Tag Archives: Hannibal Missouri.

P. P. Lounsbery

1852                Address Unknown, Hannibal, Missouri.

P. P. Lounsbery was recorded in an announcement that appeared on May 27, 1852 in the Hannibal Journal (Hannibal, Missouri). P. P. Lounsbery’s Daguerreotypes are the best we have ever seen; the most perfectly life-like.  Many who examine them, we venture to say, will have their old pictures rubbed off, and new ones instead.  Mr. Lounsbery has no other business; he never learned any other, and learned this with an intention of obtaining a living by it.  He therefore understands it well; takes pride in it, and of course is more to be trusted than those half-made daguerreotypists who pick up a smattering of this business, when they get idle and out of funds, and stroll into the country on a three months’ cruise, to print libels on people’s faces, at a dollar or two dollars apiece!

N. B.—Mr. L. invites the ladies, and assures us that his rooms will always be a suitable place for them to visit.

P. P. Lounsbery is not listed in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a P. Lounsberry as being active in Burlington, Iowa 1850-1851 It is unknown if they are the same person. The distance between Burlington, Iowa and Hannibal, Missouri is about 95 miles by land.

George H. Jones

1850                Rooms over William Hawkins’ Store, Hannibal, Missouri.

George H. Jones was recorded in an advertisement on  November 7, 1850 in the Western Union  (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerrean Gallery.  Over Wm. Hawkins’ Store.  Geo. H. Jones.  Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Hannibal and vicinity, that he will continue to execute all kinds of work in the Daguerrean Art in the latest improved style; miniatures set in beautiful shell or morocco cases; also in lockets, breast-pins, finger rings, watch keys, &c., &c.  Being convinced from past experience, that he can fully satisfy all who may encourage him, public patronage is solicited.—Entire satisfaction given, or no charge.

P. S. Instructions given in the Art, and an apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.

George H. Jones does not appear in other photographic directories.

J. Hunter

1851                Rooms over Rhodes and Smith’s, Hannibal, Missouri.

J. Hunter appeared in an announcement on March 27, 1851 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri). Daguerreotypes. J. Hunter would inform the citizens of Hannibal and vicinity that he will only continue through this week in Hannibal.  Those wishing Portraits would do well to call at his Rooms over Rhodes and Smith’s.

J. Hunter does not appear in other photographic directories.

Hicks & Jones

1850                Room on Commercial Row, under the Odd Fellows Hall, Hannibal, Missouri.

Hicks & Jones (George H. Jones) were recorded in an advertisement that appeared on October 10, 1850 in the Western Union (Hannibal, Missouri).  Daguerrean Gallery.  Hicks & Jones, Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Hannibal and vicinity, that they have taken a room on Commercial Row, immediately under the Odd Fellow’s Hall, where they are prepared to execute all kinds of work in the Daguerrean Art in the latest improved style; miniatures set in beautiful shell or morocco cases, also in lockets, breast-pins, finger rings, watch keys, &c., &c.  Being convinced, from past experience, that we can fully satisfy all who may encourage us, public patronage is solicited.  Those wishing miniatures would do well to call soon, as our stay may be short.  Entire satisfaction given, or no charge.

P. S. Instruction given in the Art, and an apparatus furnished on reasonable terms. july 25.

Hicks & Jones (George H. Jones) are not recorded in other photographic directories.