1844 Over Dr. Berry’s Apothecary Store, Saco, Maine.
1844 Address Unknown, Kennebunkport, Maine.
G. E. Trow was recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in the Maine Democrat (Saco, Maine). The advertisement ran on August 6 & 13, 1844. Daguerreotypes! G. E. Trow, Would respectfully inform the citizens of Saco and vicinity, that he has taken rooms over Doct. Berry’s Apothecary Store, 2 doors from the Post Office—and is prepared to take Miniatures by this wonderful process from 8 o’clock A. M. to 6 P. M. daily without regard to weather.
G. E. T. has, at great expense of labor and means, at length succeeded in so far improving his apparatus; as to be enabled to produce a perfect Photographic Miniature in any weather, and consequently without using the direct rays of the sun. Hitherto it has been generally supposed that sunshine was indispensable to the production of Daguerreotype Miniatures; but the important improvements just perfected, prove that this is a mistake.
Those who have never enjoyed the opportunity of seeing a specimen of Photography can hardly form an adequate idea of the extreme perfection’ beauty, and wonderful minuteness of a Daguerreotype Picture.
It is the work of Nature not of Art—and as far surpasses the production of the pencil, as all Nature’s efforts do those of Man. In the creation of these pictures, the light of Heaven, alone constitutes the pencil, and Nature the artist!
In no case will persons be obliged to take a miniature, unless it is perfectly satisfactory.
Ladies & Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.
The announcement appeared on August 13, 1844. Now is the time to obtain likenesses of your friends—an invaluable treasure when friends are removed from us. Mr. Trow (see advertisement) takes most excellent Daguerreotype miniatures—and at very low prices. He has many beautiful specimens at his room. Give him a call. Mr. T. will be at Kennebunkport to-day.
G. E. Trow is not recorded in other photographic directories.