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Mr. Law

1853                Rooms at the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Franklin, Louisiana.

Mr. Law was recorded in one announcements and one advertisement. The announcement appeared on December 22, 1853 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  We call attention to the advertisement of Mr. Law, to be found on our third page.  We have not yet had the pleasure of examining specimens of his art, but those who have speak of them in favorable terms.  The weather is now unpropitious, but when it clears off we hope to see him enjoy a fair patronage.  A well executed daguerreotype, incased in a neat locket, is a befitting Christmas present to the young, and will be cherished when gewgaws are forgotten.

The advertisement appeared on December 22, 1853 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  Law’s Daguerreotype Gallery.  Mr. Law respectfully announces to the citizens of Franklin and its vicinity that his Rooms are now open, in the Odd Fellows’ Hall, where he is prepared to execute Likenesses in the most superior style.

From his long experience in the Art—having operated in New Orleans and Mobile during the past ten years—he feels confident of affording entire satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage.

He is now enabled, by a new process, to color his Pictures to life, in the most beautiful and artistic manner, and to execute them in all kinds of weather with equal success.

Mr. Law will make every exertion to gratify the tastes of his patrons, and to afford them production of real merit—worthy of preservation and showing the artist deserving of popular favor.

He has on hand a select assortment of fine Gold Lockets and Breastpins; also, a variety of fancy Cases and Frames.

Daguerreotypes copied in the most perfect manner.  Franklin, December 22, 1853.

Mr. Law is not recorded in other photographic directories.  More research is needed to identify him in the advertisement he states that he has been active in New Orleans and Mobile since 1843.  The is no mention of him is either the New Orleans or Alabama photographic directories.  One could speculate that Mr. Law is Frederick Law who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans in 1856 in partnership with F. Moissenet.

William Lyman Jewell

1851                Address Unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                            1851                Rooms above Messrs. Wolf & Levy’s Store, on Commercial Row, Woodville,                                    Mississippi.                                                                                                                              1851                Address Unknown, Wilkinson, Mississippi.

William Lyman Jewell was recorded in three advertisements in The Woodville Republican (Woodville, Mississippi).  The first advertisement ran from July 22 to August 12, 1851.Daguerreotypes.  The undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Woodville and its vicinity, that he has secured the rooms above Messrs. Wolf & Levy’s Store, on Commercial Row, where he will be prepared to take the best, cheapest, and most perfect likenesses that have ever been produced in this place.  He uses one of the best instruments in the United States, the new method, and the latest improvements.  Having practiced under the best artist in New Orleans, for a long time, he flatters himself that he will be able to render entire satisfaction.

Copies of Family portraits and paintings of any kind, taken equal to the originals.  The ladies and gentlemen are respectfully solicited to call at his rooms, and examine specimens.  The room will only be open regularly on Tuesdays, from 8 o’clock A. M. to 5 P. M.

Terms:  half the regular charge, from Two to twelve dollars a picture; satisfaction given, or no charge made.  Artist supplied with all kinds of cases, plates, &c.  Full instructions given in the art, for $25, payable in advance.  W. L. Jewell.

The second advertisement ran from September 16 to 23, 1851.  Great Discovery In The Daguerreotype Art!  The great obstacle, which has long been a stumbling stone, in perfecting the Daguerreotypes of the present day, has at last been overcome and beaten down, by our young Artist of Woodville, Mr. Wm. Lyman Jewell; who is by the bye a typo of the first school.

The discovery was made on the 12th inst., after his having tried many times on former occasions without success.  It consists in the following essential points, which are diamond drops to traveling Artist especially.

1st.  The picture produced by this new method does not reverse the objects, as the present one, but copies every item right, such for instance as a mole on the right cheek, by this process it will be on the same in the picture, the hair parted on the left side, will be so, and not as the present mode, for the latter always gives just the reverse.

2nd.  By this process, a picture can be taken in any window light, the distance of the camera from the person, is shortened to one-fifth the distance, taking a much cleared picture than by the present method.

