Tag Archives: Edensburg Pennsylvania

J. R. Tankersley

1853                Location Unknown, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

J. R. Tankersley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 2 to 16, 1853 in the Democrat and Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  “Wait for the Wagon.”  Daguerreotypes!  J. R. Tankersley, begs to announce to the citizens of this place and vicinity, that he will arrive with a large and novel travelling Daguerreotype Saloon, and then will be prepared to furnish pictures, made with all the late improvements of the Art, including the combined side and sky-light, by the aid of which he is enabled to produce a life-like resemblance of all who may favor him with a sitting.

His pictures are acknowledged by all who have examined them, to be of the most perfect description both as to fidelity of likeness and shade.  He will remain in this place but a few days, and would advise all who wish to obtain a Faithful Likeness of themselves and friends, to give him an immediate call.  Portraits of Adults taken equally well in cloudy weather, but a clear Sky is preferable for Children.  In Dress avoid all very light colors.

Who has not lost a friend?  And when a friend is gone, how precious every relic of the departed!  The father who is now happy in the possession of his children, should not risk a single day without securing their Miniatures, for they may be snatched away in an instant.  How many times the cost would the bereaved families give for Daguerreotypes of their Children—Children of their Parents, and Sweethearts of their Lovers!  Come One, Come All!

Prices—From One Dollar upwards, according to Size and Style of Case.   Ebensburg,

J. R. Tankersley is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Russell

1851                Address Unknown, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Russell was recorded in one announcement in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania) on August 21, 1853.  Mr. Russell, the Daguerreotypist, has done more than the Mexicans could do.  He has taken the “Cambria Guards,” not by surprise, but with their eyes open, in broad daylight—a daguerreotype of the whole company.  He took on the street opposite to Mr. C. Litzinger’s house, and a glance at the picture shows you all the officers and men, the “ear piercing fife” in the fifer’s hand, the “spirit stirring drum,” the house, with tree in front, and several bystanders, and is quite an excellent daguerreotype.  Mr. Russell is still here ready and willing to take the likenesses of those who may call upon him.

Mr. Russell is not listed in other photographic directories.

H. G. Fetter

1853                Rooms in the Academy Building, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.                          1853                Address Unknown, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.

H. G. Fetter was recorded in five announcements and one advertisement. The first announcement appeared on March 17, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania). The proper time to have the “counterfeit Presentment” of yourself, your relative, or what is perhaps more desirable, your “lady love” taken, is while you are living.  You must “make hay while the sun shines.”  An excellent opportunity is now afforded to procure a good likeness, by Mr. H. G. Fetter, who has his Daguerrean room in the Academy building.—Mr. F. exhibits some most excellent specimens, of his own taking, and we can promise those who desire a “living picture,” that they can procure one from him, which will remain bright and distinct through life.  His terms are very moderate.

The advertisement ran from March 17 to May 26, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  Never Fading Daguerreotypes!  The citizens of this place and vicinity have now an opportunity of having good and lasting pictures, taken at the Academy Building.—Ladies and Gentlemen, whether, you want pictures or not, call and examine specimens and references, and see the greatest variety of cases ever brought to Ebensburg.  Our instruments are entirely new, of the first class, and you cannot but admire the Camera; and the pictures taken with it.  Call soon, as further arrangements prevent our remaining here but for a limited time.    H. G. Fetter.

The second announcement appeared on May 5, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  Fetter is still engaged at his rooms in the Academy building, in Daguerreotyping the faces of a number of our citizens.  He desires to “take the whole town” previous to leaving; all ye belles and beaux, boys and girls, young folks and old folks, engaged and un-engaged ladies and gentlemen, lately married and soon-to-be-married persons, hearken!—go and have your likenesses taken—to the Academy, go.

The third announcement appeared on June 9, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  Fetter is still engaged in picturing the faces of the fairest portion of humanity, as well as those of the “lords of creation,” at his rooms in the Academy Building.  He does take as perfect and life-like a Daguerreotype as any artist we have ever met with, and if you desire a lasting personation of your form and face divine, call upon him at his studio and you can have it taken by one who will please you to your satisfaction.

The fifth announcement appeared on June 16, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotypes.—Fetter is still occupied at his rooms in the Academy building, and within a week past has taken a number of admirable pictures.  He will remain only for a short time, and those who have not yet had their likenesses taken had better go before ‘tis too late.

The sixth announcement appeared on August 11, 1853 in The Mountain Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania).  Our Sanctum was illuminated this morning by the countenance of our friend Fetter, who takes the best Daguerreotypes at Jefferson (give him a call)…

H. G. Fetter is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Register list an H. G. Felter in Peru, Indiana who was active in 1858-1861.