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J. C. Howe

Ca 1854-1860 Ashley’s Building, Up one flight, Westfield, Massachusetts.

J. C. Howe of the firm Clark & Howe was recorded in an undated Broadside in Greg Drake’s Collection. Ambrotypes, and Cloth Pictures! E. P. Clark (Artist permanently located in Holyoke) and J. C. Howe, would respectfully inform the citizens of Westfield and vicinity that they are located at Ashley’s Building, Up one flight of stairs—room opposite H. Fuller’s Law office in the same building— for a few days to exhibit a new style of Picture, and to wait upon those who may require their services.

Ambrotypes, Meleneotypes, Ambrographs &c., Also Pictures on Enameled Cloth, Taken for the low price of Twenty-Five Cents, having the beauty of the ambrotype and Daguerreotype combined, and may be inclosed in a letter and sent to any part of the world free of postage.  Do not lose this opportunity secure a Likeness at the very lowest price.  Some beautiful styles of Ambrotype Cases.  E. P. Clark, J. C. Howe.

J. C. Howe is not listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, or in other photographic directories.

J. W. Houghton

1856-1857      Rooms over Houghton & Loughmiller’s Drug Store, Winchester, Tennessee.  1857                  New House on South-East side of the Square, near Custer House, Winchester,                              Tennessee.

J. W. Houghton appeared in three announcements and three advertisements. The first Announcement appeared on August 16, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Mr. J. W. Houghton is now prepared to execute, in the very best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs and Daguerreotypes, at his room above the Drug establishment of Messrs. Houghton & Loughmiller.  Those who feel symptoms of approaching dissolution, should call and secure a shadow of themselves.  Mr. H’s pictures cannot fail to please.

The first advertisement ran from August 16 to December 19, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move.  Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.

The second announcement appeared on  August 30, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  During the nice sun-shiny days that are coming on persons must not forget the way to the daguerrean rooms of J. W. Houghton, where they can be accommodated with either Daguerreotypes, Photographs, or Ambrotypes in a style that will ensure satisfaction.  Rooms over the drug store of Houghton & Loughmiller.

The second advertisement ran from January 22 to May 15, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

The third announcement appeared on May 8,1857 in The Home Journal.  (Winchester, Tennessee).  Pictures.—Mr. J. W. Houghton has taken rooms at the new house just erected on the South-East side of the square, near the Custer House.  We have been over, and take pleasure in saying that a neater room could not have been easily found.  Now the nice sunshiny days are greeting us, we would advise our friends (and enemies too, if it be possible that we have any!) to go and have themselves pictured.  Mr. H. is prepared to take either daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to 20, 1857 in The Winchester Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

J. W. Houghton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. S. Horton

1859                Workman’s New Building, Camden, South Carolina

N. S. Horton was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 26, 1859 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina). Artist In Camden. N. S. Horton Would respectfully inform the citizens of Camden and vicinity, that he has opened a Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery In Workman’s New Building, And respectfully solicits a call from all the citizens, as he has just received a large and varied stock of Cheap and Fancy Cases, In which he will place Pictures singly or in groups, and warrant them to give entire satisfaction.  Ladies are invited to call and Take Choice.  A sacrifice of 25 per cent is made to those who have a family of five or more taken.  July 12.

N. S. Horton is not listed in other photographic directories.

J. D. Hooper

1856                Rooms over J. Simon’s Store, Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

J. D. Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on December 2, 1856 in The Morning Comet (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Ambrotypes—Mr. J. D. Hopper, is now located over the store of J. Simon, on Third street, where he is taking Ambrotypes and Photographs, in the very best style of art.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.

J. D. Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Louis L. Hitt

1859                Residence of T. A. Martin, Market Street, McArthur, Ohio.

Louis L. Hitt[1] was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the M’Arthur Democrat.  (McArthur, Ohio).   On February 3, 1859.   Daguerreotypes.—We direct attention to the advertisement of Mr. Hitt, in to-day’s paper.  Get your picture taken while you have the opportunity.

