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F. Sancan

1853-1854       80 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                        1854                   Rooms over Badeaux & Bruff, corner Main & Focus Streets, Thibodaux,                                             Louisiana.

F. Sancan was recorded in two advertisement and one announcement in the Thibodaux Minerva.  (Thibodaux, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from June 11, 1853 to June 1, 1854. Sache & Sancan, Daguerreotype and Painting Gallery, No. 80 Camp St., New Orleans.  my14.

The announcement appeared on March 11, 1854.  Don’t forget to call on Mr. Sancan, and obtain one of his Daguerreotypes by an entire new process.  See his card.

The second advertisement ran from March 11 to July 22, 1854. Daguerreotype Saloon.  Mr. F. Sancan, has the honor to inform the citizens of Thibodaux and vicinity, that he has opened a Daguerrean Saloon, over the store of Messrs. Badeaux & Bruff, corner of Main and Focus streets, where he will be happy to wait upon those who may honor him with a call.

By an entire new process—one yet little known—he not only gives his pictures a true likeness in features, but also in complexion.  This process has also another advantage in doing away in a partial degree the looking-glass appearance of the ground work.

F. Sancan is not listed in other photographic directories.  See Sache & Sancan post.

Sache & Sancan

1853-1854       80 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sache & Sancan (F. Sancan) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from June 11, 1853 to June 1, 1854 in the Thibodaux Minerva (Thibodaux, Louisiana).  Sache & Sancan, Daguerreotype and Painting Gallery, No. 80 Camp St., New Orleans.  my14.

This is a complicated entry.  First in the book Photography in New Orleans The Early Years, 1840-1865 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry both list a Victor Sancan as being active in New Orleans in 1854 at 80 Camp Street.  Sache is not listed in either books.  In the New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564 to 1860 a J. Sancan is listed in New Orleans in 1854 as a portrait painter.  There is no mention of F. or Victor Sancan, again there is no listing found for Sache, there were a number of  Sachs and Sachse all were from Philadelphia and Baltimore and were either lithographers, or painters with no mention of anyone traveling to New Orleans.  To further complicate matters there is an advertisements from the same newspaper “Thibodaux Minerva” for an F. Sancan which will be posted on December 3d.  Another possibility is that Victor Sancan owner/operator of the New Orleans studio and that F. Sancan (a family member, working in the studio went to Thibodaux for four plus months.)  This is total speculation on my part.  An internet search listed an  F. Sancan in 1861 as the Editor and Proprietor of the Thibodaux Sentinel a weekly newspaper.  It is unknown if they are the same person.  Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide: A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865 comes to the same conclusion that it is unclear if one of the partners were F. Sancan or Victor Sancan.

Ranney

1851                Rooms on Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ranney was recorded in three advertisements and one announcement in The Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from May 5 to 8, 1851.  Daguerreotype Portraits.  Rare Chance!  Persons who cannot leave the city to visit their friends during the summer can be furnished with the most satisfactory substitute to send them, by early application at Ranney’s Daguerreotype Gallery.  As he will leave for the North while his rooms are being enlarged, he will take Likenesses on very favorable terms for a few days.

Gallery on Royal street, close to the St. Louis Hotel.

The second advertisement rand from May 13 to 16, 1851.  Ranney’s Daguerrean Gallery will soon be closed for the season, on account of repairs to be made on the building.  Wishing to close out his stock before leaving, he will take pictures at reduced prices.  His Three Dollar style of Portraits will be put up for Two Dollars; other sizes in proportion.

Rooms on the corner of Royal and St. Louis streets, near the St. Louis Hotel.

The third advertisement ran from May 19 to 22, 1851.  Ranney’s Daguerrean Gallery, on Royal street, close by the St. Louis Hotel, is not yet demolished, and until it is, great bargains can be had in Daguerreotypes, the proprietor being anxious to close out his stock as soon as possible.

Positively a few days only.  “A word to the wise,” etc.                                                                                Rooms not open on Sunday.

