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Harned & Tileston

1846                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                1846                Union House, Montpelier, Vermont.

Harned & Tileston (J. L. & J. S.) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from October 15 to 29, 1846 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  Now Is Your Time.  Messrs. Harned & Tileston (Recently from Van Loan & Magill’s celebrated establishment, Philadelphia,) respectfully announce that they will remain at the Union House during the session of the legislature and will furnish likenesses (either separately or in groups,) in a style, which in point of richness of tone, and beauty of finish stand unrivalled and cannot fail of giving satisfaction.

They would particularly solicit the attention of members of the Legislature and strangers visiting Montpelier, as they are fully prepared to give all an opportunity of securing a perfect Daguerreotype likeness on the most favorable terms.  Just call and examine specimens, and see if we don’t perform all we advertise.  J. L. Harned.  J. S. Tileston.  Montpelier, Oct. 13th, 1846.

Harned & Tileston; J. L. Harned; & J. S. Tileston are not recorded in other photographic directories.

John Gregory

1849                Rooms in the Patriot Building, Montpelier, Vermont.                                            1850                Rooms at the brick house, Corner of Pleasant Street, Middlebury, Vermont.

John Gregory is recorded in two announcements.  The first ran on  October 18, 1849 in the  Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Gregory’s Daguerreotypes.  Those who would like to have their faces taken, with the living countenance, all brought out to the last line and lineament, would do well to call on Mr. Gregory, in the Patriot building, in this village.  Others may differ from us, perhaps; but to our taste, no daguerreotypes of so natural a hue, of so full an expression, and every way of so life-like an appearance, have ever before been taken in this section of the country.    D. P. T.

The second announcement ran on February 5, 1850 in The Middlebury Register (Middlebury, Vermont).  Mr. Gregory, whose Daguerreotypes our citizens have so justly admired, will return to this village in a few days, when he will take the likenesses of those who desire it.  We can without hesitation say that Mr. Gregory’s Daguerreotypes surpass any thing we have ever before seen, standing out, in natural colors, like a finished painting,—every feature distinctly preserved, life-like, and real.  Mr. G. retains his rooms at the Brick House, corner Pleasant Street.

John Gregory is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Charles H. Gay

1845                Rooms in Whitney’s Hotel, Woodstock, Vermont.                                            1845                Rooms In Spalding Building, Montpelier, Vermont.                                              1845                Room, over Bancroft & Riker’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.                                          1845-1846     Rooms in the Masonic Hall, Rutland, Vermont.                                                                  ND                    192 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                  1847                Younglove’s Hall, Union Village, New York.                                                    1849                No’s. 10 & 12 Washington Place, Union Village, New York.

Charles H. Gay was recorded in one announcement and five advertisement.  The first advertisement ran from September 11 to October 9, 1845 in the Spirit of the Age (Woodstock, Vermont).  Daguerreotype.  Cha’s H. Gay, Of New York; Would respectfully inform the citizens of Woodstock and vicinity that he has opened his Gallery of Daguerreotype Portraits, at Whitney’s Hotel, where he will remain, for a short time, and is prepared to execute Portraits and Miniatures in a style not surpassed by any ever taken.  He is prepared to execute portraits and miniatures from the smallest to the largest size ever taken either in this country or in Europe.

Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate. The citizens are invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Rooms open from 8 a. m. 6 p. m.

The second advertisement ran from October 16 to November 6, 1845 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotype!  Charles H. Gay, of New York, Would respectfully inform the citizens of Montpelier, that that he has opened his Daguerreian Rooms in Spalding Building, over the store of Bancroft & Riker, where he would invite the attention of the citizens, and members of the Legislature, to his splendid specimens of Daguerreotype Portraits and Miniatures.  He is prepared to execute the various sizes from the smallest to the largest ever taken in this country or in Europe, and in a style which cannot fail to please.  Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate.  Landscape views taken in superior style.  The public generally are invited to call.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.

The announcement appeared on October 23, 1845 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Something Worth Seeing.—All who are friends of the fine arts, and would like to see Daguerreotype likenesses, superior to any ever taken in the State, will do well to call at Charles H. Gay’s room, over Bancroft & Riker’s store.  His apparatus is of a superior kind and none can look upon his likenesses without being disposed to patronize him.  Here is a rare chance for those who may wish to procure a beautiful and perfect likeness.

The third advertisement ran from December 4, 1845 to February 12, 1846 in the Rutland Herald  (Rutland, Vermont).  Daguerreotype.  Charles H. Gay, of New York, Daguerrean Artist, would respectfully inform the citizens of Rutland, that he has opened his Room in the Masonic Hall, opposite A. Dyer’s, where he will remain for a short time and will be prepared to execute the various sizes from the smallest to the largest ever taken either in this country or in Europe, and in a style which cannot be surpassed.

Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to ½ past 4 P. M.  Operations without regard to weather from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M.  The citizens are invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 27 to August 26, 1847 in the Washington County Journal  (Union Village, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  Chas. H. Gay, formerly from 192 Broadway, N. Y., would respectfully announce to the citizens of Union Village and vicinity, that his Daguerrian Gallery is now open at Younglove’s Hall, where it will remain for a short time, and would invite the attention of the citizens to his unrivalled specimens of the Photographic Art.

