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Datus E. Sedgwick

1857-1859       84 Owego Street, over J. Kendall’s store, Ithaca, New York.              

Datus E. Sedgwick was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The first advertisement ran from March 11 to August 5, 1857.  Something New!  Excelsior Ambrotype & Daguerrean Rooms.  The undersigned having fitted up the rooms formerly occupied by the Sons of Temperance over J. Kendall’s store and directly opposite the Journal Office, would respectfully inform the citizens of Ithaca and vicinity that he is now prepared to take Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes of the first quality.  Being in possession of all the recent improvements, he will warrant them to be equal if not superior in durability and artistic merit to any thing ever produced in this country.

Having had an experience of some 16 years in this business he is confident of pleasing all who may favor him with a call.  Satisfaction given or no charge and none but first class pictures will be permitted to leave the rooms.

Types taken from the whole size down to the smallest at all hours and on the most reasonable terms.  Remember the place 84 Owego street, over J. Kendall’s store.  D. E. Sedgwick.

The announcement appeared on July 1, 1857. A series of six fine daguerreotype and ambrotype views taken after the late flood by B. G. Jayne & Co., and have been forwarded to Frank Leslie of New York, who telegraphed for the same.  Mr. D. E. Sedgwick has a superb picture of one of the best views after the Freshet.

The second advertisement ran from December 16, 1857 to February 10, 1858.  The very Cheapest Yet!  The subscriber having recently increased his facilities in the Photographic Art, by a New and Large Sky and side Light combined, is prepared to delineate the human Features, in a style which for truthfulness and beauty of finish, is unsurpassed in the state.

Photographs, Ambrotypes & Daguerreotypes in every style, taken in all kinds of weather, at prices to suit the times, 12½ cents to $25.  Now is the time for those who wish cheap Pictures!

Photographs, plain and colored in aquarelle, fully equal to the best Oil Paintings—the best type sending by mail.

Particular attention given to Children’s Types, having an Instrument expressly adapted to this branch of the art.

The subscriber thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore enjoyed, solicits a continuance of the same.

N. B.—Artists supplied with Stock, Chemicals, &c, on terms satisfactory.  Particular attention called to an article of Collodian, of his own Manufacture, which in skilful hands will produce the most superb results known to art.  D. E. Sedgwick. 84 Owego-st.  Ithaca, Dec. 11, 1857.

The third advertisement ran from April 6 to June 15, 1859.  Now on Exhibition!  At Sedgwick’s Premium Photographic Gallery Daguerreotypes, the most perfect and beautiful style of Pictures known to the art, and only require to be seen to be appreciated taken only at this Gallery.  Call and see them Also Superior Photographs, recent discoveries giving a delineation of feature and a brilliancy heretofore unattainable, well adapted to sending to distant friends.  The above pictures are conceded to be the best results ever yet produced by the Camera.

Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes still taken in the best style of the art.  Satisfaction always given and prices as low as 50 cents including case.  Remember the place 84 Owego street, over J. Kendall’s store.     

Datus E. Sedgwick is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 in Ithaca, New York without a business address.

James V. R. Schuyler

1852-1853       42 Owego Street, over G. W. Schuyler’s Drug Store, Ithaca, New York. 1853-1859       38 Water Street, over G. W. Schuyler’s Drug Store, Ithaca, New York.

James V. R. Schuyler was recorded in four advertisements, one poem and three announcements in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The first advertisement ran from October 13, 1852 to December 7, 1853.  Lockets, Lockets, Lockets, Of the most approved style; also Daguerreotypes of the very best quality, from the largest Full Size to the smallest Locket Bracelet, Pin or Ring, taken on pure silver and finished with gold, can now be obtained at Schuyler’s new & complete Daguerrean Hall, Owego street, near the Ithaca Hotel, over G. W. Schuyler’s Drug store.  The citizens of Ithaca and neighboring towns and villages are invited to visit his rooms and sit for their Pictures, and be their own judge of the fact that his is the place surpassing all others in western New York, for procuring genuine likenesses and beautifully embellished Lockets and Cases.  His rooms for neatness and pleasant accommodation to customers an=re unequalled in this vicinity, and his operating apartment is furnished with cameras and North Sky-lights, the largest, latest improved and most elegant in this country.

