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Lothrop G. Bean

1857                234 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.

1858-1859       234 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.[1]

Lothrop G. Bean was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on December 10, 1857 in the  Lowell Daily Citizen and News (Lowell, Massachusetts).  Great Attraction At Bean’s Patent Ambrotype Hall, 234 Merrimack Street.  His Patent Ambrotypes are all the rage, as they are taken and finished in superior style, and are sealed between two plates of fine polished plate glass, so that they are secured from air and dampness.  Warranted not to corrode or change in any climate.  His pictures can be colored like the Daguerreotype, but are much more beautiful in finish, more soft and delicate in effect, and come nearer to nature than any other picture.

The public are respectfully invited to call and see the difference, between the genuine and the so called Ambrotype, advertised by others.  The genuine being durable, the other perishable.  Jy23.

Lothrop G. Bean is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Lowell from 1858 to 1859.  Lothrop G. Bean is possibly the same person as L. G. Bean who was active in Westerly, Rhode Island 1853 and in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1856.  

[1] Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900.

L. G. Bean

1853                Address Unknown, Westerly, Rhode Island.

1856                Address Unknown, Fall River, Massachusetts.[1]

L. G. Bean was recorded in one advertisement that ran from March 24 to April 21, 1853 in

The Literary Echo and Pawcatuck Advertiser (Westerly, Rhode Island).  Daguerreotypes.  Have you had your Daguerreotype taken?  If not now is your time to step into L. G. Bean’s Daguerrean Saloon, where he is prepared to execute likenesses of every size, shape and description.  He would respectfully announce to the citizens of Westerly and vicinity, that he will remain here a few days longer to give all those who have not secured their likeness an opportunity to do so before he leaves.

My sky-light being composed of ground glass and connected with a beautiful side light, it enables me to produce pictures unsurpasse3d by any other operator.  Perfect satisfaction or no charge.

For A Few Days Only!  L. G. Bean.

L. G. Bean is recorded in other photographic directories, but not in Westerly, Rhode Island and is possibly Lothrop G. Bean who is recorded as being active as L. G. Bean in addition to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1853, Fall River in 1856 and in Lowell Massachusetts as Lothrop G. Bean in 1857-1859.

[1] Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900.