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A. Harrington (Herington)

1847                Rooms Main Street, over the Post Office, Geneva, New York.

A. Harrington (Herington) was recorded in two advertisement.  The first advertisement ran on May 29 to July 17, 1847 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main-st, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens.  A. Herington.  Geneva.

The second advertisement ran on June 1 & 15, 1847 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures, Taken at the daguerreotype Rooms, over the Post Office, Main street, Geneva.  The subscriber will remain in this place through the season, where he will furnish Likenesses in a style not surpassed by any establishment in the country.  Particular attention to fitting Miniatures into Lockets, Bracelets and Breast Pins.  Call and see specimens. A. Harrington.     Geneva, May 28, 1847.

A. Harrington (Herington) is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Samuel Greene, Jr.   

1858-1859       Rooms on Seneca Street, over Barnard & Van Daren’s, Geneva, New York.

Samuel Green, Jr was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 25, 1858 to April 29, 1859 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  New Style Of Ambrotypes.  The subscriber would respectfully inform his friends and the public, that he is prepared to take Ambrotypes in an entirely new style, which for durability and finish, cannot be excelled.  Rooms over Barnard & Van Daren’, Seneca street, Geneva, N. Y.  Samuel Greene, Jr.

Samuel Greene, Jr. is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Green & Holmes

1853-1854       Rooms No. 6 Seneca Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, Geneva, New                                       York.

Green (John F.) & Holmes (D. R.) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 9, 1853 to January 6, 1854 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  The Subscriber having connected themselves together for the purpose of Daguerreotyping, also fitted up a new suite of rooms opposite the Post Office, are now prepared to make Pictures unequalled in the vicinity.  We are now making a style of pictures never before made in this village or county, and the Only Persons that can make them—(no humbug about this notwithstanding what others may say.)  They are called Crayon Daguerreotypes.

As for Daguerreotypes we challenge competition.  We can suit the most fastidious.  We have the largest and best arranged operative room, as well as light, aside from the reception room, in the county.  Our light is well adapted to children, being three times as large as any other in the vicinity, consequently we can take them quicker.  We are the only persons in town that take the Stereoscopic or Binocular Pictures.  In fact we make all kinds of Pictures, either in colors, or oil, or on silver.  Persons wishing Daguerreotypes of themselves or friends, are invited to call and examine our specimens.  Our Rooms are opposite the New Post Office, and directly over Barnard & Van Deren’s Jewelry store.  John F. Greene.  D. R. Holmes.

John F. Greene was discussed in yesterday’s post, and D. R. Holmes is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Green & Carson

1851-1852       Rooms Seneca Street, nearly opposite H. H. & G. C. Seelye’s Store, Geneva,                                     New York.

Greene & Carson were recorded in one advertisements and two announcement in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  On May 16, 1851 the first announcement appeared.  Green & Co.’s New Daguerrean Gallery.—We yesterday visited Green & Carson’s Daguerrean Rooms, and were astonished to see the improvement and perfection in the art.—They have pictures that speak for themselves, and all they lack is life.  Those wishing perfect Pictures, would do well to call and see if we have over stated the fact.

The Albany Dutchman says, while speaking of Likenesses painted by the sunbeams, that “our friend Carson of Cleveland who though a young Man has made several improvements in the Daguerrean art, that brings it one step nearer to perfection.  As an artist he has few rivals, and no superiors in the country: and the best in Cleveland.”  We are glade that he has associated himself with Mr. Greene, who is one of the B’hoys; and they will not and cannot be outdone by any artist in the country.  Their rooms are nearly opposite H. H. & G. C. Seelye’s, Seneca St.  See their advertisement.

The second announcement appeared on May 16, 1851.   Every Day Brings Something New!  Hillotypes Outdone.  If you want Pictures that are Pictures, just call at Greene & Co.’s new Daguerrean Rooms nearly opposite H. H. & G. S. Seelye’s store, Seneca st., Geneva.  Rooms open to citizens and strangers daily (Sunday excepted) between the hours of 7 A. M. and 6 P. M. clear or cloudy.  Hours for children from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.  J. F. Greene.  J. P. Carson.

The advertisement ran from May 23, 1851 to June 4, 1852.  Every Day Brings Something New!  Hillotypes Outdone.  If you want Pictures that are Pictures, just call at Greene & Co.’s new Daguerrean Rooms nearly opposite H. H. & G. S. Seelye’s store, Seneca st., Geneva.

We have obtained the great desideratum of more light, consisting of sky lights with large side lights.  This light is so admirably arranged and softened by curtains of a delicate blue, that the subject sits as it were in an Ethereal Light, with perfect ease and comfort.

By this light, and with an instrument of great power, (made expressly for us.)  we are enabled to take Likenesses in a very few seconds.  This light is expressly adapted to the procurement of family Groups, those beautiful mementos for the future of what we were—showing the union of to-day that to-morrow may be dissolved, perhaps forever.

