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J. W. Jones

1856                Over Lyman’s, Corner of Church and College Streets, Burlington, Vermont.

J. W. Jones was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  The advertisement ran from February 22 to July 4, 1856.  J. W. Jones!  Skylight daguerreotypes.  His Pictures are said by those who have seen them to be the best they have ever seen.  Please call and see them.

Office over Lyman’s, Corner of Church and College Streets.          

The announcement appeared on September 19, 1856.  The State Fair….Floral Hall….Mowrey & Russell of Rutland, and T. M. Parker and Jones of Burlington, occupied considerable space with an array of ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, of uncommon merit…

J. W. Jones is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Norman Wilson

1841                Howard’s Hotel, Room 32, Burlington, Vermont.

Norman Wilson was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 26 to December 3, 1841. In the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont). Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber would inform the ladies and gentlemen of Burlington and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at Howards Hotel, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures.

Without troubling the citizens with a lengthy advertisement, he would simply say, that he can do the thing up right, in proof of which, specimens are to be seen at Howard’s, either in the sitting room, or at his room No. 32, and also at the American.

Instruction given in this beautiful art on reasonable and warranted as good as can be had at Boston or New York.  Persons interested are invited to call and see for themselves.  Norman Wilson.  Nov. 19, 1841

Norman Wilson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

H. Wilcox

N.D.                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

1844                Rooms over Fisk & Kese’s store, Keeseville, New York.

1845                Rooms in the Brick Store, a few rods east of Titus’ Inn, Brandon, Vermont.

1845                Rooms over Peck & Spear’s Drug Store, Burlington, Vermont.

H. Wilcox was recorded a total of five announcements and four advertisements.  Two announcements and one advertisement in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York); Three announcements and two advertisement in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont); and one advertisement in the Burlington Free Press  (Burlington, Vermont.)  The first announcement appeared on June 26, 1844 in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York).  We called yesterday at the Daguerrean Gallery of Mr. Wilcox, and are pleased to say that the likenesses shown us were distinct, well shaded, and strikingly correct.  Mr. Wilcox seems to be a through master of his art, having spent some time in New York in acquiring a complete knowledge of the business.  Specimens can be seen at the rooms of the artist, over Fisk, Kese’s & Beach’s store.  Give him a call, and if he does not give perfect satisfaction in the shape of correct likenesses he will charge nothing.

The first advertisement ran on June 3 & 10, 1844.  Daguerreotype.  H. Wilcox respectfully announce to the citizens of Keeseville and vicinity, that he is prepared to take Miniature Likenesses rooms at his rooms over Fisk & Kese’s store, with the greatest perfection and facility.

Having operated in the city of New York and practiced under the best Daguerrean artists in that city, he has availed himself of all the recent improvements in this beautiful and wonderful art, which imparts to the likeness the distinctness, durability and finish of the finest miniature painting with far more truth of expression.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his room and examine the specimens, whether they contemplate sitting for a picture or not.  To those who wish to procure a correct copy of their own features or those of their relations, this art offers a cheap and invaluable facility.  A deduction from the ordinary price will be made where several in the same family are taken.  June 26.

The second announcement appeared on July 31, 1844.  Mr. Wilcox the photographic artist is still in town, and ready to attend upon those who wish correct Daguerreotype likenesses.  The very liberal patronage which he is receiving from a judicious public speaks the strongest praise of his pictures.  Those who wish good likenesses will not fail to improve their opportunity of procuring them.

The third announcement appeared in The Voice of Freedom (Brandon, Vermont) on March 20, 1845.  Daguerreotype.  In an another column our readers will find an advertisement of Mr. H. Wilcox, Daguerreotype artist, who is prepared to take miniature likenesses, true to nature.  We have examined several miniatures taken by Mr. Wilcox, and pronounce them perfect in workmanship and, so far as we are acquainted with the individuals, correct likenesses.  Those wishing to procure miniatures of themselves or friends will do well to call on Mr. Wilcox and procure a lasting memento of friends, both near and dear, at a cheap rate, and in a most beautiful style. 