Careful attention is given to serve each customer with pictures of finest texture, correct life like representation and substantial quality, at the lowest price for first class work—Prices from $1 to $20.

Ithaca, Owego-street, near the Ithaca Hotel, over G. W. Schuyler’s store.   Oct. 12, 1852.

The first announcement appeared on June 22, 1853.  For the Journal.  A Good Thing is Beautiful.—A good Daguerreotype is a good article, and a beautiful memento of friends and associations.  I have had much experience in daguerreotypes, and take pleasure in saying that the pictures which I notice in Mr. Jas. Schuyler’s show cases in Ithaca opposite the Hotel, on Owego-street prove him a workman of superior skill and fine taste—doing great credit to the Photographic art.  He has rooms of the best order much experience attentive habits, and is withal an accommodating fair dealer, and is favored with liberal patronage.  Be ye his patron.  CARS.

The second advertisement ran from September 14, 1853 to January 10, 1855. Note that no newspapers were available from January to December  1854.   Please Remember A Few Things In Getting Your Miniature.

1St., Mr. J. V. R. Schuyler’s new and complete Daguerrean Hall is very pleasantly situated above, at 38 Water Street.  Blooming new every morning and fresh every evening with likenesses of diversified size, and ornamented back grounds, which hang out like evening orbs in pictures of silver unequalled in this County, obscuring even the magnified thousands that come streaming up from below through a gasconade fog ten feet high.

2nd., This establishment is not the lowest but tallest, not the oldest but the youngest, not of Hippogriff purport but a reality, not the darkest but the most luminous to these parts for producing the highest order of miniatures for durability of effect.  Its superior order does not confine the Ladies to one apartment but allows them the free range of the complete dome—the Gents not excluded.

3rd., It is conceded (not conceited) that the position of Mr. S. as a Daguerrean Artist is practically and locally quiet and ahead of all the others in this city.  He is the only Artist in this region who is recommended for using the best refined Silver No. 1 Sealed Plates, and now improved Chemical of the late improved Paris manufacture.  This chemical is the least possessed by artists, yet the most desirable in the business of daguerreotyping.  These plates stand preeminently at the head by all experienced operators as the embossment for daguerreotype pictures.  These advantages enables him to serve his customers with miniatures the most durable and of more durable and beautiful finish, which by age will not show spots and fogy appearance so common to Types taken by the old process of galvanizing.  In short these materials completely obscure the miserable humbug of machinery traps, arts and colors of profession, which may be used insidiously to affect a business array to dupe the credulous.  Please therefore remember these few all important things when you go to get your likeness and call at No. 38 water-st. opposite the Ithaca Hotel where you cannot fail of securing the same proper to perpetuate the memory of the absent and deceased.

The poem appeared on January 10, 1855.

J. V. R. Schuyler, Daguerrean Artist.

            Beautiful Image, strangely bright,

            Robed in thy mantle of wondrous light!

            Sadly sweet are my thoughts of thee,

            Beautiful image speak to me!

            Sad is my fancy’s imagining;

            Sad is the homage my heart doth bring!

            Yea, Sad: but a sweet and holy thought.

            Within my mind they beauty wrought!

            There are many, and lovely things on earth

            Beings there are of glorious worth:

            Yet thine is a glory transcending far,

            The beaming tint of Earth’s brightest star!

            I have gazed on beauty’s marvelous ray,

            Then wept as I saw it melt away;

            But I hear a voice from the Laurel shade,

            Telling me thou will never fade;

            Image of one so dear to me,

            Methinks while my gaze is fixed on thee,

            The full red lips is with life blood warm.

            And I yearn to embrace thy breathing form;

            An image of him thou can’st not be—

            Loved one, oh, loved one, I look on thee!

            I know there is life on thy polished brow,

            Oh! Speak in thy own dear language now!