In addition to these improvements, that every one can see and judge for themselves, we have made others of greater importance.  We refer to our Chemical Apparatus, and we say unhesitatingly that it is the best in use, always sure in its operation, bringing forth pictures similar to the finest steel engravings.

Thus, Mr. Public, you are invited to call and examine or specimens.  Rooms open to citizens and strangers daily (Sunday excepted) between the hours of 7 A. M. and 6 P. M. clear or cloudy.  Hours for children from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.        J. F. Greene.   J. P. Carson.  Geneva May 15th 1851.

John F. Greene was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1857-1858 being active in Geneva, New York.  Also in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry is a listing for Carson with no first name as being active in Cleveland, Ohio in 1850-1851.

J. M. Green

N. D.               Address Unknown, Auburn, New York.                                                                                    1858               Address Unknown, Geneva, New York.

J. M. Green was recorded in an announcement on March 5, 1858 in the Geneva Daily Gazette  (Geneva, New York).  The students of Hobart College lately conceived the idea of securing photograph likenesses of their eminent and revered Professors and fellow classmates.  To that end they have employed Mr. J. M. Green recently of Auburn, a gentleman highly skilled in the Photographic Art.  This will give him abundant occupation for a time, for the engagement, we understand, is to execute some 500 likenesses.  While Mr. Green is with us, many of our fellow citizens will doubtless avail themselves of the opportunity to secure pictures in the best style of the art.

J. M. Green is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Dr. C. Farnham

1850-1851       Rooms on Seneca Street, 2 doors below the Mansion House, Geneva, New                                     York.

Dr. C. Farnham was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has just opened a Daguerrean Galley on Seneca St., (2 Doors Below The Mansion House,) where features can be had for the low of $1.00.  His pictures, for boldness of outline and accuracy of likeness are unsurpassed.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.            Geneva October 18, 1850.

The seconded advertisement ran from November 6, 1850 to January 22, 1851 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Farnham’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Dr. C. Farnham has opened a daguerrean Galley on Seneca Street, two doors below the Mansion House, where Pictures can be had for the low of one Dollar, for which $1.50 is charges, a little lower down the street.  Likenesses of sick and deceased persons, taken on reasonable terms.     Geneva October 15, 1850.

Dr. C. Farnham is nor recorded in other photographic directories.

John S. Dey

1845                Rooms on Seneca Street, 2d door east of the Methodist Church, Geneva, New                             York.

John S. Dey was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 11 to November 11, 1845 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  Mr. John S. Dey, of this village, (office 2d door east of the Methodist Church, on Seneca street, up stairs,) will take likenesses of the above description for all who may disposed to favor him with their patronage.  Specimens of his skill may be seen at the door, or at his rooms, an inspection of which, he is sure, will satisfy the most fastidious of those who may wish likenesses of themselves, their relatives, or friends.  By an improvement in his apparatus united with practical skill, he professes to be able to secure the proportion of the features and the expression of the eyes and countenance with far more accuracy than is generally attained in this kind of portrait.  Fac-similies of painted portraits may by this means be indefinitely multiplied, and the likeness even of a deceased friend or relative preserved with surprising fidelity, and when required Mr. Dey will wait upon his customers at their houses; and he can assure the public generally, that no pains will be spared to give entire satisfaction to those who may favor him with a call.

His terms are moderate, being for a single portrait $3.50, for a group of two in one frame $4, and 50 cts. for every additional likeness.  In all cases of attending at the residence of the party his charges will be reasonable.

John S. Dey is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Clark & Kennedy

1845-1846       Rooms Seneca Street, 3d door below the M. E. Church, Geneva, New York.

The Partnership of Clark and Kennedy were recorded in two advertisements, the first in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York.)  The first advertisement ran from September 16, to December 2, 1845.  Geneva Daguerrean Rooms, Clark & Kennedy, operators.  Likenesses executed Single or in Groups, for the smallest to four times the ordinary size.  Put up in Frames, cases or lockets, with or without colors, on reasonable terms.

Their rooms are comfortably furnished for the reception of Ladies and gentlemen, who are respectively invited to call and examine their specimens.

Persons desirous of becoming acquainted with the art, will be instructed on moderate terms, the use of plates and Camera furnished without extra charge.

The second advertisement was recorded on January 23, 1846 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  Note the date at the end of the advertisement August 29, 1845.  No issues were available to me between August 29, 1845 and January 22, 1846.   Geneva Daguerrean Rooms, Clark & Kennedy, operators.  Likenesses executed Single or in Groups, for the smallest to four times the ordinary size.  Put up in Frames, cases or lockets, with or without colors, on reasonable terms.

Their rooms are comfortably furnished for the reception of Ladies and gentlemen, who are respectively invited to call and examine their specimens.

Persons desirous of becoming acquainted with the art, will be instructed on moderate terms, the use of plates and Camera furnished without extra charge.  Geneva, Aug. 29, 1845.

Clark and Kennedy are not recorded in any photographic directories that were checked, nor could I speculate who they might be based on location and dates of activity.

