Tag Archives: Hallowell Maine

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.