Tag Archives: Lowell Massachusetts

L. Harrington

1841-1842       35 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.

L. Harrington was recorded in an announcement that ran on December 4, 1841 in the Lowell Morning Courier (Lowell, Massachusetts). Daguerreotype.—$500 Reward!

It is generally expected on taking up a newspaper and discovering an advertisement offering a reward of the above magnitude, that some horrible and villainous transaction has occurred and reward offered for the detection of the perpetrator.  But as the subscriber has suffered little by transactions of this kind, he purposes; and he hopes the time is not far distant when we shall have occasion to offer rewards but for similar purposes.

The subscriber having for some time past been experimenting upon the science of Photography, and witnessing the experiments and productions of many other professional men in the same science from New York, Boston and elsewhere, it has occurred to him that he has hit upon a new and very important discovery in the art.  He is so confident of this that he ventures to offer the above reward of five hundred to any person in New England who will produce a more perfect specimen with the Daguerreotype than those executed by himself.

Specimens may be seen at the rooms of the undersigned in Lowell.  Merrimack street, No. 35, on the third floor of the Concert Hall.  Ladies and gentlemen wishing to become acquainted with this new and interesting art will find it much to their interest to call upon the subscriber before engaging elsewhere, as many have gone into the county professing a knowledge of the science, who as he has reason to believe are but poorly qualified to give instruction in this important art, and some have already been and learned of him his process after having paid twenty-five dollars for instructions elsewhere.  Perfect satisfaction given or no pay.

Apparatus of the very best quality kept constantly on hand, and will be furnished to pupils and others as reasonable as can be obtained at any other establishment in New England; and every thing used in the art will be furnished at very moderate prices.

Miniatures taken and put up in neat morocco bound cases, from 3 to $5—and in lockets for $3 when furnished.  To those unacquainted with this art, a brief examination of its advantages may not be uninteresting.

Harrington is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1842.