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Milo Thompson

1852                Clinton Block, Lansingburgh, New York.

1853                State and Grove Streets, Lansingburgh, New York.

Milo Thompson was recorded in two announcements in the Lansingburgh Democrat  (Lansingburgh, New York). The first appeared on October 28, 1852.  Fire.—About 3 o’clock on Friday morning last, a fire was discovered in the Clinton Block of buildings, which before it was extinguished did a large amount of damage.  It broke out in the Saddlery establishment of Mr. Samuel Crabb, from which it extended south to the law office of Mr. I. Ransom, the Daguerrean establishment of Mr. Thompson…

The second announcement appeared on February 10, 1853.  Milo Thompson, of this village, has fitted up a Daguerrean Saloon, on wheels, and furnished it with all the necessary appendages, sky-light, &c., for the prosecution of that business.  It is a very neat affair, and can be seen at the corner of State and Grove streets.

Milo Thompson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. R. Tankersley

1853                Location Unknown, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

J. R. Tankersley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 2 to 16, 1853 in the Democrat and Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  “Wait for the Wagon.”  Daguerreotypes!  J. R. Tankersley, begs to announce to the citizens of this place and vicinity, that he will arrive with a large and novel travelling Daguerreotype Saloon, and then will be prepared to furnish pictures, made with all the late improvements of the Art, including the combined side and sky-light, by the aid of which he is enabled to produce a life-like resemblance of all who may favor him with a sitting.

His pictures are acknowledged by all who have examined them, to be of the most perfect description both as to fidelity of likeness and shade.  He will remain in this place but a few days, and would advise all who wish to obtain a Faithful Likeness of themselves and friends, to give him an immediate call.  Portraits of Adults taken equally well in cloudy weather, but a clear Sky is preferable for Children.  In Dress avoid all very light colors.

Who has not lost a friend?  And when a friend is gone, how precious every relic of the departed!  The father who is now happy in the possession of his children, should not risk a single day without securing their Miniatures, for they may be snatched away in an instant.  How many times the cost would the bereaved families give for Daguerreotypes of their Children—Children of their Parents, and Sweethearts of their Lovers!  Come One, Come All!

Prices—From One Dollar upwards, according to Size and Style of Case.   Ebensburg,

J. R. Tankersley is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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.