J. P. Carson

1851-1852       Rooms Seneca Street, nearly opposite H. H. & G. C. Seelye’s Store, Geneva,                                     New  York.

J. P. Carson was recorded in one announcement and two advertisements in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York.) The announcement and first advertisement ran on May 16, 1851. Green & Co.’s New Daguerrean Gallery.—We yesterday visited Green & Carson’s Daguerrean Rooms, and were astonished to see the improvement and perfection in the art.—They have pictures that speak for themselves, and all they lack is life. Those wishing perfect Pictures, would do well to call and see if we have over stated the fact.

The Albany Dutchman says, while speaking of Likenesses painted by the sunbeams, that “our friend Carson of Cleveland who though a young Man has made several improvements in the Daguerrean art, that brings it one step nearer to perfection.  As an artist he has few rivals, and no superiors in the country: and the best in Cleveland.”  We are glade that he has associated himself with Mr. Greene, who is one of the B’hoys; and they will not and cannot be outdone by any artist in the country.  Their rooms are nearly opposite H. H. & G. C. Seelye’s, Seneca St.  See their advertisement.

The advertisement ran on May 16, 1851.  Every Day Brings Something New!  Hillotypes Outdone.  If you want Pictures that are Pictures, just call at Greene & Co.’s new Daguerrean Rooms nearly opposite H. H. & G. S. Seelye’s store, Seneca st., Geneva.

Rooms open to citizens and strangers daily (Sunday excepted) between the hours of 7 A. M. and 6 P. M. clear or cloudy.  Hours for children from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.  J. F. Greene , J. P. Carson.

The second advertisement ran from May 23, 1851 to June 4, 1852.  Every Day Brings Something New!  Hillotypes Outdone.  If you want Pictures that are Pictures, just call at Greene & Co.’s new Daguerrean Rooms nearly opposite H. H. & G. S. Seelye’s store, Seneca st., Geneva.

We have obtained the great desideratum of more light, consisting of sky lights with large side lights.  This light is so admirably arranged and softened by curtains of a delicate blue, that the subject sits as it were in an Ethereal Light, with perfect ease and comfort.

By this light, and with an instrument of great power, (made expressly for us.)  we are enabled to take Likenesses in a very few seconds.  This light is expressly adapted to the procurement of family Groups, those beautiful mementos for the future of what we were—showing the union of to-day that to-morrow may be dissolved, perhaps forever.

In addition to these improvements, that every one can see and judge for themselves, we have made others of greater importance.  We refer to our Chemical Apparatus, and we say unhesitatingly that it is the best in use, always sure in its operation, bringing forth pictures similar to the finest steel engravings.

Thus, Mr. Public, you are invited to call and examine or specimens.  Rooms open to citizens and strangers daily (Sunday excepted) between the hours of 7 A. M. and 6 P. M. clear or cloudy.  Hours for children from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.             J. F. Greene     J. P. Carson.

J. P. Carson, J. F. Green and Green & Company do not appear in other photographic directories.

W. L. Burtiss

1845                Address Unknown, Rochester, New York.                                                                    1845                At Prescott’s, Geneva, New York.

W. L. Burtiss was recorded in an advertisement in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York) on July 29, 1845.  Photographic Images.  Wives, Children, Husbands, Lovers and Young Maids, “Secure your shadows e’re your shadow fades.”

W. L Burtiss, Proprietor of the Rochester Daguerrian Gallery and Photographic Institute, has the honor to announce to the citizens of Geneva and vicinity, that, having by unremitting attention to business measurably injured his health, he intends for a week or two courting the invigorating breezes of the Lake and healthful atmosphere of Geneva.

Circumstances favoring, he purposes taking a few prospects of the Lake; and without violating his physiologic interests, will attend to a few calls in the way of his profession; for which purposes he has taken his apparatus, (a very, superior Camera,) along with him.

Ladies and gentlemen are requested to call, if for no other purpose but to examine his specimens, which in Rochester gained for him golden opinions.

W. L. B. has a very fine assortment of embossed Morocco Cases; Japanned, Rose Wood, Mahogany and Black Walnut Frames; Gold and Plated Lockets; Miniatures of all sizes, taken suitable for Breast Pins, Bracelets, &c.

Persons desirous of acquainting themselves with the modus operandi, can have instructions given, and supplied with apparatus on reasonable terms.

The color and material of the dress, and a great deal to the beauty of the impression, and therefore for Ladies, silk dresses of any color (except whit, or light blue, or red,) either plain, striped, or figured, are the best for the purpose.

A striped or figured vest, and a cravat or scarf which covers part of the triangular form of the bosom, would be most suitable for gentlemen.  Mr. B. can be found at Prescott’s.  W. L. Burtiss, P. P.  Geneva, July 31, 1845.

In Craig’s Daguerreian Registry he list a Warren L. Burtis in Rochester NY without a business address. He also suggest that he is probably in St. Louis, Missouri from 1845-1846.