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David Goff

1851                Rooms in the old Masonic Hall, Abbeville, South Carolina.

1851                Rooms at Dr. Connor’s, Cokesbury, South Carolina.

David Goff was recorded in one announcement and four advertisements, the announcement and the first three advertisements appeared in The Abbeville Banner (Abbeville, South Carolina), the fourth advertisement appeared on August 5, 1854 in the Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  The announcement appeared on April 26, 1851.  The attention of our citizens is called to the advertisement of David Goff, Esq., in another column.  We are pleased to learn from good authority, that he has made such proficiency in the art, as to rank him among the first artist in the country.

The first advertisement ran from April 26 to May 17, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.  David Goff respectfully informs the citizens of the village and the public generally that he will be in the village sometime during next week, and that he is now fully prepared to take Likenesses in all the perfection of the art.

Rooms in the old Masonic Hall.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.         

The second advertisement ran from May 10 to 17, 1851. Daguerreotypes.  David Goff respectfully informs the citizens and the public generally that he has arrived in the Village, and is now fully prepared to take Likenesses in all the perfection of the art.

Rooms in the old Masonic Hall.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.         

The third advertisement was recorded on June 21 & July 9, 1851.  David Goff, Daguerreotypist.  Cokesbury.  Has taken Rooms on Dr. Connor’s premises, and is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in all the perfection of the Art.

The citizens are invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fourth advertisement first appeared on August 5, 1854 in the Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  Town Lot for Sale.  State of South Carolina, Abbeville District.  In Equity.  John H. Wilson, Adm’r of Ann Goff, vs. Samuel Goff and David Goff} Bill to sell Real Estate.

By Order of the Court of Equity, I will sell the Goff House and Lot, described in the Bill, on sale day in September next, at Abbeville, C. H., on a credit till the first of January next.  The purchaser will give bond with surety to secure the purcase (Sic.) money.

Said lot containe (Sic.) one and a quarter acres, more or less, and is situated on the public street, adjoining lots and lands of Charles Dendy.—Costs to be paid in cash.  H. A. Jones, C. E. A. D.

Commissioner’s Office, August 3, 1854.

David Goff is recorded in other photographic directories.  The fourth advertisement might identify S. Goff as Samuel who is mentioned in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940 by Harvey S. Teal.

J. S. Leonard

1856                Rooms at the Court House, Newbury, South Carolina.                                          1856                Address Unknown, Greenwood, South Carolina.                                                    1856                Address Unknown, Cokesbury, South Carolina.                                                          1856                Rooms at Marshall House, Main Street, Abbeville, South Carolina.

J. S. Leonard in the partnership of Leonard & Adams was recorded in two advertisements and two announcements in The Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina). The first advertisement ran from February 22 to March 7, 1856.  Daguerreotypes at Fifty Cents.  Messrs. Leonard & Adams the famous and cheap Picture-makers, would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Abbeville District, that they are coming from Newbury C. H., to Greenwood, Cokesbury, and will shortly be at Abbeville Court House.  All work done warranted to be at the first quality.

N. B.—They will be in Greenwood in a few days weather proving favorable.  J. S. Leonard. S. H. Adams.

The second advertisement ran from March 14 to April 4, 1856.  Daguerreotypes.  Daguerreotypes for 50 Cents!!  Messrs. Leonard & Adams The Famous and Cheap Picture-makers, would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Abbeville District, that they are now at Abbeville C. H., where they will be prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the course of two or three days, in the most perfect manner.

Having been engaged in the business a long time, and being posted in all the new and modern improvements of the art, they do not hesitate in saying that they can produce Likenesses equal, if not superior, to any heretofore taken in this place.

We would invite all those that want a perfect Likeness of themselves or friends to call early at our Gallery, in the upper story of the Marshall House, entrance door on Main street.  All work warranted to give satisfaction.  J. S. Leonard.  S. H. Adams.

The first announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  Leonard & Adams, daguerreans, will remain in our village until Tuesday next, and those who have not yet visited their gallery should do so by that time.  They are worthy gentlemen and excellent artist.

The second announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Leonard & Adams would respectfully announce to the citizens of Abbeville District that they will positively leave this place on Tuesday next.

All those in want of Daguerreotypes of themselves or friends will please call immediately.  Gallery in the upper story of the Marshall House, entrance door on Main Street.  J. S. Leonard.  S. H. Adams.

Both J. S. Leonard and S. H. Adams are recorded in other photographic directories, but, are included here for additional information the advertisements provide.

B. C. Hart

1849                Rooms at G. Hodges’s, Cokesbury, South Carolina.

B. C. Hart was recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 21 to August 4, 1849 in The Abbeville Banner (Abbeville, South Carolina).  B. C. Hart, Surgeon Dentist and Daguerrian, Being on a visit to the up-country, would say to the citizens of Abbeville and adjoining Districts, that he may be found at G. Hodges’s, in Cokesbury, when not professional engaged, to perform any operation on the teeth; will attend to private families if required; put in from one to a full sot on plate; Prices from five to nine dollars each.

He would also say to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this and other places, if they wish a correct likeness of themselves they would do well to call and see him and examine his specimens.  July 2, 1849.

B. C. Hart is not recorded in other photographic directories.