Tag Archives: Little Rock Arkansas

J. W. Lowry

1859                Over Hezekiah’s Fashionable Emporium, Little Rock, Arkansas.

J. W. Lowry was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 25 to June 29, 1859 in the Arkansas True Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas).  New Photograph Gallery.  Now open over Hezekiah’s fashionable emporium, and few doors above Anthony house, where the subscriber begs leave to call attention of the citizens of Little Rock and surrounding vicinity, to his new style of life like Ambrotypes and Melainotypes.

Also plain Photographs of any size, not surpassed by any in sharpness, tone and durability.

You who have beauty, should to Lowry take it;

You who have it not, go and let him make it.

Special attention will be given to the ladies.  Prices vary from $1 to $15, according to size and style.  Call and examine at your earliest convenience.  J. W. Lowry, Artist.

N. B.—The likenesses of all ministers of the gospel taken at half price—that is, from 50 cents up.  J. W. L.

J. W. Lowry was not recorded in other photographic directories.

Moses A. Kennedy

1857                Corner of Markham & Louisiana Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Moses A. Kennedy was recorded in one advertisement that ran from January 24 to April 25, 1857 in the Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Secure the Shadow ere the Substance fades.  Ambro and Melainotypes.

“What great delight, oh! Ambrotype!

To gaze upon the works of light!

How high the polish, pure the tone,

When ev’ry face is nature’s own;

Sure, never art with all its skill,

The soul with such transport won,

As by those pictures from the sun,

Which on the plate imprints the face

With every line, and shade, and grace,

Till we admit with throbbing heart

Great nature triumphs over art.—

Is this picture not perfection,

Painted by the Sun’s direction;

Heav’ns bright ray shed from above,

T’enshrine the forms to those we love.

M. A. Kennedy of Nashville, has just arrived in our city, and is furnishing these new and beautiful pictures made in the highest style of art, Superior both in point of artistic execution, and the character of the material employed to any thing before known.

The Genuine Ambrotype is clear as a painting, fine in tone and brilliant in effect, and will last unchanged for ages.  Let all who wish pictures or a knowledge of the art, avail themselves of the present opportunity.

Gallery on the corner of Markham and Louisiana street.

Moses A. Kennedy was recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.

Samuel A. Hopple

1859                Franklin House, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Samuel A. Hopple was recorded on one advertisement that ran from June 29 to July 6, 1859 in the Arkansas True Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Samuel A. Hopple, Photographic Artists, Respectfully announces to the citizens of Little Rock and vicinity, that he has opened a gallery at the Franklin House, opposite the steamboat landing, where he is prepared to take life-like Ambrotypes and Medainotypes (Sic.) of the best quality, and on the most favorable terms.

The public are invited to call and examine specimens.  S. A. Hopple, Artist.

Samuel A. Hopple is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Little Rock, Arkansas. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Samuel A. Hopple in 1860-1861 in Jefferson, Indiana, it is unknown if they are the same person.

William Batt

1859-1860       Markham Street, over the Post Office, Little Rock, Arkansas.

William Batt appeared in one advertisement on May 12, 1860 in the Arkansas True Democrat  (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Our Arkansas Gallery.—For a year or more we have been collecting pictures of places and prominent persons in Arkansas, and have succeeded in getting up quite a little gallery.  Among others, we are indebted to Mr. E. A. Hines, for an excellent likeness of Capt. Pike, and to Mr. Wm. Batt, the daguerrean artist for some views.  One is a view of the Woodruff building, another of the Ashley mansion in this city, and still another of the city of Napoleon in this State. 

Mr. Batt’s establishment is on Markham street, on the corner of the block above  the post-office, where he furnishes excellent ambrotypes for 25 and 50 cents.

William Batt is not recorded in other photographic directories.  According to the advertisement he was active in 1859, address and location unknow.

Veeter

1857                Garrett’s Building, Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Veeter (of the firm Krone & Veeter) were recorded in two advertisements and one announcement.  The first advertisement ran from March 31 to June 2, 1857 in The True Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Heliography.  Photography and Stereoskop Gallery.  The undersigned Artists, respectfully inform the ladies and Gentlemen, and the public generally that they have opened a Photographical Gallery in Little Rock, and are now prepared to take Likenesses from 9 o’clock A. M. til 4 o’clock P. M.

All persons wishing to have a likeness taken are requested to call and examine our Specimens.

As this branch of Photography is entirely new, we flatter ourselves that it will please every one.

Ladies are requested to be attired in Dark dresses.

Persons wishing to learn this profitable Art may call on Krone & Veeter, Artists, Garrett’s Building, Markham street.

The announcement appeared on April 4, 1857 in the Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Messrs. Krone & Veeter, have taken rooms in Mr. Garrett’s house, and opened a Stereoskop Gallery, where they are ready to take pictures in a new and improved style of art.  See advertisement.

The second advertisement ran from April 4 to October 10, 1857 in the Weekly Arkansas Gazette  (Little Rock, Arkansas).  Heliography.  Photography and Stereoskop Gallery.  The undersigned Artists, respectfully inform the ladies and Gentlemen, and the public generally that they have opened a Photographical Gallery at Little Rock, and are now prepared to take Likenesses from 9 A. M. til 4 P. M.  All persons wishing to have a Likeness taken are requested to call at our rooms and examine our specimens.

As this branch of Photography is entirely new, we flatter ourselves with much success.

Those wishing to learn our art, may find it very profitable.  Krone & Veeter, Artists, Garrett’s Building, Markham street.

Veeter of the partnership of Krone & Veeter are recorded in Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865.