1850 Rooms at Franklin House, Fremont, Ohio.
Messrs. Crobaugh were recorded in two advertisements, the first advertisement ran from November 30 to December 28, in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). Messrs. Crobaugh Would most respectively announce to the People of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to execute Daguerreotypes, By the late Paris Process, entirely superior to any taken by the old Process. It will be seen that these Pictures possess a strength not inferior to the most celebrated Oil Paintings, yet possessing all the beauties of light and shade that can be found in the finest lineal engravings. These Pictures are also made indelible, by the Patent Gilding, which gives them that peculiar and beautiful tone, which is seen in no other. In fact, their beauty is past description. Persons must examine them, to be able to judge of their perfection. The subscriber has also a variety of the richest Daguerrean Stock, Of their own selection. Persons visiting this place, on business or pleasure, should not neglect this rare opportunity of obtaining for themselves and friends, these inestimable mementoes.
P. S. Messrs. C. are also prepared to give instructions to any who may wish to embark in this fascinating vocation, which meets the most favorable approbation and patronage from all possessed of cultivated taste and refinement. Inexperienced operators can receive instructions in the art of making different kinds of Accelerators, Patent Gilding and general improvements.—Also, Galvanic Batteries Furnished, with instructions. All of these are indispensably necessary to compete with artists possessing the above facilities.
Miniatures set in Pins, Rings, Ladies’ Bracelets; &c. Also, Daguerreotypes and Oil paintings copied with accuracy. The subscriber will remain in this place a few months only. Their Rooms may be found at the Franklin House.
The second advertisement ran from November 30 to December 28, 1850 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). Cotillion Parties. Messrs. Crobaugh takes this method of notifying the citizens of Sandusky and adjoining counties, that they have located in Fremont for the coming winter, and are prepared to furnish Music to dancing parties on the most favorable terms. Fremont. Nov. 30, 1850.
In looking at Craig’s Daguerreian Register and Ohio Photographers 1839-1900, three Crobaugh’s are recorded that fit the 1850’s. Of the three Daniel and Samuel appear to be likely candidates for the above daguerreotypist.
Daniel Crobaugh active 1856-1860
1856 106 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1857-1858 4 South Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1859-1860 113 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
John Crobaugh active 1859-1860
1859-1860 Address Unknown, Willoughby, Ohio.
Samuel Crobaugh active 1852-1860+
1852-1853 6 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1855 106 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1856 4 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1859-1860 28 Hoffman’s Block, Cleveland, Ohio.