            Thou wilt not answer—but yet I hear

            A silvery accent floating near,

            I joy to think’tis the very same

            Which stole to me from the breath of Fame!

            Nay! Deem thou not ‘tis a thing of life,

            Though it seem with a pure, calm spirit rife;

            Yet worship the beauty there enshrined.

            I speaks of a gifted a peerless mind;

            ‘Tis the magic work of the Artist’s skill,

            Well may ye bow to his mighty will;

            The rarest jewel on Genius fame,

            Is the gem where sparkles that Artist’s name.

            Talent is his of an endless day,

            The wreath on his brow fades not away—

            And truly the home of so rare an art,

            Must be a noble—a many heart;

            The spirit of Genius ceased her lay,

            Yet wore a garland and left with me,

            Of Fame’s proud garlands—the proudest one,

            To be placed on the brow of her favorite Son.

            Beautiful picture speed thee forth,

            Through courts of beauty—and halls of worth,

            And tell how thy bright career,

            In the Gallery of Schuyler, the daguerrean here:  R. M. L., Motts Corners, Jan. 6, 1855.

The second announcement appeared on January 24, 1855.  Daguerreotypes.—Mr. Schuyler’s establishment is termed the standard for Daguerreotyping in this county.  The beautiful productions of Artistic skill and the surpassing beauty and worth of the numerous miniatures daily presented to his customers, are unequaled by any of his competitors.  Mr. S. possess facilities, experience and taste admirably adapted to his business, and carefully executes in his clear and lively style the making of every picture with his own dexterous hands, which is a guarantee to customers for a better quality of miniatures than can possibly be obtained from second handed and inexperienced workmen so common in this region.  The superior quality, and moderate prices of his pictures, can be the only cause for their great demand and extensive circulation over sea and land.

Persons wishing to procure a likeness clearly proving him or herself, can find no better place to secure so desirable an article.  Rooms opposite the Ithaca Hotel, over G. W. Schuyler’s Drug Store.

The third announcement appeared on June 6, 1855.  Daguerreotypes are becoming as common as “household words.”  The young have them taken, and when time has silvered their locks and made them white for the harvest of the grave, there is a pleasure in looking upon their own and their loved ones reflection on the plate, which changes not with age, and never grows old.  Friends and relatives are separated by death, or circumstances, and their presence still remains, speaking peace, and reminding the lone ones of that happy land, where eternal youth shall be present, at the union of all mankind.  Blessed Pictures!—pictures of friends—pictures of those we have loved and lost—pictures which freshen and brighten to us youth, home and happiness, which all the changing scenes in the rude battle of life can never efface from memory, or cause to be forgotten.  The rudest man, is touched by viewing them—the most tho’tless woman stops to gaze upon them; and those who fail to leave behind them these mementoes, but half recognize their duty to themselves and their descendants.  These are our thoughts—and so thinks Mr. J. V. R. Schuyler.

The third advertisement ran from June 6, 1855 to May 12, 1858.  Daguerreotypes!  On Pure Silver with fine Pellucid Gold Finish—(the best improvement known in the art, for securing a true Likeness of surpassing excellence and durability)—made at short notice, rain or shine—and put up in Good Style. Plain or Fancy, of all sizes, at the Ithaca Standard for Daguerreotyping, by J. V. R. Schuyler, 38 Owego-street, over G. W. Schuyler’s Drug Store, opposite the Ithaca Hotel.

Miniatures taken speedily of children at any age; also old Pictures carefully copied.  Particular attention given to aged and infirm customers.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.

The fourth advertisement ran from February 23 to September 7, 1859.  Wanted 1,000 Babies!  Mr. Schuyler, Is always up, ready & doing, for Men, Women, and children.—Having never been out done or too much over done in the art, he is prepared for 1,000 Babies more, and all the rest of the children—also, their Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins friends generally; to be arriving (not all at once) at his place Ithaca standard for Ambrotyping and Daguerreotyping Life Like Likenesses!  To sit for and procure, each for himself, one of those inestimable Mementos of dear friends and kindred, before gone forever.

