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Samuel R. Sample

1858                Osman’s Post Office Building, Ottawa, Illinois.

Samuel R. Sample of the partnership of Robinson & Sample (Samuel T. Robinson and Samuel R. Sample) were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Ottawa Free Trader (Ottawa, Illinois).  The announcement appeared on April 24, 1858.  Pictures!  Pictures!!—Messrs. Robinson & Sample have just fitted up, in the new post office block (third story) a handsome suit of daguerrean rooms, where they are now ready to make copies of the “human face divine” in a style up to the finest touches of nature.  They appear to be adapts in the whole range of the photographic art.  They take daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, spereotypes, metanotypes, hallotypes, and we don’t know how many other types; at prices ranging from about nothing upwards.  Whether you can afford to have your handsome countenance perpetuated or not, go at least and see their pictures, for they are worth looking at.

The advertisement ran from May 1 to June 5, 1858.  Photography In Ottawa!  Robinson & Sample Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ottawa and surrounding country that they have just fitted up a suit of rooms in Osman’s Post Office Building, where they are prepared to put up Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Spereotypes, Stereoscopes, Photographs, Hallotypes, &c., in the highest style of the art.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.

Perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Lockets, Pins, and Rings of all sizes filled.    S. T. Robinson,  S. R. Sample.

Samuel R. Sample, Samuel Robinson and the partnership of Robinson & Sample is recorded in A Directory of Early Illinois Photographers Preliminary Investigations into Photography as Practiced in Illinois, Excluding Chicago; from circa 1846 to 1914.

Fred Ruggles

1856-1857       Rooms over Store of E. B. Shattuck & Co., Barre, Massachusetts.                        1857                   Brick Block, Barre, Massachusetts.

Fred Ruggles was recorded in four advertisements in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts).  The first two by himself the last two in the partnership of Brooks & Ruggles (H. F. Brooks & Fred Ruggles).  The first advertisement ran on December 19 & 26, 1856.  To All Lovers of Good Pictures!  Fred Ruggles the renowned Daguerrean and Ambrotypist, is in town and has taken the rooms formerly occupied by H. F. Brooks.  Those wishing for a perfect likeness of themselves and a splendid picture, either upon plate or glass, will do well to call upon him, at their earliest opportunity.

Please call and examine Specimens.  Rooms over Store of E. B. Shattuck & Co.

The second advertisement appeared on January 16, 1857.  “Now Look Here!”  The period of my intended stay in Barre, now Draws to a Close, I would again call the attention of the citizens of this town and vicinity to the fact that I am prepared, at the Rooms formerly occupied by H. F. Brooks, to give those who may be pleased to favor me with their patronage, Pictures!  which, for faithfulness, brilliancy and durability, shall suit the tastes of the most fastidious.

Please call at my Rooms and examine specimens.

It is my intention that no pictures shall leave my Studio without giving perfect satisfaction.  Fred Ruggles, Artist.

The third advertisement appeared on March 13, 1857.  Picture Emporium.  We the undersigned, having leased and fitted up the Upper Rooms in the Brick Block, with all the modern improvements in artistical works, together with a large and splendid Sky-Light, by which light we are enabled to take a picture of from one to twelve persons upon a single plate, are now prepared to furnish all persons wishing for a likeness of themselves or friends, with one, that cannot be surpassed by any other artists.  Brooks & Ruggles.  H. F. Brooks, F. Ruggles.

The fourth advertisement appeared on May 1, 1857.  “I Still Live.”  So said the immortal Webster.  We still live, so say the subscribers, and if the public have any doubt in regard to it, they can be convinced of the fact by calling into our Picture Gallery, at any day, we are ready and waiting to give a cordial welcome to all who may favor us with a call.  Price of Pictures varying from 25 cts. to $10,00.

Rooms in Brick Block.  Brooks & Ruggles.  H. F. Brooks, F. Ruggles.

Fred Ruggles and H. F. Brooks are not listed in other photographic directories.  There is a Frederick Ruggles in 1859-1860 recorded in Fitchburg, Massachusetts but it is unknown if they are the same person.

Rugg & Fowler

1857                Washington Hall Block, Watertown, New York.

Rugg & Fowler (George S. Rugg & S. J. Fowler) was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements .  The first announcement appeared in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York) on May 6, 1857.  Daguerrean Gallery.—Messrs. Rugg & Fowler have fitted up a fine Gallery in Washington Hall building, and are taking some excellent life-like likenesses, either Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype, Ambrograph, or Photograph.  Indeed we have never seen better specimens of the art than from their Gallery.  Their advertisement will be found in another column of our paper.

