Tag Archives: Carrollton Ohio

James B. Gilson

1854-1855       Public Square, Carrollton, Ohio.                                                                                        1855                   Harlem Springs, Ohio.

James B. Gilson was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The first advertisement, Gilson was part of the partnership of Gilson & Morgan and ran from November 2 to 16, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Messrs. Gilson & Morgan takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in  town with their large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and are prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please the most tasty.

Our prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for we must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  Gilson & Morgan.

The second advertisement ran from November 23, 1854 to March 15, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Mr. James B. Gilson takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in town with his large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and is prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, he flatter themselves that he will be able to please the most tasty.

My prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for I must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  James B. Gilson.          November 2, 1854.

The announcement appeared on December 7, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Likenesses.—Our town can boast of two establishments that cannot be surpassed for taking Daguerreotype likenesses.  Mr. J. W. Gould has permanently located here, and has taken rooms, for the present, at the “Patton House.”  He intends on the opening of Spring to erect rooms with Sky Lights suitable for his business; then he will be able to compete with any.  He is able to give a good picture, situate as he is.  Give him a call.

Mr. James B. Gilson has put up for the winter with us.  His Daguerrean Car is situate on the Public Square, directly in front of the Stidger House.  He is furnished with Sky Lights, and can give you a picture on short notice.  Give him a call.

The third advertisement ran from July 5 to September 6, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press  (Carrollton, Ohio).  Come And See.  The undersigned takes pleasure in announcing to the public that they have located for the hot season at the “Harlem Springs,” and are prepared at all times, and in all kinds of weather, to take Daguerreotypes in the latest and most approved style.  Being prepared with the best of material, and the most approved arrangement of side and sky light; and from their former experience in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please all.  All work warranted not to fade.

No charges will be made unless the work is satisfactory.  Terms reasonable—So come along.

Come young, come old, come all,                                                                                                              Come every one of you                                                                                                                                        To J. B. Gilson’s hall,                                                                                                                                                  And have your likeness true;                                                                                                                          That generations all                                                                                                                                                  May know how you did look,                                                                                                                                When we your picture took.B. Dark dress preferable.                                                                                N. B. Gilson, L. Jolly.

James B. Gilson, L. Jolly and Morgan do not appear in other photographic directories.