Ladies and Gentlemen!!  Don’t forget the place!!  38 Owego street, over G. W. Schuyler’s drug store,—North—fronting Wm. Angle’s Ithaca Hotel.   J. V. R. Schuyler.  [Sic.] Oct. 20, 1859.

James V. R. Schuyler is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as being active in Ithaca in 1859.

George W. Schuyler

1849                42 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

George W. Schuyler was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on April 25, 1849 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Daguerrian,—A large assortment of Scovill’s and French Plates, of the best qualities, assorted cases, Preservers, Mattings, extra glass, quickstuff, chlorides of gold, and gold saucers, rough and prepared cotton, etc. etc. at New York retail prices.  G. W. Schuyler, No. 42 Owego-st., Ithaca.

George W. Schuyler is not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record a Schuyler in the partnership of Johnson & Schuyler in Ithaca, New York in 1849.  In my opinion they are not the same person, nor are Johnson & Schuyler daguerreian artists.  See Johnson & Schuyler post.

Moses Reeves, Jr.

1857-1858       49 Owego Street, over T. C. Thompson’s Merchant Tailor’s store, Ithaca, New                             York.

Moses Reeves, Jr. was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements  The first announcement appeared on July 1, 1857 in the Auburn Weekly American (Auburn, New York).   The Flood At Ithaca.  This calamity was a dreadfully destructive of lives and property.  Bridges, dams, buildings, trees, lumber and animals were swept away by the irresistible torrent.  Many mills and dwellings were destroyed, and several lives….

Mr. Moses Reeves, daguerrean artist buoyed up by a floating timber, was seen to ride high above the surface with portions of his body, for a distance, then, struck by a log, he disappeared, and to his friends was lost; but by a strange good fortune he states the he emerged some rods below, clinging with a death grasp to his float.—onward he floated, among the wrecks of buildings and a furious surf…At eleven O’clock at night Mr.  Reeves reached dry land about one and half miles below his place of starting….

The second announcement appeared on July 4, 1857 in the Keowee Courier (Pickens Court House, South Carolina).  Great Deluge in Ithica New York.  A letter from Ithica, New York, dated June 18, says:  This town was yesterday visited by the most destructive flood that ever came upon it, from many streams that pour their waters into the basin of the Cayuga Lake….

Mr. Moses Reeves, daguerrean artist buoyed up by a floating timber, was seen to ride high above the surface with portions of his body, for a distance, then, struck by a log, he disappeared, and to his friends was lost; but by a strange good fortune he states the he emerged some rods below, clinging with a death grasp to his float.—onward he floated, among the wrecks of buildings and a furious surf…At eleven O’clock at night Mr.  Reeves reached dry land about one and half miles below his place of starting….

The first advertisement ran from May 20, 1857 to May 26, 1858 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The Cheapest Yet!  A Large Size Ambrotype Or Daguerreotype, For 50 Cents.  As there has been small size Daguerreotypes taken in town for some time for 50 cents.  I have made arrangements for a Stock of Cases, so that I am now prepared to take Large Size Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes For Fifty Cents!  The same as have heretofore been taken for One Dollar.

I have also purchased the right for taking Melainotypes, or pictures on enameled sheet Iron.  Pictures on leather and indeed on everything the art is capable of producing.

Remember the number 49 Owego-street, Ithaca, one door below L. H. Culver’s, and over T. C. Thompson’s Merchant Tailor’s Store.  M. Reeves, Jr.

The second advertisement ran from September 15, 1858 to February 23, 1859 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The Sun Still Shines!  “By their Works ye know them.”  I would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca and surrounding country, that I have taken the rooms formerly occupied by M. Reeves, over T. C. Thompson’s and 2 doors west of Culver’s store, where I am prepared to take all kinds of Photographic Pictures in a superior manner.  I will take pictures of Invalids or Deceased Persons, at their residence, on the most reasonable terms and the shortest possible notice.  Portraits painted—miniature or life size—in oil and crayon, Views of residences, Draughting and pictures of every description painted to Order.  J. Beardsley.  Ithaca.

