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Mr. Palmer

1853                215 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Palmer was recorded in one advertisement that ran in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts) on February 26, 1853.  Daguerreotype Portrait Painting.  Photographic Portraits are taken with all the recent improvements adopted in the process in France, England and America, by Palmer & Co., 215 Washington street Boston.

Photographic Portrait Painting (sun painting) now takes its place by the side of pencil drawing.  By painting with instruments an outline of mathematical precision is obtained which can scarcely be expected with the hand; and by judicious employment of chemicals and the careful use of color, the finest tone and finish imparted to the picture.   Landscapes and Portraits are taken with equal exactness and fidelity—valuable pieces of sculpture are copied in high relief—and minute Portraits are executed for lockets, broaches, pins and rings.  Unless we are prepared to quarrel with the sun and dispute the laws of nature, we must admit that the trust and most perfect portrait may be obtained by the Daguerreotype.  For specimens see case at the door, 215 Washington St.

Mr. Palmer is not listed in other photographic directories nor was he listed in the Boston City Directory; residence section from 1851-1854.

Alexander Gibbs Nye

ND                  Address Unknown, Plymouth, Massachusetts.                                                        1844                62 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                                1853                Address Unknown, Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Information from A Genealogy of the Nye Family, 1907. p.379-380.  Dr. Alexander Gibbs Nye, born at Falmouth, Massachusetts, August 24, 1817, and died in Weymouth, Massachusetts, October 7, 1901.  In early life he was a painter and worked several years at that trade in Boston and New York, and on one occasion he went to Mobile and New Orleans.  He studied higher art and achieved some fame as a portrait and sketch painter.  Later he took up the Daguerreotype business and carried it on extensively for several years in Plymouth, Massachusetts, afterward moving to Boston and them to Weymouth.  Afterwards he gave his attention to dentistry…

Alexander Gibbs Nye is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Boston and Weymouth but not in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  It is possibly he is the same A. Nye selling his daguerrean apparatus in 1847 in yesterday’s post.

A. Nye

1847                475 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

A. Nye was recorded in one advertisement that ran from February 23 to 26, 1847 in The Daily Chronotype (Boston, Massachusetts).  Important To Daguerreotype Artists.  A Complete Apparatus And Fixture for the business, for sale at a great sacrifice.  Apply to A. Nye, 475 Washington st.

A. Nye is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847.  It is possible that this is Alexander Gibbs Nye who was first active prior to 1844 in Plymouth, Massachusetts and in 1844 in Boston and in 1853 in Weymouth.  It is possible while in Boston in 1847 he is selling his apparatus and not actively practicing photography.  See Alexander Gibbs Nye in tomorrows post.

L. W. F. Mark

Ca. 1859          20 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                 ND                     Address and Location Unknown.

L. W. F. Mark was recorded from a facsimile of a broadside. From (Jim Foster’s Classy Camera, Urbana, IL.) with notes. Ca. 1859.

Photographs!  Ambrotypes.  L. W. Mark, Late of Boston, has now the pleasure of informing the inhabitants of this town and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at

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for a few days only, for the purpose of taking Photographs, Ambrotypes & Lettertypes.  With superior German Instruments, and the best Stock, he is prepared to take Group or single Miniatures at the lowest prices, and trusts he can please even the most fastidious.

At this Establishment, all are allowed to sit and make changes until satisfied with a likeness.

The supply of Plain and Fancy Cases, Frames, and Life-like Likenesses, and the terms at which they are furnished, he trusts will be an inducement to call and see specimens, if not to patronize.

Copying and all that pertains to the art done at short notice.—Pictures of Deceased Persons taken at their residences; Views, &c.

Parents wishing Miniatures of their Children, will please come in the fore part of the day, as the light is stronger and better.  Come One, Come All, Give the Lame Man a Call!  L. W. F. Mark.

“Twenty-two original broadsides were found with much of the photographers camera equipment.  He was born and raised in Keene, New Hampshire.  In the 1850’s he worked as an apprentice at a Boston Daguerreian Gallery located at 20 Washington Street.  In a letter to his mother dated 1859 he wrote I live in a gentleman’s hotel and looking around at all the potential Customers…he purchased two of Roberts, Box-in-a-Box Daguerrian cameras one ¼ plate and one ½ plate, plate holders, tripod, and other materials for wet-plate photography.  He returned to Keene, New Hampshire and became town clerk.