The first advertisement ran from May 6 to August 12, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery!  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card Board.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We, therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! And Coloring Them In Oil.  Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes Made in the best Style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.        Watertown, March 7, 1857.

The second announcement appeared on May 7, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Daguerrean Artists.  The tendency towards perfection in no art has been more steady and rapid than that of taking likenesses on silver, glass and other prepared substances.  Pictures are now produced in such elegance of style, softness of tone, and exactness of likeness, on silver, glass, paper, paste-board, &c., as would astonish Daguerre himself could be revisit the earth and witness the progress the great art which bears his name has made within a few years past.  Nor is any city or village more fortunate in the possession of skillful artists in this line than Watertown.  The pictures now produced at Rugg & Fowler’s gallery in the Washington Hall block, evince a practical knowledge of the art in all its branches which marks a degree of perfection that may well be called complete.—Their rooms are very tastefully fitted up with new and elegant furniture for the express purpose of making an inviting retreat for all wishing to see their pictures or procure likenesses.

The second advertisement ran from May 7 to August 13, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery.  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card B’d.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes made in the best style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.  Watertown, May 1, 1857.

The third advertisement ran from August 20 to September 3, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Dissolution.  The Copartnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of Rugg & Fowler, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be carried on in all its branches by G. S. Rugg.  The debts against the firm will be paid by him, and all debts due the firm must be paid to him.     G. S. Rugg,     sic. O. S. Fowler.        Watertown, Aug. 10, 1857.

Daguerreotyping will be renewed for the benefit of those who still adhere to them, and at reduced prices.  G. S. Rugg.

George S. Rugg is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1854 without an address or location.  J. S. Fowler is listed in 1859 in Watertown, New York without an address.

Henry Rosenstock

1858                720 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]                                              1858-1859     Rooms in the Exchange Building, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Henry Rosenstock was recorded in two advertisements in The Star of the North (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania).  The first advertisement ran from October 13, 1858 to December 21, 1859.  New Ambrotype Saloon In Bloomsburg.  Henry Rosenstock, of Philadelphia, respectfully informs the citizens of Bloomsburg and vicinity, that he has opened in connection with his Barber Saloon, a Daguerreian Gallery, in the rooms lately occupied by C. Stahl as a book bindery, and is prepared to take pictures, which will surpass anything of the kind ever seen in this place.

Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, now is the time to procure one of those imperishable Ambrotypes, and thus secure the features of beloved friends.  Life is uncertain; but Ambrotypes are lasting.

All are invited to call and examine specimens.

The second advertisement ran from November 23 to December 28, 1859.  Henry Rosenstock, Sky-Light Ambrotypist, Rooms in the Third Story of the Exchange Block, (entrance above the Book Store,) Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pa.

Henry Rosenstock is recorded in other photographic directories.

[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900.  Philadelphia Photographers list Rosenstock as being active in Bloomsburg in the 1860’s.

 

G. Rosenberger

1856-1857       Rooms at the Union Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.

G. Rosenberger was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana).  The advertisement ran from October 25, 1856 to February 7, 1857.  Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, And Photographs.  G. Rosenberger having received instructions from G. Moses, and having experience in the art of taking Daguerreotypes, will be ready by the first of the coming month, to take likenesses by any of the above named processes.

The announcement appeared on November 8, 1856.  G. Rosenberger has opened his Ambrotype and Daguerrean room at the Union Hotel, being the one formerly occupied by G. Moses.

G. Rosenberger is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Root & Granniss

1856                352 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.

Root & Granniss (Marcus A. Root & G. N. Granniss) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 29 to August 11, 1856 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)  Root & Granniss, M. A. Root.  G. N. Granniss Photographic, Ambrotype, and Daguerrean Gallery.  Is Now Open At No. 352 Pennsylvania avenue, near Seventh street, where Photographs, colored or plain; Ambrotypes tinted and colored, new style; and Daguerreotypes, are taken in the highest perfection of the art.

The Public are respectfully invited to visit our Gallery whether desiring pictures or not.

Root & Granniss are not recorded as partners in other photographic directories.

Levi Roosa

1858                3 Wall Street, Kingston, New York.

