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Gould

1845                122 Broadway, New York, New York.

Gould is recorded in an article as part of the partnership of Jackson & Gould on July 26, 1845 in  The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Court Intelligence.  Marine Court, July 25.—Before Judge Waterbury.—Libel.—Jackson[1] and Gould[2] vs. H. C. [sic.] Insley.—This was an action of libel.  It appeared that the plaintiffs commenced the business of taking Daguerreotype likenesses on 30th June last, and took a room in 122 Broadway.  Defendant, who had been in the business some five or six months, occupied rooms Nos. 10 and 11 on an upper floor of the same building.  Plaintiffs posted up bills on the rise of each step, referring to the old “established Daguerreotype room No. 9,” and also posted on the door the following notice:  “Old established Daguerreotype; no connection with the younger beginners in 4th story.”  It was also shown, that plaintiffs were in the habit of intercepting persons said to be on their way to defendant’s rooms, and induced them to employ themselves.  In answer to these notices, defendant posted the following:  “The so-called ‘old establishment,’ room No. 9, at the head of the stairs, was opened June 30th, 1845, for the base and dishonorable purpose of intercepting persons while on their way to my gallery, Nos. 10 and 11.”  Also the following:  “Caution—As a couple of young beginners have opened at the head of second stairs, for the purpose of intercepting persons on their way to my gallery, this notice is deemed necessary.”  Plaintiffs now seek to recover damages for the posting of the latter notices, alleging them to be libelous.  Defendant justifies, on the ground that plaintiffs had attempted to intercept his customers, by their having posted up the original notices, which rendered it necessary on his part to disabuse the minds of the public, by posting up the notices referred to.  The jury rendered a verdict for plaintiff, 6 cents damages and 6 cents cost, which throws their own cost upon plaintiffs.

Gould is not listed in other photographic directories.  [1] Probably H. P. Jackson who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  [2] Identification of Gould is unknown, and is not listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Joseph Gould, Jr.

1851                Rooms at H. Moor’s Hall, Middlebury, Vermont.

Joseph Gould, Jr. was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 12 to 26, 1851 The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Joseph Gould, Jr., Would respectfully invite the attention of the Ladies and Gentlemen of the vicinity, to his Splendid Daguerreotype Miniatures, with or without colors, which he is now executing at his rooms, at H. Moor’s Hall.

By the aid of New Chemical Agents, most splendid results are obtained; and multitudes are being delighted daily at the astonishing perfection to which, in point of delineation, boldness, and unerring truthfulness, this Art has so suddenly attained. In an instant, as it were, upon the shining silver surface, is portrayed the laughing countenance of joyous youth, with all its freshness.  From the most aged to the veriest child, it is equally applicable as the unerring delineator of life.  Delay not, then, as opportunity shall present, to secure one, two, three, or six, of these mementoes of life, which, under the trying circumstances of a final separation from friends, no price can purchase, Miniatures Taken every day, (and satisfaction warranted or no charge) without regard to weather, in any style, in Lockets of any size or description, or in common cases, Prices varying from $1 to $5.  Middlebury, March 6, 1851.

Joseph Gould, Jr. is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Gorham

1848                41 Orange Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Gorham was recorded as part of the partnership of Maxham & Gorham in an announcement on  July 15, 1848 in the Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Those wishing Likenesses of themselves or friends, can procure them, of any shade or color desired, at Maxham & Gorham’s.  41 Orange Street.

Gorham is not recorded in Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 or other photographic directories.  It is possible that Maxham is Benjamin D. who was active in 1848 in Dover, New Hampshire. And latter in Worcester, Massachusetts, but that is only speculation on my part no proof as be found to substantiate this claim.

Jonathan J. Good

1856                312 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Jonathan J. Good was recorded as part of the partnership of Mahan & Good on April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Mahan & Good. — Pretty fair pictures, some excellent oil colored daguerreotypes. The pictures however are no wise remarkable for beauty.

Jonathan J. Good Thomas T. Mahan are recorded in other photographic directories, but they are included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Josiah Goddard

1855                16 Harrington Corner, Worcester, Massachusetts.                                            1856                27 Smyth’s Block, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Information from the 1855 Worcester City Directory, residence section.  A Josiah Goddard was also recorded in the 1856 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory as a daguerrean.

Josiah Goddard is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, but is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  John speculates that they are the same person, but no proof has been found to substantiate this claim.

 

 

E. Goddard

1845                43 Orange Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

E. Goddard was recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 17 to 24, 1845 in

Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. E. Goddard would inform the citizens of Nantucket, that he is prepared to execute Miniature Likenesses, at his rooms on Orange st., No. 43.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens—Patronage respectfully solicited.

Dental Surgery performed by Doct. Adams, Practical Dentist, at the Daguerreotype Rooms all operations warranted.