Advertisement ran from February 3 to May 12, 1859 in M’Arthur Democrat (McArthur, Ohio).  Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!  Right at McArthur is the place to get your Picture!  Mr. L. L. Hitt Has just come to town and wishes all to come and see his Fine Art Pictures.  He is taking pictures in the latest style and at the lowest prices ever taken in this country.  He has all kinds of Frames and Cases, from 65 cents to four dollars.  You will find his Gallery at the residence of T. A. Martin, on Market street, at the sign of the Flag.  Call Soon!  N. B.—Careful Instruction given to every one wishing to learn the Art.

L. L. Hitt is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as L. L. Hill active in McArthur in 1860. Louis L. Hitt is also recorded in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Columbus in the 1850’s, McArthur 1860-1865, and Ironton from 1866 to 1884.

[1] Identification of first name from Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

J. B. Hill

1852-1853       Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville,                                     Tennessee.                                                                                                                                1853                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                          1854                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                    1855-1856        Odd Fellows’ Hall, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                1856-1857        Rooms South Side of Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s Office, Up-Stairs,                                    Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                                     1857                   Gallery Two Doors East of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store, Up-Stairs,                                              Fayetteville, Tennessee.

J. B. Hill was recorded in one announcement and six advertisements in the Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, Tennessee). The first advertisement ran from November 18, 1852 to September 15, 1853 Daguerrean. The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he has taken a room in Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville, where he will wait on Ladies and Gentlemen who may wish Likenesses taken by this Beautiful and Inimitable method.  To parents, children, husbands, wives and friends, it affords an opportunity of procuring at small expense, and almost without loss of time, a most Perfect Lifelike Portrait which can be obtained in no other way.—When we call to mind uncertainty of life, the ordinary though sometimes painful separation of families and friends, together with the ravages of time, it becomes a matter of much interest and importance to secure the features of “the loved ones at home,” before death, distance, or the lapse of time renders it impossible.

Having taken lessons of Mr. F. N. Hughes—the best Daguerrean Artist in the Western States—and furnished himself with a superior camera and implements, the subscriber flatters himself he will be able to give the most entire satisfaction.  The Ladies, who are always judges in matters of taste, are especially invited to call and examine his work and specimens.  A great variety of Cases, of different sizes and quality, will be kept constantly on hand.  Prices very moderate.  J. B. Hill.

The second advertisement ran from September 22 to October 13, 1853.  Miniatures.  From the solicitations of some who are wishing to have Miniatures taken, I have concluded to remain in Fayetteville for a few days.  My stay will be short—and all those wishing likenesses of themselves or friends, will do well to call immediately.  When we reflect on the havoc that disease is making among our friends, it becomes an object with us to secure at least the form of the loved one ere death has taken them from our gaze forever.

It would be unnecessary for me to say anything with regard to the style of my work, of this all are acquainted; suffice it to say, that no picture will be allowed to leave my room unless it be a perfect likeness.  Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second story.  J. B. Hill.

The announcement ran on August 17, 1854.  Daguerreotypes The subscriber has returned to Fayetteville, and has taken the rooms he has heretofore occupied, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, and is prepared to put up Daguerreotypes of all sizes, styles, and prices.  As he is determined to remain but a short time those who wish Pictures will do well to call soon.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 4 P. M.   J. B. Hill.

The third advertisement ran from September 13, 1855 to May 15, 1856.  Daguerreotypes!!  J. B. Hill, Grateful for the patronage he has heretofore received from this community, again offers his services as an Artist to the ladies and Gentlemen of Fayetteville and vicinity.  Rooms at Odd Fellows’ Hall.

The Fourth advertisement ran from May 22, 1856 to February 12, 1857.  J. B. Hill, Daguerrean and Ambrotype Artist, Rooms south side of the Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s office, up stairs, Fayetteville, Tenn.