3rd.  The light is so arranged, that a person with weak eyes can sit without its having the least effect upon them; the person may sit for any length of time and the picture will come out just the right color.  The same articles are used with but one exception, which can be had in any house.  It will be known hereafter as the Jewellotype.  Mr. Jewell intends giving it to the world through Artist, by the 15th of October; all those who are desirous of procuring information will be accommodated, by sending him the amount of $10 each by the 15th of next month, as the instructions will all be mailed on that day.  Those wishing to take lessons from him from the 1st. of October, will be instructed in the Daguerrean Art, until they are satisfied that they can take good pictures, for the sum of $25.     J.

The third advertisement ran from September 16 to 23, 1851.  Daguerreotype Pictures.  Mr. Wm. L. Jewell, assisted by Mr. Mershon, respectfully informs the citizens of Wilkinson and surrounding counties that they will start out on a travelling tour on Monday, 14th September, for a short time, in this part of the State, for the purpose of affording all those who may wish to obtain pictures of the above character an opportunity of so doing.  They use one of the best instruments in the United States, the new method, and latest improvements.  Mr. Jewell, having practiced under the best artist, and followed the business for the last three years, he pledges himself to render entire satisfaction.

Persons within a distance of fifty miles, wishing to have portraits of their families taken, by addressing a few lines to that effect to him at Woodville will be waited upon as soon as possible.  He will open his rooms in Woodville about the 1st of October.

William Lyman Jewell is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John E, Hulbert

1855-1856       26 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                        N. D.                   Address Unknown, Holly Springs, Mississippi.                                                                1855                   Address Unknown, Ripley, Mississippi.

John E. Hulbert was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on March 10, 1855 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  Hulbert & Co.’s. Daguerreotypes.  The card of this firm will be seen in another column.  Their Daguerreotypes are of the finest description, which all may know who visit their elegant rooms on the corner of Camp and Common Streets, New Orleans.

The first advertisement ran from March 10, 1856 to April 5, 1856 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana).  J. E. Hulbert & Co., Daguerreotypist.  26 Camp Street—Corner of Common.  New Orleans.

The second announcement appeared on October 18, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  By reference to his car in our advertising columns, it will be seen that Mr. J. E. Hulbert, Daguerreotypist, of New Orleans, will open his Daguerrean Rooms, in Ripley, on the 23d inst.  Those who wish really fine Daguerreotypes, at a trifling cost, had better avail themselves of the opportunity now offered.  We subjoin the following from many no less complimentary notices of the press:

j. e. Hulbert, 26 Camp street, is offering great inducements to all wishing Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The pictures at this establishment are fine specimens of the Art, and clearly shows the proprietor to be master of his Profession.—N. O. Picayune.

We but express the sentiments of this entire community when we say that Mr. Hulbert has given much better satisfaction than any operator who has visited our town.—Holly Springs, Miss., Times.

The second advertisement ran from October 18 to November 1, 1855 in The Ripley Advertiser.  (Ripley, Mississippi).  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar!  The Citizens of Tippah County, are respectfully informed that I will open my Daguerrean Rooms In Ripley, On The 23rd October.  Having a large assortment of the Finest Apparatus and Materials, together with long experience in the art, the public may rely upon receiving likenesses fully Equal if not Superior to any yet executed in the country.  As my stay will be short all are invited to call at once and avail themselves of the opportunity now offered for securing really Fine Daguerreotypes At About Half Price.  All work warranted to please, or no charge.

Persons who have heretofore failed to procure correct likenesses, are especially invited to give me a trial.  My stay in Ripley will not exceed three weeks, because my Daguerrean Gallery in New Orleans will require my presence there by that time at the farthest.           J. E. Hulbert.

The third advertisement ran from July 13 to 27, 1859 in The South-Western.  (Shreveport, Louisiana).  To Artist.  having concluded to change my business as an artist, I offer for sale at New Orleans Prices, my entire stock, consisting of a very fine assortment of all kinds, sizes and qualities of Cases, Chemicals of all kinds, fine glass, white, black and convex, of all sizes.  also two fine Cameras, and in fact everything pertaining to a well regulated Daguerrean Gallery.  The above articles can be seen at Mr. James F. Jones’ store, Texas street.  J. E. Hulbert.

John E. Hulbert is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans in 1855-1856, but not in Mississippi.