The announcement appeared on May 26, 1851.  Daguerreotype Notice.  Ranney’s Daguerreotype Gallery will close on Wednesday Evening, the 28th inst.  Those who want his Portraits, at reduced prices, will do well to be on the alert.  The Proprietor takes this opportunity of tendering his thanks for the very liberal patronage bestowed upon him, and hopes that the public will bear in mind the fact that he intends to return next Fall.  Gallery, 124 Royal street, close by the St. Louis Hotel.

Ranney is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1854 at 80 Camp Street.  It is possibly the same person.

L. A. Phillips

1851-1852       28 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

L A. Phillips was recorded in three advertisements that appeared in The Daily Crescent. (New Orleans, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from December 2 to 20, 1851.  Phillips, L. A., Daguerrean Artist, No. 28 Camp street, up stairs, New Orleans.

The second advertisement ran from January 1 to May 27, 1852.  Phillips, L. A., Daguerrean Artist, No. 28 Camp street, up stairs, New Orleans.

The third advertisement ran from March 29 to April 12, 1852.  Constable’s Sale.  Second Justice’s Court, Charles E. Alter vs. [J. P.] sic. Phillips.  Parish of Orleans.  No. 13, 888.  By Virtue of a writ of fieri facias to me directed by the Hon. J. L. Winter, Second Justice of the Peace for the Perish of Orleans, I will expose at public auction, on Friday, April 9, 1852, at 12 o’clock m., at 28 Camp street, up-stairs—A Lot Of Daguerreotype Specimens, etc., and some few other articles belonging to the same concern.  Terms cash.. George F. Pearson, Constable.

L A. Phillips is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Gustave A. Moses

1856                Address Unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                1856                Rooms at Thespian Hall, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                            1856                White’s Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                                                  1856                Union Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                                                  1856                Address Unknown, Woodville, Louisiana.

Gustave A. Moses was recorded in two advertisements and four announcements in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from July 26 to October 18, 1856.

Daguerreotypes!  Ambrotypes And Photographs.  G. Moses, direct from the City of New Orleans, would inform the public, and the citizens of Clinton, that he is prepared to take In A Superior Manner, Pictures by either of the above named processes.

Rooms, At Thespian Hall.  Pictures warranted, and never delivered until satisfactory.  Those wishing pictures must apply at once, as his stay in this place will be of short duration.

The first announcement appeared on August 2, 1856.  We have seen some specimens of Mr. Moses’ Daguerreotyping and Ambrotyping.  They evince his capacity as an artist.  Those desiring pictures can find him at White’s Hotel.  See Advertisement.

The second announcement appeared on August 16, 1856.  Positively The Last Week.—Persons desirous of procuring Daguerrean, Ambrotype, or Photograph Likenesses, from B. Moses, must call during the coming week, as it is positively the last that he can remain in Clinton.

The third announcement appeared on September 20, 1856.  G. Moses has returned from New Orleans with a large supply of cases and frames of all kinds, and can be found at his room at the Union Hotel, where he is prepared to serve all who may favor him with their patronage.  By a new improvement he is enabled to take ambrotype pictures in lockets, breast-pins, ladies’ fans, gents’ hat, &c.  No one desirous of obtaining a fine picture, should neglect the present opportunity, but call at once.

The fourth announcement appeared on October 18, 1856.  The Last Chance.—To-day and Monday are the last days that G. Moses will remain in Clinton, as he leaves for Woodville.  The superior Ambrotypes that this gentleman has taken here, fully justifies us in recommending him to the citizens of that place.  He will there have the assistance of his brother, also a skillful operator.

The second advertisement ran from October 25, 1856 to February 7, 1857.   Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, And Photographs.  G. Rosenberger having received instructions from G. Moses, and having experience in the art of taking Daguerreotypes, will be ready by the first of the coming month, to take likenesses by any of the above named processes.

Gustave A. Moses is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New Orleans.

James L. Lyons

1846                Address Unknown, Richmond, Virginia.

James L. Lyons was recorded in an advertisement ran that from January 10 to February 19, 1846 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Several Furnishing Establishments and Sole Agency for the sale of Voigtlaender’s Apparatus.

The genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus, also the best plates, Chemicals, Polishing Materials and Morocco Cases, &c., &c. may be procured at the subscribers’, wholesale and retail, by addressing (post paid) to W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia, or Langenheim & Beckers, 201 Broadway, N. Y.

