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Ensminger & Smith

1858                Address unknown, Ashland, Ohio.

Ensminger & Smith was recorded in an announcement on October 6, 1858 in The Ashland Union (Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio).  Premiums Awarded at the Ashland County Fair for 1858….Best lot of ambrotypes Ensminger & Smith 3.00.

The partnership of E. M. Ensminger & Nathan W. Smith are not recorded in other photographic directories.  The both are recorded separately as being active in Ashland, Ohio.

H. Burns

1855                Rooms over J. R. Squire’s Store, Ashland, Ohio.

H. Burns was listed in an advertisement that ran from January 3 to April 25, 1855 in The Ashland Union (Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.) The World In An Uproar! H. Burns Daguerrean Gallery!  The undersigned would respectfully announce to the Public, that he has purchased and Extensive Daguerrean Gallery, lately occupied by F. Kinnaman, of Ashland, Ohio, and is fitting it up in a style unsurpassed for beauty and elegance in this section of the country.  He is also adding to his stock a large camera which will enable him to take pictures from the smallest to the largest size.  He has a large and complete assortment of cases of every possible style and size, and will sell pictures lower than they can be bought elsewhere, and he has no hesitation in saying that he can render as good satisfaction as an operator in this section of country.  Specimens can be seen by calling at the rooms.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Rooms over the store of J. R. Squire.  Don’t mistake the place.      H. Burns, Ashland, Ohio.

H. Burns and Frederick Kinnaman are not listed in other photographic directories. A Fred Kinnaman is listed in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 by Diane VanSkiver Gagel in Findlay in 1866, 1870-76 and in Carey 1878-1879, and a F. & C. F. Kinnaman in Upper Sandusky in 1878-79 but there is not proof that they are the same person at this time.

Samuel Bolliard

Samuel Bolliard was recorder in an article on July 28, 1858 in The Ashland Union (Ashland, Ohio.)  Attempted Murder at Mansfield.—A bold and outrageous attempt was made upon the life of Mr. J. H. Cook, proprietor of the Wiler House, Mansfield, on Saturday last, by a man named Samuel Bolliard, a Daguerrean artist.  It appears that Bolliard was indebted to Mr. Cook about seventy dollars for board, and the latter gave him notice that he must liquidate his indebtedness or leave the house.  After a time Bolliard returned with a revolver, and without any other notice of hostile intentions, approached Mr. Cook, who was engaged behind the counter of his office, and presented his pistol and fired, the ball entering in the region of the thigh.  Following up his murderous design, he made successive attempts to discharge the contents of two other barrels, pointing the muzzle of his pistol directly at the breast of Mr. C.

The excuse of Bolliard that Mr. Cook had offered any insult to his wife, will not be credited by any of the numerous acquaintances of Mr. C. who hold him in high esteem as a thorough gentleman in all the relations of life.

Bolliard was immediately arrested, and after an examination before the Mayor on failure to give the necessary bond which was fixed at $2,000, was committed to jail.  The wound of Mr. Cook is painful, but is not considered dangerous.  The ball has not be extracted.

Samuel Bolliard is not recorded in other photographic directories.