William H. Harrington

1850-1851       6 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

William H. Harrington was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements in The Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana).  The first announcement ran on March 1, 1850. In speaking of the fine arts, we must not overlook the recent improvement in the Daguerreotype, by which impressions are made on paper instead of on a metallic plate.  At Maguire & Harrington’s, specimens may be seen executed by the new process.  The view of Canal street, during the inundation, presents one of the most beautiful landscapes we have ever seen, equaling in beauty the views of the—“Glorious city in the sea.”

The first advertisement ran from March 2, 1850 to January 21, 1851.  Daguerreotype, Talbotype Hyalotype Gallery.  Maguire & Harrington, having purchased from the assignees of W. F. Talbot, the patent right for the use of his Talbotype process, in the States of Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas, begs leave to call the attention of the public to their gallery of specimens in this new department of Photography.

The Talbotype is taken upon paper, ivory, glass, metal, and a variety of other substances, the first possessing the decided advantages of easy transmissibility by mail, can be enclosed in a letter, made to adorn the pages of a book, or preserved in a portfolio.

The Talbotype is eminently susceptible of coloring, so that the picture can be finished to any degree desired by the sitter; every variety of texture and color of the drapery and complexion, color of the eyes and hair, can be faithfully delineated.

The Talbotype represents the sitter without any reverse effect; a mole or scar upon the right check, appears upon the right cheek.  The Talbotype can be duplicated to any extent without the additional trouble of another sitting.  After the first Impression is taken, copies can be furnished at any future time upon simple application by letter or otherwise.

N. B.—M. & H. being furnished with every facility for the prosecution of this superior art, are ready to dispose of rights for the States specified, with thorough instructions. Daguerreotypes they profess to take quicker and better than any other establishment in the world. They guaranty a perfect likeness of a child of six months, in one second, or no charge. mh1.  No. 6 Camp Street.

The second announcement appeared on January 14, 1851.  The Daguerreotype Art.— We refer our readers to the advertisement of Col. T. J. Dobyns, one of the most distinguished daguerrean artist in America, who has taken the extensive establishment, No. 6 Camp street, lately occupied by McGuire & Harrington.  The former patrons of that establishment will find that it has lost nothing by the change; and that is saying a great deal.  We have known Col. Dobyns for many years, and we speak advisedly when we say he has the highest possible claims to the public confidence and patronage.  He is one of those rare men we occasionally meet with, and only occasionally, who, from their strong intellectual endowments, and force of character, will place themselves, in despite of all obstacles, at the head of whatever profession they engage in.  He has carried this art to its highest degree of perfection, and we wish him the success to which his high merits entitle him.

Advertisement ran from January 13 to 25, 1851.  Daguerreotyping—Maguire’s old stand, No. 6 Camp street.—The subscriber, having leased this well known and celebrated establishment, and secured the services of Dr. W. H. Harrington, partner of J. Maguire for the last four years, will continue the business at No. 6 Camp street; where he is prepared to furnish Likenesses, of all sizes, equal to any in the United States.  From long experience and strict attention, he trusts fully to sustain the reputation of this long established Gallery.

Gallery, No. 28 Camp street, will at all times be open for the reception of visitors and stock dealers.  T. J. Dobyns.

Dr. Harrington avails himself of this opportunity to return his thanks to his friends and the public for the liberal patronage heretofore received, and respectfully solicits a continuance of the same, at the above Gallery.

William H. Harrington is recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry identifies him as William C. Harrington.

William Guay

1855                1 Camp Street, corner of Canal, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                1855                Rooms over Messrs. Badeaux & Bruff, Corner of Main & Focus Streets,                                             Thibodaux, Louisiana.

William Guay was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements in the Thibodaux Minerva (Thibodaux, Louisiana).  The first announcement appeared on July 28, 1855.  Photography.—Mr. Guay, from the well known Daguerrean Gallery of Moissenet & Law, New Orleans, has taken rooms for a short time over the store of Messrs. Badeaux & Bruff, corner of Main & Focus streets.  Mr. G. is the only photographic artist that has ever visited our town, and we can recommend him as one thoroughly versed in his branch of the Daguerrian art.  See his card in another column.