The following gentlemen have agreed to act as Agents for the sale of the genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus:–

Messrs. Litch & Whipple, Boston, Mass.                                                                                                          Mr. James L. Lyon, Richmond, Va.                                                                                                                      Mr. S. Broadbent, Columbia, S. C.                                                                                                                      Mr. James P. Perry, Charleston, S. C.                                                                                                                  Mr. S. Noessel, New Orleans.                                                                                                                        Messrs. Johnson & Jacobs, New Orleans.                                                                                                        W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia.

James Laurence Lyon listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in Richmond, Virginia in 1844 at 33½  Main Street, this is possibly the same person.

James E. Lockwood

1849                Rooms at John C. Gordy’s Hotel, Franklin, Louisiana.                                          1851                Rooms 32 Philippa Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                              1851                Rooms 30 Philippa Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

James E. Lockwood was recorded in one announcement and three advertisements.  The announcement appeared on March 1, 1849 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana). Daguerreotype Miniatures.—By reference to our advertising columns it will be found that Mr. J. E. Lockwood, of Georgetown, Kentucky, is prepared to take miniatures at Gordy’s Hotel.  We have visited Mr. Lockwood’s Room, and can say that his specimens of this wonderful art are fine.  He gave us so satisfactory proofs of his skill that we permitted him to try himself upon a countenance which we have often noticed in looking-glasses.  He succeeded in getting an exact likeness, and it is so good looking that our bump of self-esteem has been in a thrifty condition ever since we first beheld the picture.  It is actually a great improvement on the original which proves that he can excel nature in making countenances.—

If any one wishes to take a fair view of himself externally he will do well to call on Mr. Lockwood.  Whether one may wish to patronize Mr. L. or not he will do well to call on him and see his numerous miniatures which he will always be happy to exhibit to visitors.

The first advertisement ran from March 1 to 8, 1849 in The Planters’ Banner (Franklin, Louisiana).  J. E. Lockwood’s Daguerrian Gallery, of the latest improvements, by which the Drapery, Face and Eyes, are given with all their beauty and natural expression, which gives his miniature portraits a life-like expression.

Mr. L. late from Georgetown, Ky., has opened his Gallery at Mr. John C. Gordy’s Hotel, where he will be happy to receive ladies and Gentlemen, and present them with a perfect likeness, in from 10 to 30 seconds sitting, clear or cloudy weather.

Families will be grouped, with from 2 to 12 together or single, as large as large as a lite as small as the smallest miniature breast pins, and put up in the neatest style, at low prices.  All work warranted to last for ages unfaded.  Old miniatures taken ever at half price and portraits copied.

Rooms open from 8 o’clock A. M. to 4 P. M.                                                                                              Instructions will be given and the best apparatus furnished on the most reasonable term

The second advertisement ran from July 18 to August 26, 1851 in The Daily Crescent. (New Orleans, Louisiana).  A Gold Mine Discovered—Pictures taken by lightning.—I have the honor to announce to the public that I have recently made an improvement in the art and apparatus, by which I can take the likeness of the smallest child in one second, or as quick as a flash of lightning.  On the announcement of this discovery in the True Delta, July 2, many believe it to be a humbug, for they said it was impossible, and they called to see it.  I tenser an invitation to the public to call at my office 32 Philippa, between Poydras and Perdido streets, and satisfy themselves.  I challenge any Daguerrian Artist in the city, to [exec] me at the office, and I will give $1,000 to any one that can or will, I well know what I am about, for I am the oldest Daguerrean Artist in the city since the death of Maguire.   Dr. Lockwood.

Ladies, with a certainty of success, you may bring your children.

The third advertisement ran from November 21 to December 20, 1851.1851 in The Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana).  Daguerreotype Rooms, No. 30 Philippa street, between Poydras and Perdido, where Daguerrean Miniature Portraits are taken at short notice and of unexcelled beauty and expression, and put in the neatest style in pins, lockets, frames and cases, cheaper than any other firm in the city.  The proprietor tenders his thanks for past favors, and from his permanent location, together with his devotion and experience in the business for ten years.  These facts he hopes will insure him a liberal share of public patronage.  Jas. Lockwood.

James E. Lockwood is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1855 to 1861.

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.