He is prepared to execute all the various sizes, from the smallest locket size to the largest Cabinet size ever taken either in this country or in Europe.  Groups of from 2 to 20 taken on a single plate.  Landscape Views, Views of Private Residences, Copies of Paintings, Statuary, &c., executed in an unrivalled manner.  These Pictures are taken with a Speculum, and will not be reversed.  The style and finish of these Pictures shall excel in beauty and faithfulness, and possess all the colors of life.

The citizens are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the Art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Operations from 8 A. M., to 5 P. M., without regard to weather.  Rooms open from 8 A. M., to 7 P. M.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 10 to 31, 1849 in the Washington County Journal (Union Village, New York).  Daguerreotype Atelier.  Charles H. Gay would respectfully inform the citizens of Union Village and vicinity, that he has returned, and has opened his Daguerrian Gallery at Rooms No. 10 & 12, Washington Place, where he will remain a short time, and is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes Portraits & Miniatures in a style that cannot be surpassed.  He is prepared to execute all the various sizes (embracing [unreadable]           ) from the largest to smallest ever taken, either in this country or in Europe.  Groups of from two to twenty taken on a single plate.

From the long experience of the proprietor in the business, the superiority of his instruments having both German and American, he flatters himself he will be able to give the most perfect satisfaction.

Pictures taken equally well in cloudy as clear weather.  N. B.—Those having pictures taken by the old process, can have them retaken at a small expense.             The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.

There is a Charles H. Gay recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry who was active in 1845 in Providence, Rhode Island; Troy, New York in 1847-48; in New London, Connecticut in 1850, and 1853-56.  The question is are the all the same person?

A. Flint

1847                    Head of State Street, Over Bancroft and Riker’s Store, Montpelier,                                                      Vermont.                                                                                                                                      1848-1849         State Street, in Ellis, Wilder & Co.’s New Building, Montpelier, Vermont.            1851-1852         Head of State Street, nearly opposite Storrs & Langdon’s, Montpelier,                                              Vermont.

A Flint was recorded in three advertisement and one announcement.  The first advertisement ran from June 17 to December 16, 1847 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).   A. Flint’s Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms, Over Bancroft and Riker’s Store, at the Head of State Street, Montpelier.

As good a likeness as can be obtained can be had for one dollar and fifty cents, and neatly put up in a handsome Morocco Case.  Ladies and Gentlemen who wish for a good likeness will find it for their interest to call.

The second advertisement ran from May 25, 1848 to May 10, 1849 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).   A. Flint’s Skylight Daguerreotype Gallery, State Street, Montpelier, Vt.  [in Ellis, Wilder & Co.’s New Building.]

The attention of the public is respectfully solicited to the superiority of the pictures taken at this establishment, to the distinct and life-like expression of the eye, the clearness strength and boldness with which every feature of the face is brought out, and especially to their permanency.

Miniatures taken in any weather, at reduced prices, according to size, number of persons on plate, and richness of frame or case.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens before engaging elsewhere.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.

The announcement appeared on September 21, 1848 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  A. Flint’s Skylight Daguerreotype Gallery, State Street, Montpelier, Vt.  [In Ellis, Wilder & Co.’s New Building.]

The third advertisement ran from December 4, 1851 to February 26, 1852 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Look at This!  Christmas And New Year’s Presents.  Those who are looking for something nice and elegant for presents for the coming Holidays, should not fail to examine the splendid assortment of Pearl-Inlaid and New York Book Cases, at Flint’s Daguerreotype Saloon, One of which, with a Beautiful Miniature will make the most acceptable and valued Souvenir that can be found.

N. B. Remember this Daguerreotype Saloon stands at the head of State St., nearly opposite Storrs & Langdon’s, where it will remain a few days.

During my stay here, you can get a perfect likeness of yourself or friends and neatly put up in a handsome Morocco Case for 75 cents.  Now is your time—Call and see at A. Flint’s Daguerreotype Saloon on Wheels.  To commence Dec. 1, 1851.

P. S. Brown

1851                Address Unknown, Montpelier, Vermont.

P. S. Brown was recorded in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont) on September 25, 1851.  Premiums Awarded By The Washington County Agricultural Society, At Its Sixth Annual Fair, September 18th, 1851…Discretionary Report…Best Daguerreotypes, P. S. Brown, Mont. [Montpelier]   1.00.

P. S. Brown is not recorded in other photographic directories.

George Allen, Jr.

Published in the Green-Mountain Freeman, Montpelier, Vermont on May 17, 1855, George Allen, Jr. advertises from May 17 to September 27, 1855.

New Daguerreotype Rooms. Having fitted up rooms in Keith’s Building, opposite the Brick Church, Main Street, Montpelier, I am prepared to furnish with Correct Likenesses all who may favor me with a call.  A good assortment of Cases constantly on hand.

N. B.—I  will make a likeness of one person for seventy-five cents, and twenty five cents for each additional one of a group. Montpelier, May 1, 1855.

George Allen, Jr. does not appear in any other sources I have checked or have access to.