Tag Archives: Concord New Hampshire

George H. H. Silsby

1857                115 Main Street, opposite the Depot, Concord, New Hampshire.

George H. H. Silsby appeared in two advertisement.  The first advertisement which appeared on March 30, 1840 in the New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire) and is included to establish his first name.  Hereafter their first names do not appear in the advertisements I have looked at.   Co-Partnership Notice.  The subscriber have formed a connection in business under the firm of Stearns, Morrills & Silsby, for the purpose of Publishing, Binding and Bookselling, and have taken the room I the 2nd story of Low’s Block formerly occupied by L. B. & L. M. Morrill, where they may be found at all times to answer to orders in their line of business.  Chas. H. Stearns, L. B. Morrill, L. M. Morrill, Geo. H. H. Silsby.  Concord, March 1, 1840.

The second advertisement ran from January 1 to July 30, 1857 in the Independent Democrat (Concord, New Hampshire).  To Daguerreotypist.  The subscribers have on hand and for sale a supply of materials for the use of Daguerrian Artists, consisting of Cases, Plates, Mats, Preservers, Rotten Stone, &c., &c.

They intend to keep a full supply of the above articles on hand, which will be sold as low, at least, as can be purchased in Boston.  Orders, by mail or otherwise, solicited.  Morrill & Silsby, 115 Main St., opposite the Depot.

George H. H. Silsby does not appear in other photographic directories and continues to publish advertisements starting in 1841 as Morrill & Silsby as publishers and bookbinders. 

George K. Richards

1852-1853       New Exchange Building, Concord, New Hampshire.

1853                Address Unknown, Concord, New Hampshire.

George K. Richards was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 18, 1852 to January 13, 1853 in the Independent Democrat (Concord, New Hampshire), and the Concord, New Hampshire City Directory for 1853.  New Daguerreotype Rooms!  The subscriber respectfully informs the inhabitants of Concord and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in the New Exchange, Three Doors South, of the Eagle Hotel, Where he invites all those who wish for a good Daguerreotype of themselves or friends to give him a call.  Having the advantage of a good Sky-Light, and using nothing but the best Stock and Chemicals, he flatters himself that he will be able to give satisfaction, and no pains shall be wanting on his part to do so.

The public are invited to call and examine specimens.

Miniatures, Taken single or in Groups, and neatly set in Frames, Jenny Lind, Chinese or common Cases; Lockets, Pins, Bracelets, &c., & c.  Copies taken from Portraits, Engravings, Daguerreotypes, &c.

All Pictures Warranted not to fade.

Daguerreotypes cleaned and Preservers put on to keep out the dust.  Old Pictures reset in New Silk, or Velvet Cases.  Geo K. Richards.

The 1853 Concord, New Hampshire City Directory, Residence Listing records Richards, G. K. as a daguerreotypist, business address not listed he boarded at A. H. Wigging.  

George K. Richards was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as G. K. Richards as being active in Concord, New Hampshire in 1853-1854.  The debate over using the publication date of the city directory is controversial, at best.  In this case using 1853-1854 suggest that he was active during both years.  When in fact the information was recorded in late 1852 or early 1853. He might have moved on by the time the directory was published, so the 1854 date is misleading.