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DeWitt C. Grenell

N. D.               5½ Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                            N. D.               205 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                      N. D.               100 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                        N. D.               Eighth and Chestnut, Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                            N. D.               205 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                      1849                Rooms in Safford’s New Block, Watertown, New York.                                              1850                236 Grand Street, New York, New York.                                                          1851                557 & 559 Broadway, New York, New York.

DeWitt C. Grenell was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran on October 17 to November 14, 1849 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype, Plumbotype, and Calotype Pictures, “Secure the Shadow ere the Substance Fades.”  DeWitt C. Grenell, Daguerrean Artist, just arrived from New York and Philadelphia, with the largest assortment of Daguerreotype Stock, Apparatus and Specimens, ever exhibited in Watertown.  Having had many years experience in the largest establishments in the United States, viz: Southworth & Hawes, Boston, M. B. Brady, N. York, T. P. & D. C. Collins, McLees & German sic. McCless & Germon Philadelphia, also Plumbe’s National Daguerrean Gallery, Baltimore.  He has taken and furnished in the best manner three large and commodious rooms in Safford’s New Block, opposite the American Hotel.  Having a thorough knowledge of all the late improvements in the art, and a superior Apparatus, he feels confident his portraits will excel anything before offered.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens , among which are several distinguished personages.  Photographs neatly set in Lockets, Pins and Rings.  Family Groups of any desired size, also Children taken instantly.

Daguerreotype Stock constantly on hand at the lowest New York Prices.  Goods will be forwarded to Operators in the country on the shortest notice.  Also, instructions given to any person desiring to learn the mysteries of the art.  Watertown, Sept. 26th, 1849.

The Second advertisement ran on June 8 & 10, 1851 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country.  The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none.  The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

The third advertisement ran on June 9 & 10, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune.  (New York, New York.)  June 9, 1851, Vol. XI, No. 3165, P. 4.

D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country. The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none. The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

DeWitt C. Grenell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 to 1851 in New York City.

J. Wistar Davis

1846                Rooms in the Franklin Building, N. E. corner of North and Baltimore Streets,                                Baltimore Maryland.                                                                                                            1846                Rooms, Nos. 14 & 15 Franklin Buildings, N. E. corner of North and Baltimore                                  Streets, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                                            1847-1849     Rooms, Nos. 14 & 15 Franklin Buildings, corner of North and Baltimore                                           Streets, Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

J. Wistar Davis was recorded in two advertisements in 1846. The first advertisement ran from December 5 to 19, 1846 in the American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper (Baltimore, Maryland). Davis’ Daguerreotype Rooms, (Late Porter’s,) In Franklin Buildings, N. E. corner of North and Baltimore streets, Entrance in North Street, opposite the Patriot office.

Likenesses taken in clear or cloudy weather, and warranted not to fade.  Hours of operating from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.

Having taken the rooms recently occupied by Mr. Porter and caused them to be remodeled, refitted and the arrangement of light greatly improved, the subscriber is now prepared to execute correct and elegant Daguerreotype Portraits, both Singly and in Groups.  Possessing a thorough knowledge of the art, and extensive practical experience in Chemistry, (having been, for several years, joint proprietor of J. W. & R. W. Davis’ Drug and Chemical Establishment,) together with superior instruments, apparatus and materials, and determined to spare no efforts to please, the subscriber confidently hopes for a share of the public patronage.  A small Boy wanted—apply as above. J. Wistar Davis.

The second advertisement ran from December 21 to 31, 1846 in the American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper (Baltimore, Maryland).  Davis’ Daguerreotype Rooms, Nos. 14 & 15 Franklin Buildings, N. E. corner of North and Baltimore streets, Entrance in North Sts.

Likenesses taken in Clear or Cloudy weather, and warranted not to fade.  The proprietor has caused theses rooms to be remodeled, the arrangement of light improved, and possessing superior instruments, and materials, execute correct and elegant Daguerrian Portraits, in the shortest possible time, and at very low prices.  He has just received some handsome new style morocco Cases, well adapted for Holliday Presents.

J. Wistar Davis is listed in Directory of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 from 1847-1849, and in Craig’s Daguerreian Register from 1847-1850.

[1] Activity dates and address from Directory of Maryland Photographers, 1839-1900.  By Ross J. Kelbaugh.

D. L. Clark

1858                Address and Location Unknown, Maryland.

D. L. Clark was recorded on November 3, 1858 in The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, Maryland).   The Maryland Institute Exhibition, Closing Night.  Address of the President, Sam’l Sands, Esq.  The Award Of Premiums…Class No. 43.—

F. W. & R. King, for photographic view cameras and stereoscopic view cameras, Silver Medal;                                                                                                                                                                            S. G. Israel, for photographs in oil, water color, India ink and plain, and ambrotypes and photographic views on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Silver Medal.                                            D. L. Clark, for photographic view of Barbee’s Fisher Girl. Diploma.

D. L. Clark is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Baltimore, Maryland. Both F. W. & R. King and S. G. Israel are known to be active in Baltimore.

G. A. Barnard

G. A. Barnard was recorded in The Daily Exchange, (Baltimore, Maryland)  in an advertisement which ran from November 2, 1858 to May 2, 1859.

Photographs In Oil Colors, Photographs— in India Ink, Photographs—in Water Colors, Photographs—Plain Mammoth Size, Photographs—in every style, Photographs—made every size, Photographic Temple of Art, G. A. Barnard, No. 213 Baltimore street.

There is no listing for G. A. Barnard in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, or The Directory of Maryland Photographers. 1839-1900 (Ross J. Kelbaugh.)