Tag Archives: New Bedford Massachusetts

G. W. J. Hawes

1845                Over the Post Office, Nantucket, Massachusetts.                                                                1845                105 Union Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts.                                                                1846                Over Mr. Orison Adam’s store, Nantucket, Massachusetts.                                          1847                Over Frederick Gardner & Co store, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

G. W. J. Hawes appeared in three advertisements and one announcement in the Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts). The first advertisement was recorded on May 12, 1845.

Daguerreotype Miniatures.  G. W. Hawes has taken Rooms over the Post Office; where he will remain a few days, for the purpose of taking likenesses—colored, or not, as persons may prefer.  Charge for likeness and the setting, $2,50.

Mr. H. having had long experience in the business, is prepared to give the most fastidious perfect satisfaction, or no sale.

Miniature settings, such as gold, plated, and washed lockets, always on hand.  He would also give notice that he is permanently located at 105 Union street, New Bedford, where he or his partner will be happy to wait upon their patrons in the best style.  May 5.

The announcement appeared on July 26, 1845. Miniatures By Daguerreotype.  G. W. Hawes has returned to the Island and taken rooms over the old Post Office, where he will remain a few days—Persons can have a likenesses taken, with or without coloring as they may prefer, and warranted to suit them, or they are not expected to take them.  Price $2,50.  A variety of washed, plated, and gold Lockets always on hand. 

The second advertisement appeared on April 22, 1846 and ran from April 22 to July 1, 1846. Miniatures.  G. W. J. Hawes Has returned to the Island again and taken rooms over Mr. Orison Adam’s store and is now prepared to wait on any who may call.  Having procured the new and improved apparatus, he is prepared to take Miniatures in the best style, colored if they choose, and set them in a good case, for $1,50.  Pictures set in Lockets for $3,25, and $3,50.  A great variety of washed, plated, and gold Lockets, always on hand.  a10.

The third advertisement appeared on May 14, 1847.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  G. W. J. Hawes respectfully inform the inhabitants of Nantucket, that he has taken rooms over Frederick Gardner & Co.’s store.  Persons wishing Miniatures can now procure them in style and finish unsurpassed by any.  Long practice enables him to take Pictures of any style or coloring desired.

Pictures taken in cloudy weather as well as in fair.  Also, children of any age, and family groups of four or eight persons taken on one plate.  Lockets and Miniature Settings always on hand.

Those visiting New Bedford, will find us permanently located at Nos. 1 and 3, Liberty Hall, corner of Purchase and William streets.  m19.  G. W. J. Hawes & Co.

G. W. J. Hawes is not recorded in other photographic directories. A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900 does list  Charles E. Hawes in 1845 in New Bedford at 105 Union Street but G. W. J. does not appear in the city directory.

C. Faxon

1841                7 Cheapside, New Bedford, Massachusetts.                                                            1841                Masonic Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.

C. Faxon was recorded in two announcements while in the partnership of O’Brien & Faxon and two advertisements while he was alone in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts). Daguerreotypes,—Such of our readers as may be desirous to learn more of the curious [all] invented by M. Daguerre in Paris, of copying nature simply by reflecting the image of the object to be represented in a strong light upon a metallic surface prepared to receive it, will do well to call at the room of Messrs. O’Brien and Faxon, Cheapside.  It will be seen by a notice in our advertising columns that these gentlemen will remain in this town a few days, and will execute miniatures, with singular fidelity and dispatch by this process.  We have seen several specimens executed by them, which are indeed facsimiles of the originals.

The second announcement appeared on July 9, 1841 in the New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. O’Brien & Faxon would respectfully inform the citizens of New Bedford and vicinity that they have opened an establishment at No. 7 Cheapside, (next door to Howarth’s exhibition of paintings) for the purpose of making the Daguerreotype Miniatures.  They practice upon the system of Prof. Morse of New York, combined with other valuable improvements in their possession.  Such is the accuracy and truth of these pictures, that no painter or engraver can equal them, they emphatically represent the man.  They also copy paintings, statuary, engravings, &c.  they will take a limited number of pupils on reasonable terms.  Hours of business between 8 A. M. and 6 P. M.  the public are invited to call as early as possible, as their stay in the place is limited.

The first advertisement ran from September 15 to October 6, 1841 in the Springfield Gazette.  (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only. Prices Reduced to $3.  The Subscriber having spent much time and money in perfecting himself in the Photographic Art, and practiced successfully in various places, now offer his services to the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, for a short time, at the Masonic Hall.  He is in possession of all those important improvements in the art which have been recently made, combined with others of his own invention, and flatters himself that his skill in the business will recommend him to their favor.  Likenesses, taken in a few moments, without the aid of a strong light, which, by the old method, was liable to distort the features.  To those who are unacquainted with this art, it may perhaps be well to say, that it gives a lasting and perfect delineation of the features, drawn by the pencil of light, the hand of Nature, more striking and accurate than can possibly be obtained in any other way.  The Subscriber has reduced his price to the lowest possible limits consistent with safety to himself, and as low as can possibly be obtained elsewhere, while his style of workmanship he is willing to compare with any in the country.  Price of a single portrait Three Dollars.—For a group of two—Five Dollars.  Satisfaction warranted.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  Instruction given upon reasonable terms. The public are respectfully invited to call.            C. Faxon.

The second advertisement ran from September 18 to October 2, 1841 in the Springfield Weekly Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts).  Catch The Shadow ere its substance fades.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, At Masonic Hall For A Short Time Only.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Springfield and its vicinity, that he has opened room at Masonic Hall, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Portraits.  The most accurate and striking likenesses which will never change or fade are delineated in this manner by the pencil of light, in the space of a few moments.  Miniatures taken in any weather, without the aid of a strong light, which was liable by the old method to cause an unnatural distortion of the features.  Price reduced to $3,00 for a single portrait; for a group or two $5,00.  Scenery, Buildings, Paintings, Bust, &c. Beautifully copied.  The public are respectfully invited to call.  C. Faxon.

C. Faxon is recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.