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John E, Hulbert

1855-1856       26 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                        N. D.                   Address Unknown, Holly Springs, Mississippi.                                                                1855                   Address Unknown, Ripley, Mississippi.

John E. Hulbert was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on March 10, 1855 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Hulbert & Co.’s. Daguerreotypes.  The card of this firm will be seen in another column.  Their Daguerreotypes are of the finest description, which all may know who visit their elegant rooms on the corner of Camp and Common Streets, New Orleans.

The first advertisement ran from March 10, 1856 to April 5, 1856 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  J. E. Hulbert & Co., Daguerreotypist.  26 Camp Street—Corner of Common.  New Orleans.

The second announcement appeared on October 18, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  By reference to his car in our advertising columns, it will be seen that Mr. J. E. Hulbert, Daguerreotypist, of New Orleans, will open his Daguerrean Rooms, in Ripley, on the 23d inst.  Those who wish really fine Daguerreotypes, at a trifling cost, had better avail themselves of the opportunity now offered.  We subjoin the following from many no less complimentary notices of the press:

j. e. Hulbert, 26 Camp street, is offering great inducements to all wishing Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The pictures at this establishment are fine specimens of the Art, and clearly shows the proprietor to be master of his Profession.—N. O. Picayune.

We but express the sentiments of this entire community when we say that Mr. Hulbert has given much better satisfaction than any operator who has visited our town.—Holly Springs, Miss., Times.

The second advertisement ran from October 18 to November 1, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser.  (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  The Citizens of Tippah County, are respectfully informed that I will open my Daguerrean Rooms In Ripley, On The 23rd October.  Having a large assortment of the Finest Apparatus and Materials, together with long experience in the art, the public may rely upon receiving likenesses fully Equal if not Superior to any yet executed in the country.  As my stay will be short all are invited to call at once and avail themselves of the opportunity now offered for securing really Fine Daguerreotypes At About Half Price.  All work warranted to please, or no charge.

Persons who have heretofore failed to procure correct likenesses, are especially invited to give me a trial.  My stay in Ripley will not exceed three weeks, because my Daguerrean Gallery in New Orleans will require my presence there by that time at the farthest.           J. E. Hulbert.

The third advertisement ran from July 13 to 27, 1859 in The South-Western.  (Shreveport, Louisiana).  To Artist.  having concluded to change my business as an artist, I offer for sale at New Orleans Prices, my entire stock, consisting of a very fine assortment of all kinds, sizes and qualities of Cases, Chemicals of all kinds, fine glass, white, black and convex, of all sizes.  also two fine Cameras, and in fact everything pertaining to a well regulated Daguerrean Gallery.  The above articles can be seen at Mr. James F. Jones’ store, Texas street.  J. E. Hulbert.

John E. Hulbert is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans in 1855-1856, but not in Mississippi.

E. R. Graves

1859                Address & Location Unknown, New York.

E. R. Graves was recorded on September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).  Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859.                                     List of Entries….Class VII.—Miscellaneous…

S. Downs, specimens Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.                                                                          S. Downs, daguerrean wagon.                                                                                                                            F. H. Finch, specimens of ambrotypes & daguerreotypes.                                                                      E. R. Graves, specimens ambrotypes; colored photographs.                                                                  Henry Pruden, specimens ambrotypes.                                                                                                  Geo. P. Hopkins, specimens photographs; family sewing machine, “Scovill & Goodell

S. Downs was awarded $1 for the best daguerreotypes and Henry Pruden was awarded $1 for the best ambrotypes.

E. R. Graves is possibly Edward R. Graves who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Lockport, New York which is approximately 25 miles away.

James B. Gilson

1854-1855       Public Square, Carrollton, Ohio.                                                                                        1855                   Harlem Springs, Ohio.

James B. Gilson was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The first advertisement, Gilson was part of the partnership of Gilson & Morgan and ran from November 2 to 16, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Messrs. Gilson & Morgan takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in  town with their large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and are prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please the most tasty.

