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M. M. Ferguson

1855                Address Unknown, [Fayetteville], North Carolina.

M. M. Ferguson was recorded in one announcement on December 22,1855 in the Semi-Weekly Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina).  From the Fayetteville Argus.  Moore County Agricultural Fair.  List of Articles for which Premiums were awarded, and to whom, at the First Annual Fair of the Moore County Agricultural  Society.

Branch 3d.—Mechanics.

Best daguerreotypes, M. M. Ferguson,  1st pre.

M. M. Ferguson is recorded in Photographers in North Carolina The First Century, 1842-1941 as being active in Fayetteville, North Carolina from 1857-1899.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry records him in Fayetteville in 1857.

E. T. Barry

1856                Rooms in W. Dunn” Building, next to Post Office, Kingston, North Carolina.

1856                Rooms above E. Martin’s Store, Washington, North Carolina.

1857                Rooms in Union Hotel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

1859                Over A. N. M’Donald’s Variety Store, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

1859                Front Street, Mozart Hall Building, Wilmington, North Carolina.

E. T. Barry was recorded in six advertisements five different newspapers.  The first advertisement appeared in the American Advocate (Kingston, North Carolina) on August 21, 1856.  Ambrotypes.  The undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Kingston and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in the new building of W. Dunn, next door to the Post Office, for the purpose of taking Ambrotype likenesses.  The ambrotype is an imperishable picture taken upon glass by a new process, which for correctness of delineation and beauty of tone cannot be excelled.

Persons desiring likenesses will please give me an early call as my stay here is limited.  E. T. Barry.

The second advertisement appeared in the North Carolina Times (Washington, North Carolina) on October 8, 1856.  Ambrotyping.  The undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Washington and vicinity, that he has taken rooms over E. Martin’s Store, where he is prepared to execute Ambrotypes in the most perfect manner.  The Ambrotype is taken on glass by an entirely new process, which for beauty and durability has given it precedence over all other pictures in the photographic art.

Ambrotyping is not affected by dampness, consequently pictures can be taken in rainy, as well as in fair weather.  Pictures correctly copied.  The public are requested to give hime a call and examine his specimens.

Instructions given in the art and apparatus furnished.  E. T. Barry.

The third advertisement appeared in The Chapel Hill Weekly Gazette (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) on May 9, 1857. Still A New Style.—Improvements in the Photographic art are still being made almost daily, until we fear the next thing will be to produce living and moving pictures.

We were shown the other day, my Mr. E. T. Barry Ambrotypist, who has a gallery now open at the “Union Hotel” in this place, the last ne kink, called “statuary” pictures, which consists of a picture so taken as to show the bust in relief—looks as if you can see behind it, and in fact actually appears to stand out from the glass.  Give this gentleman a call, and examine his specimens, as he expects to remain here but a short time.  See notice in another column.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 9 to June 6, 1857 in The Chapel Hill Weekly Gazette  (Chapel Hill, North Carolina).  Ambrotypes, By E. T. Barry.  Who would respectfully inform the citizens of Chapel Hill and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in the Union Hotel, where he will be prepared to execute ambrotypes in the most perfect manner, until the 25th inst.  His Statuary Pictures, the latest improvement in the art, are superior to anything heretofore seen.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.  Pictures taken in all weather.  May 7th, 1857.

The fifth advertisement ran from February 19 to May 7, 1859 in the North-Carolinian  (Fayetteville, North Carolina).  Ambrotypes!  Barry’s Gallery Over A. N. M’Donald’s Variety Store.  Likenesses taken of all sizes, singly or in groups.

From long experience in the Art, our pictures are not excelled by those of any operator in the country.  Give us a call, examine our specimens, and judge for yourselves.  Who would be without the likeness of those they love? 

Barry is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  It is very possible that this is E. T. Barry.                         

The sixth advertisement ran from July 1 to December 29, 1859 in the Wilmington Journal  (Wilmington, North Carolina).  $40.  The $40 Double Lock Stich Family Sewing Machine.  Now on Exhibition at Barry’s Daguerreotype Gallery, Mozart Hall…

E. T. Barry is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and in Photographers in North Carolina The First Century, 1842-1941. The new information is that he was active in Fayetteville & Wilmington in 1859.

Cornelius Murrett Vanorsdell

1859                Opposite C.T. Haigh & Sons’ Store, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Cornelius Murrett Vanorsdell was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from May 7 to September 24, 1859 in the North Carolinian (Fayetteville, North Carolina).  The very thing that was needed in Fayetteville a sky light Photographic Gallery.  C. M. Vanorsdell takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Fayetteville and vicinity that he has opened his splendid Sky-light Saloon opposite C. T. Haigh & Sons Store, where he is prepared to give as good likenesses as can be made North or South, having had a long experience in the Photographic Art and being determined to let none but good pictures leave his gallery.  He hopes to receive a liberal patronage. Photographs Ambrotypes Mellaneotypes, cameotypes, &c.

Those for whom our fond emotions cherish,

Secure the shadow e’re the substance perish.

Come all ye fathers and mothers

Come all ye sisters and brothers

Come all ye lovers and friends,

No longer now delay

Come to Van’s Saloon and get

Your picture Before you are called away.

Likenesses neatly set in pins, rings, Bracelets, &c.

Instructions given in the Art.  Stock for sale.

Likenesses taken at short notice of sick or deceased persons at their residence.  Also landscape and views.  April 30.

The second advertisement appeared on July 11, 1859 in the Fayetteville Weekly Observer  (Fayetteville, North Carolina).  Sky-Light Photographic Gallery, In Fayetteville.  Where Photographs, plain or colored, Ambrotypes, Cameotypes, Melaneotypes, and Patent Leather-Types; can be had in all sizes and styles, and in all kinds of weather, except of children, which are to be taken in clear weather only.

Likenesses set in Gold Lockets, Breast-Pins, Bracelets, &c.

Those who wish to patronize this beautiful art are requested to give me a call.

Instruction given in the art, and apparatus, stock and chemicals furnished at a small advance on New York prices.

Likenesses taken at short notice of sick or deceased persons, at their residences.

Old Daguerreotypes correctly copied.  C. M. Vanorsdell, Photographist.  Gallery opposite C. T. Haigh & Sons’ Store.  April 29.

C. M. Vanorsdell is recorded in Photographers In North Carolina The First Century, 1842-1941.

James D. Nott

1855                Address Unknown, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

James D. Nott appeared in two announcements in the Weekly North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina).  The first appeared on October 24, 1855.  The State Fair.  The Third annual Fair of the Agricultural Society of North Carolina, commenced in this City on Tuesday last, and will close to-day, Friday….Floral Hall.

Daguerreotypes in oil, and ambrotypes, by Mr. Havens, of Raleigh—Very life-like and handsome.—Some fine daguerreotypes, by J. D. Nott, Fayetteville.

The second announcement appeared on December 19, 1855.  Cumberland County Fair.  The several Examining Committees of the Agricultural Society of Cumberland County awarded the following Premiums at their Annual Exhibition, Nov. 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1855….Sundries….

Jas. D. Nott, Daguerreotypes,                         $2.

James D. Nott is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as J. D. Nott as being active in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1856-1857.  Mr. Havens is possibly T. J. Havens or C. B. Havens both are recorded in other photographic directories.