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Mr. Spooner

1851                Opposite the Empire House, Cooperstown, New York.

Mr. Spooner was recorded in One advertisement and two announcements in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York).  The advertisement ran from February 8 to March 15, 1851. The Traveling United States Daguerrean Gallery, Will remain in Cooperstown (opposite the Empire House) a short time if sufficient encouragement be given.

By the fine arrangement of light in this carriage, pictures are made more even shaded than in rooms usually, on account of having the benefit of a Sky and Side Light Combined, and are made in half the usual time of sitting.

Mr. Spooner has different sized Cameras, and is prepared to make pictures of various sizes, and set them in Frames, Cases, Lockets, Rings, Pins or Bracelets, particular attention paid to taking pictures of children.  Time—from one to four Seconds. 

Pictures taken from sick and deceased persons at their residences.  Copies taken from Daguerreotypes or Portraits.  Also, views taken of residences, &c.

Pictures taken as well in cloudy, as fair weather.

The Carriage will be open for sitters and visitors from 8½ A. M., until 4½ P. M., excepting children under six years of age, who must come between the hours of 10 A. M. and 2 P. M.   

The first announcement appeared on March 1, 1851.  Mr. Spooner, Daguerreotypist, has been in town a few weeks, during which he has taken a large number of Daguerreotypes.  Mr. S. is an excellent artist.  His pictures are in the finest style of the art.  We understand that he will remain here a few days longer, and then will travel through the country, when those who desire to “secure the shadow, ere the substance fades,” will have a convenient opportunity to do so.

The second announcement appeared on April 5, 1851.  Particular Notice.  The Daguerreotype Carriage will remain in Cooperstown (opposite the Empire House) but a few days longer, and persons wishing pictures must call immediately.  Mr. Spooner has regained his health and will be there to [     ] to the business himself.   March 27, 1851.

Mr. Spooner is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Cooperstown, New York.  It is unknown if Mr. Spooner is one of the Spooner’s from Springfield or New Bedford, Massachusetts.

C. Sibley

1852                On the Common, Barre, Massachusetts.

C. Sibley of the partnership Mason & Sibley was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on  July 30, 1852 in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Mason & Sibley Are Now In Town, with their, Mammoth Traveling Daguerreian Saloon.  The largest Ever Built, and on the principle of the Best City Rooms, with one Large Sky, and 2 Large Side Lights, which can be so arranged as to produce any kind of shade desirable.

We would invite the citizens of Barre, and vicinity, to give us a call, whether they wish to sit for a picture or not.  Pictures put up of every size and style.

Pictures of the Sick or Deceased, taken at their Residence at all times, by giving short notice.

We keep posted up in all the Improvements of the Art from Europe and this Country, Let The Cost Be What It May.

Cloudy weather preferable, except for Children.

Any one wishing to learn the Art, are requested to call at the National, and make inquiries.

Stock and Apparatus furnished to Pupils at the Wholesale Prices.

The Daguerreian Saloon is stationed on the Common.  J. L. Mason, C. Sibley, Proprietors and Artists.  Barre, July 16, 1852.

C. Sibley is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John Piper

1858                            Daguerreian Car on the Railroad Square, Dowagiac, Michigan.                1858-1859                 Rooms over F. J. Baum & Co.’s Clothing Store, Dowagiac, Michigan.

John Piper was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in The Cass County Republican (Dowagiac, Michigan).  The first advertisement ran from May 6 to November 4, 1858.  John Piper, Ambrotype Artist.  Likenesses taken on short notice, and warranted not to fade.  Children’s pictures taken in one second.  Operating in Baldwin’s Daguerreian Car, on the Railroad Square, near the liberty pole, Dowagiac, Mich.  Also fine boots made to order

The second advertisement ran from May 6 to June 24, 1858.  Fine Boots.  Mr. J. Piper, at the Daguerreian Car, Respectfully announces to the citizens of Dowagiac and vicinity, that he is prepared to manufacture to order Fine Boots! Of all description, in the best style.  All work warranted.  Dowagiac, May 6, 1858.

The third advertisement ran from November 11, 1858 to July 21, 1859.  John Piper, Ambrotype Artist.  Likenesses taken on short notice, and warranted not to fade.  Children’s pictures taken in one second.  Operating in Rooms over F. J. Baum & Co.’s Clothing Store, Dowagiac, Mich.  Also fine boots made to order

The announcement appeared on September 29, 1859.  List of Premiums Awarded at the Annual Fair of the Cass County Agricultural Society, held September 21st and 22d, 1859….Class 21—Paintings And Drawings…

best ambrotypes, John Piper, 50.

John Piper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. W. & N. C. Pine

1853                Corner Grove & Congress Streets, Lansingburgh, New York.                                  1854                Address Unknown, Union Village, New York.