The second advertisement ran from March 20 to April 10, 1845.  Daguerreotype.  H. Wilcox respectfully announces to the citizens of Brandon and vicinity, that he is prepared to take Miniature Likenesses at his rooms in the Brick Store a few rods east of Titus’ Inn, (entrance on south side,) with the greatest perfection and facility.

Having operated in the city of New York and practiced under the best daguerrean artists in that city, he has availed himself of all the recent improvements in this beautiful and wonderful art, which imparts to the likeness the distinctness, durability and finish of the finest miniature painting with far more truth of expression.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at his room and examine the specimens, whether they contemplate sitting for a picture or not.  To those who wish to procure a correct copy of their own features or those of their relations, this art offers a cheap and invaluable facility.  A deduction from the ordinary price will be made where several in the same family are taken.

Likenesses taken in fair or cloudy weather.  March 18, 1845.

The third advertisement ran from April 3 to 10, 1845. Daguerreotype.  Mr. Wilcox would inform the citizens of Brandon that he is still in town, and would express his thanks for patronage already received, and solicits more—as he will remain a few days longer.  And he confidently challenges any person to produce a better Daguerreotype picture, or likeness, than he has taken in Brandon, either as regards the boldness of the impression, or finish of the picture; and he says this, knowing there are pictures in the place, taken in Boston, New York and Troy.  Call and examine.  Brandon, April 1st. 1845.

The fourth announcement appeared on April 17, 1845.  Daguerreotype!  The Last Chance.  Mr. Wilcox informs the citizens of Brandon and vicinity, that he has concluded to remain one week longer, to give all who wish, an opportunity of getting a good and cheap likeness of themselves or friends; and he hopes those who do not improve the opportunity, will not complain of not being notified.

Office in the three story brick building, a few rods from Bartlett’s Inn.

The fifth announcement appeared on May 1, 1845.  Daguerreotype Again.  Mr. Wilcox informs the public that he has sent to Boston for more materials, and will remain a few days longer only, when he will positively leave unless detained, as he has already been, by an increasing business.

The fourth advertisement ran from June 13 to 27, 1845 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Pictures.  H. Wilcox Respectfully informs the inhabitants of Burlington and vicinity that he has taken the room over Peck & Spear’s Drug Store, (lately occupied by Mr. Fielding, Portrait Painter.) where he is prepared to take likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, colored or not, I a style unsurpassed, either as regards the distinctness, durability or finish of the Picture.—Having been exclusively engaged in the business between two and three years, during which time he has operated in New York and other cities, and having the best of apparatus, he feels confident of being able to please all who may favor him with their patronage.  Objections are sometimes made that these pictures will fade, but no daguerreotype that has been colored was ever known to fade, the chemical process before a picture can be colored prepares it to resist the action of the air, imparts to it brilliancy, and renders it impossible for it to fade of change.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine the specimens whether they contemplate sitting for a Picture or not.  Sitters will be warranted a distinct picture and correct likeness or no charge will be made.  Pictures can be taken as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  Portraits and other paintings copied with great accuracy.  Complete instructions given in the art on moderate terms, and apparatus furnished if wished.

Prices of Miniatures. 

Single Pictures, in case or frame, medium size, $2.50; Duplicates$1.50; Two persons on one plate in case $3.50; Small size Pictures, in cases $1.75

Pictures fitted into Lockets if wished.

A fair deduction will be made where several pictures are taken in the same family. 

H. Wilcox is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Whitmore & Porter

1843                Rooms at J. C. Huntington’s Hotel, Middlebury, Vermont

1843-1844       Room at the American Hotel, Room 6, 2d floor, Burlington, Vermont.

Whitmore & Porter were recorded in two advertisement and one announcement.  The first advertisements ran from June 28 to July 12, 1843 in The Middlebury People’s Press  (Middlebury, Vermont).  Pencil of nature.  Messrs. Whitmore & Porter, respectfully inform the citizens of Middlebury and vicinity, that they have taken rooms and set up their apparatus for taking Daguerreotype Miniatures, at J. C. Huntington’s Hotel, and will remain there a few days, where they will be happy to exhibit to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Middlebury, specimens of their work, and render such other attention as may be necessary for their information.