The first advertisement ran from July 28 to August 11, 1855.  Moissenet & Law’s Daguerrean & Photographic Gallery, No. 1 Camp street, corner of Canal, New Orleans.  Mr. Guay, from the above Gallery, has the honor of announcing to the citizens of Thibodaux and vicinity that he has opened his rooms at the corner of Main and Focus streets, over the store of Messrs. Badeaux & Bruff, (recently Sancan’s Daguerrean Gallery,) where he is now prepared to execute Portraits by the Daguerreotype and Photographic process, in a style of superior excellence that cannot fail to please his patrons.

He particularly calls the attention of the public to his new and beautiful style of Photographic Portraits, taken on paper and on canvas, and colored in the most elaborate and artistic manner.  This process presents a rare opportunity to those who may have Daguerreotypes of the deceased or absent friends, of having them copied and enlarged to any size they may desire—from the smallest miniature to life-size portraits—and painted in either oil or water colors.  The limits of an advertisement will not admit of a lengthy description of the superior advantages and unrivalled perfection of this new mode of executing Likenesses.  Wherever they have been introduced they have elicited the unbounded admiration of all lovers of the Fine Arts:  and in New Orleans and the Northern Cities they are rapidly superseding the ordinary daguerreotypes.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens on exhibition at the above rooms.

The second advertisement ran from August 4 to 11, 1855.  Daguerreoric Eilxir!  As a favorable Remedy.  Exquisite, faithful Daguerreotypes are now being taken over Baddeaux & Bruff’s Store, by Mr. Guay, from the celebrated Daguerreotype establishment of F. Moissenet, New Orleans.

The second announced appeared on August 4, 1855.  Never was it more Fashionable in Thibodaux!  Daguerreotype gems now to be had over the store of Messrs. Baddeaux & Bruff.

The third advertisement ran from August 4 to 11, 1855.  Wanted to Borrow!  $5,000 To Make A Sure Bet, that one hundred Daguerreotypes can be taken in one day by Mr. Guay, now over Baddeaux & Bruff’s Store.

William Guay is recorded in in New Orleans, Louisiana in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry from 1856-1861.  John speculates that he possible is the same William Guay who was active in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1855.

T. A. Gray

N.D.                  6 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                            N. D.                187 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                    1859                Rooms over Mr. Cleage’s Store, Athens, Tennessee.

T. A. Gray was recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 9 to 16, 1859 in The Athens Post (Athens, Tennessee). Ambrotypes and Photographs! T. A. Gray, Late Principal Operator of M. B. Brady’s Gallery, New York, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Athens and vicinity, his arrival, for the purpose of furnishing to all who may wish them, a life-like Picture of themselves or friends.  Twelve years experience in the business, and a constant residence in large cities, has enabled him to keep pace with all the improvements in the art, and can guarantee a good, durable Likeness to every one, or no charge.  His stock of cases is large and well selected, affording a great variety.

As an inducement, I will present all those who may buy fine cases a Gift Of Jewelry, worth from one to ten dollars.  Please call at my Rooms, over Mr. Cleage’s Store, and examine specimens.

T. A. Gray is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being an operator Ca. 1857 for Dobyns and Harrington in New Orleans, Louisiana. But not as an operator for Brady in New York or as being active in Athens, Tennessee.

Dobyns & Hall

1853-1854       Address Unknown, Louisville, Kentucky.

Dobyns & Hall (Thomas Jefferson & Nicholas) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from August 17, 1853 to January 15, 1854 in the Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee).  Daguerran Stock And Picture Establishment.

Dobyns & Yearout, Nashville, Tennessee, College Street.                                                                        Dobyns & Hall, Louisville, Ky.                                                                                                                          Dobyns & Richardson, Morssewet, New York.                                                                                          Dobyns & Spaulding, St. Louis, Mo.                                                                                                              Dobyns & Yearout, Memphis, Tenn.                                                                                                              Dobyns & Harrington, New Orleans.

At any of the above establishments, you can procure as fine Pictures as can be had in any city, of any desired style or finish, as we have every improvement, and expect to keep up with any and all improvements.  We are prepared in either city to furnish artists with every article used in the art.  Our arrangements are such, we can furnish stock on the most reasonable terms.  Dobyns & Co.  N. B.—Pictures taken in any kind of Weather.

