Tag Archives: Joliet Illinois.

J. H. Wilson

1848                Room at Duncan’s New Block, Upstairs, Joliet, Illinois.

J. H. Wilson was recorded in one announcement on July 25, 1848 in the Juliet Signal (Joliet, Illinois).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—J. H. Wilson, Daguerreotypist, whose room is in Duncan’s new block, up-stairs, is prepared to take likenesses in a superior style.  We have examined some specimens of his work, and do not hesitate to pronounce them the most natural and beautiful of any we have seen, that have been taken in this place heretofore.—Those wishing their likenesses taken must call soon, as he will remain but a few days longer.

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

J. P. Jones

1848                Rooms at the Washington Hotel, Joliet, Illinois.                                                                1848                Address Unknown, Wilmington, Illinois.

J. P. Jones was recorded in two announcements in the Juliet Signal (Joliet, Illinois). The first appeared on March 28, 1848. J. P. Jones, Daguerreotypist, has opened rooms at the Washington Hotel, in this place, where he is prepared to take likenesses of all who may give him a call.  We have seen some specimens of his work which are the most delicate execution.  Those who desire to have their likenesses taken in a life like manner should avail themselves of the present opportunity.  He intends remaining in the place but a few days.

The second announcement appeared on April 4, 1848. Those wishing Daguerreotype likenesses of themselves or friends, had better call on Mr. Jones, at the Washington Hotel, soon, as he expects to leave in a few days.  He intends visiting Wilmington next week.

J. P. Jones is not listed in other photographic directories.

F. W. Capwell & Brother

1846                Rooms at the National Hotel, Joliet, Illinois.                                                      1846                Rooms at the Exchange Hotel, Joliet, Illinois.                                                      1846                Address Unknown, Lockport, Illinois.

F. W. Capwell and Brother were recorded in three announcements in the Juliet Signal (Joliet, Illinois) the first one appeared on November 24, 1846. Daguerreotype Likeness.—Messrs. F. W. Capwell & Brother, Daguerrian Artist, have taken Rooms at the National Hotel, where they are prepared to take the above likenesses. Those who wish their likenesses taken, should apply soon as it is probable they will not remain long in this place.

The second on December 8, 1846.  Mr. Capwell Daguerreotypist, will remain a few days longer at the Exchange Hotel, in this place, where he is prepared to take Miniature Likenesses for all who may call on him.  Judging from the specimens we have seen, we feel free to advise all who desire their likenesses in a life-like manner, to give Mr. Capwell a call.  His prices are so low, comparatively, that families, and those who may be drawn together by the ties friendship, can have exact miniatures for a trifling sum.

And the third on December 15, 1846.  Mr. F. W. Capwell, the daguerreotypist, is now in Lockport.  He is authorized to obtain subscribers for the Signal.

F. W. Capwell and Brother are not recorded in other photographic directories.