Those who have never seen a specimen of Nature’s pencillings can hardly form an adequate idea of the extreme perfection, beauty, and wonderful minuteness of a Daguerreotype Picture.  Suffice it to say that productions of this process are the works of nature, and not of art-the light of heaven alone is the pencil used.              

The announcement appeared on July 5,  1843 in The Middlebury People’s Press (Middlebury, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—As our citizens have never before had an opportunity to witness specimens of this kind, and the manner in which faces and objects are painted by nature, as perfect as life, they will do well to call at the rooms of Messrs. Whitmore and Porter at Huntington’s where they will remain a few days.

When it was first announced to the world by the light of Heaven alone the most perfect and minute similitudes of nature’s works could be painted, it was deemed almost incredible.  But its reality is now as certain as human existence, and as like every other art in its infancy it is susceptible of vast improvements, it is likely to produce as great a revolution in pictorial productions, as steam in maritime operations.  Let the people gratify a laudable curiosity in relation to this wonderful art, by calling upon the gentlemen now at Huntington’s, who promise to render every attention necessary for the information of visitors. 

The second advertisement ran from December 15, 1843 to January 12, 1844 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mess. Whittemore & Porter, Respectfully inform the citizens of Burlington that they have taken rooms and set up their apparatus for taking Daguerreotype Miniatures at the American Hotel (Room No. 6, 2d. floor) and will remain there a few days, where they will be happy to exhibit to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Burlington specimens of their work, and render such other attention as may be necessary for their information.

Those who have never seen a specimen of nature’s Pencilings can hardly form an adequate idea of the extreme perfection, beauty, and wonderful minuteness of daguerreotype Picture.  Suffice it to say that productions of this process are the works of nature, and not of art—the light of heaven alone is the Pencil used.

N. B. Copies of paintings engravings &c. by the same process.  Instructions given and apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.

Whitmore & Porter are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Wells, Miller & Co.

1857-1858       148 & 149 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.                  

Wells, Miller & Company (Charles Miller) were recorded in two announcements and four advertisements in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  The first announcement appeared on October 9, 1857.  Chittenden County Fair…Works of Art…Wells, Miller and Co., Burlington—exhibited photographs, plain and touched in oils; Sphereotypes, and ambrotypes—all of high order.  These gentlemen are the successor of Mr. Parker, in the establishment on Church St.  Their pictures indicated both skill of the artist, and the improvement which is constantly going on in photographic art.

The first advertisement ran from October 16 to November 13, 1857.  Patent Sphereotypes, Patent Ambrotypes, Photographs. The only picture that will stand, Exclusive Rights, By Wells, Miller & Co.  Successor to T. M. Parker, 148 & 149 Church St., Burlington.

The second announcement appeared on January 8, 1858.  Holiday Presents.  If you wish to give a friend or relative a really appropriate Christmas or New Year’s Present, which cannot fail to be acceptable, go to Wells, Miller & Co.’s. on Church Street, and get one of the new patent Sphereotypes.

For Two Weeks prices of pictures will be low to accommodate all.

The second advertisement ran from March 19 to August 20, 1858.  Wells, Miller & Co., Would Call The Attention of Persons wishing accurate, durable and desirable likenesses, to the various styles of pictures taken by them at their Daguerrian Rooms and Portrait Gallery, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.

Among which are Photographs, Sphereotypes, Ambrotypes, Melanotypes, Lettergraphs, &c.  Our Plain Photographs by an improved process we claim to be unsurpassed by any taken anywhere,—New York and Boston not excepted.  We furnish them also, beautifully finished in Oil, or India Ink, making the most beautiful and satisfactory likenesses known to art; and when several copies are desired, the cheapest pictures taken. 

Our Sphereotypes and patent Ambrotypes are unequalled.  We challenge comparison with them the Lettergraph is a picture taken on prepared cloth, of small size, very cheap, and very convenient for sending in a letter. 

The Public are desired to Take Particular Notice that we Own the Rights for Chittenden County, of the Sphereotype and Patent Ambrotype.—None are genuine without the Patent Mark.  People are cautioned against being humbugged by transient and irresponsible individuals into the purchase of pictures, which inferior at first, are sure to fade and become effaced by time. Our Ambrotypes and Sphereotypes are literally indestructible, except by violence or fire.

