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E. R. Graves

1859                Address & Location Unknown, New York.

E. R. Graves was recorded on September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).  Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859.                                     List of Entries….Class VII.—Miscellaneous…

S. Downs, specimens Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.                                                                          S. Downs, daguerrean wagon.                                                                                                                            F. H. Finch, specimens of ambrotypes & daguerreotypes.                                                                      E. R. Graves, specimens ambrotypes; colored photographs.                                                                  Henry Pruden, specimens ambrotypes.                                                                                                  Geo. P. Hopkins, specimens photographs; family sewing machine, “Scovill & Goodell

S. Downs was awarded $1 for the best daguerreotypes and Henry Pruden was awarded $1 for the best ambrotypes.

E. R. Graves is possibly Edward R. Graves who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Lockport, New York which is approximately 25 miles away.

F. H. Finch

1859                Address & Location Unknown, New York.

F. H. Finch was recorded in two announcements. The first announcement appeared on September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).   Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859..

List of Entries….Class VII.—Miscellaneous…                                                                                      S. Downs, specimens Ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.                                                                        S.Downs, daguerrean wagon.                                                                                                                              F. H. Finch, specimens of ambrotypes & daguerreotypes.                                                                        E. R. Graves, specimens ambrotypes; colored photographs.                                                        Henry Pruden, specimens ambrotypes.                                                                                                      Geo. P. Hopkins, specimens photographs;

The second announcement appeared on September 22, 1859 in The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York).  Union Agricultural Society of Ridgeway And Shelby.  Second Annual Fair held at Medina, N. Y., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept 14, 15 & 16, 1859..  Premiums Awarded…Class VII. No. 57—Dentistry, Daguerreotypes, &c.…                                      Best specimens daguerreotypes, S. Downs, $1.                                                                                        Best Specimens ambrotypes, H. Pruden, $1.

F. H. Finch is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Clark & Graves

1852                49 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Clark & Graves were recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 21 to September 15, 1852 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Something New.  Messrs. Clark & Graves, Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca and its vicinity, that they have just opened a beautiful and convenient suit of rooms for taking Daguerreotypes, at No. 49 Owego-st., Over T. C. Thompson’s Tailor Store, where they are prepared to furnish those who will favor them with their patronage Perfect Likenesses, and at the same time rich mellow toned pictures, and entirely different style of type than has heretofore been offered to this public.  We have spared no expense or pains in arranging and furnishing out rooms, and from experience can say; that we have better arranged light, and rooms, than any Gallery in this Vicinity.— We have a large Sky-Light connected with a Side-light, either of which we can use, or both in connection, therefore the most fastidious can be suited.  Our Instruments are the best that can be procured—one whole size; and a ¼ size quick worker, by which pictures of children can be made in from 1 to 4 seconds.  We have also purchased a large stock of cases and frames, of the latest styles and patterns, which will enable us to accommodate individuals with pictures of all prices, varying from $1 to $20.  Ladies and gentlemen in the country are particularly invited to call and examine our specimens.  Pictures taken in cloudy weather equally as good as in clear.  Please give us a call and try.

Do not forget the place No. 49 Owego-street, over T. C. Thompson’s Tailor Shop—entrance first door east of L. S. Blue’s shoe store.  Please observe the big sign marked F. C. Clark’s Daguerrean Gallery.

In looking through Craig’s Daguerreian Registry F. C. Clark does not appear.  There is a listing for an Edward R. Graves that fits the approximate date of the partnership and he is listed in the vicinity of up-state New York, but without further proof it is only speculation that they are the same person.