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W. B. Howell

1851                Address Unknown, Lexington, Missouri.[1]

1852                Rooms over Mr. Miller’s Boot and Shoe Shop, Glasgow, Missouri.

1853                Address Unknown, Independence, Missouri.

W. B. Howell was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement.  The announcement appeared on October 14, 1852 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  All persons wanting an exact likeness of themselves, should call on Mr. W. B. Howell, over Mr. Miller’s boot and shoe store shop, where he is prepared to take Miniatures in all the late improvements in the art.  He invites the ladies and gentlemen of the city to examine his specimens whether wanting likenesses or not.

The Advertisement appeared on December 10, 1853 in the Occidental Messenger (Independence, Missouri).  Look Now For Fine Daguerreotypes!!  Mr. Howell would respectfully call the attention of the ladies and gentlemen of Independence and vicinity, to the fact that he has just fitted up his room in good style, so that he is able to furnish those wishing it, A Splendid Likeness.  As he is going away for a few weeks, he will leave Mr. J. H. Twyman in charge of his rooms, to operate during his absence.  Mr. Twyman is a splendid operator—in fact to do him justice he is surpassed by none in the Art.  I therefore do not at all hesitate in recommending him to the people as an Artist.  As he has been with J. H. Fitzgibbon of St. Louis, he has all the new styles of operating, and all the late improvements that are now known in the business.

I will also say to the people, that there are at my room a splendid assortment of cases, which he will [sell] on moderate terms.  Oct 29th, 1853.  W. B. Howell.

W. B. Howell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865 as being active in 1851 in Lexington, Missouri. 


[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Dr. Yarnall

1854                Old Methodist Church, Glasgow, Missouri.

Dr. Yarnall was recorded in two announcements in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  The first appeared on April 6, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.  Dr. Yarnall will leave in a few days.  Those desiring elegant likenesses would do well to call immediately.  Rooms at the Old Methodist Church, where a fine collection of specimens can be seen.

The second appeared on April 13, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.—Dr. Yarnall is still at the old Methodist Church, where those who have not been served, can secure beautiful and correct likenesses of themselves or fiends.  He has one of the finest instruments we have ever seen, and his work is the best evidence as to his capacity to use it.

Dr. Yarnall is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Glasgow, Missouri.  In tomorrow’s post Mr. Yarnall is recorded in Charles Town, Virginia.

Listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry is a Charles Yarnall active in 1858-1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and William Yarnall from Newark, Ohio who was issued a patent No. 9,511 in 1852 for “chromo-photographic painting” or “prismatic daguerreotype process”.

J. M. Wood

1858                Address Unknown, Glasgow, Missouri.

J. M. Wood was recorded in one advertisement which was recorded on September 2 to 9, 1858 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Ambrotyping.  J. M. Wood respectfully invites the attention of the citizens of Glasgow and vicinity to his specimens in this Beautiful Art, and would say to those who desire a good likeness of self or friends, that this is a rare opportunity to obtain them, as his experience warrants him in guaranteeing to all satisfaction.

Prices from $1 upwards.  An immediate call is solicited as his stay will be limited.  July 29, 1858.

J. M. Wood is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Glasgow.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record a James M. Wood in Arrow Rock, Missouri in 1860 and Pioneer Photographers from The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865 list James M. Wood in Arrow Rock in 1860 and Glasgow, Missouri in 1863.

A. H. Whitehead

1855                Rooms Over Nanson & Bartholow’s Furniture Store, Glasgow, Missouri.

A. H. Whitehead was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 10 to 17, 1855 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Shadows Turned into Substance.

Surprising art by which we lend

Our countenance to absent friends,

Or leave a token for the bower

Where love laments the parting hour.

The undersigned would respectfully invite the attention of the public to his recently fitted up Daguerrean Rooms, situated over Nanson & Bartholow’s Furniture Store, (entrance on water street) where he will remain but a few days only.  All lovers of the fine art are invited to call and examine his specimens whether desiring pictures or not.

Persons who are not supplied with a superior style of Daguerreotypes will find this a favorable opportunity to secure a beautiful picture of those dear friends who may soon be the absent, but not forgotten.  A. H. Whitehead, Artist.

A. H. Whitehead is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Watson

1858                Rooms Over the Drug Store, Glasgow, Missouri.

Watson was recorded in one advertisement that ran from June 3 to 10, 1858 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Over The Drug Store. 

Dwellers in Glasgow! How little you know

The power of thy arts, whose glories I sing,

For they’re wafted to all, by breezes that blow,

From perennial lands of soft gentle spring,

For the Goddess of science has stopped in her flight

To deposit with us a gifted fair and bright!

And what do you think her majesty gave?

The “Camera Tube” that picture the brave,

The young or the old, the lovely and fair,

Oh really good gracious what a blessing it are.

Daguerreotypes Bright,

And Photographs right,

That index the face as truly as life:

With Ambrotypes new,

So faithful and true,

To picture the husband, son, daughter and wife.