Our prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for we must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  Gilson & Morgan.

The second advertisement ran from November 23, 1854 to March 15, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Mr. James B. Gilson takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in town with his large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and is prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, he flatter themselves that he will be able to please the most tasty.

My prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for I must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  James B. Gilson.          November 2, 1854.

The announcement appeared on December 7, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Likenesses.—Our town can boast of two establishments that cannot be surpassed for taking Daguerreotype likenesses.  Mr. J. W. Gould has permanently located here, and has taken rooms, for the present, at the “Patton House.”  He intends on the opening of Spring to erect rooms with Sky Lights suitable for his business; then he will be able to compete with any.  He is able to give a good picture, situate as he is.  Give him a call.

Mr. James B. Gilson has put up for the winter with us.  His Daguerrean Car is situate on the Public Square, directly in front of the Stidger House.  He is furnished with Sky Lights, and can give you a picture on short notice.  Give him a call.

The third advertisement ran from July 5 to September 6, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press  (Carrollton, Ohio).  Come And See.  The undersigned takes pleasure in announcing to the public that they have located for the hot season at the “Harlem Springs,” and are prepared at all times, and in all kinds of weather, to take Daguerreotypes in the latest and most approved style.  Being prepared with the best of material, and the most approved arrangement of side and sky light; and from their former experience in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please all.  All work warranted not to fade.

No charges will be made unless the work is satisfactory.  Terms reasonable—So come along.

Come young, come old, come all,                                                                                                              Come every one of you                                                                                                                                        To J. B. Gilson’s hall,                                                                                                                                                  And have your likeness true;                                                                                                                          That generations all                                                                                                                                                  May know how you did look,                                                                                                                                When we your picture took.B. Dark dress preferable.                                                                                N. B. Gilson, L. Jolly.

James B. Gilson, L. Jolly and Morgan do not appear in other photographic directories.

 

Mr. Elam

1857                Address Unknown, Manchester, Virginia.

Mr. Elam was recorded in an announcement on May 28,1857 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia).  50 Cents, 50 Cents—Mr. Elam is now in Manchester with his big sky-light Daguerreotype wagon, and will remain positively but a few days only, as he has other engagements.  All who desire a good Daguerreotype likeness, would do well to go and have it at once, as his stay is so short in town.  The best of pictures taken for 50 cents.

They make a portrait of such beauteous mien,                                                                                            That to be loved, needs but to be seen;                                                                                                          If seen by you, the occasion you will embrace,                                                                                            To know yourself and grow familiar with your face.

Dress.  Dark attire is generally preferred to light; dark, red and green take black light; green and yellow not so good; pink and black very light.  Avoid too much white, particularly about the neck.  Remember this wagon will be here but a few days.

Mr. Elam is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Dr. D. D. Dutton

1854                Address Unknown, Fairfield, Indiana.                                                                1855                In Front of Indiana American Office, Brookville, Indiana.                                      1856                West End of the Market House, Brookville, Indiana.                                      1856                Address Unknown, Metamora, Indiana.

Dr. D. D. Dutton was recorded in seven announcements in the Indiana American (Brookville, Indiana).  The first announcement appeared on March 3, 1854.  The people of Fairfield, and vicinity who have pretty faces would do well to give Dr. Dutton a call, who will spend two weeks there with his shadow catcher.  He takes pretty pictures from pretty faces, but the apparatus for taking pretty faces from ugly faces has not yet arrived.

The second announcement appeared on March 31, 1854.  Fairfield, Ind….We found Dr. Dutton on the second story, and we heard out side that the Dr. is likely to prove some remarks we made about him a few weeks ago, not exactly true, for they say he has made some powerful pretty pictures out of rather common material.

The third announcement appeared on October 13, 1854.  List Of Premiums Awarded At The Third Annual Fair Of The Franklin County Agricultural Society, Held in Brookville, In September Last…Class XVI—Unnumbered Articles….Dr. D. D. Dutton, Box of Daguerreotypes  $1.00.