The fifth advertisement ran from February 19 to September 17, 1857.  Ambrotypes.  I take this method of informing my old friends and the public generally, that I am now fitting up and will in a few days open in Fayetteville a large Sky-Light Gallery, which will enable me to furnish better Pictures than have ever before been taken in the place.  Those wanting Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, or Photographs, are respectfully invited to visit my Gallery and examine specimens and prices before buying elsewhere, as I am determined to work on terms as favorable as any Artist in Tennessee.  Children taken in one second.  Great care and attention given to copying Daguerreotypes or other pictures.  All work warranted to give satisfaction.

The Ladies are politely invited to call.  Gallery two doors east of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store—up stairs.  J. B. Hill.

The sixth advertisement ran from September 17 to October 22, 1857.  Sky-Light Gallery.  The subscriber begs leave to say to his many friends and the public generally, that he has so far recovered his health as to enable him to re-open his Gallery, North side of the Square, for the reception of those wishing pictures.

Daguerreotypes, Melainotypes, or Ambrotypes, plain or raised, and every style of Picture taken in the highest style of the art, and warranted to give satisfaction.  Prices very moderate.  A call is solicited.  J. B. Hill.

J. B. Hill is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Samuel O. Hersey

1852-1855       State Street, over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.                      1855-1857       State Street, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.

Samuel O. Hersey was recorded in five announcements and three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from February 5 to December 30, 1852 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, 2d Door East of Branch Bridge, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier, Vt.  Where he takes Daguerreotypes equal to the best, and at the Lowest Prices.

The first announcement appeared on September 30, 1853 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  State Fair…..Premiums..…Discretionary—Floral Hall…                          S. O. Hersey……Montpelier………Daguerreotypes……..1.00.

The second advertisement ran from December 15, 1853 to December 20, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier.  Daguerreotypes of all sizes taken, and put up in any style desired.  No one wishing a perfect likeness should fail to call. Nov. 22, 1853.

The second announcement appeared on July 26, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman.  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Ambrotypes.—The attention of our readers is particularly invited to the advertisement of Mr. Hersey, in another column.  The Ambrotype is a new thing in the picture-making art, and is very justly taking the place of the Daguerreotype and every other species of miniature making.  They are certainly better than anything of the kind we ever saw, and as much surpass the old Daguerreotype, as that does a pen and ink sketch.  It is clear, and bold in tone, minute and expressive, can be seen in any light and must, from the manner of taking, endure as long as the glass on which it is taken.  They can be taken quicker and easier than the Daguerreotype, and secures at once the admiration and preference of the beholder.  Specimens in the best style of the art can be seen at Hersey’s rooms, and the public should take an early opportunity to call.

The third advertisement ran from July 26, 1855 to December 18, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes!  or Daguerreotypes on Glass!  The subscriber, having obtained the right for Montpelier and vicinity, is now prepared to take these beautiful and never-changing pictures in glass, at his Daguerrean Stand; over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, State Street, Montpelier,

The Art of Ambrotyping has very recently been brought to a high degree of perfection by Mr. Cutting, the inventor, who has secured a patent for fourteen-years in France, Great Britain and in the United States.  These Pictures are taken on the best Plate Glass, to which another glass is cemented thus retaining their brilliancy for ages, and are so beautiful in tone, bold and clear in effect, that they are universally admired, and are rapidly taking the place of Daguerreotypes.

Ambrotypes can be taken equally well upon the smallest miniature up to the full size, and in much less time sitting necessary for a good Daguerreotype.  They can be seen in any light as well as engravings, or any paper pictures under glass, and hence are very suitable for large pictures to be hung in frames.  They are not reversed, but seen in the natural position of the sitter.

Daguerreotypes can be copied in this permanent style, and enlarged to any size.  The darkest or dampest weather is equally favorable for this process, with the fairest and driest, as it is rarely necessary to sit half a minute in the darkest day.  Prices varying from $2.00 to $15.00.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens.  Montpelier, July 23, 1855.  S. O. Hersey.