We pay particular attention to Pictures Of Children.  Infant’s likenesses taken in one second.  Bring the children along; we can take them; it is a sure thing with us.

We have the best rooms and the largest collection of specimens of our art in this State, and invite the Public generally to give us a call.  Wells, Miller & Co., Church st., Burlington, Vt.      

The third advertisement ran from July 2 to 30, 1858.  Where Did You Get That Picture?  Up At Wells, Miller & Co.’s.  The only pictures made on glass which are durable, are the patent Sphereotype and Patent Ambrotype.

Remember that, by using these Patents, we are able to make a much more prominent, brilliant and better picture, every way, and, as we say, the only Durable Picture; in saying so, we say what we know, as we have tested them to our entire satisfaction.  Wells, Miller & Co. have the exclusive right to use these Patents in this town and vicinity, and if any persons tell you that they make the Sphereotype or Ambrotype, they say what is not true.  And, of course, we shall not allow any one to infringe on them.  The Improved Ambrotype, so called, is worth but very little, and those who purchase them, will soon find out the fact.  They can be made cheap and will not last long; but if any person wishes to have such Pictures, we will make all they may want for 50 cents each.

Photographs made as well by any one in the country—colored in oil or touched with India Ink.

We have competent Copying Apparatus, for copying from small up to any size desired; we can copy up and color to nature, old and dim pictures which will soon be worthless, so that you can see your departed friends in life, as it were.

These Pictures Are As Permanent As Oil Portraits.

Please call at our Rooms, 146½ Church St., Burlington, and examine specimens.  Wells, Miller & Co.  Burlington, May 12, 1858

The fourth advertisement ran from August 20 to October 1, 1858.  Chittenden County Picture Gallery.  Wells, Miller & Co. [Successor to T. M. Parker.] Patent Sphereotype, Patent Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Lettergraphs, Photographs. Plain, In Oil or India Ink.  Pictures made as cheap as in any place in Vermont, and Far Better,

Please remember the place 147½ Church Street, Burlington, Vt.  Burlington, May 17, 1858.

Wells, Miller & Co. do not appear in other photographic directories.  Charles Miller is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Burlington in 1859-1860 (+).  Wells is unknown at this time.  One can speculate that it is Jeremiah D. Wells who was active in Northampton, Massachusetts, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Brattleboro Vermont, (which is over 150 miles away from Burlington) and possibly Port Jervis, New York.

A. F. Styles

1858                            Location Unknown, St. Albans, Vermont.

1859                            Location Unknown, Burlington, Vermont.

A. F. Styles was recorded in six announcements.  The first announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on September 24, 1858.  The State Fair…A. F. Styles, of St. Albans, exhibited Ambrotypes, plain and colored.

The second announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 24, 1858.  The State Fair…Award of Premiums…A. C. Styles, St. Albans, Photographs in Watercolors, and Ambrotypes, $5.00.

The third announcement appeared in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont) on September 25, 1858.  Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Vermont Agricultural Society.  The Eighth Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at Burlington, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week….Premiums Awarded….Floral Hall…

A. F. Styles, St. Albans, Photographs in Water colors, and Ambrotypes    5.00 

C. L. Howe, Brattleboro, Photographs                                                           5.00

Chas. Miller, Burlington, India Ink Photographs                                           5.00

The fourth announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 16, 1859.  The State Fair…Floral Hall…Mr. A. F. Styles of Burlington, also occupies considerable space with Photographs—some of them quite good, especially the views.  A Photographic view of High Bridge is particularly excellent.

The fifth announcement appeared in the Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, Vermont) on September 24, 1859.  Ninth Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society.  In accordance with arrangements effected last year, the ninth annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at Burlington on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th days of September, inst, on the grounds occupied by the Society in 1856 and again in 1858….Premiums Awarded…Floral Hall…

C. Miller, Burlington, Photographs, 1st premium diploma & 5.00

A. F. Styles, Burlington, Photographs, 2nd premium diploma & 3.00           

The sixth announcement appeared in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) on  September 23, 1859.  The State Fair…Photographs…Though the committee assign a second place of honor to the plain photographs, exhibited by Mr. A. F. Styles, of Burlington, there are among them many specimens, of great merit. 

