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Dobyns & Hall

1853-1854       Address Unknown, Louisville, Kentucky.

Dobyns & Hall (Thomas Jefferson & Nicholas) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 17, 1853 to January 15, 1854 in the Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee).  Daguerran Stock And Picture Establishment.

Dobyns & Yearout, Nashville, Tennessee, College Street.                                                                        Dobyns & Hall, Louisville, Ky.                                                                                                                          Dobyns & Richardson, Morssewet, New York.                                                                                          Dobyns & Spaulding, St. Louis, Mo.                                                                                                              Dobyns & Yearout, Memphis, Tenn.                                                                                                              Dobyns & Harrington, New Orleans.

At any of the above establishments, you can procure as fine Pictures as can be had in any city, of any desired style or finish, as we have every improvement, and expect to keep up with any and all improvements.  We are prepared in either city to furnish artists with every article used in the art.  Our arrangements are such, we can furnish stock on the most reasonable terms.  Dobyns & Co.  N. B.—Pictures taken in any kind of Weather.

Dobyns and Hall are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Dobyns is the third photographer to have multiple franchises Followed by John Plumbe, Jr. and Jesse Harrison Whitehurst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. M. Danielson

C. 1845-1848 Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                    1849                  9 Brinley Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts.

F. M. Danielson was recorded in three advertisements. The first advertisement ran from July 6 to September 12, 1849 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts). Yes, It is a fact that Dr. A. W. Van Alstin has gone to “California,” and also that F. M. Danielson having had charge of the operating during the past five months in the rooms formerly occupied by him, has purchased the stock and fixtures in the above named rooms, having had four years experience in the Daguerreotype business in Boston and other places is confident that in point of execution, his miniatures cannot be surpassed.  (during three years he was in one of the best rooms in the United States) the patronage of the citizens of Worcester and its vicinity is respectfully solicited.

Miniatures put into silk, $1,00 and into Velvet lined cases $1,50.  N. B. Stock constantly on hand and for sale at reasonable prices.

The second advertisement ran from July 23 to July 27, 1849 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts).  To Daguerreotypists.  500 French Plates of all sizes.  100 Gross of silk and Velvet Cases.  50 Gross of Preservers.  Bromine, Chloride of Iodine, rotten stone, Hypo Sulphite Soda, Rouge in any quantity, at Boston prices at No. 9 Brinley Hall.

The third advertisement ran from July 28 to September 12, 1849 in the Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, Massachusetts).         No. I Will Not sell stock less than cost, or even at cost but I will sell at reasonable profit, my incillities are as great as any man’s in the United States for obtaining stock.  Bromine, Chloride of Iodine, polishing materials, cases and plates, &c., for sale at a reasonable advance from cost.  Miniatures taken without regard to weather, which for brilliancy of tone, are unsurpassed at No. 9 Brinley Hall.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Francis M. Danielson in 1850-1851 at 8 Daniel Street.  In 1855 a Frank M. Danielson is listed as a daguerreian in Portland, Maine.  It is unknown at this time if they are all the same person.

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.