G. W. & N. C. Pine were recorded in two announcements in the Lansingburgh Democrat  (Lansingburgh, New York) and two advertisements in the Washington County People’s Journal  (Union Village, New York).  The first announcement appeared on July 14, 1853.  “True to life!”  “The most natural I ever saw!”  “They are decidedly the best I have yet seen in Lansingburgh!”  Such are some of the expressions that may be heard daily from persons who have paid Pine’s Mammoth Daguerrean Saloon, corner of Grove and Congress streets, a visit.  It seems to be a fixed fact that Pine is at the head of his profession, equal in rank to the best artists of the present day.

The second announcement appeared on July 28, 1853.  Never were there finer Daguerreotypes executed in the world than those daily produced by our friends, the Pines at their Mammoth Saloon, on the corner of Congress and Grove streets.—Rain or shine, they are always in readiness to wait on their friends, and “secure the shadow ere the substance fade,” with true Yankee genius.  The reason they meet with such great and unprecedented success is, they are among the first artists in the country, are affable in their manners, and will allow no one to leave with poor pictures.

The first advertisement ran from September 21 to October 12, 1854.

Wait, For The wagon!                                                                                                                                                Daguerreotypes, neat and fine,                                                                                                                           Daguerreotypes, rain or shine,                                                                                                            Daguerreotypes—by Messrs. Pine,

At their mammoth Daguerreotype Car, which will be in Union-Village about the 27th of September, and remain in the place for a few days only.

Improvements in Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Pine take Miniatures with the New Crystal Back Ground, which greatly increases their beauty and permanence.

Please call and examine specimens.   G. W. & N. C. Pine.  Sept. 19, 1854.

The second advertisement ran from October 19 to November 30, 1854.  Ho! For The Wagon!  Pine Has Come!  Daguerreotyping in all its varieties, at Pine’s mammoth Car, which will remain in Union-Village for a short time.  Please call and examine specimens.

G. W & N.C. Pine are not recorded in other photographic directories.

John V. Parker

1853                Address Unknown, Mohawk, New York.

John V. Parker was recorded in one advertisement that ran from April 13 to May 11, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes!!  The Car lately owned by Mr. Joslin having been purchased by the subscriber will remain in Mohawk for a few weeks.  The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. John V. Parker.  Mohawk, April 11, 1853.

John V. Parker is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list several Joslin’s working in Philadelphia but it would be only speculation to suggest they were the same person.

Mason & Sibley

1852                Daguerreian Saloon is stationed on the Common, Barre, Massachusetts.

Mason & Sibley (J. L. Mason & C. Sibley) was recorded in an advertisement that appeared on July 30, 1852 in the Barre Gazette (Barre, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Mason & Sibley Are Now In Town, with their, Mammoth Traveling Daguerreian Saloon.  The largest Ever Built, and on the principle of the Best City Rooms, with one Large Sky, and 2 Large Side Lights, which can be so arranged as to produce any kind of shade desirable.

We would invite the citizens of Barre, and vicinity, to give us a call, whether they wish to sit for a picture or not.  Pictures put up of every size and style.

Pictures of the Sick or Deceased, taken at their Residence at all times, by giving short notice.  We keep posted up in all the Improvements of the Art from Europe and this Country, Let The Cost Be What It May.  Cloudy weather preferable, except for Children. Any one wishing to learn the Art, are requested to call at the National, and make inquiries.  Stock and Apparatus furnished to Pupils at the Wholesale Prices.  The Daguerreian Saloon is stationed on the Common.  J. L. Mason, C. Sibley, Proprietors and Artists. Barre, July 16, 1852.

Mason & Sibley are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Marshall

1856                Address Unknown, Greene, New York.

Marshall was recorded in one announcement on March 20, 1856 in The Chenango American  (Greene, New York).  Marshall, the Daguerrean Artist, at his Car, has just received a new assortment of cases, &c., which he pronounces superior to any thing yet seen in Greene, and he states that he is prepared to take representations of the human phiz, in a style not to be excelled.  His success hitherto has been unequalled.  Those who are desirous of procuring Daguerreotypes from his establishment must call soon, as he intends leaving town as quick as the weather will permit him to move his car.

Marshall is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Greene, New York.

Mr. Joslin

1853                Address Unknown, Mohawk, New York.

Mr. Joslin was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from April 13 to May 11, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes!!  The Car lately owned by Mr. Joslin having been purchased by the subscriber will remain in Mohawk for a few weeks.  The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited.   John V. Parker, Port Jervis, Mohawk, April 11, 1853.

Mr. Joslin is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Mohawk, New York.

C. A. Johnston

1856                [8th Street and Louisiana Avenue, Washington, D. C.]

C. A. Johnston was recorded in two announcements. The first appeared on July 30, 1856 in the Daily American Organ (Washington, District of Columbia). Mr. Walker presented the petition of C. A. Johnston, asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon at the corner of 8th street and Louisiana avenue; which was referred to the Committee on Police.

