Tag Archives: Middlebury Vermont

Luther M. Brooks

1858                Stewart’s Block, over Chapman & Barrour’s, Middlebury, Vermont.

Luther M. Brooks is recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 28 to June 9, 1858 and appeared in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont.)  Superior Ambrotypes!  A Good Sky-Light, And an Operator that knows how to use it.  A Genuine Ambrotype, Including Case, Only 50 CTS.

Luther M. Brooks announces to the public that he has reopened the Ambrotype Rooms in Stewart’s Block.  These Rooms have recently undergone repairs, and are fitted up in a neat and tasty manner.  He has engaged the services of the celebrated Ambrotypist, William H. Rablen, who guarantees to make pictures as good as can be produced by the process.

Pictures set in Lockets, Pins, Bracelets, &c.  If you want a first-rate Picture, call and have it done by Rablen, at Brooks’ Sky and Side Light Gallery, Stewart’s Block, over Chapman & Barrour’s.

Luther M. Brooks is not recorded in other photographic directories.  John Craig list a William Rablin in Troy, New York from 1854-1857, in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  It is unknown if they are the same person.

Charles Brockway

1855                Rooms at the Dwelling of Dr. Brockway, Middlebury, Vermont.

Charles Brockway was recorded in an advertisement in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont) which ran from March 14 to April 25, 1855.  Daguerreotypes!  Good Likenesses for 50 Cents The subscriber has provided himself with apparatus and means of taking Daguerreotype Likenesses, after the New York style, and at a very low price 50 cents.  All small sizes, whether in a case, Locket, or ring, will hereafter be produced true to life at this very small charge.

That he is taking likenesses in a style of unsurpassed neatness and life-like beauty, will be seen by calling at his room.  He has on hand a splendid assortment of Cases of various style and price, and as he intends to make Middlebury his permanent residence, he can make it alike his own and the interest of his employers, to give superior Pictures at low and fixed prices.  Charles Brockway, Dag. Artist.  Rooms at the Dwelling of Dr. Brockway.          March 8, 1855.

Charles Brockway is not recorded in other photographic directories.