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Charles Thomas Rogers

1849                12 Phenix Row, Belfast, Maine.

1850                Union Block, Front Street, Bath, Maine.

c. 1850-1852   Address Unknown, Portland, Maine.[1]

1853                Address Unknown, Gardner, Maine.1

1854                39½ Fourth, St. Louis, Missouri.

Charles Thomas Rogers was recorded in three advertisements and one entry in a regional directory, and one entry in.  The first advertisement ran from December 14 to 21, 1849 in the Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine).  Daguerreotype Rooms.  The Subscriber would respectfully inform this and adjoining towns, that he has taken rooms over No. 12 Phenix Row for the purpose of giving the ladies and gentlemen an opportunity of obtaining Miniatures of Themselves and friends.

Having practiced with one of the best artists in the country he feels confidence in himself, that he can give perfect satisfaction to all who may feel disposed to call.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  Instruction given in the art, and every thing pertaining thereto furnished on the most reasonable terms, and warranted of the best quality.  C. T. Rogers.  Belfast. Dec. 7, 1849.

The second advertisement ran from May 9 to July 11, 1850 in the Eastern Times (Bath, Maine). 

New daguerreotype Gallery.  C. T. Rogers Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Bath and vicinity that he has taken Rooms in Union Block, Front Street, Over D. Larrabee’s Bonnet Saloon, for the purpose of giving the Ladies and Gentlemen an opportunity of obtaining pictures for themselves and friends in superior style,  Neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets or cases.

The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens. 

Mementoes Of Life, while under the trying circumstances of final separation no price can purchase.

N.B.  Instruction given in the Art, and every thing pertaining thereto furnished, warranted the best quality, at the most reasonable prices.

Perfect satisfaction given or no pay.  Bath, May 6, 1849.[2]

The third advertisement appeared in the Montague’s Illinois And Missouri State Directory for 1854-1855.  C. T. Rogers, Would respectfully inform his friends and the public, that he has recently removed from his old rooms, on the corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets, to 39½ Fourth Street, Directly opposite the Planters’ House, St. Louis, MO., Where he has far better facilities for producing First Class Pictures, than at his former well known stand.  Mr. R. invites the attention of those desiring something Superior and Unique, in the way of Daguerreotypes, To Call At His New Rooms, Where he keeps constantly on hand a excellent assortment of Common and Fancy Cases, Frames, Gold Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., and will be happy to wait on all who may favor him with a visit.  His rooms are Easy of Access, being up only one Flight of Stairs.

He has also the advantage of a Large Skylight, and every improvement that can facilitate the making of Photographic Likenesses equal to any made in or out of St. Louis.  And without the aid of Foreign Operators.

Charges Reasonable.

The entry from regional directory from Montague’s Illinois And Missouri State Directory for 1854-1855.  Business section under Daguerrean Artists.  Rogers, C. T. 39½ Fourth.

Charles Thomas Rogers is recorded in other photographic directories, the activity dates from 1849 in Belfast, Maine; 1850 in Bath, Maine and the c. 1853-1854 St. Louis, Missouri dates have not previously been recorded.


[1] Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.

[2] Date may be a typo first available issue to be looked at was March 14, 1850.  The advertisement did not appear between March 14 through May 2, 1850.

P. P. Quimby

1848                Room over I. Allard, Jr.’s Store, Belfast, Maine.

1851                Church Street, Belfast, Maine.

1853-1854       Haraden’s Block, Head of Main Street, Belfast, Maine.

1855                Address Unknown, Belfast, Maine.[1]

P. P. Quimby (and P. P. Quimby & Son) were recorded in five advertisements, and announcement and mentioned in another advertisement in the Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine) and one advertisement in the Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine) (non-photographic).  The first advertisement appeared on January 21, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken By P. P. Quimby, At His Room, Over J. Allard, Jr.’s Store, Belfast In a style fully equal to any artist in Boston or New York, and at cheaper rates. 

The advertisement that he was mentioned in appeared on June 13, 1851.  Dr. C. Moore, Surgeon Dentist, And Manufacturer of Mineral or Unchangeable Teeth, (With or Without Artificial Gums.)  Can be consulted at all times at his office and residence, on Church street, (opposite P. P. Quimby’s Daguerreotype Rooms.)…

The second advertisement ran from June 24 to August 5, 1853.  Quimby’s Daguerrean Gallery, Haraden’s Block, Head of Main Street, Belfast. Me.

The third advertisement was recorded from July 1 to August 5, 1853.   New Daguerreotype Rooms!  New Firm.  P. P. Quimby & Son Having lately fitted up a room in Haraden’s Block, having the advantage of a large Top Light, are now prepared to attend to the wishes of the citizens of Belfast and vicinity in all the various branches of the Daguerrean business.  Having on hand a large stock of Cases, Lockets, &c., we flatter ourselves that we can satisfy the taste of the most fastidious.

Perfect satisfaction given in all cases.

Country Artists Are respectfully informed that we have on hand and are constantly receiving Cases of all qualities, best H. B. Plates, Mats, Glasses, Preservers, Cld. Gold, Hyp. Soda, and all the various etcetera of the business, and we can supply them, in large or small quantities, at low prices.  P. P. Quimby & Son.  Belfast, June 1853.

The fourth advertisement was recorded nine times between October 7, 1853 to July 7, 1854.  P. P. Quimby & Son, Daguerrian Artists, And dealers in Daguerreotype Apparatus, Haraden’s Block, Head of Main-street, Belfast.

The announcement appeared on October 14, 1853.  Agricultural Anniversary.  Seventh Annual Cattle Show and Fair of Waldo County Agricultural Society…

The Exhibition At The Hall.  The Exhibition at Pierce’s Hall…The first thing that attracts the eye, is the display of daguerreotypes from the establishments of Quimby and Son, and J. Estan…

The non-photographic advertisement first appeared on January 17, 1859 in the Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine).  Notice.  Dr. P. P. Quimby, of Belfast, Would say to his friends in Augusta and vicinity, that he will be at the Stanley House, on Saturday, the 15th inst., where he may be found for a short time, and will attend to all persons wishing to consult him in regard to their health.  Persons calling for that purpose, should understand that he can give no reliable opinion except by an examination of their case, the examination is describing the feelings of the patient and declaring the disease.  Fee for examination $1.50, if necessary to see the patient more than once, fifty cents for each subsequent sitting.  Prior conversation with friends is of no value, and only occupies time which is valuable.  Room No. 6.

P. P. Quimby is recorded as P. P. Quimby & Son in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1855.


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

John Esten

1853                Main Street, over S. Sleeper’s Store, Belfast, Maine.

1855-1856       Address Unknown, Belfast, Maine.[1]

John Esten appeared in one advertisement that was recorded from April 8 to July 1, 1853 in the  Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine).  J. Esten’s Daguerrean Gallery, Over S. Sleeper’s Store—Main St., Belfast, Me.  Perfect satisfaction given.  Office hours from 8 o’clock, A. M., until 5 P. M.

John Esten is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry 1855-1856.


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.