Tag Archives: Hallowell Maine

Lott M. Scammon

1847-1848       Rooms over J. M. Gould’s Store, Hallowell, Maine.

Lott M. Scammon was recorded in one advertisement that ran from December 11, 1847 to January 1, 1848 in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine). 

Daguerreotype Portraits.  Lott M. Scammon, Having taken the Rooms over J. M. Gould’s Store, is prepared to execute Portraits in the most approved styles, for all those who may favor him with their patronage.  Pictures taken at his rooms are free from that dark shade so common with Daguerreotypists, and in point of distinctness and softness of tone are unsurpassed by any.

Statuary, Landscapes and Pictures copied true to the original.  Likenesses of dead persons often taken so as to resemble a natural sleep.

L. M. Scammon will also take the likenesses of sick people at their residences by leaving their addresses at his rooms.  Terms reasonable.

Lot M. Scammon is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Maine.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an L. M. Scammon in Chicago, Illinois in 1854-1855 as daguerreian materials, it is unknown if they are the same person.

S. Page

1847                Address Unknown, Hallowell, Maine.

S. Page was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from May 8 to November 6, 1847 in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine). 

Daguerreotype Cases, Plates & Chemicals.  Cases and Plates of different sizes—Iodine and Chloride of Iodine—Chloride of Gold—Bromine—Hyposulphate of Soda—Mercury—Prepared Rottenstone—Rouge—all of the best qualities, for sale at low prices by S. Page & Co.

The second advertisement appeared on May 13 & 20, 1847 in the Maine Farmer (Augusta, Maine).  Daguerreotype Cases, Plates & Chemicals.  Cases and Plates of different sizes—Iodine and Chloride of Iodine—Chloride of Gold—Bromine—Hyposulphate of Soda—Mercury—Prepared Rottenstone—Rouge—all of the best qualities, for sale at low prices by S. Page & Co., Hallowell, May 8.

S. Page is ot recorded in other photographic directories.

Morrill

1848                Room Over Nason, Stinson & Co., Hallowell, Maine.

Morrill was recorded in one advertisement in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette  (Hallowell, Maine) on December 16, 1848.  Morrill executes fine Daguerreotype pictures in the office over Nason, Stinson & Co.  As he will remain in town only one week longer, those wanting good pictures will call soon.

Morrill is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Hallowell, Maine in 1848. 

Thomas Hovey

1849                Address Unknown, Hallowell, Maine.

Thomas Hovey was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 13 to May 5, 1849 in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine).  For Sale.  A Good Daguerreotype Apparatus, Complete, and in good order, will be sold at a bargain.  The Camera is an American half plate, nearly new—a first-rate instrument.  Also, one of Southwark (sic.) & Hawes’ Patent “Buff Swings,” (two boxes) medium and quarter sizes; together with Chemicals, Plates, Cases, &c. &c.

A good opportunity is offered to any one wishing to purchase.  For further particulars inquire of Thomas Hovey.

Thomas Hovey is not recorded in other photographic directories.  It is unknown if Thomas was a daguerreotypist, an amateur or a dealer in daguerrean materials. 

John Freeman

1848                Address Unknown, Hallowell, Maine.

John Freeman appeared in one announcement on March 11, 1848 in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine).  John Freeman designs opening a Daguerrean Gallery in this place in a few weeks.  His pictures are superior.  A good opportunity will therefore be presented for obtaining correct and finished Daguerreotype likenesses.

John Freeman is not recorded in other photographic directories.  It is unknown if he ever opened the studio in Hallowell or if he did how long he was active there as a daguerreotypist.

E. F. Carleton

1847                Rooms Over R. Pope’s Jeweler’s Shop, Hallowell, Maine.

E. F. Carleton was recorded in one advertisements and one announcement in the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine. The advertisement ran from February 13 to March 6, 1847.  Daguerreotype!!  With or without Color, without regard to weather.—E. F. Carleton, invites the attention of the citizens of Hallowell to the splendid Miniatures which he is now executing at his rooms, over R. Pope’s Jeweler’s shop.

Prices, from 1.75 to 10.00. 

By the aid of New Chemical Agents, most splendid results are obtained; and multitudes are being delighted daily at the astonishing perfection to which, in point of delineation, boldness and unerring truthfulness, this art has so suddenly attained.  In an instant, as it were, upon the shining silver surface is portrayed the laughing countenance of Joyous youth, with all its freshness.  From the most aged to the verist child, it is equally applicable as the unerring delineator of life.  Delay not, then, as opportunity shall present, to secure one, two, three or six of these mementoes of life, which under the trying circumstances of a final separation from friends, no price can purchase.

Miniatures taken every day, in any style, in Lockets of any size or description, or in common cases, in a superior manner.

N. B.  Instruction in the art given, all articles necessary to the miniature furnished of the best quality.  Please call and examine specimens.

The announcement appeared on February 20, 1847.  E. F. Carleton, is doing wonders in the Daguerreotype line, at his rooms over Mr. Pope’s shop.  Those who have handsome faces will improve this opportunity to obtain a representation of their loveliness.  See advertisement in another column.

E. F. Carleton is not recorded in other photographic directories.