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Leland Howard Wakefield

C.1847-1848   257 Washington Street, Boston

1848                Rooms over D. Turner, Jr.’s Store, Ogdensburgh, New York.

1849                Rooms over L. Myers’ Store, Plattsburgh, New York

1852                Address Unknown, Portland, Oregon.

Leland Howard Wakefield was recorded in four advertisements.  The first and second advertisement appeared in the Daily Sentinel (Ogdensburgh, New York), the first ran from August 17 to September 1, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, will open miniature rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. about the 25th of August.

P. S.  Those wishing Miniatures will do well to wait and examine specimens before obtaining elsewhere.                                                                                 

The second advertisement ran from September 2 to 14, 1848.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, have opened rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. and are prepared to execute likenesses in the latest and most approved styles, and neatly set them into Frames, Pins and Lockets.

All who feel an interest in the Art will please call and see specimens.           

The third advertisement ran from March 24 to April 21, 1849 in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  L. H. Wakefield, recently from Mr. Chase’s celebrated rooms in Boston, will remain for a short time in Plattsburgh.  Room over L. Myers Store.

“Particular attention is invited to the distinct mild, and life-like expression of the eye, and to the mellow and warm tone peculiar to his pictures.”

Taken in any weather, with or without colors, singly or in groups, and at the shortest notice—warranted better than can be obtained elsewhere.

Price of common cases $1.25.                                                                       

The fourth advertisement ran from June 26 to July 24, 1852 in The Weekly Oregonian (Portland, Oregon).  Beautiful and Life-Like Daguerreotypes Mr. L. H. Wakefield From Chase’s Celebrated Rooms, Boston, And recently from New York, has opened a Sky-Light room in Coffin’s Block, for a short time, and will execute likenesses, which for beauty and finish, life-like appearance, and artistic arrangement, are superior to any taken in the Pacific coast.  Mr. W. invites all connoisseurs and lovers of the art to examine his specimens and judge for themselves as to their merit.

P. S. Particular attention will be paid to taking groups, suitable to send to the States.

Charges Moderate.

Leland Howard Wakefield was not listed in the Boston City Directory, resident section for the following years 1846/1847; 1847/1848; 1848/1849; 1849/1850; or 1850/1851.  He is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Portland, Oregon. He is also recorded in Oregon Photographers; Biographical History and Directory 1852-1917 by Thomas Robinson.

Alonzo I. Snow

ND                  At Plumbe’s, Address and Location Unknown.

1845-1846       257 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

1849                Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.

Alonzo I. Snow was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on October 13, 1845 in The Boston Daily Bee (Boston, Massachusetts).  Chase’s Daguerreotype Rooms, 257 Washington Street, Boston.  The most desirable location for this business in the city; first floor over Haskell & Howland’s large Silk and Shawl Store, in the new and splendid stone building, just erected, and entirely free from the many objections and annoyances inseparable from procuring likenesses at many other places.  The proprietor’s aim will be to make his rooms a genteel and fashionable place of resort, where the public are guarantied as good pictures as this beautiful and valuable art can produce, and his object being to Excel, no pains or expense will be spared to secure the most competent skill in every thing appertaining to the business, and he would be glad of every opportunity to compare his work, or put his skill in competition with others.

Mr. Snow, direct from Mr. Plumbe’s, where his long experience and unparalleled success prove he Cannot be Excelled, will conduct the operating department.  Persons desirous of having likenesses are respectfully invited to call, and the most fastidious shall be suited, or no charge.

Instruction given, apparatus and stock furnished, and warranted such as represented.  Pictures taken in any weather.   

Alonzo L. Snow is recorded in other photographic directories.  New information is the connection to John Plumbe, Jr. (probably Boston, Massachusetts) and Lorenzo G. Chase.

Wainwright Jones

1849-1850       265 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Wainwright Jones was Recorded in four announcements and one advertisements in the Boston Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts).  The advertisement ran from August 14, 1849 to April 16, 1850.  Persons desirous of Daguerreotype Likenesses of themselves or friends, taken in a superior style, will do well to call at W. Jones’s Rooms, 265 Washington street, Corner of Winter.

The first announcement appeared on September 4, 1849.  Daguerreotypes.  For the information of the public we would state that excellent likenesses are taken at the gallery of Mr. W, Jones, 265 Washington street, corner Winter.  Persons desiring single figures, groups, or other pictures, would do well to call.  We have a specimen of his work before us that is excellent.

The second announcement appeared on October 20, 1849.  Daguerreotypes.  Excellent specimens in this beautiful art are taken by Mr. Jones, at his gallery at the corner of Washington and Winter streets, and at very low prices too, put up in elegant cases, which are an ornament to the centre table.  Give him a call.

The third announcement appeared on September 4, 1849.  Christmas Presents…For Superior daguerreotypes to Whipple; to Southworth & Hawes; to Davis; to Jones; to Chase and some few others…

The fourth announcement appeared on January 14, 1850.  Daguerreotypes, are taken at a very low price at Jones’s Gallery 265 Washington street.  If not good likenesses no pay is required.

Wainwright Jones is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here to clarify the record.