Tag Archives: Baton-Rouge Louisiana

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.


1852                Address Unknown, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Digby was recorded in an announcement on November 13, 1852 in The Daily Comet (Baton Rouge, Louisiana).  Ed. Comet—Dear Sir:—Sometime ago I promised to give you a few Daguerreotypes uncolored, from my double convex achromatic Voitlander instrument.  In fact, if my memory serves me right I did give you two or three imperfect outlines of noted individuals.  The last exhibited to the public through your paper, was a specimen of the “Moddle Club President” which was such a life-like picture, that no less than seventeen elderly gentlemen have discovered its resemblance to themselves.  Were I not a very retired unassuming individual, and had I not yourself to stand between my slender body and the enemy, the light of my double achromatic would be shut down, and my own transcendent light blown out long since, and the world deprived of some of the best pictures (I flatter myself) that were ever taken by the heat of the noonday sun.

During the session of the Legislature I was forced as you know to suspend the Daguerreotyping business, for the reason that I could not take a good picture—even from my own imagination, without some half dozen fellows coming to claim the same, and threaten me with a suit for damages for exposing phizes to public gaze without obtaining an autobiography to accompany it.  This placed me in some very peculiar situations, in which I found it difficult to get out.  I have now on my shelf, portraits of the following persons which as the times are quite I will at leisure present.  There is a model doctor, lawyer, and Devine.—The model office-seeker.  I have also strong pictures of the model Southern Belle, and the model Belle’s mamma and papa, the model Louisiana Youth, or rather a young man.  And I shall favor your reader with them in due time. Digby.

Digby Is not recorded in other photographic directories.

C. Deall (C. Devall)

1852-1853       Rooms Third Street near the Market, Baton-Rouge, Louisiana.

C. Deall (Devall) was recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 25,1852 to January 29, 1853 in the Baton-Rouge Gazette (Baton-Rouge, Louisiana).  Devall’s Daguerrean Rooms. Third Street near the Market.  C. Deall, respectfully informs the public that his rooms are now in readiness for the reception of visitors, whose likenesses he is prepared to take, in superior style, either singly or in groups.  Please call and examine.

C. Deall (Devall) is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Combs

1846                Rooms at City Hotel, Baton-Rough, Louisiana.

Mr. Combs was recorded in an announcement that ran on February 28, 1846 in the Baton-Rouge Gazette (Baton-Rouge, Louisiana).  Daguerreotype.—Those of our citizens who may be desirous of having their portraits taken, are invited to pay a visit to Mr. Combs, at the City Hotel.  The papers published in the various places he has visited, speak highly of his talents as an artist.

Mr. Combs is not recorded in other photographic directories.


1859                Rooms over Mr. Asher’s Store, Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Chappel was recorded in an advertisement in the Sugar Planter (West Baton Rouge, Louisiana.)  on December 31, 1859.  The Baton Rouge Cheap Ambrotype Gallery, Over Mr. Asher’s Store, On Lafayette Street.  Is the place to get a superior, Life-like Ambrotype, of the medium size, for 50 Cents.

These pictures are not the Little Insignificant Daubs which many, who call themselves artist, palm off on the community, at that low price, but they are large, fine pictures of the same size as those generally sold at prices ranging from $1.50 to $2.00.

The public are invited to call at our Rooms and compare our Pictures with those taken by any of the first-class artist.

We are now receiving additions to our already fine stock and apparatus, and are prepared to furnish our friends with superior styles of Pictures, Cases, and Frames.

The public will not fail to remember that the Baton Rouge Cheap Ambrotype Gallery Is not a traveling Institution, but a Permanent Thing, a part of Baton Rouge itself.

Chappel does not appear in other photographic directories.