Levi Roosa was recorded in one advertisement that ran from October 8 to 29, 1858 in The People’s Press (Kingston, New York).  Ambrotype Gallery.  No. 3 Wall Street, Kingston.  L. Roosa is now taking perfect life-like ambrotypes at his rooms, No. 3 wall st.  Pictures in cases of all sizes and at very low prices.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather, and perfect satisfaction given in all cases.

Hours for operating from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M..

Don’t forget the place, No. 3 Wall st, one door south of Bragg & Janson’s.  L. Roosa.  Kingston, Sept. 9, 1858.

Levi Roosa was recorded as a daguerreian in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1859 at 3 Wall Street, Kingston, New York.

Roesburg or Roseburg

1857                Large Tent, nearly opposite the School House, Bellevue, Nebraska.

Roesburg or Roseburg was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Bellevue Gazette (Bellevue City, Nebraska).  The announcement appeared on August 6, 1857  Call and Try Them.—By reference to another column, you will find the advertisement of Roseburg, the celebrated Daguerrean and Ambrotypist artist.

He will remain a few days to give you an opportunity to “Secure the shadow, ‘ere the substance fades.”

The advertisement ran from August 6 to 20, 1857.  A Good Likeness For $1.00 And upwards.  Roesburg, the well known Daguerrean and Ambrotype Artist, would respectfully invite the citizens of Bellevue, and strangers generally, to give him a call at his large Tent, or daguerrean Room, which has been put up with a large side and sky light, for taking likenesses, and having plenty of light, the pictures can be made with but little shade.  He also has the finest Stock of cases and small frames ever brought here, which he will sell cheaper, including the likenesses, than ever has been sold by any other artist in this city.  He therefore trust that all persons that wish to obtain good and cheap likenesses to give him a call, at the new and large tent, nearly opposite the School House, and in front of Pike’s Grocery Store.

N. B.—Houses, Horses and Buggies will be copied, on short notice, but only in cloudy weather, if called for soon, at reasonable prices, as he probably will not stay longer than a week.

Roesburg or Roseburg are not recorded are not recorded in other photographic directories.

S. T. Robinson

1857                Room of Mr. John Neal, adjoining R. P. Cunningham & Co.’s. Grocery Store,                                    Eaton, Ohio.                                                                                                                                  1857                Main Street, Opposite Stephens & Co.’s Store, Eaton, Ohio.

S. T. Robinson was recorded in two advertisements in the Preble County Democrat (Eaton, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from May 21 to July 9, 1857.  Photography In Eaton.  The Subscriber respectfully announces to the citizens of Eaton and Preble County generally, that he has taken and entirely refitted the room of Mr. John Neal, adjoining R. P. Cunningham & Co.’s. Grocery, for taking Pictures.  He is prepared to take Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Sphereotypes, Stereotypes, Photographs or Mezzographs.

Having had several years experience in the Photographic Art, he flatters himself that he is  prepared to give satisfaction to all that may favor him with their patronage.

Prices—The Melainotype will be put up as low as 75 cents.                                                                Single Photographs, (whole size) $4; by the dozen, $10.                                                                          Color Photographs, $10 each.                                                                                                                               Lockets, Pins, Rings, of any size, filled.  S. T. Robinson.  Eaton, May 21.

The second advertisement ran from July 9 to August 20, 1857.  Photography In Eaton.  Persons wishing Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Spereotypes, Stereoscopes, or Photographs, will please call on the subscriber on Main street, opposite.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather and on the most reasonable terms.

Copies enlarged and put up in the best of style.  Lockets, Pins, Rings, of the smallest size, filled.  S. T. Robinson.

S. T. Robinson is not listed in other photographic directories.  It is possible that this is the same person as J. T. Robinson (posted yesterday 11-6-20).

J. T. Robinson

1857                Address Unknown, [Eaton, Ohio].

J. T. Robinson was recorded in one announcement on October 29, 1857 in the Preble County Democrat (Eaton, Ohio).  Premium List.  A list of Premiums awarded at the 8th Annual Fair of the Preble County Agricultural Society, held on the Fair Grounds at Eaton, the 14th, 15th, and 16th days of October, 1857….

J. T. Robinson, best ambrotypes,        Diploma.                                                                                            J. T. Robinson, best photographs,       Diploma.

J. T. Robinson is not listed in other photographic directories.  It is possible that this is S. T. Robinson (posted tomorrow 11-7-20) who was active in Eaton in 1857, or T. J. Robinson who was active in Dayton, Ohio in 1857.