Dobyns and Hall are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Dobyns is the third photographer to have multiple franchises Followed by John Plumbe, Jr. and Jesse Harrison Whitehurst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. S. Clarke

N. D.                 Address Unknown, New York, New York.                                                                            N. D.                 Address Unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                            1847                Rooms in Mr. China’s Hotel, Sumterville, South Carolina.                                  1850                Address Unknown, Sumterville, South Carolina.                                                1850                Rooms in Mr. China’s Hotel, Sumterville, South Carolina.

J. S. Clarke was listed in an advertisement that ran from February 10 to 17, 1847 in The Sumter Banner (Sumterville, South Carolina). Color Daguerreotype Likenesses. The subscriber would respectfully inform the ladies and Gentlemen of Sumterville and vicinity, that he has taken rooms in Mr. China’s Hotel for a few days and will be happy to have all call and examine specimens whether they intend sitting or not.  After having experience in New York and New Orleans he does not hesitate to warrant his Likenesses equal to any taken in the Union.

No person will be required to take a picture after sitting if it does not give satisfaction.  Portraits copied correctly; Likenesses taken in clear, cloudy, or rainy weather.  Instructions in the Art given and apparatus furnished.  J. C. Clarke.

On February 27, 1850 Clarke was recorded in an announcement in The Sumter Banner (Sumterville, South Carolina).  Daguerreotypist.  Mr. J. S. Clarke is now in this place taking Daguerreotype Miniatures; and his presence affords an opportunity to those who are desirous of obtaining miniatures of themselves or friends of so doing.  Mr. Clarke’s miniatures, which we have seen him take, as well as those which he has on hand, are well executed.

Mr. Clarke has removed his rooms to Mr. China’s Hotel as his former location was found too damp for the purpose of his art.

J. S. Clark does not appear in any photographic directories.

Clark & Hedrick

1856                94 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]                                                        1856                Rooms at the Opelousas Varieties, Opelousas, Louisiana.

Clark & Hedrick were listed in an advertisement from September 6 to October 4, 1856 in The Opelousas Courier (Opelousas, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  New Style of Likenesses!  Daguerreotypes Superseded!!  Ambrotypes are far superior to the ordinary Daguerreotype for many reasons, viz:  They are finer and more beautiful; they do not reverse the position, as the Daguerreotype does; they can be seen in any light; they are taken in a much shorter time, therefore the expression is more lifelike.

They can be made double, so as to show two pictures instead of one.                                              They are sealed between two Glasses, and will never fade!                                                                  There is a softness and a brilliancy in this new style of picture which has never been obtained in the old Daguerreotype process.                                                                                    Persons wishing to see this new style of Picture are invited to call at the rooms of the undersigned at the Opelousas Varieties, where they will remain until the first of October.      Clark & Hedrick.  Opelousas, Sept., 6th, 1858.

The same advertisement appeared on September 6, 1856 in The Opelousas Patriot (Opelousas, Louisiana).

Clark & Hedrick (John H. Clark & F. S. Hedrick) are not new name but the partnership location in Opelousas, Louisiana is.

[1] Information from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Richard Clague

N. D.                Address Unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                        N. D.                Address Unknown, Paris France.                                                                                  1857                Address Unknown, Africa.

Richard Clague was recorded in an announcement on September 17, 1857 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  African Explorations… October last, under the auspices of Mahommed Said, the present enlightened Viceroy of Egypt.  The expedition was planned by M. I’Escatrac de Lauture, a Frenchman, who was joined by sis of his own countrymen, four Austrian gentlemen, one Prussia, an Englishman, and one American, all of them men of scientific professions, or attainment.  The American was Mr. Clagne, of New Orleans, a photographic artist.

Richard Clague is not recorded in any of the photographic directories I have referenced.  In fact every reference I have checked only refers to his landscape/portrait painting.  According to The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artist in America 1564-1860 Clague was an artist, teacher and landscape painter, who is recorded as being in New Orleans in 1851.  A search of the New Orleans newspapers might shed more light on Clague’s photographic career.