Tag Archives: Camden South Carolina

James P. Tibbetts

1854-1855       Rooms above the Post Office, Camden, South Carolina.

James P. Tibbetts was recorded in one advertisement that ran from December 5, 1854 to January 2, 1855 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina).  Highly Improved And Colored Daguerreotypes.  For A Few Days Only.  James P. Tibbetts.  Has the pleasure of informing the Ladies and Gentlemen of Camden, that he has opened his Gallery at the rooms above the Post Office, recently occupied by Dr. McCaa, for a few days, where he is now prepared to execute every variety and style of Daguerreotype.

Pictures taken at the low price of $1.50 and upwards, according to size and quality of frame or case.

All are invited to call and examine specimens.                     

James P. Tibbetts is recorded in Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940 by Harvey S. Teal.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record a James P. Tibbetts active in 1855 to 1861 in Preston, Minnesota but it is unknown if they are the same person.

H. E. Squier

1851                Rooms over William B. Campbell’s Store, Camden, South Carolina.

1852                Address Unknown, Camden, South Carolina.

1853                Rooms over the Post Office, Camden, South Carolina.

H. E. Squier was recorded in four announcements and five advertisements in the Semiweekly Camden Journal or The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina.)  the first announcement appeared on November 14, 1851in the Semiweekly Camden Journal.  Daguerrean Hall.  We have visited Mr. Squire’s Room, and find some capital likenesses.  Those persons with whom we are acquainted, are excellent pictures, and may be recognized at a glance.  Mr. Squire was awarded a prize by the South Carolina Institute last winter, for the second best Daguerreotypes.

The first advertisement appeared in the Semiweekly Camden Journal and ran from November 14 to December 5, 1851.  Sky-Light Daguerrean Rooms, In the Hall over the Store of Mr. William B. Campbell.  Mr. H. E. Squier would respectfully announce to the citizens of Camden and its vicinity, that he has fitted up a sky and side Light, which is acknowledged by all artist to be far superior, as it softens the light, and perfects the eye, thereby rendering it perfectly easy for persons with weak eyes to sit for a miniature.

Mr. S.’s skill in the art needs no comment.—Persons at all skeptical are requested to call and satisfy themselves by ocular demonstration.

A fine assortment of Medallions and fancy Cases.

Likenesses of children taken in a few seconds, warranted to be perfect.           

The second advertisement appeared in the Semiweekly Camden Journal on December 5, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.  If any of our friends desire a good likeness of themselves they would do well to give Mr. Squier a call, as he contemplates leaving Camden shortly, and another opportunity as favorable may not occur again for sometime to

“Secure the shadow

While the substance lasts.”

The second announcement appeared in the Semiweekly Camden Journal on December 29, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.  We are requested to state by Mr. Squier, that his stay will be limited to ten days longer.  Those who desire good pictures would do well to avail themselves of the present opportunity of getting them.  Mr. S. has succeeded admirably well with his pictures here

The third announcement appeared in The Camden Journal on February 24, 1852.  Daguerreotypes.  Mr. Squier will remain a short time longer, and those who are desirous of obtaining a good picture, are requested to give him an immediate call.

The third advertisement ran from September 10 to 21, 1852 in The Camden Journal.  Daguerrean Notice.  Mr. Squier respectfully announces to the citizens of Camden and vicinity, that his Daguerrean Gallery is now open, where he will, for a short time, be happy to wait upon those who may favor him with a call.  Thankful for past patronage, he solicits a continuance of the same.                 

The fourth announcement appeared in The Camden Journal on September 10, 1852. A Boy about 12 or 15 years of age, to wait in an office.  Apply at Daguerrean Gallery.

The fourth advertisement ran from September 24 to November 5, 1852 in The Camden Journal.  

Timely Hints to All.  Friends.—Readers, if you have a valued friend in whose welfare you feel an interest, that friend will prize, as a precious memorial, your Daguerreotype Miniature, if taken in Squier’s peculiar style.

