Tag Archives: Daguerreotypes

J. C. Page

1841                Address Unknown, Danvers, Massachusetts.

J. C. Page was recorded in one announcement in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts) on  October 18, 1841.  A List of Premiums and Gratuities awarded by the Essex Agricultural Society, at Georgetown, September 29th, 1841.  J C. Page of Danvers for daguerreotype miniatures a gratuity of 1.00.

J. C. Page is not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. R. Martin

1849-1850       Granite Building, over D. M. C. osby Store, Jamestown, New York.

G. R. Martin was recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Jamestown Journal (Jamestown, New York). The first advertisement ran from December 14, 1849 to February 8, 1850.  A rare Opportunity For obtaining fine gilt and colored Daguerreotypes.  The undersigned would respectfully announce to the citizens of Jamestown and vicinity that he has opened rooms for a short time in the Granite Building, over the store of D. M. C. osby & Co., on Main st., opposite the Post Office, where he is prepared to take Photographic likenesses on the most approved system.  A system which gives instead of a glimmering shadow, the visible substance of chiseled marble.  In tone and coloring, closely resembling an ivory painting: but far surpassing it in clearness or perspective, and softness of light and shade; being at the same time unfading and having a life-like expression equaled only by the real presence of the original.

Miniatures put up with taste and neatness, in Lockets, Bracelets, Pins, Rings, and every variety of frames and cases at prices varying from $1, to $15.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens and sit for their likeness by way of experiment if they wish.  Likenesses (except of children which requires a sunny sky,) taken in all weather and warranted to give satisfaction.  Operating hours from 8 A. M. to 4 P. M.   G. R. Martin.   Jamestown, Dec. 14, 1849.

The second advertisement was for Gray & Martin and ran from February 15 to March 29, 1850.  Last Opportunity.  The undersigned have formed a partnership for mutual benefit in traveling, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Jamestown and vicinity that they will remain with them but a short time longer.  Meanwhile they will be pleased to wait upon all those who may wish to secure of themselves or friends, that beautiful gem for Memory’s casket, the Daguerreotype.

Having availed themselves of all the late improvements, and applied them with experienced manipulation, they flatter themselves they can produce photographic likenesses in beauty, correctness and durability inferior to none in the country.

They have on hand a large variety of rosewood and gilt frames, passpatout, paper mache book, and other fancy cases, and also a large assortment of gilt and gold lockets.  They may be found in the Granite Building opposite the Post Office, always ready to wait upon customers from 8, A. M. to 5 P. M.    J. C. Gray.       G. R. Martin.

G. R. Martin is not recorded in other photographic directories.

R. B. McBride

1852-1853       Rooms in Giesy’s Frame Building, Third Floor, One door East of the Hocking                                   Valley Bank, Lancaster, Ohio.

R. B. McBride was recorded in five advertisements and three announcements in The Weekly Lancaster Gazette (Indianapolis, Indiana). The first advertisement ran from October 21 to December 23, 1853. Daguerreotypes.  All Persons wishing to obtain superior Daguerreotype pictures, “warranted to please” at a very reasonable price, will do well to call at my rooms, in Giesy’s frame building, third floor, entrance one door East of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The first announcement appeared on January 13, 1853.  Likenesses.—See the advertisement of Mr. McBride.  An examination of his specimens will give a good idea of his capacity for taking good pictures and insure him hosts of customers.

The second advertisement ran from January 13 to March 10, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  R. B. McBride, is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style and upon terms that cannot fail to meet the approbation of all.  Daguerreotypes of children, of any age, are executed here as perfectly as for a grown person.

Persons wishing Daguerreotypes and all others are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  He is receiving, and will keep on hand, almost all styles of cases, so that all can be suited.

P. S. Instructions given in this most beautiful and fascinating art, on the most reasonable terms.

Rooms in the frame building belonging to Mr. Geisy.  Entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The third advertisement ran from April 7 to October 6, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style, having just obtained a whole or mammoth Apparatus of a superior kind, with which he can take Daguerreotypes about half as large as life, and warrants satisfaction in every case.  He will keep on hand almost every style of case and also a superior lot of Gold lockets.

Persons wishing Daguerreotypes and all others are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  P. S.  Instructions given in this, the most beautiful and fascinating of all arts, upon the most reasonable terms. Rooms in Mr. Giesy’s Framed Building.  Entrance one door West of the Hocking Valley Bank.  Lancaster, March 18, 1853.  R. B. McBride.

The second announcement appeared on August 4, 1853.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.—On last Thursday we called in the daguerrean rooms of Mr. McBride, and passed an agreeable hour in exchanging the numerous likenesses hanging around the room.  We believe that he has some of the finest specimens any where to be met with.  They possess a naturalness and a perfection of expression at once striking.  Every lineament is completely drawn, and life itself appears in the counterpart.  Mr. McBride has succeeded in a voiding that stiffness and sternest of countenance usually apparent in Daguerreotype portraits.  We doubt not he will find abundant encouragement.  His room is very finely situated and the light admirably arranged to suit the end desired.  You will find him in Guisey’s building, Main Street, west side of the H. V. Bank.