E. Goddard is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900. Craig’s Daguerreian Register does list an Emerson J. Goddard in Cumberland and Woonsocket, Rhode Island starting in 1849  It is possible that they are the same person.

F. A. Gleason

1851                Rooms over the Post Office, Pulaski, New York.

F. A. Gleason was recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 6 to 20, 1851 in the Northern Democrat (Pulaski, New York.). Daguerrean Likenesses. F. A. Gleason, has fitted up a room over the Post Office, for taking Daguerrean Likenesses, and he is so vain as to think the man in=s not to be found, who can take a better likeness than himself.  But why listen to one who is talking only for himself?  Call and see for yourselves, and if you do not like his specimens, tell him so.  Pulaski, Jan. 20, 1851.

F. A. Gleason is not recorded in other photographic directories.

James B. Gilson

1854-1855       Public Square, Carrollton, Ohio.                                                                                        1855                   Harlem Springs, Ohio.

James B. Gilson was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The first advertisement, Gilson was part of the partnership of Gilson & Morgan and ran from November 2 to 16, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Messrs. Gilson & Morgan takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in  town with their large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and are prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please the most tasty.

Our prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for we must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  Gilson & Morgan.

The second advertisement ran from November 23, 1854 to March 15, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Secure The Shadow Before The Substance Fades.  Mr. James B. Gilson takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Carrollton, and vicinity, that they are now in town with his large Sky Light Daguerrean Car, and is prepared to take likenesses in the most approved style, on the shortest notice, and in all kinds of weather.  From former experience and success in the business, he flatter themselves that he will be able to please the most tasty.

My prices range from 50 cents upwards,—So come right straight along, for I must have plenty to do, in order to have at these prices.  Boys, give your girls presents in the form of Daguerreotypes, and they will love you twice as much.  Pins, Rings, Lockets, &c., filled in the best of order.

N. B. Pictures must be life like, or no charges will be made. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 4 o’clock P. M.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms.  James B. Gilson.          November 2, 1854.

The announcement appeared on December 7, 1854 in The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton, Ohio).  Likenesses.—Our town can boast of two establishments that cannot be surpassed for taking Daguerreotype likenesses.  Mr. J. W. Gould has permanently located here, and has taken rooms, for the present, at the “Patton House.”  He intends on the opening of Spring to erect rooms with Sky Lights suitable for his business; then he will be able to compete with any.  He is able to give a good picture, situate as he is.  Give him a call.

Mr. James B. Gilson has put up for the winter with us.  His Daguerrean Car is situate on the Public Square, directly in front of the Stidger House.  He is furnished with Sky Lights, and can give you a picture on short notice.  Give him a call.

The third advertisement ran from July 5 to September 6, 1855 in The Carroll Free Press  (Carrollton, Ohio).  Come And See.  The undersigned takes pleasure in announcing to the public that they have located for the hot season at the “Harlem Springs,” and are prepared at all times, and in all kinds of weather, to take Daguerreotypes in the latest and most approved style.  Being prepared with the best of material, and the most approved arrangement of side and sky light; and from their former experience in the business, they flatter themselves that they will be able to please all.  All work warranted not to fade.

No charges will be made unless the work is satisfactory.  Terms reasonable—So come along.

Come young, come old, come all,                                                                                                              Come every one of you                                                                                                                                        To J. B. Gilson’s hall,                                                                                                                                                  And have your likeness true;                                                                                                                          That generations all                                                                                                                                                  May know how you did look,                                                                                                                                When we your picture took.B. Dark dress preferable.                                                                                N. B. Gilson, L. Jolly.

James B. Gilson, L. Jolly and Morgan do not appear in other photographic directories.

 

D. L. Gillen

1850                Rooms South West corner of the Public Square in Major Heard’s old Store,                                    Canton, Mississippi.

D. L. Gillen was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement. The announcement appeared on October 17, 1850 in The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi). We would call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Mr. Gillen who is now prepared to take likenesses on the most approved Daguerreotype style.

From the specimens we have seen, we think he will be able to give general satisfaction to those wishing their likeness taken.

The advertisement ran from October 17 to November 14, 1850 in The Madisonian (Canton, Mississippi).  Daguerreotype.  D. L. Gillen, Photographical Artist.  Has arrived in Canton and has opened a Gallery on the South West corner of the Public Square, in Major Heard’s old store.

Mr. G. now offers an opportunity to all persons who feel disposed to have their Likeness taken, the chance to have them executed in the Best Daguerreotype Style, and very respectfully invites the Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine his specimens:

Secure the shadow ere the Substance fade,                                                                                              Let Nature copy that which Nature made.                                                                                                Canton October 9th ’50.

D. L. Gillen is not recorded in other photographic directories.