Tag Archives: Frederick J. Clark

Graves

1852                49 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Graves was recorded in the partnership of Clark & Graves 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.

F. C. Clark & Graves are not recorded in other photographic directories.  At the moment Clark and Graves are both unknown.  One can speculate that the F. C. Clark is Frederick J. Clark (one of the Clark Brothers) but their address during this time period in Ithaca was at 37 Oswego Street.  According to Craig’s Daguerreian Registry Edward R. Graves was in Lockport, New York which was about 149 miles away.

Mr. Clark

1846                Rooms over Pomeroy’s Book Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York.  1846-1847     Rooms over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New                            York.                                                                                                                                      1847                Rooms over Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford Street,                                                Ogdensburgh, New York.

Mr. Clark was recorded in three advertisements in the St. Lawrence Republican (Ogdensburgh, New York).  The first advertisement ran from August 18 to September 1, 1846.

“Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”                                                                            Improved daguerreotypes.  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ogdensburgh, and vicinity, that he has just taken Rooms for a short time, Over Pomeroy’s Book Stork, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the latest and most approved style, with or without colors, and warranted not to fade or change by age.

He has within a few weeks made some valuable improvements in the art, which very much beautify the Pictures, giving them the most life-like expression, the most perfect flesh-color, showing the variegated eye, with all the perfection and beauty of life itself.

Ladies and Gentlemen are particularly invited to call at his rooms and examine Specimens, whether they intend to have Likenesses or not.

Children that are old enough to keep still twenty or thirty seconds, can be taken as well as older persons.  Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, In Cases, Lockets, or Bosom Pins, of any size.  Hours for operating, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.

The second advertisement ran from January 29, 1846 to January 19, 1847 in the same newspaper.   Daguerreotypes!  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity, that he has returned to Ogdensburgh and taken rooms for a short time, Over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, without regard to weather, in Cases, Lockets, Rings or Bosom Pins, of any size.

Rooms open, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.  Instructions given in the Art, on reasonable terms, with the latest improvements; and the best instructions furnished at New York prices.

The third advertisement ran on June 22 and 29, 1847 in the same newspaper.  “Bock Agen.”  Mr. Clark, Daguerrean Artists, has returned to Ogdensburgh, and taken rooms over the Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Miniature Portraits, as usual.  He has on hand a fine assortment of Gold and Plated Lockets.

The public are invited to call and examine for themselves, and after sitting for a picture it will not be expected that they will take it unless they are satisfied with it.

Mr. Clark does not appear in other photographic directories in upstate New York.  It is a possibly that Mr. Clark is Frederick J. or John M. Clark, who at this time were in listed in Utica 132 miles away from Ogdensburgh, but at this time it is only speculation on my part.