Tag Archives: Daguerreotype Materials

George Dabbs

1849                102 Williams Street, New York, New York.

George Dabbs was recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 17 to May 28, 1849 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  Levi Chapman, No. 102 William street, New York, Manufacturer Of The  Celebrated Magic Razor Strop, of four sides; also Pocket Books, Wallets, Spectacle and Bankers’ Cases, in every variety, on the most extensive scale.

Daguerreotype Cases $144; {Medium sizes, from $18 to $60 per gross.  {Quarter sizes, from size from $83 2 to $[30] to $84 per gross.  {Half sizes, from $82 to $144 per gross.  Mats and Preservers of all kinds.  Geo. Dabbs, Jas. Creamer, Agents.

George Dabbs  is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 as working for Levi Chapman in New York City.

Chessman & Wright

1854                Address Unknown, Salem, Ohio

Chessman & Wright were recorded in an advertisement on May 6 and ran until September 2, 1854 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle.  (New-Lisbon, Ohio.)  Daguerreotype Materials, At Wholesale Only.  Artists are informed that we intend to keep a supply of Stock on Hand, and endeavor to promote their interest and ours, by exchanging goods for Cash.                Chessman & Wright.  Salem, April 29, 1854.

The partnership of Chessman & Wright is not recorded in other photographic directories.  With no first names attached to the advertisement it’s difficult to suggest who and where they may also have been active.

William Bristol

1850                108 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.

William Bristol was recorded in  The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York) in an advertisement that ran from May 4 to 18, 1850.  Wm. Bristol & Co., No. 106 Genesee Street, Utica, Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers of Daguerreotype Stock and Chemicals, American and Foreign Cameras and Apparatus.  Beg leave to inform Daguerreotype operators, that they have lately added to their former stock of Cases, Plates, Chemicals, &c., a complete stock of Cameras of all sizes, and Daguerreotype Apparatus, which they offer to operators who may call upon them or order from them, together with all articles in their line, as cheap as they will be furnished by any jobbing house in the United States.  Buying of the manufacturers and importers only, they are willing to compare their prices with those of any house in any part of the country; as also the quality of their goods. And their method of doing business.—Medium Star Plates $20 per gross, other sizes in proportion.  Manufactures of Webb’s chloride of gold.         Wm. Bristol & Co.  Utica, May 1, 1850.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list him active in 1851 without a business address.