N. B.—The subscriber would respectfully inform the public that he continues Daguerreotyping in the highest perfection of the art and all its various styles. F. O. Hersey.

The third announcement appeared on January 3, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes.—We suggest to all who wish a life-like picture, to visit Mr. S. O. Hersey’s gallery, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store.  Mr. Hersey has just received a new stock of well selected cases, lockets, &c., and his new suit of rooms are well adapted to the art; while his skill is not surpassed this side of the cities.  See Advertisement.

The fourth announcement appeared on September 17 1857 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Vermont State Fair.  The Seventh Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at this place last week…Award of Premiums…Floral Hall…

S. O. Hersey, Montpelier, ambrotypes and photographs……….2.00.                                              L. White, Montpelier, photographs………………………………..1.00.

Samuel O. Hersey is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Montpelier, Vermont from 1856-1860.

Henschel & Robertson

1856-1857       Rooms at Bissell’s Hotel, Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Henschel & Robertson were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announcement ran on December 20, 1856 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).   Ambrotypes.  We would call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Messrs. Henschel & Robertson, who have opened rooms at Bissell’s Hotel for the purpose of taking Ambrotype Portraits.  These portraits are taken on glass, and are evidently far superior to those taken by the old Daguerrean system.—They do not reverse the position; they may be seen in any view; they are taken in a much shorter time; can be made double, and it is asserted that they will last for ages unchanged.  These are sufficient inducements to draw crowds to the rooms of the above gentlemen.

The advertisement ran from December 20, 1856 to January 3, 1857.  In the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  Messrs. Henschel & Robertson Would respectfully inform the citizens of this town and vicinity, that they have visited Plaquemine for the purpose of introducing their beautiful art of Ambrotyping which consists in taking Portraits On Glass.

Messrs. H. & R. but ask the public to call and examine their portraits, when their superiority over all others, they feel assured, will be at once admitted.  They are finer and more beautiful; they do not reverse the position; they area as plain as an engraving, seen in any view; they are taken in a much shorter time, therefore the expression is more life-like; they can be made double, so as to show two pictures instead of one, and will last for ages, unchanged.

Correct Portraits of children of any age taken almost instantaneously.  Messrs. Henschel & Robertson have taken rooms at Bissell’s Hotel, where they would be glad to see all who have a desire to examine specimens of their art.

The second announcement appeared on January 3, 1857 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  Our citizens who have not been there, should certainly Visit The Rooms Of Messrs. Henschel & Robertson, at Bissell’s Hotel, and see their beautiful portraits, taken by the new system of Ambrotyping.  An occasion like the present, to have a correct and fadeless picture of one’s self—or of some one better loved—may not occur soon again.  We advise all, therefore, to give the above gentlemen an early call, as their stay here may be of short duration.

Henschel & Robertson are not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. Henderson

1859                Mrs. David Sandford house, Northport, New York.

J. Henderson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 8, 1859 to November 4, 1859 in The Long Islander (Huntington, New York).  Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes and Photographs.  The subscriber would respectfully announce to the inhabitants of Northport and adjacent villages, etc., that he has opened a Gallery at Northport, in the house of Mrs. David Sandford; where he is prepared to take likenesses in every style of the art, warranted correct, durable and satisfactory.  Pictures of family groups, houses, etc., taken, and finished in all varieties of frames or cases.  N. B.—All kinds of farm produce taken in exchange.  J. Henderson.  Northport, June 8, 1859.

J. Henderson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

P. W. Hays

1859                Location Unknown, Kersey, Elk County, Pennsylvania.

P. W. Hays was recorded in an advertisement that ran on June 15, 1859 in the Clearfield Republican (Clearfield, Pennsylvania). P. W. Hays, Daguerrean, Melainotypist, Ambrotypist, and Justice Of The Peace,—Kersey, Elk County, Pa.

P. W. Hays is not recorded in other photographic directories.