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George P. Taylor

Ca. 1855-1856          10 Federal Street, Salem, Massachusetts.

1857                            Address Unknown, Haverhill, Massachusetts.[1]

1861                            Address Unknown, Salem, Massachusetts.[2]

ND                              Address Unknown, Alexandria, Virginia.

1866-1899                  188 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts.[2]

George P. Taylor was recorded from an entry in 200 Years Of Masonry In Essex Lodge 1779-1979 By Worshipful Harold Pierce Hadley.

George P. Taylor—born June 9, 1836, at 51 Broad Street, Salem.  Educated in Salem schools and at the age of 17 shipped on the White Swallow, to the Pacific.  Upon his return he was employed at D. W. Bowdoin’s.  From 1857-1859 had a traveling studio and practiced through Massachusetts.  During the Civil War he had a studio in Alexandria, Va.  Ca. 1867 with Charles F. Preston bought out the studio of William Snell the firm was Taylor and Preston he retired in 1906 and died on October 17, 1911.

George P. Taylor is recorded in other photographic directories, but is recorded here because of the additional information.


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry

[2] A Directory Of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.

George W. Felton, Jr.

1848-1851       208 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts.                                                                      1852-1853       197 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts.                                                                              1853                   1 Central Street, Salem, Massachusetts.

George W. Felton, Jr. was recorded in one advertisement and three announcements.  The first  advertisement that ran from September 9, 1852 to November 21, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Daguerrean Establishment.  Over J. C. & H. Cogswell’s Store, 179 Essex Street.  Entrance on Central Street.

The subscriber, for the last four years an assistant to Mr. D. W. Bowdoin, respectfully notifies his friends and the public that he has taken the above named spacious and convenient rooms for Daguerreotype purposes, and he invites the attention of all who wish for beautiful and life-like pictures of themselves or their friends.

Having availed himself of all the latest improvements in the art, and being favored with a light which enables him to take likenesses in any weather, the subscriber hopes to receive that share of encouragement which it will be his earnest aim to merit by an assiduous attention to his business, and by his constant endeavors to give satisfaction.

Likenesses taken at the residences of those who cannot conveniently visit the room.  Daguerreotypes and pictures copied at short notice.  The public are invited to call an examine specimens.  G. W. Felton, Jr.

The first announce appeared on May 5, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Notice.  Felton’s Salem Brass Band, G. W. Felton, Jr., Leader, A. Jenkins, Director, …

The second announcement appeared on November 10, 1853 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Quadrille Band… George W. Felton, Jr., Bugle and Cornet…

The third announcement appeared on July 3, 1854 in the Salem Register (Salem, Massachusetts).  Felton’s Brass Band will parade with the City Guards to-morrow morning, on which occasion they will play a new Quick Step, composed by G. W. Felton, Jr., the leader, and dedicated to the Guards.

George W. Felton, Jr. is listed in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry For 1851 and 1853.