The second announcement appeared on July 31, 1856 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)  Mr. Walker presented the petition of C. A. Johnston, asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon at the corner of eighth street and Louisiana avenue; which was referred.

C. A. Johnston does not appear in other photographic directories. There is a possibility that C. A. Johnston is Mr. Johnson a daguerrean in Richmond, Virginia with traveling daguerreotype wagons (entry posted on 9-4-19.) There is no indication that the petition was approved.

Mr. Johnson

1856-1857       Wagons on the Corner of 7th & Broad Streets, Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Johnson was recorded in seven announcements and six advertisements in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virgini).  The first announcement appeared on March 28, 1856.  Daguerreotype Wagons.—Two of Johnson’s Wagons, No. 7 and 10, are now in Richmond, corner of 7th and Broad streets, built with best lights.  Johnson himself, with twelve years’ experience, is operating in them.  Brilliant and highly finished likenesses for Fifty Cents and One Dollar—half the usual prices.  Go early to avoid the crowd.

The second announcement appeared on March 31, 1856.  Fathers!  Mothers!  Brothers!  Sisters!  Friends!—Go to Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one of his fifty cents or dollar likenesses.

The third announcement appeared on April 1, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad sts., and get one or two to give to your friends.

The fourth announcement appeared on April 2, 1856.  A Word to the Wise, &c.—Two of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons are now corner of 7th and Broad streets.  The superior lights enable him to take good pictures in any kind of weather.  His work is of the best style; he has been many years at it.  Reduced prices, fifty cents and one dollar.

The fifth announcement appeared on April 3, 1856.  Why do you Dress so nicely to get Your Likeness?—Go just as you are to Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get on of his Fifty Cent or Dollar pictures.  He will make your cloths look equal to the best.

The sixth announcement appeared on April 4, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The first announcement ran from April 5 to May 29, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The seventh announcement appeared on April 8, 1856.  Wanted.—Two Horses and a Driver for a little more than one hour a day, for which one dollar each day will be paid.  Apply to Mr. Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets.

The second advertisement ran from May 1 to June 4, 1856.  A Book For Nothing!  Instructions Gratis!—Go to the Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two of Johnson’s 50 cent or dollar pictures for your friends; and he will give you his Treatise on daguerreotyping and Photography, by which you may learn the various processes used in the art.  Remember his prices are low.  He does a large business can sell cheap.  Johnson with his assistants take a very large number of Daguerreotypes daily.  He can, therefore, sell you larger pictures for 50 Cents and One Dollar, than you can get elsewhere; they are in the best style.  He has been many years in the business.  Good pictures taken in any kind of weather, as the lights in the wagons are built for the purpose.  Daguerreotype Wagons, Corner 7th and Broad streets.

The third advertisement ran from May 12 to 14, 1856.  Five Operators, with extra Apparatus, and another of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons, corner of 7th and Broad streets, will be engaged during the holidays, so that visitors will not be delayed.  Those desiring good and cheap pictures will do well to embrace this opportunity, as Johnson’s stay in this city is now very limited.  For the quality of the pictures, he refers to the twelve hundred ladies and gentlemen who have patronized him in Richmond.  Price Fifty Cents, One Dollar and upwards.   Daguerreotype Wagons, Corner 7th and Broad Streets.

The fourth advertisement ran from June 17 to 19, 1856.   A Good Business Chance.—One of Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagons with apparatus complete, for-sale cheap.  It is now doing a good business.  And one of Johnson’s operators would remain with the purchaser for a time, if required, and could thoroughly instruct him in the art.  For terms, &c. enquire at the Wagon, corner of 7th and Broad Streets.

The fifth advertisement ran from June 11 to November 6, 1856.  If you have seen any of Johnson’s Fifty Cent or Dollar Pictures, you will go to his Daguerreotype Wagons, corner 7th and Broad streets, and get one or two likenesses to give to your friends.  They are in the best style, and larger than you can get elsewhere.  Johnson himself is operating in these wagons.  No. 7 and 10; he has been about 12 years in the business.

The sixth Advertisement ran from December 13, 1856 to January 28, 1857.  Many Thousand Likenesses have been taken this year in Johnson’s Daguerreotype Wagon, corner of 7th and Broad streets.  Go and get one of his 50 cents or dollar pictures, and you will be pleased with it.

Mr. Johnson does not appear in other photographic directories as being active in Richmond, Virginia.  Further research is needed on this daguerreotypist, he claims to have twelve years’ experience (ca. 1844) and has a number of traveling daguerreotype wagons.  So far these are the only announcements/advertisements found, or anyone by name Johnson with a daguerreian wagon(s). There are several Johnson’s who were active in the early 1840’s but to suggest them would be pure speculation.  A listing for C. A. Johnston (will be posted on 9-10-19) appears on July 30 & 31, 1856 were he is asking permission to locate a travelling daguerreotype wagon in Washington, D. C. Its possible they are the same person based on the proximity to Richmond the dates of the announcements and spelling variant of his last name.