Tag Archives: Manchester New Hampshire

M. S. Lamprey

N. D.                   Ayers Building, Manchester, New Hampshire.

N. D. Information from a 9th plate advertising card.  12½ Ct. Picture From M. S. Lamprey & Co.’s Cheap Picture Gallery, Ayer’s Building, Opposite Merrimack Square, Elm Street, Manchester, N. H.

Pictures executed, both day and evening, in every style of the art.  Also, inserted into Pins, Rings, and Lockets.  Particular attention paid to copying pictures, and satisfaction guaranteed.  Also, a large assortment of Cases at the lowest prices.

M. S. Lamprey was not listed in the business section of the Manchester City Directories, issued every other (even) year.  In 1852 Ebenezer Hadley was at that address, in 1854 H. D. W. Moulton was there and in 1856 Frank Gould was there.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list him as a Ambrotypist and Daguerrean.  Cuttings patent for the ambrotype dates from July 1854.  To date the Manchester newspapers have not been consulted.

Josiah Goddard

1855                16 Harrington Corner, Worcester, Massachusetts.                                            1856                27 Smyth’s Block, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Information from the 1855 Worcester City Directory, residence section.  A Josiah Goddard was also recorded in the 1856 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory as a daguerrean.

Josiah Goddard is not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900, but is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  John speculates that they are the same person, but no proof has been found to substantiate this claim.