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Cole & Chamblin

1853                Address Unknown, Zanesville, Ohio.                                                                                1853-1855     Rooms in Rogers Block, 3d story, Corner of Railroad & Second Streets,                                             Ironton,  Ohio.

Cole & Chamblin were recorded seven times in the Spirit of the Times (Ironton, Ohio), six advertisements and one announcement.   The announcement ran on November 8, 1853.  Daguerrean Artist.  Messrs. A. R. Cole & T. H. Chamblin from Zanesville are to occupy the upper rooms in the corner building in Rogers block, adjoining the Ironton house, Mr. Chamblin called on us one day last week, from whom we learn that they are to have the building fitted up expressly for the business, with sky-lights and other conveniences.  We wish them all the success their strictest attention and most persevering efforts may deserve.  The ornamental in life is only second to the useful.

The first advertisement ran from May 9 to June 27.             The Plastering Is Completed And the passage leading to the new Sky-light Daguerrian gallery is unobstructed.  These Rooms have been fitted up expressly for the purpose of practicing the Photographic Art, and persons calling can be assured of procuring pictures that are superior to any heretofore produced in this section of country.

Rooms in the 3d story of Rogers’ Block, corner of Railroad and Second Sts.  Entrance on Railroad St.

The second advertisement ran from July 4 to October 31, 1854.  No “Hoax,”—That As Good Daguerreotypes can be taken in Ironton, as elsewhere, is becoming generally known—let those who doubt call at the Sky-light Rooms in the third story of Rodgers’ Block, corner of Railroad and Second Sts., Entrance on Railroad Street—inside stairway.  As complete an assortment of plain and fancy cases kept constantly on hand, as can be found in any of the cities.—Also, Gold Lockets.

The third advertisement ran from November 7, 1854 to April 3, 1855.  The Daguerreian Gallery in Rogers’ Block, Corner of Railroad and Second Streets, is again open for the reception of visitors, and those wishing pictures can now be accommodated.

The fourth advertisement ran from April 17 to June 12, 1855.  Daguerreotypes are still taken in all kinds of weather, at the located Sky-light Gallery, third story Rodger’s block.  Entrance on Railroad street opposite depot.

The fifth advertisement ran from June 26 to July 10, 1855.  Cole & Chamblin’s Daguerreian Gallery will be closed from July 10th, until August 1st 1855.  Those wishing pictures would do well to avail themselves of the earliest opportunity.  Gallery, third story Rodger’s Block.  Entrance on Railroad street opposite the depot.

The sixth advertisement which ran from September 18, 1855 to January 29, 1856, shown a new proprietor.  Daguerrean Gallery.  The undersigned has fitted up the room recently occupied by Mr. Chamblin, and is now prepared to take Good Pictures, in all weather.  Paintings, Daguerreotypes and Statuary accurately copied.  Careful Instruction given in the art.  Mrs. Dauphin.

The partnership of Cole and Chamblin has not been recorded in other photographic directories.  A. R. Cole is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in Zanesville, Ohio from 1850-1861; Ohio Photographers 1839-1900, list him from 1859-1865.  Chamblin is not recorded is either directory.  Craig does list a Thomas H. B. Chamblin in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1860.  Ironton Mrs. Dauphin is also not recorded.  The last advertisement brings up some interesting questions.  “The undersigned has fitted up the room recently occupied by Mr. Chamblin.”  Was the partnership in name only?  Did Cole run the Zanesville operation and Chamblin the Ironton?

Edwin Clark

1854                Rooms over Mr. Nixon’s Variety Store, Second Street, Ironton, Ohio.

Edwin Clark was recorded in two advertisements the first advertisement ran from February 21 to March 7, 1854 in the  Spirit of the Times (Ironton, Ohio).  Daguerrean Rooms.  Edwin Clark has the pleasure of announcing to the citizens of Ironton, that he has opened rooms over Mr. Nixon’s Variety Store, and is prepared to execute likenesses, that for beauty of tone and life like accuracy of expression, cannot fail to please those wishing to favor him with their patronage.  Mr. C. trusts the liberal patronage which he has received in other places, will be extended to him here, and assures those wishing pictures, that no pains will be spared on his part to please them.

Pictures taken equally well, without regard to weather, and satisfaction given, or no charge.  All are invited to call and examine Specimens.

In the second advertisement which ran from March 14 to April 18, 1854 in the Spirit of the Times (Ironton, Ohio).  Daguerrean Rooms.  Read This, Everybody!!  Mr. Clark has the pleasure of informing the citizens of Ironton and vicinity, that he has secured the assistance of Mr. Coburn, whose skill and long experience in the Daguerrean art places him far ahead of most persons engaged in it.  This is emphatically the time to obtain a life-like picture of yourself and friends.  He has on hand a fine assortment of fancy cases, some of which are so admirable adapted for Sweethearts and Lovers, that they lend charms to ugliness itself, and win the abiding affections of the most heartless coquette.  Old men and matrons, young men and maidens, please give him a call at his rooms over Nixon’s Variety Store, Second Street, Ironton.

Edwin Clark does not appear in other photographic directories.