Tag Archives: Evansville Indiana

Merritt

1856                Rooms Washington Fire Co.’s Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery, Evansville, Indiana.

Merritt was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement as Merritt and Company in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).  The first advertisement ran from October 30 to November 8, 1856.  Daguerreotypes For Fifty Cents, In Case Complete, by the New York Daguerreotype Company.  Rooms, Washington Fire Co.’s Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery.  Pictures as good for Fifty Cents as can be had elsewhere for $150.  Pictures set in Rings, Lockets, &c., at the proportionately low prices.  Family Groups and all sizes and styles.  Merritt & Co.

The announcement appeared on October 31, 1856.  If you want a cheap Daguerreotype taken in good style, call at the Washington Fire Company’s Hall, on Main street.  Only fifty cents.

The second advertisement ran from December 9 to 29, 1856.  Daguerreotypes For 50 Cents.  In consequence of the immense success, of the New-York Daguerreotype Co. in this city, they will continue open until further notice.  Daguerreotypes as usual for 50 cents, complete in a neat Morocco case, and warranted large size Family Troupe Pictures, set in Pins Lockets &c., at proportionately low prices.  Rooms in Washington Hall, over Elliott’s Saddlery, Main street. Merritt & Co.

Merritt is not recorded in other photographic directories.

McDonald

1853                Room Under Foster Hall, Evansville, Indiana.

McDonald was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 23 to May 12, 1853.  In The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).  McDonald & Co.’s National Daguerrean Gallery.  Messrs. McDonald & Co would respectfully inform the citizens of Evansville and vicinity, that they have taken the room formerly occupied by Mr. Webster, for the purpose of establishing a permanent gallery in this city.  Mr. McDonald has had long experience in the business, both in New York and Louisville.

Call and examine specimens!  Pictures inserted in Pins, Rings, and Lockets, instructions given in the art on reasonable terms and instruments &c. &c. furnished.

McDonald is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Evansville, Indiana.

J. M. McCluer & Son

1852                Room Under Foster Hall, Evansville, Indiana.

J. M. McCluer & Son were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana). The announcement ran on November 10, 1852.

Daguerreotypes.—By Advertisement, it will be seen that Messrs. J. M. McCluer & Son have established a Daguerreotype Gallery at the room under Foster Hall, occupied by Mr. Webster formerly.  They are now prepared to receive visitors, and will undoubtedly given satisfaction.

The advertisement ran from November 10 to 25, 1852.  Photographic, Or Daguerreotype Miniatures.  J. M. McCluer & Son would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity, that they have taken the room formerly occupied by Webster’s Gallery, for the purpose of remaining a few days, where they would be pleased to exhibit specimens in this beautiful art.  They flatter themselves that their specimens will compare with any-being in possession of all the recent improvements of Hill and others.  Pictures taken with or without color, single or in groups.

Landscapes, copies of residences, miniatures, or portraits, copied with neatness and upon the shortest possible notice.  Invalids waited on at their residences.  They have the finest set of cases, frames, &c., ever exhibited in this place, together with every thing to make true and perfect likenesses.  J. M. McCluer & Son.

J. M. McCluer & Son are 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.

H. H. Kelsey

1854                Address Unknown, Evansville, Indiana.

H. H. Kelsey was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 18 to 30, 1854. In The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).  Come Right Along!  All those who wish to have their Daguerreotype taken by H. H. Kelsey, will please call soon, as by the present arrangements he will deliver his Rooms into other hands by the first of June.  Don’t delay, for this will be your last opportunity.

H. H. Kelsey is not listed in other photographic directories.

A. Fithian

1848                Rooms at the Exchange Hotel, Evansville. Indiana.

A. Fithian is recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 1 to 19, 1848 in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana). Daguerreotype Notice. A. Fithian has returned to this city to remain two weeks longer; and would inform those persons who wish miniatures to give him an early call, as other engagements will prevent his remaining beyond that period.  My room is now open for the reception of visitors at the Exchange Hotel.

A. Fithian is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Evansville, Indiana. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list Adoniram (Adoriram) Fithian in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1846-1860.

G. W. Danes

1853                First Street between Main and Sycamore, over D. S. Anderson’s Tailor Store,                                  Evansville, Indiana.

G. W. Danes was recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 3 to September 13, 1853 in

The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana).  Daguerreotypes At reduced prices, are now taken by G. W. Danes North side of First Street between Main and Sycamore, over D. S. Anderson’s Tailor Store.  Persons wishing to procure good, true and substantial Likenesses of themselves, families, or friends; would do well to call on Mr. Danes, as he is an old and well experienced artist, of Cincinnati and other places, and is furnished with a superior apparatus; he will not fail to give entire satisfaction.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms by G. W. Danes.

G. W. Danes is not recorded in other photographic directories.

F. J. Chapman

1852                Corner of Main & 7th Streets, Near the Railroad Depot, Evansville, Indiana.

F. J. Chapman was recorded in an advertisement that ran from November 16 to 30, 1852 in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana.) Daguerreotypes—Notice. The undersigned respectfully announces that he will remain in this place a short time, and will be happy to receive at his room, such ladies and Gentlemen as may desire Likenesses of themselves, friends, or children, neatly executed and set in Lockets, Breast-pins, Finger-rings, or Plain and Fancy Cases, in the very best style.  Pictures taken with or without colors, with all the recent Improvements.  Landscapes, copies of residences, miniature or portraits copied with neatness and upon the shortest possible notice.  Invalids waited on at their residence.

Ladies and Gentlemen, are invited to call and examine specimens, and are assured that no picture is allowed to pass from his room unless it is in every particular entirely satisfactory to the sitter as well as the artist.  Rooms on the corner of Main and 7th streets, near the Railroad Depot.

Chapman is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Axe, William H.

Recorded in the The Evansville Daily Journal, Evansville, Indiana on October 5, 1859. Below is the full advertisement. It is unknown if he was a photographer or just a salesmen, more research is needed.

Some of the most handsome visiting cards we ever saw were shown us, the other day, by Mr. William H. Axe. Many of them contained tasty little photographic likenesses of the persons for whom they were designed, on the upper corners, while the names were written in a style, and with a beauty rarely equaled.  Mr. Axe has them on exhibition at the Fair, we understand, and we have no doubt they will attract a full share of attention, as well as prove instrumental in procuring several orders from persons visiting the city, who may chance to see them.

Alcan & Helleberg

An advertisement that appeared in The Evansville Daily Journal that was published in  Evansville, Indiana on October 3, 1855.

Photograph of Evansville.—We are indebted to the politeness of Messrs. Alcan & Helleberg, Daguerreotype and Photographic Artists, for a very pretty little photograph view of Evansville, taken on paper, from a point below Pigeon Creek Bridge. Of course it is correct in the most minute details.  These artist have located in Evansville for the present, and can be found at Mr. J. P. Elliott’s new building on Main Street.  They are prepared to take elegant Daguerreotype or Photographic likenesses, and at low prices.