Tag Archives: Charlotte North Carolina

J. M. Lancaster

1857                Rooms in Springs’ new brick building, opposite J. T. & S. M. Blair’s Grocery                                    Store, Charlotte, North Carolina.

J. M. Lancaster was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 12 to August 18, 1857 in The Western Democrat (Charlotte, North Carolina). Ambrotype Likenesses. The public is respectfully informed that J. M. Lancaster’s Ambrotype Gallery, opposite J. T. & S. M. Blair’s Grocery Store, in Springs’ new brick building, is now open, where a fine colored Ambrotype can be procured at from 75 cents to $9.

Ladies and gentlemen are requested to call and examine his Specimens, and have a Likeness taken of themselves or children.  Call early, as such an opportunity is seldom offered.  J. M. Lancaster.  Charlotte, May 21, 1857.

J. M. Lancaster is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry  as being active in 1857 in Charlotte, North Carolina as a daguerreotypist without a business address.

Hughes & Wilkinson

1859                Rooms over Wilkinson & Co.’s. Jewelry Store, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hughes & Wilkinson were recorded in an announcement that appeared on September 6, 1859 in   The Western Democrat (Charlotte, North Carolina).  Hughes & Wilkinson’s Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery, over Wilkinson & Co.’s. jewelry store, is something a little nicer than Charlotte has been treated to yet.  Those who wish to be “taken” should call immediately.  The pictures are life-like, and are worth going to see, especially the one on the mantel-piece.

Hughes & Wilkinson are not listed in other photographic directories.  Hughes is possibly William P. Hughes who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but not listed in Charlotte in 1859.