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Alexander Gibbs Nye

ND                  Address Unknown, Plymouth, Massachusetts.                                                        1844                62 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                                1853                Address Unknown, Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Information from A Genealogy of the Nye Family, 1907. p.379-380.  Dr. Alexander Gibbs Nye, born at Falmouth, Massachusetts, August 24, 1817, and died in Weymouth, Massachusetts, October 7, 1901.  In early life he was a painter and worked several years at that trade in Boston and New York, and on one occasion he went to Mobile and New Orleans.  He studied higher art and achieved some fame as a portrait and sketch painter.  Later he took up the Daguerreotype business and carried it on extensively for several years in Plymouth, Massachusetts, afterward moving to Boston and them to Weymouth.  Afterwards he gave his attention to dentistry…

Alexander Gibbs Nye is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Boston and Weymouth but not in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  It is possibly he is the same A. Nye selling his daguerrean apparatus in 1847 in yesterday’s post.

A. Nye

1847                475 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

A. Nye was recorded in one advertisement that ran from February 23 to 26, 1847 in The Daily Chronotype (Boston, Massachusetts).  Important To Daguerreotype Artists.  A Complete Apparatus And Fixture for the business, for sale at a great sacrifice.  Apply to A. Nye, 475 Washington st.

A. Nye is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847.  It is possible that this is Alexander Gibbs Nye who was first active prior to 1844 in Plymouth, Massachusetts and in 1844 in Boston and in 1853 in Weymouth.  It is possible while in Boston in 1847 he is selling his apparatus and not actively practicing photography.  See Alexander Gibbs Nye in tomorrows post.