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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.

David Howard

1852-1854       109 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

David Howard was recorded in an announcement that ran on November 22, 1852 in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  November 22, 1852, P. 2.  Pictures that are Pictures.  We wish to call the attention of our readers to the Daguerreotype Establishment of Mr. L. H. Hale, No. 109 Washington street, in this city.  As a daguerreotype artist, this gentleman is unexcelled in this country.  Many will remember the splendid rooms he occupied last winter, and the speaking pictures he executed there.  Some time last spring he disposed of the establishment to Mr. Howard, who has had it during the past summer.  But in the management of other hands it did not thrive, and we are glad to see that the original proprietor is again in possession.  He will make it pay, for no man in the city commands a greater patronage than Mr. Hale.  He has gone into the work in earnest, made several improvements, got out splendid show cases, and is again busy in manufacturing “counterfeit presentments” of the elite of Boston, and of all who want pictures, and are so fortunate as to know where to go for them.  At his room may be seen pictures of many of the most distinguished citizens of Boston.

We cannot speak too highly of Mr. Hale’s pictures.  He has an exquisite taste, and he understands so well the secret of success that he will not suffer a picture to go out of his hands that falls short of his most perfect execution in any particular.  We can most cordially recommend him to all wanting pictures as one who will give them an exact likeness and an exquisite picture.

David Howard is listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Boston from 1853 to 1854.

Benjamin F. Hall

1854                137 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                      1855                154 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts.   

Information from the Boston City Directory residence section.  Benjamin F. Hall is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.

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.

Isaac Gale, Jr.

1848-1849       257 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Isaac Gale, Jr. was recorded in two identical advertisement. The first advertisement ran from December 6, 1848 to January 6, 1849 in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript, and the second advertisement ran from January 25 to March 10, 1849 in The Daily Chronotype  both were published in (Boston, Massachusetts).    Litch’s Sky-Light Daguerreotype Rooms.  Arranged expressly for taking Family Groups—No. 257 Washington Street, 7 doors north of Winter St.

We have the Best Light in the city, and our extensive facilities enable us to execute likenesses, and especially Family Groups, in a style unsurpassed in the world.  Mr. L. (Formerly of the firm of Litch & Whipple), who has been engaged in the art from its commencement in the United States, attended personally to the operating department.

Perfect satisfaction given, or no charge.  Instruction given in the art, and stock and apparatus furnished.  Isaac Gale, Jr., Proprietor.  Albert Litch, Agent.

Isaac Gale, Jr. is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers or other photographic directories.

Zenas Gage, Jr.

ND                       75 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                              1842                    74½ Exchange Building, Auburn, New York.

Zenas Gage, Jr. was recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 17 to 31, 1842 in the Auburn Journal and Advertiser (Auburn, New York).  Photography.  Mr. Zenas Gage, Jr., Pupil of John Plumbe, Prof. Photography, in the U. S. Photographic Institute, Boston, respectfully announces to the ladies and gentlemen of Auburn, that he has taken rooms in Exchange Buildings over No. 74½, where he will furnish those who feel desirous, with beautiful and correct Daguerreotype Likenesses, taken with a costly and perfect instrument, at an ordinary window in about 30 seconds, without the direct rays of the sun.

He will also teach others the art, and furnish them with apparatus as cheap as they can buy in Boston, New York, or elsewhere.  All are cordially invited to call and examine specimens.

Zenas Gage, Jr. is not recorded in other photographic directories.