The fourth advertisement ran from August 25 to November 3, 1853.  Daguerreotype Sky-Light Rooms.  The subscriber, in calling the attention of the citizens of Lancaster and the surrounding country, to the subject of Daguerreotyping, feel warranted in saying, from an experience of over four years, that he is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes in the most approved style, and warrants entire satisfaction in every case.

He will keep constantly on hand a fine variety of Daguerreotype Stock, and a superior lot of Gold Lockets.  Persons wishing daguerreotypes, and all others, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.  P. S.  Instructions given in this most beautiful art, on very reasonable terms, and Apparatus furnished if desired.  Rooms in Giesy’s frame building, one door west of the Hocking Valley Bank.

The third announcement appeared on December 8, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.—it will be seen by referring to his advertisement that V. M. Griswold has purchased the daguerrean establishment of R. B. McBride, and is prepared to take likenesses in a superior style.  Mr. Griswold is one of the first Artist in the country, and we take great pleasure in welcoming him among us.  See his advertisement and give him a call.

The fifth advertisement ran from December 8, 1853 to October 26, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber having purchased the establishment of R. B. McBride, will be pleased to accommodate all who may require his services in the above line.  He is provided with the best modern instruments, and is prepared to put up pictures in the latest and most approved style.  Hours from 8 o’clock until 4.  V. M. Griswold.

N. B. Instructions given in the art and apparatus furnished if desired.

R. B. McBride is not recorded in other photographic directories.

L. S. Lipman

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

L. S. Lipman was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 8, 1851 to June 15, 1852 in 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.

L. S. Lipman is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active 1859-1861 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jackson

1842                Rooms on Seneca Street, nearly opposite Field’s Mansion House, Geneva,                                       New York.

Jackson of the firm Wight and Jackson were recorded in an announcement and one advertisement.  The announcement appeared on May 31, 1842 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.—We would refer our readers to an advertisement in another column, by Messrs. Wight and Jackson, who have recently opened their rooms, nearly opposite Field’s mansion House. Seneca street, where they propose to take Daguerreotype likenesses.  Their terms are very moderate; and, from the specimens we have seen, should think their materials are admirably prepared, as the execution, if we may use the term, seems perfect.  We would therefore call the attention of all who may wish their miniatures, to the above advertisement.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to July 19, 1842 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotype Miniature Portraits, taken by the above process, from 8 o’clock A. M. to 5 P. M., with the latest improvements, and in a style that cannot fail to give satisfaction.  Landscapes, views of private residences, public buildings, miniature copies of portraits, paintings, statuary, engravings, &c., executed to order.

The public are invited to call and examine specimens at Wight’s Painting Rooms, nearly opposite Field’s Mansion House.  Instruction given in the above Art, and apparatus furnished.  Wight & Jackson.  Geneva, May 30, 1842.

Jackson is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Geneva, New York in  1842.  Wight is also not listed in other photographic directories or in The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artist in America 1584-1860.

Dr. Ganson

1841                Address Unknown, Batavia, New York.

Dr. Ganson is recorded in an announcement that appeared on August 17, 1841 in The Spirit of the Times (Batavia, New York).  Dr. Ganson, has recently introduced into our village, from N. York, an improved Daguerreotype apparatus.—We are authorized to say, when not otherwise engaged in his profession, Dr. G., would be happy to show its results, to any who may have the curiosity to call at his office and witness them.  The time required to take a likeness at mid-day, with a cloudless sky, is from twenty-five to fifty-five seconds.

Dr. Ganson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. M. Fletcher

1851                    Rooms at the Vermont Hotel, Middlebury, Vermont.                                      1851                    Rooms at the Masonic Hall Building, Middlebury, Vermont.

E. M. Fletcher was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announcement appeared on November 19, 1851 in The Middlebury Register.  (Middlebury, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  E. M. Fletcher, has taken Rooms at the Vermont Hotel, where he will remain but a short time, and all those wishing perfect and life-like Pictures of themselves or friends, should call immediately.  Crayon Daguerreotypes, by a new process, taken in any weather, with all the late improvements in the Art, and he is determined to use none but the best materials.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens of the Art.  Perfect satisfaction given.  Middlebury, Nov. 18th, 1851.

The Advertisement ran from November 26 to December 24, 1851 in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).  Masonic hall Building!  Daguerreotypes.  E. M. Fletcher, Has taken Rooms at the Masonic Hall Building, where he will remain but a short time, and all those wishing perfect and life-like Pictures of themselves or friends, should call immediately.  Crayon Daguerreotypes, by a new process, taken in any weather, with all the late improvements in the Art, and he is determined to use none but the best materials.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens of the Art.  Perfect satisfaction given.            Middlebury, Nov. 18th, 1851.

