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Mr. Childs

1848                Rooms over S. Walker’s Store, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.      1848                Rooms over D. Turner, Jr.’s Store, Ogdensburgh, New York.

Mr. Child can be tied to two partnerships The first I posted yesterday was an advertisement recorded on April 14 to May 19, 1848 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont.)  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Childs & Steele have fitted up Rooms over S. Walker’s store, Church Street, Burlington, Vt., expressly for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures.  We have every convenience for taking groups of from two to ten on the same plate, or single pictures, of superior style and finish.  Set in frames, cases or lockets at moderate prices.

Business hours from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at our Rooms and examine specimens.  Entrance up stairs, between N. Lovely’s and S. Walker’s stores.

A few months later he is recorded in two advertisements in the partnership of Wakefield & Childs the first advertisement ran from August 17 to September 1, 1848 in the Daily Sentinel (Ogdensburgh, New York.)  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, will open miniature rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. about the 25th of August.

P. S. Those wishing Miniatures will do well to wait and examine specimens before obtaining elsewhere.

The second advertisement ran from September 2 to 14, 1848 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, have opened rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. and are prepared to execute likenesses in the latest and most approved styles, and neatly set them into Frames, Pins and Lockets.  All who feel an interest in the Art will please call and see specimens.

Mr. Childs can be attributed to the partnership of Childs & Steele base on the first advertisement in Burlington, Vermont and the second advertisement ties the two together as Childs being from Burlington, Vermont and Wakefield to Boston.  Wakefield is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Childs & Steele

1848                Rooms over S. Walker’s Store, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.

Childs & Steele were recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 14 to May 19,  1848 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont.)  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Childs & Steele have fitted up Rooms over S. Walker’s store, Church Street, Burlington, Vt., expressly for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures.  We have every convenience for taking groups of from two to ten on the same plate, or single pictures, of superior style and finish.  Set in frames, cases or lockets at moderate prices.

Business hours from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at our Rooms and examine specimens.  Entrance up stairs, between N. Lovely’s and S. Walker’s stores.

Childs & Steele are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Mr. Childs does appear in tomorrows post.

Bixby & Doane

Bixby & Doane were recorded twice in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont.) The first notice was on November 22, 1844. Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. Bixby and Doane, having received instructions and purchased an apparatus from Mead brothers who have spent some time in this place, and are now taking capital Daguerreotypes.  They have all the latest improvements in the art, and have been eminently successful in taking a great number of likenesses.  Nothing can exceed the delicate and faithful portraiture of this wonderful invention.  It transfers the features and expression with the exactness of a mirror, and by the new process of gilding as it is called, fastens the impression ineffaceably upon the plate.  We advise all who desire to preserve valuable mementoes of themselves or their friends, to call on Messrs. Bixby & Doane, over Cole & Robinson’s, where they can see the likenesses of their neighbors, and satisfy themselves as to their correctness.

The second notice was on January 31, 1845 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotypes.  Our young friends Bixby & Doane, have taken almost every body’s likeness here, are about, we learn, to go elsewhere in quest of faces.  We can only say of them as we have before, they are not only very estimable young townsmen of ours, but they take Daguerreotypes as neatly and faithfully as we have ever seen them taken.  Our friends elsewhere are advised that they cannot get their faces taken better than by these young men, as they have the latest improvements in their art.

The third advertisement appeared on June 5, 1845 in the Spirit of the Age newspaper Woodstock, Vermont.)  Premium Colored Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Bixby & Doane, Would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Woodstock and vicinity that they have taken Rooms at the Temperance House, where they are now ready to execute these pictures in any variety of style, either in Pins, Bracelets, Lockets, Cases or Frames.  By aid of new chemical agents, most splendid results are obtained; and multitudes are being delighted daily, at the astonishing perfection,, to which, in point of delineation, boldness, and unerring truthfulness this art has so suddenly attained.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine the specimens.

Instruction in the art given on reasonable terms.  Stock and apparatus constantly on hand, which will be furnished as low as can be purchased in any city.  All orders promptly executed.    Woodstock, June 4, 1845.  The advertisement ran from June 5 to 19, 1845.

Both Bixby and Doane are not recorded in other photographic directories.  A possible identification of Doane…One could speculate that it might be Thomas Coffin Doane, it has been reported that he learned the daguerreotype business in 1843, and that he opened a studio in 1846 in Montreal, Canada.  In 1859-1865 he was a photographer in Boston.  What is new information is that the Meade Brothers were in Burlington, Vermont.

E. A. Allen

Recorder in the Burlington Free Press, published in Burlington, Vermont on August 13, 1841, Daguerreotype Miniatures taken by E. A. Allen, at the American Hotel, Burlington, Vt.  Ladies and Gentlemen wishing to obtain beautiful and perfectly correct likenesses, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens and prices. He trusts that the novelty of the science, to say the least, will induce the curious to give him a call. The Miniatures can be made of various sizes suitable for a neat Morocco Case, Gilt Frame, Locket or Breast Pin.

N. B.  Instruction will be given to a limited number of Pupils, if desired, and the Apparatus, Materials, &c. for the process furnished.   Advertisement ran from August 13 to 27, 1841.

E. A. Allen does not appear in any other sources I have checked or have access to.