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Willian West

1843-1844       Address Unknown, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Willian West was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York.)  The first advertisement ran from June 22 to September 5, 1843.  Philadelphia Daguerreotype Establishment.  Exchange Building, Rooms 26 & 27.  The Subscribers, having procured the agency for the sale of Voigtander’s Daguerreotype Apparatus, constructed according to Professor Petzval’s calculation, have on hand a large assortment of these Apparatus, and artists as well as amateurs of their art, wishing to procure a good apparatus, will find it to their advantage to procure instruments of this construction.  They also have lately imported a large quantity of German and French plates, and all the chemicals used in their art, which they warrant in every respect, as they are made to their order.  Polishing substances, and morocco cases, and all necessary materials, are sold on the most reasonable terms.  The following gentlemen have agreed to act as their agents, viz:—

E. White, 175 Broadway, N. Y. P. Haas, Esq., Washington, D. C. Dr. A. Caspari, Richmond, Va. P. Laurens, Esq., Savannah, Ga. William West, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio.

All communications (post paid) and orders, accompanied with remittance, will be promptly attended to, and should be directed to W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange Building, Phila.

The second advertisement ran from October 17, 1843 to January 26, 1844.  Philadelphia Daguerreotype Establishment.  Exchange Building, Rooms 26 & 27.  The Subscribers, has received a large supply of Voigtander’s celebrated Daguerreotype Apparatus, large and small sizes, with achromatic lenses made according to Professor Petzval’s calculation.

Also a new supply of the best plates and chemicals, which he warrants good and sells at reduced prices.

The following gentlemen have agreed to act as their agents, viz:—

E. White, 175 Broadway, N. Y.  P. Haas, Esq., Washington, D. C.  Dr. A. Caspari, Richmond, Va.  S. Broadbent, Esq., for the Southern States.  William West, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio.         

All communications (post paid) and orders, accompanied with remittance, will be promptly attended to, and should be directed to William Langenheim, Exchange Building, Phila.

William West is not recorded in other photographic directories.  William West is possibly a retailer of photographic supplies or a druggist but no other information has been found to date.

U. S. Daguerreotype Company

N. D.               30 & 32 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1855                105 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

N. D.  Ninth Plate advertising card in C. L. Branch’s collection, posted on Facebook.

U. S. Daguerreotype Company, Tyler & Co., Nos. 30 and 32, West Fourth St., Cincinnati.

Thirty operators employed in making 800 Portraits daily, by a new German process connected with machinery, and the triple Camera, which takes three likenesses at one sitting.

Superior Daguerreotypes for 25 cents and upwards.  Tyler & Co.

1855.   Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.  By Diane VanSkiver Gagel. 

United States Daguerreotype Co.  103 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

Tyler & Company are recorded in many photographic directories.  It is unknown at this time if Tyler & Company were involved with the 1855 gallery in Cleveland. 

J. A. Templeton

1859                            Corner of Fifth and Western Row, Cincinnati, Ohio.

J. A. Templeton was recorded in four advertisements and one announcement in The Daily Press  (Cincinnati, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from February 22 to 28, 1859.  Home Interest…J. A. Templeton has recently refitted his new Gallery of Art, corner of Fifth and Western row.  He is now fully prepared to take all kinds of pictures at reduced prices.

The second advertisement ran from March 1 to 9, 1859.  Home Interest…J. A. Templeton, cor. Of Western Row and Fifth, is now taking pictures which are so life-like that they are the admiration of all.

The third advertisement ran from March 11 to 14, 1859.  Home Interest…J. A. Templeton, Artist, Corner of Fifth and Western Row, is the place to get a really beautiful Photograph.  They are warranted to please.

The fourth advertisement ran from March 15 to 19, 1859.  Home Interest…For fine Pictures, of any kind, the place to go is on the corner of Fifth and Western Row, where Templeton will always be found.

The first announcement appeared on March 21, 1859.  Home Interest…It is generally admitted that Templeton takes perfect pictures—Photographs in particular.  One need only see his sample to be convinced of this fact.

J. A. Templeton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William P. Swain

1845                23 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

William P. Swain was recorded in one advertisement that ran on August 7 & 14, 1845.  Morocco Case Manufactory.  The subscriber has taken the stand at No. 23 East Fourth street, Cincinnati, lately occupied by Mr. J. A. Kimball, where he will manufacture to order, Surgical, Dental, Jewelry and Daguerreotype Miniature Cases, of the very best style and quality, and at the lowest eastern prices.