A. F. Styles or (A. C. Styles) is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as A.F. or A. J. Styles as being active in Burlington and St. Albans, Vermont in 1860. 

Mr. Potter

1851                Address Unknown, Burlington, Unknown.[1]                                                      1851                At the Adirondac, Keeseville, New York.

Mr. Potter was recorded in one announcement on April 19, 1851 in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York).  Arts and Artists.  Mr. Tozer, late of Whitehall, an accomplished Oil Painter, and Mr. Potter of Burlington, Daguerrean, are located at the Adirondac, and can give Portraits, and pictures, equal to any other engaged in the art.

Mr. Potter is not listed in other photographic directories.

 

[1] Unknown if this is Burlington Vermont or New York.

B. H. Mace

1847                Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s                                    Store, Burlington, Vermont.

B. H. Mace was recorded in three advertisements in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont). The first advertisement ran from July 2 to September 10, 1847. Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  B. H. Mace Has The Pleasure of Announcing to the citizens of Burlington, that he has made a permanent establishment in this place, where he is practicing the Daguerreotype art in the highest style of perfection.  For this purpose and for the reception of visitors, he has been to much labor and great expense in furnishing his rooms.  Having practiced the art for a great length of time, and availed himself of all the late improvements, he feels confident that he can give universal satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage.  Miniatures taken any weather, with or without colors, in a superior style, and neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Cases, Frames, or in from 4 to 12 Plate Family Cards, sunk in splendid Mahogany and Rosewood frames.  The Public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  Perfect satisfaction given in all cases or no charge.  Instructions given in the art for $50, embracing all the chemical manipulations pertaining thereto, and every principle explained and illustrated by experiments from the first discoveries of M. Daguerre of France, down to the latest Heliographic Drawings of Germany, and success guaranteed.

To Artist he would give notice that he has on hand German and American Cameras of all sizes, a large and beautiful assortment of Gold plated Lockets, Plates, Cases, Frames, Chemicals, Polishing materials, &c., for sale at wholesale and retail, at the lowest cash prices. B. H. Mace, Burlington June 25, 1847.

The second advertisement ran from September 10 to 24, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery, over Batchelder’s Shoe Store, Church street, Burlington, Vermont.  Miniatures $1.50 only.

The third advertisement ran from October 1 to 15, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block up Stairs, Church street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  By a new chemical combination, he is enabled to produce perfect Likenesses, at five seconds sitting, which will not effect the weakest eyes, nor give time for the expression of the countenance to change.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.

B. H. Mace is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J.  M. McPherson

1857-1859       Corner of Church and College Streets, Burlington, Vermont.

J.  M. McPherson was recorded in two advertisements in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  The first advertisement ran from August 7 to November 20, 1857.  Ambrotype and Photograph Gallery Corner of Church and College Streets, Burlington, Vermont.  The subscribers would respectfully invite the attention of the public to their new and never changing pictures that they are now making at their rooms.  These pictures are acknowledged by all to be far superior to any others of the art.  Pictures taken equally as well in cloudy as in clear weather.  Children taken of any age.  Copies taken from Daguerreotypes, Photographs, &c., and enlarged.  Pictures of invalids or deceased persons taken at their residences.  Instructions given in the art.  J. M. McPherson & Co.

The second advertisement ran from October 23, 1857 to May 20, 1859.  Ambrotypes & Photographs The Finest And Most Durable Pictures are the Ambrotypes and Photographs.  Ambrotypes put up with a black stained glass are the only glass pictures that can be relied upon not to change.  There is no Black Varnish crack in cold weather, or Balsam to blister with the heat as in all other glass pictures.  The Photograph is superior to any other pictures.  The Photograph is superior to any other picture made on paper.  For proof please call at McPherson’s Gallery, corner of Church and College streets, Burlington, Vt.  J. M. McPherson.

J. M. McPherson is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Burlington, Vermont in 1858 and 1859.