L. W. F. Mark is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Miss. Margaret M. MacFarlane

Ca. 1858-1860            268 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                            Ca. 1858-1860            365 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                1859                               Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.

Miss. Margaret M. MacFarlane was recorded in the Boston City Directory and two advertising cards.   Ca. 1858-1860  9th plate advertising card in the back of an ambrotype in my collection.  Miss. M. MacFarlane Operator at the Ambrotype Rooms, 268 Washington St., Boston.  (Up Only One Flight .)  Pictures taken in all weather; and all warranted.  Prices from 25 Cents to $20.  Likenesses set in Lockets, Pins, and Fancy Cases.  Copying neatly and carefully executed.  Sick & Deceased Persons taken at their residence.  Miss MacFarlane has long been an operator in these rooms.

Ca. 1858-1860  9th plate advertising card in the back of an ambrotype in private collection.  Miss. M. MacFarlane Operator at the Ambrotype Rooms, 268 Washington St., Boston.  (Up Only One Flight .)  Pictures taken in all weather; and all warranted.  Prices from 25 Cents to $20.  Likenesses set in Lockets, Pins, and Fancy Cases.  Copying neatly and carefully executed.  Sick & Deceased Persons taken at their residence.  Miss MacFarlane has long been an operator in these rooms.

Ca. 1858-1860  9th plate advertising card in the Bostonian Society collection.  Miss. M. MacFarlane has taken the Ambrotype Rooms at 365 Washington St., Boston, (Melodeon Building).  Miss. M. has long been an operator in these rooms.

Miss. Margaret M. MacFarlane is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Boston in 1859 without a business address.

 

James L. Lyons

1846                Address Unknown, Richmond, Virginia.

James L. Lyons was recorded in an advertisement ran that from January 10 to February 19, 1846 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Several Furnishing Establishments and Sole Agency for the sale of Voigtlaender’s Apparatus.

The genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus, also the best plates, Chemicals, Polishing Materials and Morocco Cases, &c., &c. may be procured at the subscribers’, wholesale and retail, by addressing (post paid) to W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia, or Langenheim & Beckers, 201 Broadway, N. Y.

The following gentlemen have agreed to act as Agents for the sale of the genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus:–

Messrs. Litch & Whipple, Boston, Mass.                                                                                                          Mr. James L. Lyon, Richmond, Va.                                                                                                                      Mr. S. Broadbent, Columbia, S. C.                                                                                                                      Mr. James P. Perry, Charleston, S. C.                                                                                                                  Mr. S. Noessel, New Orleans.                                                                                                                        Messrs. Johnson & Jacobs, New Orleans.                                                                                                        W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia.

James Laurence Lyon listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in Richmond, Virginia in 1844 at 33½  Main Street, this is possibly the same person.

D. G. Lougee

1849                257 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                          1850                85 Main Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts.

D. G. Lougee was mentioned in two advertisements in the Norfolk County Journal (Roxbury, Massachusetts). The first advertisement ran from April 27 to June 29, 1850. Roxbury Daguerrian Gallery At The Old Stand, In Lemist Building, 82 Washington St., Corner of Felton Place, Over Lemist and Kellogg’s Dry Goods Store.

Miniatures, single or in groups, taken in the best manner, without regard to weather, and warranted not to fade.  An idea has prevailed that, in time, pictures would fade, but this erroneous impression has been entirely removed by many eminent chemists, who give it as their opinion that a Daguerreotype Picture, coated with a solution of gold, will stand any length of time; and no respectable operator will send out a picture without this gilding.

Ladies are recommended to dress in figured or dark material, avoiding white or light blue.  Gentlemen, a black or figured vest, also figured scarf or cravat, so that the shirt bosom will not be too much exposed.  Children, plain and stripped, or figured dresses, avoiding white or light blue; red will take like a dark dress.  Children taken from 9, A. M., to 2, P. M.; others from 8, A. M. till 6, P. M., without regard to weather.  Lancey & Co.

N.B…Messrs. Lancey & Co. Having fitted up an extensive Daguerrian Establishment in the City of Charlestown, in connection with Mr. Jenkins, under the name of Jenkins & Co., and engaged the valuable services of Mr. Lougee to superintend the operating department, would recommend the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity if they wish to get an excellent Daguerreotype Likeness of themselves and friends, to give Mr. L. a call at the Daguerrian Gallery, 85 Main st., Charlestown.  April 27th, 1850.