Moses Reeves, Jr. is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry. As being active in New York City from 1852 to 1856, but not in Ithaca, New York.

Jacob H. Lawyer

1848                #2 & #4 Exchange, Second Floor, Albany, New York.[1]                                              1849-1850     37 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Jacob H. Lawyer of the partnership of Lawyer and Clark was recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 22, 1849 to February 13, 1850 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Albany Daguerrean Gallery.  The Subscribers would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca and vicinity, that they have opened a Daguerrean Gallery, in the room lately occupied by Messrs. Watson & Ryder, No. 37 Owego-st, where they will be at all times in readiness to furnish the public with better work than ever before done in Ithaca.

Being in possession of all the improvements in the art, they fear no competition, and invite the strictest examination and criticism.  The idea held out by indifferent operators that light eyes cannot be well taken, and linen cannot be made white is expelled at once by an examination of the work in this Gallery.

Miniatures can be obtained here of any size or price, at which they ought honestly to be afforded, but always of a superior quality.  The senior partner of the establishment have been employed as the operators in Meade & Bro’s. Gallery in Albany, in 1848, the best in the state feels confident of being able to give the public better Miniatures than have ever been furnished, and satisfy all that they have heretofore been outrageously humbugged.  The following recommendation is from Messrs. Meade, Albany:

We confidently recommend Mr. J. H. Lawyer to the public as a first rate Daguerrean Artist, understanding all the late improvements in the art.  Mr. L. has taken pictures in our establishment and has given general satisfaction.   Meade & Brother.  Albany, July 10, 1848.

The experience of the senior partner for the last three years in the business in the best Galleries, is sufficient to entitle him to the confidence of public when those around him are but beginners in the business without experience or taste.  Instructions given in the art on reasonable terms, and chemicals, &c. kept constantly on hand for sale.  J. H. Lawyer.  F. C. Clark.  Ithaca, August 20, 1849.

J. H. Lawyer is listed in other photographic directories, but is listed here for the information in the advertisement.

[1] Address from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Lathrop & Watson

1848-1849       37 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Lathrop & Watson appeared in one advertisement that ran from August 9, 1848 to March 14, 1849 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Daguerreotypes At No. 37, Owego St.  Likenesses can be had of all sizes in a new and improved style, and on the most reasonable terms.—Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens and sit for their Likeness, if they choose, by way of experiments, free of charge.  Instructions given in the latest improvements in the art-Chemicals, Apparatus, &c. furnished on the most liberal terms. Lathrop & Watson.

Lathrop & Watson (first names are unknown) but they are mentioned in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry under Milton S. Lathrop as the partnership of Milton & Lathrop (?) with the note “this is probably an error”.  I believe that the Lathrop is probably Milton S. Lathrop and Watson is unknown at this time.

Benaiah G. Jayne

1857-1859       94 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Benaiah G. Jayne was recorded in seven announcements and four advertisements in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  The first advertisement ran from February 4 to August 5, 1857.  Found At Last!  The place in Ithaca where True And Perfect Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Likenesses, can be obtained.  The subscriber would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca and surrounding country, that they have taken the Daguerrean Rooms, 94 Owego-st, Ithaca, formerly occupied by F. C. Clark, and recently by N. J. Kellogg, 2 doors west of Avery, Woodworth & co.’s store, and opposite Greenly’s, where they are prepared to Take Pictures, in the Latest and Most Improved Style of the Art.  Having had a long experience in the business, they are confident of giving entire satisfaction to all who may favor them with a call.  In order to bring their pictures into immediate notice they will for the coming Month take Pictures for Fifty Cents!

Remember! We guarantee you a Better Picture than can be obtained elsewhere in the county, or no charge.  B. G. Jayne & Co.

The first announcement ran on February 12, 1857.—The advertisement of Messrs. Jayne & Co. Daguerreotype and Ambrotype operators may be found in our columns, to-day.  These gentlemen reach us with high recommendations and the likenesses taken by them since here have proved them to be superior in their art.

