Tag Archives: Daguerreian Materials

Philo Allen

1847-1848       164 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.

Philo Allen was recorded in two announcements in the Morning Express (Buffalo, New York).  The first advertisement ran from November 11, 1847 to January 8, 1848.  Daguerreotype Apparatus.  Philo Allen, 164 Main street, Buffalo, respectfully calls the attention of Daguerrian Artists to his large assortment of articles for their use.  Having for a number of years past been dealing in these articles he feels confident he has a better assortment of genuine materials than can usually be found away from the metropolitan cities, and the large amount of his sales enable him to offer them at as low prices [as] the same quality of materials can be found in the Union. Among his assortment may be found—

Scovill’s medium, quarter and half size plates, No. 1 and 2. E. White’s do do., Cases, of all sizes, styles and quality, including silk, velvet and satin lined, extra gilt, &c., &c. Thermometer Tubes, Prepared Buckskin, Colors and Brushers, Color Boxes, Calcined Rotten-stone, Distilled Mercury, Hyper-sulphate of Soda, [ ? ] of Potassium Bromine, German and American, Warranted pure, Iodine, Chloride of Iodine, Roche’s Quick Stuff, Chloride of Gold, Rogue, Black Polish, &c., &c. Mattings and Preservers, different sizes, Plate Glass, all sizes, Black Walnut and Rosewood Frames, Also—Voigtlander’s and Langenheim’s celebrated Cameras, and other apparatus furnished at New York prices.  Every article warranted genuine.

Artist and others wishing any thing in this line are invited to call and take prices.  Philo Allen, 164 Main st. 

The second advertisement ran from August 31 to after September 9, 1848.  Daguerreotype Materials…Unreadable…Poor film quality, out of focus, low resolution and over exposed.

Philo Allen is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Buffalo, New York prior to April 1854 without a business address.

Yearout & Lipman

1851-1852       Water Street, over the Insurance Office, Evansville, Indiana.

Yearout & Lipman (John T. Yearout & Lewis S. Lipman) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 8, 1851 to June 15, 1852in The Evansville Daily Journal.  (Evansville, Indiana).  Dobyns & Co.’s Daguerreotype Galleries.

No. 489 Main Street, Louisville, Ky.

No. 1 Fowlke’s Row, Memphis, Tenn.

Nos. 6 & 23 Camp Street, New Orleans.

Corner 4th and Chestnut sts, St. Louis, Mo.

J. T. Yearout & L. S. Lipman, of the above firm would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Evansville and the public generally, that they have taken Rooms on Water st., over Insurance office, and that they are permanently located at Evansville, in the Daguerrean Rooms formerly occupied by Gove & Widney, where one of them may be found at all hours of the day, ready and prepared to take Likenesses of all sizes and descriptions, to exhibit specimens of their work, sell stock, give instruction in the art and wait upon all who may favor them with a call.

N. B.—All work done by them will be warranted to give perfect satisfaction or no charge made.

Constantly on hand a full supply of Daguerreotype Stock for sale.

The above rooms are now furnished and open.  All are invited to call and examine for themselves.  While Thomas Jefferson Dobyns; John T. Yearout & Lewis S. Lipman are all recorded in other directories this entry provides additional information previously unrecorded.

George W. Schuyler

1849                42 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

George W. Schuyler was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on April 25, 1849 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Daguerrian,—A large assortment of Scovill’s and French Plates, of the best qualities, assorted cases, Preservers, Mattings, extra glass, quickstuff, chlorides of gold, and gold saucers, rough and prepared cotton, etc. etc. at New York retail prices.  G. W. Schuyler, No. 42 Owego-st., Ithaca.

George W. Schuyler is not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record a Schuyler in the partnership of Johnson & Schuyler in Ithaca, New York in 1849.  In my opinion they are not the same person, nor are Johnson & Schuyler daguerreian artists.  See Johnson & Schuyler post.

W. Schaus

1853                303 Broadway, New York, New York.

W. Schaus was recorded in one advertisement that ran on November 29 & 30, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Color Boxes—Just Received an invoice of the best French colors for daguerreotypes, in boxes, with brushes, pencil, and case.  For sale wholesale and retail, by W. Schaus, printseller and artists’ colorman, 303 Broadway, up stairs.

W. Schaus is not recorded in other photographic directories.