The second advertisement ran from June 29 to November 9, 1850.  Price Reduced.  Miniatures taken Lower than at any other Establishment and warranted not to fade.

Roxbury Daguerrian Gallery At The Old Stand, In Lemist Building, 82 Washington St., Corner of Felton Place, Over Lemist and Kellogg’s Dry Goods Store.

Miniatures, single or in groups, taken in the best manner, without regard to weather, and warranted not to fade.  An idea has prevailed that, in time, pictures would fade, but this erroneous impression has been entirely removed by many eminent chemists, who give it as their opinion that a Daguerreotype Picture, coated with a solution of gold, will stand any length of time; and no respectable operator will send out a picture without this gilding.

Ladies are recommended to dress in figured or dark material, avoiding white or light blue.  Gentlemen, a black or figured vest, also figured scarf or cravat, so that the shirt bosom will not be too much exposed.  Children, plain and stripped, or figured dresses, avoiding white or light blue; red will take like a dark dress.  Children taken from 9, A. M., to 2, P. M.; others from 8, A. M. till 6, P. M., without regard to weather.  Lancey & Co.

N.B…Messrs. Lancey & Co. Having fitted up an extensive Daguerrian Establishment in the City of Charlestown, in connection with Mr. Jenkins, under the name of Jenkins & Co., and engaged the valuable services of Mr. Lougee to superintend the operating department, would recommend the citizens of Charlestown and vicinity if they wish to get an excellent Daguerreotype Likeness of themselves and friends, to give Mr. L. a call at the Daguerrian Gallery, 85 Main st., Charlestown.   April 27th, 1850.

D. G. Lougee is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1939-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1849 in Boston.

Long & Heywood

1857                173 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Long & Heywood (John B. Heywood) were recorded in an announcement on June 15, 1857 in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  Photographic Portraits.  Messrs. Long & Heywood, No. 173 Washington street, have a large collection of photographic portraits well worthy the examination of the public.

The partnership of Long & Heywood is not recorded in other photographic directories.  The identity of Long is unknown at this time.  John B. Heywood is recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. L.

1846                Room in the American Hotel, State Street, Schenectady, New York.

Mrs. L. was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  The announcement ran on September 25, 1846.  The attention of our citizens is invited to the notice of a lady from Boston, who proposes to remain in the city for a few days, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures, and giving instruction in the making of Wax Flowers.

The advertisement ran on September 25 & October 2, 1846.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, By a Lady from Boston.  Mrs. L. respectfully informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of Schenectady, that she has taken rooms at the American Hotel, east end of State-street, where she is prepared to take Miniatures in a superior style of Coloring, Tone, Effect and Beauty.  The public are invited to call and examine her specimens.

Mrs. L. will also give instructions to a Class of Young Ladies in the beautiful art of making Wax Flowers, elegant samples of which may be seen at her room.  Application to be made soon.

Mrs. L. is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Wainwright Jones

1849-1850       265 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Wainwright Jones was Recorded in four announcements and one advertisements in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  The advertisement ran from August 14, 1849 to April 16, 1850.  Persons desirous of Daguerreotype Likenesses of themselves or friends, taken in a superior style, will do well to call at W. Jones’s Rooms, 265 Washington street, Corner of Winter.

The first announcement appeared on September 4, 1849.  Daguerreotypes.  For the information of the public we would state that excellent likenesses are taken at the gallery of Mr. W, Jones, 265 Washington street, corner Winter.  Persons desiring single figures, groups, or other pictures, would do well to call.  We have a specimen of his work before us that is excellent.

The second announcement appeared on October 20, 1849.  Daguerreotypes.  Excellent specimens in this beautiful art are taken by Mr. Jones, at his gallery at the corner of Washington and Winter streets, and at very low prices too, put up in elegant cases, which are an ornament to the centre table.  Give him a call.

The third announcement appeared on September 4, 1849.  Christmas Presents…For Superior daguerreotypes to Whipple; to Southworth & Hawes; to Davis; to Jones; to Chase and some few others…

The fourth announcement appeared on January 14, 1850.  Daguerreotypes, are taken at a very low price at Jones’s Gallery 265 Washington street.  If not good likenesses no pay is required.

Wainwright Jones is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here to clarify the record.