Parents.—If you are still blessed with Parents, and no Artist’s Pencil has or can truly trace the lineaments of his or her familiar face or form, you may well act the part of wisdom to advise or persuade them to visit, without delay, Squier’s Daguerreotype Rooms, and have their Miniature taken in his superior style of art.

To All.—how many have lost a father, a Mother, a Sister, a Brother, or an innocent prattling child, and have not even the shadow of a resemblance to look up on.  After the separation, some “little toy” or trifling article is often kept for years, and cherished as a token of remembrance.  How much more valuable would be one of Squier’s perfect Daguerreotype Miniatures of the “loved and lost.”

There is scarcely any one who does not take pleasure in gazing on the features of a friend, and when that friend has been removed by death, we often hear the exclamation uttered with an expression of deep regret, “Oh, what would I not give for such a picture of my friend.”

Readers, perhaps you cannot do a better thing, while your mind is upon the subject, than take an hour or two now, and visit the gallery; then you may, at some future period, have reason to feel grateful for these “Gentle Hints” from Squier’s Daguerrean Gallery.     

The fifth advertisement ran from May 17 to August 16, 1853 in The Camden Weekly Journal.  Mr. Squier Will remain in Camden for a few days.  During his stay he will open a Room over the Post Office, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotypes, and will be happy to wait on those who may favor him with a call.

Thankful for the liberal patronage which he received during his previous visit to this place, he would still solicit a continuance of the same.

At his room will be found a large collection of specimens, among which is a Daguerreotype of Mr. Calhoun, one of Jenny Lind, and one of Robt. Burns.

Likenesses taken of sick or deceased persons at their residence.

Daguerreotype, Portraits and Engravings copied. 

Instructions given in the art, and apparatus furnished if desired.                  

H. E. Squier is recorded in Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940, P. 41 & 42.

A. Morrison

1855                            Rooms over the Post Office, Camden, South Carolina.

A. Morrison was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on  November 6, 1855 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina).  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber begs leave to inform the citizens of Camden and surrounding country, that he has taken rooms over the Post Office, and respectfully solicits a call from the citizens, Whether they wish pictures or not.  He is provided with the most approved Apparatus and with a good selection of material.  Plates, Cases, &c., of various qualities and sizes, in which he will place pictures single or in groups, and warrant them to be taken in the best style of the Art, and never fade.  Once more I say give me a call—sit for your picture, and in no case are you requested to take it unless entirely satisfactory. A. Morrison.

A. Morrison is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Camden in 1854.  See A. P. Morrison posted yesterday (4-27-20).

A. P. Morrison

1856                Unknown location, Camden, South Carolina.

A. P. Morrison was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 8, 1856 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina). Ambrotypes.  The subscriber begs leave to inform the citizens of Camden and surrounding country, that he is now prepared to take those beautiful pictures called Ambrotypes, a new process—pictures taken on glass.  These pictures are not reversed like the Daguerreotype but represent the sitter and other objects in their true and natural position.  They also can be seen in any angle of light, and are destitute of that glare or reflection, so obnoxious in the Daguerreotype.  The shades are distinct and clear; the light of the pearly white, while the middle tints are brilliant and accurate, making a style of picture at once soft-toned, pleasing and harmonious—never solarizing or blurring the linen or other white drapery.  They cannot be defaced, get dusty or dim by the sweat of the glass, are impervious to air, water or acid and will retain their brilliancy for ages.  Now is the time to get facsimiles of your little children.  A picture can be taken in a few seconds.  Come soon, my stay cannot be long in Camden, unless well patronized.  A. P. Morrison, Artist,

A. P. Morrison is not recorded in other photographic directories.  An A. Morrison is recorded in other photographic directories, and in tomorrows post as being active in Camden in 1854, it is unknown at this time if they are the same person.