Secure the shadow, ere the substance fade,

For time will cast o’er all a deeper shade,

And life-like ties soon be broken,

And farewell words yet to be spoken.

Now Watson’s Rooms are just the place,

To get a copy of your face;

They keep all right forever

And ne’er will dim, no never!

Come and see—

The sight is free!

Call All, At Watson’s.

Watson is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Glasgow, Missouri. 

A. H. & C. C. Tappana

1855                Old Methodist Church, Glasgow, Missouri.

1855                Address Unknown, Fayette, Missouri.

A. H. & C. C. Tappana were recorded in one advertisement and one announcement in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  The advertisement ran on August 23, 1855.  The Tappana’s Daguerreotypes.  Are you in want of a bold lifelike likeness—that for position, artistic finish or tone, cannot be surpassed by any?  If you are, now is the time to procure one, as our engagements elsewhere will not permit of us remaining here but a short time. 

We would advise all in want of a good picture to give us a call and unless you are perfectly satisfied with our work we will not ask you to take it.—

We think we can safely say we have heretofore given general satisfaction; we therefore feel confident of being able to please the citizens of this place, and all who may honor us with their patronage.

We may be found at the Old Methodist Church.  A. H. & C. C. Tappana.

The announcement appeared on August 30, 1855.  Daguerreotypes.  The Messrs. Tappana will only be here this week, and those desiring their services should call at once.  Their specimens and cases are worth an examination; and if any of our citizens want a finished job, they should embrace the opportunity presented.

They will be at Fayette next week, prepared to attend to all calls.

A. H. & C. C. Tappana are not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. K. Sutterley

1858                Rooms on Front Street, over White’s Drug Store, Glasgow, Missouri.

J. K. Sutterley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 18 to 25, 1858 in Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Now is the Time To get a Life-like Ambrotype of Yourself and Children.  The undersigned would inform the people of Glasgow and vicinity, that he has taken the large front room over White’s Drug Store, on Front Street, where he will remain but a short time, to give those an opportunity that wish to get a good Picture of Themselves or family.

My motto is, “satisfactory work or no pay.”—A good Picture can be had as well in a cloudy, as a clear day.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of my work.

Gallery open from 9 to 12 A. M., and from 1 to 5 P. M.  The greatest pains taken with children. J. K. Sutterley, Artist.

J. K. Sutterley is not recorded as being active in Glasgow, Missouri in 1858.  James K. Sutterley is listed in other directories as being active in Chicago, Illinois during this time period, It is unknown if they are the same person, the distance between Chicago, Illinois and Glasgow, Missouri is four hundred miles.

Sites

1852                Glasgow House, Glasgow, Missouri.

Sites was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 8 to February 12, 1852 in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).   

Daguerreotypes. 

In this world of notions each man acts his part,

Sites has chosen the Daguerrean Art,

He has just arrived in the city of Glasgow,

Where he has hung out his shingle to show—

The people of the place—the greatest of places,

To see how well he can counterfeit faces.

He takes fine pictures in all kinds of weather,

With the lights and shades neatly blended together,

Come down to the Glasgow House, and before

You go in you will see his sign at the door,

Walk up, take a chair—lean your arm on the stand,

Sites will then give you a touch of the grand.

He’ll take you a picture which never’ll fade away,

A thousand years hence, will be bright as to-day;

And see some sights (Sites) in the Daguerrean Hall,

If you’ve time you had better give him a call,

He takes all sizes from cases to lockets,

And readily suites the state of your pockets. 

Sites is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Glasgow.  A. J. Site is recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865  as being active in St. Joseph in 1851. It is unknown if they are the same person.       

James B. Pleasant

1850                No. 6 Glasgow House, Glasgow, Missouri.

James B. Pleasant was recorded in one advertisement that appeared in the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri) on May 23, 1850.  Jas. B. Pleasant, Artist in Daguerreotype.  Of Louisville, Ky., tenders his professional services to the citizens of Glasgow.  He intends that his pictures shall speak for themselves.  No charge for a picture that does not give entire satisfaction.  Please give him a call.

Rooms No. 6 Glasgow House.

James B. Pleasant is not recorded in other photographic directories, it is unknown if he was a daguerreotypist in Louisville, Kentucky.

W. P. Pitts

1855                Rooms in the Boarding House, adjoining Female Seminary, Glasgow, Missouri.

W. P. Pitts was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 18 to March 8, 1855 in the  Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri).  Daguerrean Likeness.  W. P. Pitts Respectfully announces to the Ladies and gentlemen of Glasgow and vicinity, that he has taken a room in the Boarding House, adjoining the Female Seminary, where he is prepared to take Likenesses In all the Styles of the Art.

He solicits a call and examination of his specimens.  Terms reasonable, and work warranted.

W P. Pitts is not recorded in other photographic directories.