1848 Address Unknown, Cooperstown, New York.
L. W. Giles was recorded in an a advertisement that ran from July 1 to August 19, 1848 in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York). Ladies and Gentlemen. L. W. Giles returns his sincere thanks to the inhabitants of Cooperstown and vicinity, for the liberal patronage they have heretofore bestowed upon him, and informs them that he will soon return from New York, where he is directing his personal attention with the most eminent Artists to the best mode of executing Photographic Miniatures, and with these efforts, combined with procuring the latest improved apparatus, &c., and his former knowledge of the art, he hopes to give such satisfaction in disclosing the beauty of the Daguerreotype as will render him, on the score of merit, preeminent over all competition.
L. W. Giles is not recorded in other photographic directories.
1853 Rooms over J. P. Plank’s Store, Herkimer, New York.
Bullard is recorded in the Herkimer County Democrat. (Frankfort, New York) in two advertisement that ran from March 16 to 30, 1853. Just received at Bullard’s Daguerrean Gallery, an extra lot of those beautiful Papier Mache Cases, in which pictures that are unexceptionable, will be put at the extremely low price of Three dollars each. Feb. 23.
The second advertisement. The Immense Rush That Still Continues At Bullard’s Daguerrean Gallery proclaims that the people are the judges still.
They have seen and now believe that they can there secure for themselves, beautiful, life-like, never-fading Daguerreotype Miniatures, at very reasonable prices, varying from one dollar upwards, according to size and richness of case.
Other engagements have limited his time of remaining in this place to two weeks longer. Rooms over J. P. Plank’s store. Herkimer, March 9, 1853.
Bullard first name is unknown, the March 16, 1853 issue is the first paper I had access to, the volume no. is XI, and issue no. is 28. Note the dates on the end of each advertisement February 23 and March 9. It is possible that this is S. C. Bullard based on dates of ads and proximity of Cooperstown and Herkimer, but it is only speculation on my part.
1852 Dr. Peak’s Building, Cooperstown, New York.
S. C. Bullard was recorded in the Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York) three time starting with an advertisement that ran from October 15 to December 31, 1852 and then two announcements. Daguerreotypes. Mr. S. C. Bullard Has Opened A Daguerrean Gallery in Dr. Peak’s building, second story, where he will at all times be in readiness to take miniatures of individuals and family groups, which for depth on tone and bust like appearance, clear and life-like expression of the eye and beautiful blending of light and shade, need only to be seen to be appreciated, as likenesses worthy to be possessed by every one. With my process and improved instruments, a cloudy day is as favorable for adults as any other. For children a clear day, between 10 and 3 is preferable. Whether visitors wish pictures or not, he will at all times be happy to see them.
The first announcement ran on December 17, 1852. Daguerreotypes.—Now is the time to procure a good Daguerreotype. Mr. Burnett, in Story’s building, adjoining this office, and Mr. Bullard, in Dr. Peak’s building, nearly opposite, are both taking excellent pictures. We don’t pretend to say which takes the best.—Those who examine them can judge for themselves. Don’t you want one for a New Year present to some friend?
The second announcement ran on December 31, 1852. Daguerreotypes. Bullard Is Still Taking Those beautiful life-like pictures, never-fading Daguerreotypes, which he puts up in neat Morocco, velvet-lined cases for One Dollar. Rooms in Dr. Peak’s Building.
S. C. Bullard does not appear in other photographic directories. See Bullard (in tomorrows post) possibly same person.