The fourth announcement appeared on November 9, 1855.              Admittance Free.—Dr. Dutton charges nothing for admittance into his show wagon that graces the front of our office.  He only charges for the pictures he takes.

The fifth announcement appeared on March 14, 1856.  Ambrotyping.—Dr. Dutton [has] qualified himself for catching the pictures of good looking people according to the latest style, called Ambrotyping, which is said to be, in every respect, superior to the old fashion.  He will be found in his “Car,” west end of the Market House, for some four of five weeks, then he will start his Car to accommodate other people.

The sixth announcement appeared on April 18, 1856.  Persons who want a picture had better be in something of a hurry, as Dr. Dutton intends leaving soon.  He has just received some new material.

The seventh announcement appeared on May 2, 1856.  Dr. Dutton expects to move his picture car next Monday.  He will spend three days next week near Samuel Logan’s, and then go to Metamora in quest of Pretty People.  If you want pictures, call this week.

Dr. D. D. Dutton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. W. Dunham

1854                Address Unknown, Plymouth, Ohio.                                                                                1854-1855     Rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, Plymouth, Ohio.

J. W. Dunham was recorded in a series of advertisements and announcements first by himself and then in the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham. He first appeared in an announcement that ran on March 4, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio). Mr. Dunham, at his Daguerrean Car is taking any quantity of most excellent pictures.  His arrangements are such that he can take miniatures equal to the best.  We have seen specimens of his work which were truly admirable.

The first advertisement ran from March 4 to June 24, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes. D. J. W. Dunham, at the Daguerrean Car in Plymouth, is prepared to take Miniatures in the best style of the art, and on the most reasonable prices.  Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather.  He pledges himself that his Pictures Shall Not Be Excelled, as regards truthfulness and general excellence.  The public are invited to call and examine.

The second announcement is for the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham and appeared on July 15, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the room over Wooster’s Drug Store, for the purpose of Daguerreotyping the faces of just as many people as feel so disposed.  Their room is fitted up very neatly, and in excellent taste.  They have every facility for prosecuting their business successfully, being provided with both side and sky lights.  We have examined specimens of their work, and cheerfully endorse it to our readers.

The first advertisement for the partnership of Armstrong & Dunham ran from July 15 to 29, 1854 In the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes.  Armstrong & Dunham’s new rooms, (over Wooster’s Drug Store,) are now open for the reception of the citizens of Plymouth and the vicinity.  This firm feels confident in saying that there are none better prepared or more capable to give satisfaction in the taking life-like likenesses than they are.  They have procured all the modern improvements in the art, and have finished a room in the best manner, in order that they may not be excelled by any in the country.  All they ask is a trial, and they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  Children that are old enough to keep still five seconds, can be taken.  Miniatures inserted in pins, lockets, &c.  Pictures taken of deceased persons before burial.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call.  Prices very moderate.

The second advertisement for the partnership ran from August 5, 1854 to February 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).    Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

The third announcement appeared on September 23, 1854 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).   We were shown a few days since, a most beautiful specimen of Dental skill, executed by Armstrong & Dunham, of this village.  It was a full set of teeth for the upper jaw, on gold plate, for a lady near Mansfield.  For beautiful workmanship, and natural, life-like appearance, it will compare favorably with anything we have ever seen.  The fact that the most of the work of this kind in this part of the state is done here, speaks well for our Dentist.

The third advertisement ran from February 23 to March 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).

Daguerreotypes.                                                                                                                         Daguerreotypes! Oh, what delight,                                                                                                                   To gaze upon its works of light,                                                                                                                             How high the polish, pure the tone,                                                                                                                   And every face is nature’s own.                                                                                                                            Sure, never was such transport won,                                                                                                                As by those pictures from the sun,                                                                                                                     Which on the plate imprints the face,                                                                                                              With every line and shade and grace,                                                                                                              Till we admit with throbbing heart;                                                                                                                    Great nature’s triumph over art.     J.W. D.

