Tag Archives: Gallipolis Ohio

Frank Carel, Jr.

1851                Address Unknown, Gallipolis, Ohio.                                                                            1855                Greenwood’s Building, under Odd Fellows’ Hall, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Frank Carel, Jr. was recorded twice in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio.)  First in announcement that appeared on October 23, 1851.  The County Fair.  The first Annual Agricultural Fair…F. Carel exhibited some excellent daguerreotype likenesses.—Carel ranks No. 1 in this line of business…

The following advertisement appeared on March 29 and ran to May 24, 1855 in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio.)  Something New!  Frank Carel, Jr., Will commence next week taking Photographs, The new style Pictures on paper, just introduced in all the principal cities of the Union.  Also splendid Daguerreotypes, taken by the latest improved method, of the most celebrated Eastern operators.  Prices for Daguerreotypes from Seventy-Five Cents up.  Room in Greenwood’s Building under Odd Fellows’ Hall.

It is unknown at this time if Frank was active before 1851 or if he was active in Gallipolis continuously.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an F. Carel in Gallipolis 1860.  Ohio Photographers, 1839-1900, by Diane VanSkiver Gagel list a Carel (no first name) in Gallipolis in 1860-1865, and a Charles Carel in Gallipolis from 1866-1884.  At this time no connection has been made between Charles Carel and Frank Carel, Jr.

J. W. Brown

1853                Over Maguet’s Drug Store, Gallipolis, Ohio.

J. W. Brown was recorded in an advertisement in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio) which ran from March 3 to May 19, 1853. Great attraction, At the Gallipolis Daguerrian Gallery, (Over Maguet’s Drug Store.)

“Is there a man with soul so dead,                                                                                                                  That to himself hath never said”                                                                                                                      I’ll go and have my likeness taken,                                                                                                                    If so now is the time,                                                                                                                                          “Ere decay’s defacing fingers                                                                                                                          Hath swept the lines where beauty lingers.”

The subscriber having fitted up his rooms in the best style, is now prepared to take daguerreotypes, single or in groups.  Miniatures fitted in cases, lockets, pins, rings, and in the best style; also originals copied.  His friends and the public generally are invited to call and see for themselves.  Gallery open from 8½ o’clock until sundown.            J. W. Brown.

Below is an announcement of the premiums awarded at the Gallia County Agricultural Fair which appeared in the Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio.) on October 13, 1853.  Premiums  Awarded at the Gallia County Agricultural Fair, held at Gallipolis, on the 29th and 30th days of September, 1853…fancy Articles: …J. W. Brown, daguerreotypes, 1.00.

J. W. Brown does not appear in other photographic directories.