The second advertisement ran from March 4 to August 5, 1857.  Pictures for 50 Cents, Warranted to give satisfaction or no charge.  The subscriber would respectfully announce that in consideration of the very liberal patronage they have received since in Ithaca they will continue to take Pictures at their former low prices.  B. G. Jayne & Co.

Don’t forget the place 94 Owego-st.

The second announcement appeared on March 11, 1857.—Pictures of friends and of families have become as common as sunlight, and have also become quite as necessary.  No one seems to exist or become a member of society unless he can show his picture to himself and fellow men, and therefore a good one is desirable.  The skill of B. G. Jayne, & Co. in the Daguerreotype line is proverbial, and they have so near attained perfection that a picture of oneself, we are inclined to think, is handsome!  However people will so differ in opinion!

The third announcement appeared on April 1, 1857.  Editor Journal—Permit me through the columns of your paper to call the attention of your numerous readers to the firm of B. G. Jayne & Co., Daguerrean Artists, 94 Owego street.  It is always desirable to have young men of ability and moral worth settle among us; and more particularly is it so in in this instance when they are complete masters of a beautiful and useful art.  Daguerreotyping has become a necessity in every community.  Almost every household feels a strong desire to have true and perfect likenesses of its members, that when they are called, as all must be sooner or later, to that home from which, none return, there may be left a life-like representation behind.  I desire to make no invidious comparison between Messrs. B. G. Jayne & Co., and other artists in this village, but simply to say that from what I have seen of their work, I believe they can and do produce Daguerreotype and Ambrotype pictures true to life.  That I consider the perfection of the art.       W.

The fourth announcement appeared on June 3, 1857.  A 5 dollar bank note.  In center of the note is a round building, a train pulling three cars.   B. G. Jayne & Co., Daguerrean Artists, Rooms North Side of Owego Street, opposite the Old Bank Of Ithaca.  Secured By Daguerrean Stock.  B. G. Jayne & Co. will produce a Superior Likeness on the most reasonable terms, and warranted to give Satisfaction.

The fifth announcement appeared on July 1, 1857.  A series of six fine daguerreotype and ambrotype views taken after the late flood by B. G. Jayne & Co., and have been forwarded to Frank Leslie of New York, who telegraphed for the same.  Mr. D. E. Sedgwick has a superb picture of one of the best views after the Freshet.

The third advertisement ran from August 26, 1857 to February 9, 1859.  Ambrotypes.  Something Entirely New At B. G. Jayne & Co.’s.  Pictures On Patent Leather!  Which for depth of tone, fineness of finish, naturalness of expression, and brilliancy of effect, are unsurpassed by any productions in the Photographic Art.  The Ambrographs can be inclosed in a letter and sent to any part of the country without injury, and without any additional charge of postage.

Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, And Melainotypes, Taken at Jayne & Co.’s Rooms, and warranted to give satisfaction or no charge.  Don’t forget the place, No. 94 Owego street, opposite the old Bank of Ithaca, and two doors west of Avery, Woodworth & Co.’s.  B. G. Jayne & Co.

Instructions given in the Art, and a well selected assortment of Daguerrean Stock and Chemicals on hand and for sale upon the most reasonable terms.

The sixth announcement appeared on February 23, 1859.  Progress in all the arts at the present moment is a matter of every day occurrence, and indeed so common has it become that our people seem to expect it, as a matter of course.  From the dull, dead-looking daguerreotypes, operators improved to a life-like expression; from that to Ambrotypes, then Melaniotypes, and now the perfection of the art seems to have been attained in beautiful Photographs.  Some splendid specimens may be seen at Jayne’s.

The fourth advertisement ran from February 23 to August 3, 1859.  Photographs At Jayne’s.  The subscriber would announce to the public that he is now prepared to furnish Photographs on paper which cannot fail to satisfy the most inveterate critic.

A general invitation is extended to all to call and examine specimens.  I am also taking first class Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, And Daguerreotypes.  All of which are warranted to give perfect satisfaction, or no charge.  Room 94 Owego street, next door to Grant’s Block and opposite the Old Bank.  B. G. Jayne.

