Tag Archives: Binghamton New York

Thomas Johnson

1844                Rooms in Le Roy Place, Binghamton, New York.                                              1845                Rooms over the Post Office, Binghamton, New York.

Thomas Johnson Was recorded in three announcements and one advertisement in the Binghamton Courier (Binghamton, New York).  The first announcement appeared on October 3, 1844.  Johnson’s Photographic Miniatures.  Mr. Johnson begs leave to say to his friends in this village, that he will be at home for a very few days, and has opened a room in Le Roy Place, for the purpose of taking Miniatures by the Photographic Art.  He does not feel disposed to boast of the excellence of his pictures over those taken by other operators, but earnestly solicits his friends to call and examine his specimens, and judge for themselves.  His stay is positively limited to a very few days, and those desirous will do well to call without delay.

The second announce appeared on January 23, 1845.  Photographic Miniatures.—Mr. Thomas Johnson, it will be seen by his advertisement, is again in town for a few days, and prepared to execute photographic miniatures for his friends.  To those acquainted with the merits of Mr. Johnson’s pictures, it will only be necessary to announce that he is here—for the benefit of others, it may not be amiss to add, that all that can be expected from the Daguerreotype process, is accomplished by Mr. Johnson.—We have watch the progress of this art with great interest, and are familiar with the workmanship of the best artists in our cities, and are free to say, that in our opinion, Mr. Johnson has no superior among them.

The advertisement ran from January 23 to March 6, 1845.  Photographic Miniatures.  Mr. Johnson has the pleasure of informing his friends that he is now ready, at his rooms over the Post Office, to give them Very Superior Photographic Miniatures, on reasonable terms.  As his stay is necessarily short, and he came prepared to do a limited business, those who wish pictures would do well to call immediately.  Rooms open from 9 A. M. till 4 P. M.

The third announcement appeared on October 22, 1845.  List of Premiums Awarded At The Broome County Agricultural Fair And Cattle Show October 14th and 15th, 1845…Miscellaneous.

Daguerreotypes, Thomas Johnson………….$1.00.

Thomas Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Deyoe & Roberts

1849-1850       Rooms on Court Street, Over Merrill & Root’s Hat Store, Binghamton, New                             York.

Deyoe & Roberts were recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 19, 1849 to January 16, 1850 in the Broome Republican (Binghamton, New York).  Daguerrean Gallery.  The Subscribers respectfully announce that they have taken rooms on Court Street, over Merrill and Root’s Hat Store, where they will remain for a few weeks.  Their experience in the Art, the perfection of their Apparatus, and the superior character of their Chemical Preparations, are sufficient guarantee of their ability to take good and correct Likenesses.  The attention of the public is solicited to the following statement:

First—We have the best quality of materials and a Superior Camera.  This powerful instrument has been pronounced by the author of the American Treatise on daguerreotype, a rare specimen of Optical Skill.

2nd—The process employed by us enables us to produce, at will, pictures of any desired tone.  The rich shading of the Messotint, the Rose hue of Childhood, or the pure Alabaster whiteness of the face of beauty.

Also, a first rate Camera and other Daguerrean Stock for sale.  L. W. Deyoe, Geo. C. Roberts.

L. W. Deyoe and George C. Roberts are not recorded in other photographic directories.