The fourth advertisement for the partnership ran from March 30 to June 16, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

Those wishing to get good Daguerreotypes had better be about it.  Dunham leaves this country next April, and if there are those who want him to take their likenesses, they must be in a hurry.  Perfect satisfaction warranted.  Good pictures for a little money.  Come while Dunham is here.  Over Wooster’s Drug Store.

The fourth announcement for the partnership appeared on March 30, 1855 in the Plymouth Advertiser (Plymouth, Ohio).  Daguerrean and Dental Room, (Over Wooster’s Drug Store.)  Armstrong & Dunham have fitted up the commodious rooms over Wooster’s Drug Store, in the most superb style, for the purpose of carrying on both Daguerreotyping and Dentistry.  In both branches of the business they will give the fullest satisfaction, or no charge will be made.  They feel confident in saying that they can compete with Cleveland or Sandusky in the execution of their work, and at much less prices.  Call and see us when you come to town.

J. W. Dunham is not recorded in other photographic directories.

S. Downs

1857               Rooms 3d loft of Parker’ Block, directly over Parker’s Hat Store, Medina, New                          York.                                                                                                                                        1859                Address and Location Unknown, New York.

S. Downs was recorded in one advertisement and two announcements. The date of the advertisement is May 14, 1857 and recorded on December 10, 1857 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).  Life-Like Ambrotypes.  S. Downs would respectfully inform his customers and the public that he has fitted up rooms for his business in the 3d loft of Parker’ block, directly over Parker’s Hat store, rooms for pleasantness and convenience is not excelled in Western New York.  All such as are desirous of obtaining life-like pictures may rest assured that they can do so by calling on him.  No one need take a picture from his room unless it gives perfect satisfaction.  Call and examine specimens, for you may be sure he exhibits none but his own work.  He is also prepared to give instructions in most of the arts pertaining to the business.

S. Downs is also agent for a number of reliable Fire Insurance companies. Medina, May 14, 1857.

The first announcement appeared on September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).  Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859.

List of Entries….Class VII.—Miscellaneous.                                                                                                      S. Downs, specimens Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.                                                                          S. Downs, daguerrean wagon.                                                                                                                              F. H. Finch, specimens of ambrotypes & daguerreotypes.                                                                        E. R. Graves, specimens ambrotypes; colored photographs.                                                                   Henry Pruden, specimens ambrotypes.                                                                                                            Geo. P. Hopkins, specimens photographs; family sewing machine, “Scovill & Goodell

The second announcement announcing the premiums awarded appeared on the same day September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).       Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859..

Premiums Awarded…Class VII. No. 57—Dentistry, Daguerreotypes, &c.…                                    Best specimens daguerreotypes, S. Downs, $1.                                                                                            Best Specimens ambrotypes, H. Pruden, $1.

S. Downs was recorded in Craig Daguerreian Registry for 1859 in Medina & Ridgeway, New York.  F. H. Finch is not recorded in other photographic directories. E. R. Graves is listed in CraigCraig also has a listing for a G. P. Hopkins in Albion and Barre, New York in 1859.  Henry Pruden is also listed in Craig, but he spells his last name Prudden.

J. E. Davidson

1854                Unknown Location, Cadiz, Ohio.

J. E. Davidson was recorded in an advertisement that ran on March 8 to April 5, 1854 in The Cadiz Democratic Sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio). Card to the Public. J. E. Davidson, takes this occasion to inform his friends, that he will return to Cadiz on the First of April, when he will open his well furnished Daguerrean Car, and be ready to take pictures in his well known superior style.  Those of his friends wishing to procure pictures, see his fine specimens or make a friendly call, will be well received with the greatest pleasure.