 

N. S. Horton

1859                Workman’s New Building, Camden, South Carolina

N. S. Horton was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 26, 1859 in The Camden Weekly Journal (Camden, South Carolina). Artist In Camden. N. S. Horton Would respectfully inform the citizens of Camden and vicinity, that he has opened a Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery In Workman’s New Building, And respectfully solicits a call from all the citizens, as he has just received a large and varied stock of Cheap and Fancy Cases, In which he will place Pictures singly or in groups, and warrant them to give entire satisfaction.  Ladies are invited to call and Take Choice.  A sacrifice of 25 per cent is made to those who have a family of five or more taken.  July 12.

N. S. Horton is not listed in other photographic directories.

S. T. Corley

1849-1850       Rooms in the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Camden, South Carolina.                                  1850                  Address Unknown, Darlington, South Carolina

S. T. Corley was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement. The advertisements the first ran from November 28, 1849 to January 2, 1850 in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina). A Favorable Opportunity Is now offered to those who wish to obtain neat Daguerreotype Likenesses of themselves or their friends.  Rooms in the Odd Fellows’ Hall.  Call and examine for yourselves.                    S. T. Corley.

The announcement ran on February 1, 1850 in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina).  Mr. S. T. Corley, of Kentucky, has been successfully engaged in taking Daguerreotype Likenesses at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, in our town, for nearly two months, and has “struck off” many of our citizens.  Mr. C. is a young man of agreeable manners, and his demeanor among us entitles him to patronage and support.  His well assorted supply of cases and lockets, of every sort and size, cannot fail to suit the taste of the most fastidious.—Some of his pictures would well compare with those of Daguerreotypist of more experience and reputation.  Mr. C. has gone to Darlington for a few weeks, after which our citizens will again enjoy the opportunity of having their likenesses taken.

S. T. Corley is listed in Craig’s Daguerrean Registry in April 1848 over Mrs. Swinney’s grocery, Albany, Georgia; 1849 in Laurensville, South Carolina; 1850 in Salisbury, North Carolina. In Early Georgia Photographers 1841-1861: A Biographical Checklist, by E. Lee Eltzroth places his activity dates in Albany, Georgia from April to about May 25, 1848.  In Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940, by Harvey S. Teal.  List his activity dates as July 1849 in Laurensville and in March of 1850 in Darlington, South Carolina.

B. A. & Washington W. Chilton

N. D.                   Address Unknown, New York, New York.                                                                        1841-1842       269 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.[1]                                                              1842                   Rooms at Mr. Starke’s Hotel, Camden, South Carolina.

B. A. & Washington W. Chilton were recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina.) The first announcement appeared on March 9, 1842. Miniatures.  By reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that the Messrs. Chilton propose furnishing those of our citizens who may desire it, with facsimile of themselves.  We have seen some specimens, exhibiting the perfection to which the art has been carried, and although they are not very pretty specimens, they are surprisingly exact likenesses.  Those of our friends, therefore, who may desire to possess a perfect counterpart of themselves, have now the opportunity of doing so.  We want them beforehand, however, not to fall out with the artist, if he should not, at the same time be able to make handsome picture, and a perfect likeness—the latter may be relied on.

The advertisement ran from March 9 to 30, 1842 in The Camden Journal (Camden, South Carolina.)  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The Ladies and Gentlemen of Camden are respectfully informed that the Subscribers, late of New York City, have fitted up rooms at Mr. Starke’s Hotel, and will remain until the first of April, for the purpose of taking Miniature Likenesses, after the manner of M. Daguerre, of Paris.  The process of taking Miniatures in the above manner has been brought to such a state of perfection that the powerful rays of the sun, heretofore so necessary in the operation, have been entirely dispensed with, and likenesses can consequently, be taken in any kind of weather, with perfect accuracy, occupying the time of the sitter but a few seconds.  Specimens can be seen at Mr. McKain’s Drug Store, and at the Subscribers’ rooms.  Office hours from 9 A. M., to 4 P. M. every day.

The second announcement appeared on March 16, 1842 in the same newspaper.  Messrs. Chilton are prepared to take Daguerreotype likenesses at their room at Mr. Starke’s Hotel.  As their stay in Camden, is limited to the first of April those who wish to have their miniatures taken, would do well to avail themselves of the present opportunity.

[1] Information from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.