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Mr. Clark

1855                3 Hathaway Building, Lansingburgh, New York.

Mr. Clark was recorded in an announcement on November 15, 1855 in the Lansingburgh Democrat (Lansingburgh, New York).  The Daguerrian Saloon formerly occupied by Mr. Judd, has passed into the possession of Mr. Clark, who is ready at all times to secure “the shadow, ere the substance perish,” for all those who wish it.—We noticed an Ambrotype of one of our active citizens hanging at his door a few days since—and if we can form an opinion from that, we judge that Prof. Judd’s mantle has fallen upon no unworthy successor.

After checking the photographic directories the only possible identification for Mr. Clark is Charles R. Clark, who was listed in Troy, New York in 1856 to 1861.  The distance between the two towns is only sixteen to seventeen miles away.  But as always this is only speculation on my part.

 

Mr. Clark

1851                26 Foot’s Building, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark was recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 9, 1851 to January 22, 1852 in the Daily Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Kossuth Has Come!  And while this illustrious exile is being received with distinguished honor and shouts of welcome, let Cooley’s Daguerrian Gallery not be forgotten.  While the countenance is lighted up by the soul-inspiring eloquence of this great man step into Cooley’s, and in a few moments he will give you one of those superb Daguerreotype Likenesses for which his Gallery is famed, the world over.—His Sky-light needs no puffing—it can’t be beat—and those who have any eyes at all may be sure of obtaining a good picture.

The Professor may be found at his old station, and with our gentlemanly Operator, Mr. Clark, will be ready to wait upon visitors and sitters, and will give entire satisfaction to all.

Lockets, Keys, Rings, Pins, and every style of Case may be obtained at his Establishment, at the lowest prices; also, all kinds of material used in the business.  Call at Cooley’s, No. 26 Foot’s Building, and he will try to suit you.         O. H. Cooley.

Mr. Clark was not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900 or in other photographic directories.

Mr. Clark

1846                Rooms over Pomeroy’s Book Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York.  1846-1847     Rooms over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New                            York.                                                                                                                                      1847                Rooms over Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford Street,                                                Ogdensburgh, New York.

Mr. Clark was recorded in three advertisements in the St. Lawrence Republican (Ogdensburgh, New York).  The first advertisement ran from August 18 to September 1, 1846.

“Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”                                                                            Improved daguerreotypes.  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ogdensburgh, and vicinity, that he has just taken Rooms for a short time, Over Pomeroy’s Book Stork, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the latest and most approved style, with or without colors, and warranted not to fade or change by age.

He has within a few weeks made some valuable improvements in the art, which very much beautify the Pictures, giving them the most life-like expression, the most perfect flesh-color, showing the variegated eye, with all the perfection and beauty of life itself.

Ladies and Gentlemen are particularly invited to call at his rooms and examine Specimens, whether they intend to have Likenesses or not.

Children that are old enough to keep still twenty or thirty seconds, can be taken as well as older persons.  Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, In Cases, Lockets, or Bosom Pins, of any size.  Hours for operating, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.

The second advertisement ran from January 29, 1846 to January 19, 1847 in the same newspaper.   Daguerreotypes!  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity, that he has returned to Ogdensburgh and taken rooms for a short time, Over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, without regard to weather, in Cases, Lockets, Rings or Bosom Pins, of any size.

Rooms open, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.  Instructions given in the Art, on reasonable terms, with the latest improvements; and the best instructions furnished at New York prices.

The third advertisement ran on June 22 and 29, 1847 in the same newspaper.  “Bock Agen.”  Mr. Clark, Daguerrean Artists, has returned to Ogdensburgh, and taken rooms over the Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Miniature Portraits, as usual.  He has on hand a fine assortment of Gold and Plated Lockets.

The public are invited to call and examine for themselves, and after sitting for a picture it will not be expected that they will take it unless they are satisfied with it.

Mr. Clark does not appear in other photographic directories in upstate New York.  It is a possibly that Mr. Clark is Frederick J. or John M. Clark, who at this time were in listed in Utica 132 miles away from Ogdensburgh, but at this time it is only speculation on my part.