work warranted to give satisfaction.  J. S. Leonard.  S. H. Adams.

The first announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  Leonard & Adams, daguerreans, will remain in our village until Tuesday next, and those who have not yet visited their gallery should do so by that time.  They are worthy gentlemen and excellent artist.

The second announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Leonard & Adams would respectfully announce to the citizens of Abbeville District that they will positively leave this place on Tuesday next.

All those in want of Daguerreotypes of themselves or friends will please call immediately.  Gallery in the upper story of the Marshall House, entrance door on Main Street.  J. S. Leonard.  S. H. Adams.

Both J. S. Leonard and S. H. Adams are recorded in other photographic directories, but, are included here for additional information the advertisements provide.

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.

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.