J. E. Davidson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

George W. Cornelius

1858-1859       Address Unknown, Winchester, Indiana.                                                                              1859                   Address Unknown, Farmland, Indiana.                                                                      1859                  Address Unknown, Winchester, Indiana.

George W. Cornelius was recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 2, 1858 to June 9, 1859 in the Randolph County Journal (Winchester, Indiana).  Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, Solograph, Photographs, etc.  G. W. Cornelius Would respectfully inform the citizens of Winchester and vicinity that he is on hands with the same old Car in which years ago in this place, he took Over 600 Pictures acknowledged by one and all to be Superior to any taken before or since in the place.  Having the advantage of a large Sky Light!  His pictures are unsurpassed in brilliancy of tone, accuracy of expression, and clearness of the Eye.

By the aid of a Quick worker, the only instrument of the kind this side of Cincinnati, he Never Fails to secure the Likeness of a Child however small.

On November 10, 1859 the following announcement appeared in the Randolph County Journal.  (Winchester, Indiana).—Mr. G. W. Cornelius left here yesterday morning with his Daguerrean Car for Farmland, where he expects to remain two or three weeks, and then return to Winchester.  Those who want good pictures of themselves or friends can not do better than to give him a call while he sojourns at Farmland.  He is a superior Artist.

On December 15, 1859 an announcement in the Randolph County Journal (Winchester, Indiana).—G. W. Cornelius, the Daguerrean, has returned to Winchester.

George W. Cornelius is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as George W. (Cornelis) Cornelius.  In partnership of Bishop & Cornelis in 1853 Northwest corner of Main & 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. And in 1860-1861  Address Unknown, Winchester, Indiana.  In Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 he is recorded as a daguerreotypist in Cincinnati in 1853.

S. G. Conger

1852                Address Unknown, Fort Covington, New York.                                                    1852                Address Unknown, Malone, New York.                                                                          1853                In Front of the Franklin House, Malone, New York.

S. G. Conger was recorded an announcement and two advertisements. The announcement ran on November 13, 1852 in the Franklin Gazette (Fort Covington, New York).  Daguerreotype Saloon.  The undersigned will be in Malone with his Daguerrean Saloon in a few days, and those wishing to get correct likenesses of themselves or friends will do well to call, for perhaps a better opportunity may never present itself.

Think not these portraits made by light,                                                                                                           Will fade and vanish at a sight,                                                                                                                             No—when the ruby lip is dust shall lie,                                                                                                             When death’s grey film o’erspreads the sparkling eye,                                                                               These life-like pictures will mock at decay,                                                                                                     And still be fresh and vivid as to-day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. C. is now in town, and ready to receive visitors.

In the first advertisement that ran from April 7 to May 12, 1853 in the Frontier Palladium (Malone, New York).    S. G. Conger, Daguerrean Artists, Would respectfully inform the ladies and gentlemen of Malone and its vicinity that he will remain a few weeks in town, and those that wish to get Daguerreotype Miniatures taken of themselves or friends will have a favorable opportunity of doing so on moderate terms and in the highest perfection of the art.

Miniatures put up in Broaches, Lockets, Rings, &c.                                                                                     Pictures taken in cloudy weather as well as in a clear day.                                                                      N. B.—Satisfaction given or no charge.                                                                                                              Instructions in the Art carefully given on moderate terms.

The second advertisement ran from July 14 to October 27, 1853 in the Frontier Palladium  (Malone, New York).  In Town Again!  Conger’s Daguerrean Saloon, Has taken the Old Stand, in front of the Franklin House, where he will always be ready to wait on those that will favor him with a call.

Pictures taken in all kinds of weather, and in as Good Style, as can be got in this vicinity.  If you don’t believe it, come and try it.—There is no use of boasting of my experience in regard to my work; I will leave it with the public to judge for themselves in regard to the beauty of my pictures, the correctness of delineation, or perfectness of the whole mechanical execution in this truly beautiful Art.             A correct likeness or no charge.

S. G. Conger is not recorded in other photographic directories.