The second announcement appeared on December 31, 1851 in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.—Mr. E. M. Fletcher request us to say that he will be absent from town for a week or two.  On his return, he will be happy to do any kind of Daguerreotyping in the best style of the art.

Joseph D. Davis

1856                263 Fulton Street, New York New York.[1]

Joseph D. Davis was recorded on January 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Davis—Some of the specimens look well. No doubt pretty fair pictures can be obtained here.

Joseph D. Davis is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

[1] In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

E. T. Cabanis

1848                Rooms over Barns & Beidler’s Store, Springfield, Illinois.

E. T. Cabanis was recorded in the January 6, 1848 Illinois Journal (Springfield, Illinois.) Daguerreotype Miniatures.  E. T. Cabanis wishes to inform the public that he has fitted up very comfortable rooms and is (Sundays excepted) taking likenesses in a manner that cannot fail to please all persons of taste.  As he wishes to remain in Springfield, not intending to travel, he begs all lovers of the art, and all who would have elegant likenesses of themselves or friends, to give him at least a passing notice.

N. B. Rooms over Barns & Beidler’s store, opposite the south entrance of the State House.

E. T. Cabanis is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Johnson & Schuyler

 

The speculation that Johnson and Schuyler on Aurora Street in Ithaca, New York are daguerreotypist is based on an advertisement for [Charles G.] Bartholomew in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser dated April 11, 1849, Vol. XXXIII, No. 44, Whole No. 1,651, P. 3. Also cited in the Daguerreian Annual, 1993 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. I believe that they are not daguerreotypist based on the research below.

Don’t Read This. Mr. Bartholomew would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca, that he has taken the room formerly occupied by Johnson & Schuyler, on Aurora St., for taking Daguerreotype Likenesses, Single or in groups up to 12 upon the latest Paris and London improvements, which does away with that blue, dark, inanimate, fading appearance to pictures; like ivory painting, with a Light, Soft, Florid Tone as in nature. He finishes all his miniatures with the Electro Gilding, (and the enameled back ground if desired) which will last for ages without fading; and put them up in the most beautiful and splendid French style, never before introduced in this village….

There has also been speculation that The Johnson in the partnership is possibly Charles E. Johnson. Johnson has been found in a variety of locations in New York including New York City, Binghamton, Saratoga, and he was also in Ithaca. Advertisements have also been found that place him in Louisiana and in Cleveland, Ohio in 1849. Following is the complete advertisement from the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser, dated April 8, 1846, Vol. XXX, No. 40, Whole No. 1,495, P. 3. The advertisement ran from April 8 to 29, 1846.

Johnson’s Photographic Gallery. Mr. Johnson, late of Plumbe’s Daguerrean Gallery, New York has the honor to announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ithaca that his rooms are now open for the reception of visitors, in the north wing of the Clinton House—entrance one door south of A. Sherrill’s office. Mr. J.’s pictures are universally admired, for their brilliancy, beauty of finish and life-like appearance, and he warrants them imperishable.

As his stay will be short, he respectfully desires his friends to call soon—if for nothing but to examine his pictures, of which he has a large collection.

Persons possessing inferior pictures can have them exchanged at a very moderate charge.
Pictures taken equally well in clear or cloudy weather.
Instructions in the art, with apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.
Rooms open from 8 A. M., to 5 P. M. Ithaca, March 17, 1846.

In the advertisement there is no mention of a partner, and he will only be in town a short while.
Also of note is the statement that he is late of Plumbe’s Gallery, New York, this helps with putting together a time line of his activities.

To further complicate matters advertisements for G. W. Schuyler selling daguerreotype materials have been found on April 25, 1849. George W. Schuyler is a druggist who is selling a variety of materials at 42 Owego Street. On October 20, 1852 J. V. R Schuyler opens daguerrean rooms above 42 Owego Street.
It’s not until a more thorough search of the newspapers uncovers the true partnership. On September 8, 1847 published in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser, Vol. XXXII, No. 10, Whole No. 1,568, P. 1, the mystery starts to unravel.

M. C. Riggs, Attorney At Law, Office with Johnson & Schuyler, Aurora Street, Ithaca.

On October 13, 1847 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser, Vol. XXXII, No. 15, Whole No. 1,573, P. 1.

Law Partnership. The undersigned have formed a co-partnership in the practice of Law.
Office between the Hotel and Thompson House, Aurora Street, No. 27. Upstairs.
Johnson, Schuyler & Riggs. Ben Johnson; Anthony Schuyler; Marcus C. Riggs.

A further advertisements dated April 1, 1848 announce that the partnership has been dissolved by the death of Ben Johnson.