Miniature Cases of all sizes constantly on hand and for sale, wholesale and retail.

Orders from the country respectfully solicited and promptly attended to.

William P. Swain is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. W. Stillman

1859                            146 Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

G. W. Stillman was recorded in five advertisements in The Daily Press (Cincinnati, Ohio).  The  advertisement ran from February 23 to March 1, 1859.  Home Interest…The Union Gallery, now under the supervision of Mr. Stillman, is one of the best in the city.  Stillman’s pictures astonish the natives by their beauty and cheapness.  Don’t forget to give them a call.  No 146 Fifth street.

The second advertisement ran from March 4 to 10. 1859.  Home Interest…G. W. Stillman, late Hoag’s Gallery, 146 West Fifth street, is prepared to take Pictures at much reduced prices.  Give him a call; you are sure to be pleased.  His motto is “Excelsior.”

The third advertisement ran from March 10 to 19, 1859.  Home Interest…G. W. Stillman is doing a rushing business at his Gallery on Fifth street.  His Pictures are proverbial for their beauty and originality.

The fourth advertisement ran from March 21 to 26, 1859.  Home Interest…Stillman’s is the place to get your phiz taken.  His style of taking pictures is generally admired.

The fifth advertisement ran from March 28 to 31, 1859.  Home Interest…To get a good Melainotype, Stillman is the gentleman to apply to.  He insures a correct Picture always.

G. W. Stillman is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a George H. Stillman in Cincinnati in 1855, and in 1859-60.  It is unknown if they are the same person.

E. Shewell

1854    Address unknown, Portsmouth, Ohio.

E. Shewell was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from December 15, 1854 to July 13, 1855 in The Portsmouth Inquirer (Portsmouth, Ohio).  Portsmouth Daguerrean Gallery.  Mr. Lamartine would respectfully announce to the citizens of Portsmouth and vicinity that he has purchased the entire stock of E. Shewell, deceased, and will carry on the above business at the old stand.  Mr. L. intends making this a permanent location, and he would say to those wishing pictures, call in and look at our work, as we give satisfaction or no sale.

Pictures of all sizes taken.  Also, Lockets, Rings, Broaches and Pins taken at the shortest notice.

Open from 8 A. M., to 4 P. M.  Instruction in the art given, and apparatus furnished.  Dec. 8th.

E. Shewell is recorded in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Cincinnati in 1853 and Portsmouth in 1853-1854.

Mr. Scott

1846                Address Unknown, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Scott appeared in one announcement in the American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper (Baltimore, Maryland) on December 12.  Items of News…A man named Scott, engaged in the daguerreotype business at Cincinnati, has been arrested on the charges of obtaining goods in New York, under false pretenses.

Mr. Scott is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Sawyer

1847                Address Unknown, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Sawyer was recorded in one announcement in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont) on February 18, 1847.  A Mr. Sawyer of Cincinnati has succeeded in taking a Daguerreotype of Driesbach wrestling with his tigers.  He was obliged to venture into the open cage.

Mr. Sawyer is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Robinson & Ellis

N. D.               Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.

Robinson & Ellis (Josiah C. Robinson & Lemuel Ellis) research provided by Graham Garrett. Stanstead, Lennoxville and Sherbrooke, L. C. (Quebec).  Senior partner was Joseph C. Robinson, born in the U. S. in 1826.  Listed as a portrait painter and daguerreotypist.  Mentioned on Sherbrooke Census as having a residence in Lennoxville.  Advertisement on January 9th, 1851 stated, “Messrs. Robinson & Ellis, the celebrated Photographic Artists, (from Boston), contemplated visiting Sherbrooke about the 25th Jan….”  Listed in 1848 as having gallery at 170 Broadway, N.Y., Cincinnati, 1850-51.  Lemuel Ellis (q.v.), a partner, was also located at 123 Washington St., Boston, and advertised in Montreal in 1854.

Josiah C. Robinson not (Joseph C.) is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York and Cincinnati.  Lemuel Ellis is also recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  The information about the Canadian connection and being from Boston prior to 1851 is new information.

 

Great Western Gallery

1859                68 and 70 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Great Western Gallery was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 31 to April 15, 1859 in The Daily Press (Cincinnati, Ohio).  Home Interest…An excellent Picture of yourself or friends or friends for only twenty-five cents, at the Great Western Gallery, 68 and 70 West Fourth street.

Pictures inserted in Rings, Lockets and Breastpins, as cheap as the cheapest, at 68 and 70 West Fourth street.

Great Western Gallery is not recorded in other photographic directories.