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Lawyer

1849                Rooms Seneca Street, One door below Dr. Smith’s Office, Geneva, New York.

Lawyer of the partnership of Biteley & Lawyer was recorded in one announcement and two advertisements.  The announcement appeared on June 29, 1849 in the Geneva Daily Gazette  (Geneva, New York).  Mr. Editor:  I called the other day at the Daguerrean room of Messrs. Biteley & Lawyer, Seneca street, and was highly pleased and gratified to perceive the approximation towards perfection, if not perfection itself, to which this wonderful art has arrived.  I have seen Daguerreotypes, without number, but never any like those taken by the above named gentlemen.—The likenesses are so life-like and “true to nature,” that they excite admiration and astonishment.  They surpass every thing of the kind ever exhibited in our village; and those who wish to secure a correct picture of themselves or their friends, will do well to avail themselves of an opportunity which may not soon occur again.     S.

The first advertisement ran from July 6 to August 17, 1849 in the Geneva Daily Gazette  (Geneva, New York).  Glorious Opportunity!  The subscribers would say to the readers of the “Gazette,” that they have opened Daguerrean Rooms on Seneca street, one door below Dr. Smith’s office, where they may be found from 8 A. M. until sundown, not only ready and willing, but anxious to perform any and every service, in their line, for the public.  The subscribers claim to understand the Daguerrean business, and were not for their excessive modesty, would here insert various notices that they have received in different parts of the State, commending their likenesses.

The public are invited to call, and we will treat them as well as we know how, and sell them pictures if we can.  Bitely & Lawyer.

The second advertisement ran from August 24 to September 14, 1849 in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  One Dollar Daguerrean Gallery!  The subscriber, at the rooms heretofore occupied by Biteley & Lawyer, will put up Likenesses in good style for One Dollar.  N. B. Prices above for two weeks only. N. H. Biteley.

Lawyer is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Geneva.  One might speculate that it is E. Ralph Lawyer, but there is no concrete proof that it is.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does not list N. H. Biteley.  Craig does list a Bitely as a spelling variant for Brightly, it’s unknown if they are the same person.

Kennedy

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

Kennedy of the firm Clark & Kennedy were recorded in two advertisement.  The first advertisement ran from September 16 to December 2, 1845 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  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).  This is the same advertisement as the first.  Note the date at the end of the ad  August 29, 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.  Geneva, Aug. 29, 1845.

Kennedy is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Jackson

1842                Rooms on Seneca Street, nearly opposite Field’s Mansion House, Geneva,                                       New York.

Jackson of the firm Wight and Jackson were recorded in an announcement and one advertisement.  The announcement appeared on May 31, 1842 in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.—We would refer our readers to an advertisement in another column, by Messrs. Wight and Jackson, who have recently opened their rooms, nearly opposite Field’s mansion House. Seneca street, where they propose to take Daguerreotype likenesses.  Their terms are very moderate; and, from the specimens we have seen, should think their materials are admirably prepared, as the execution, if we may use the term, seems perfect.  We would therefore call the attention of all who may wish their miniatures, to the above advertisement.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to July 19, 1842 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotype Miniature Portraits, taken by the above process, from 8 o’clock A. M. to 5 P. M., with the latest improvements, and in a style that cannot fail to give satisfaction.  Landscapes, views of private residences, public buildings, miniature copies of portraits, paintings, statuary, engravings, &c., executed to order.

The public are invited to call and examine specimens at Wight’s Painting Rooms, nearly opposite Field’s Mansion House.  Instruction given in the above Art, and apparatus furnished.  Wight & Jackson.  Geneva, May 30, 1842.

Jackson is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Geneva, New York in  1842.  Wight is also not listed in other photographic directories or in The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artist in America 1584-1860.

D. R. Holmes

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

D. R. Holmes in the partnership of Greene & Holmes was recorded in an advertisement that ran on 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.

D. R. Holmes is not recorded in other photographic directories. John F. Greene is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Geneva, N.Y. in 1857-1858.

A. Herington

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

A. Herington was recorded in two advertisements that appeared in the Geneva Daily Gazette (Geneva, New York).  The first advertisement that ran on May 29 to July 17, 1847.  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.

The second advertisement ran on June 1 & 15, 1847, with a variant spelling of the last name. 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. Herington is not recorded in other photographic directories.

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.