The seventh announcement appeared on June 15, 1859.  The New Light.  I would respectfully inform the citizens of Tompkins County that I have purchased the right for this county Mace’s Nonpareil Gas Generator, And shall hereafter keep on hand a full supply of Chandeliers, Brackets, Pendants, and Lamps.  This Light is fully equal to Coal Gas in brilliancy, and far superior in point of economy, furnishing a light equal to a Five Foot Coal Gas Burner, for less than One Cent Per Hour….B. G. Jayne.

Benaiah G. Jayne is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Ithaca, New York in 1859.

S. L. J. Hillick

1846                82 Owego Street, over G. H. Collins Tailoring Shop, Ithaca, New York.

S. L. J. Hillick was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 11 to April 15, 1846 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York). S. L. J. Hillick”s Daguerrian Gallery, Over G. H. Collins Tailoring Shop, No. 82 Owego street, Ithaca. Portraits taken on small or large plates, of one person or in groups of from two to six.  The best chemicals and materials necessary in the business furnished at moderate prices.  Pupils instructed and guaranteed to be proficient in the art.  Two or three wanted.  January 27, 1846.

S. L. J. Hillick is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Graves

1852                49 Owego Street, Ithaca, New York.

Graves was recorded in the partnership of Clark & Graves in an advertisement that ran from April 21 to September 15, 1852 in the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  Something New.  Messrs. Clark & Graves, Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Ithaca and its vicinity, that they have just opened a beautiful and convenient suit of rooms for taking Daguerreotypes, at No. 49 Owego-st., Over T. C. Thompson’s Tailor Store, where they are prepared to furnish those who will favor them with their patronage Perfect Likenesses, and at the same time rich mellow toned pictures, and entirely different style of type than has heretofore been offered to this public.  We have spared no expense or pains in arranging and furnishing out rooms, and from experience can say; that we have better arranged light, and rooms, than any Gallery in this Vicinity.— We have a large Sky-Light connected with a Side-light, either of which we can use, or both in connection, therefore the most fastidious can be suited.  Our Instruments are the best that can be procured—one whole size; and a ¼ size quick worker, by which pictures of children can be made in from 1 to 4 seconds.  We have also purchased a large stock of cases and frames, of the latest styles and patterns, which will enable us to accommodate individuals with pictures of all prices, varying from $1 to $20.  Ladies and gentlemen in the country are particularly invited to call and examine our specimens.  Pictures taken in cloudy weather equally as good as in clear.  Please give us a call and try.

Do not forget the place No. 49 Owego-street, over T. C. Thompson’s Tailor Shop—entrance first door east of L. S. Blue’s shoe store.  Please observe the big sign marked F. C. Clark’s Daguerrean Gallery.

F. C. Clark & Graves are not recorded in other photographic directories.  At the moment Clark and Graves are both unknown.  One can speculate that the F. C. Clark is Frederick J. Clark (one of the Clark Brothers) but their address during this time period in Ithaca was at 37 Oswego Street.  According to Craig’s Daguerreian Registry Edward R. Graves was in Lockport, New York which was about 149 miles away.

J. H. Felch

1845                Rooms 90 Owego Street, over D. W. Hale’s Store, Ithaca, New York.

J. H. Felch was recorded in an advertisement and announcement. The advertisement ran from January 22 to April 2, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York). Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ithaca and vicinity that he is prepared to take Photographic Miniatures with entire satisfaction, in clear or cloudy weather and respectfully invites them to call and examine specimens and “see themselves as others see them.”  Price $2.50.

Rooms No. 90, Owego street, over D. W. Hale’s store.  J. H. Felch.

The announcement appeared on February 19, 1845 in the Ithaca Journal & General Advertiser (Ithaca, New York).  We have been shown by Mr. Felch, some excellent Daguerreotype Miniatures taken by him.  He has a number of specimens at his rooms and will satisfy any one who may call of the faithfulness with which the features of any one can be transferred to the plate.  Rooms over D. W. Hale’s store.

J. H. Felch is not recorded in other photographic directories.