Tag Archives: New York City

Samuel Hart

1853                82 John Street, New York, New York.

Samuel Hart was recorded in an announcement that ran on March 20, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Mother O’Pearl Visiting Card Case, ground thin pearl for papier mache work, porte monnale sides, daguerreotype cases, and all kinds of mother o’pearl goods, manufactured to pattern, by the Philadelphia mother o’pearl works, and for sale at their depot in New York.  Samuel Hart & Co., 82 John street.

Samuel Hart is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Charles Harrison

1853                423 Broadway, New York, New York.

Charles Harrison was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement.  The announcement was recorded on February 28, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Mr. Charles Harrison Informs The Citizens of New York that he has opened the largest and best adapted skylight for taking daguerreotype in the United States, at 423 Broadway, three doors above Canal street.  See Circular.  Portraits taken from 6 A. M. to 6 P. M.

The advertisement ran on March 1 & 2, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).   Card.—B. F. Powelson Hereby Gives Notice, that he is no longer interested in the daguerrean gallery known under the firm of Powelson & Mendham.  He can now be found at Harrison’s rooms, No. 123 Broadway, where he will be happy to see his friends and well wishers.  A first rate picture guaranteed.

Charles Harrison was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1854.

W. H. Hammond

1854                18 Catherine Street, New York, New York.

W. H. Hammond was recorded in an announcement that ran on February 22, 1854 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Most Extraordinary Discovery.—A most Important invention has recently been perfected, by which Daguerreotypes of deceased children may be taken to look perfectly natural and life-like. The position is erect, and the eyes are perfect.  We are ready to go to any part of the city or vicinity, and if the pictures do not give the highest satisfaction no charge will be made. Apply as our gallery, No. 18 Catherine street.  W. H. Hammond & Co.

W. H. Hammond is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John Hamilton

1856                151 Bowery, New York, New York.[1]

John Hamilton was recorded on January 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

Hamilton — A young operator. Let him be determined not to be outstripped in the race, but to read, mark, learn and in-wardly digest the great principles connected with Photography and he must succeed.

John Hamilton is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Hall & Fredericks

1857                585 Broadway, New York, New York.

Hall & Fredericks (John Bishop Hall & Charles DeForest Fredericks) was recorded in an Advertisement that ran three times from February 21 to 28, 1857 in the New York Daily Tribune  (New York, New York).  Hallotypes—These Beautiful Portraits are taken by J. B. Hall, the inventor and patentee, only at the Gallery of Hall & Fredricks, No. 585 Broadway, opposite the Metropolitan Hotel.

The partnership between Hall & Fredericks has not been recorded to my knowledge in other photographic publications.  See Craig’s Daguerreian Registry for more information on John Bishop Hall.

B. Hafnagel

1857                413 Broadway, New York New York.

B. Hafnagel was recorded on November 7, 1857 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York). Premiums Awarded at the Twenty ninth Fair of the American Institute… Daguerreotypes, Photographs, Hallotypes, &c.  B. Hafnagel, No. 413 Broadway, N. Y., for photographic Views and copies of Prints.……………………………….Bronze Medal.

B. Hafnagel is not recorded in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Bernard Hufnagel from 1856 to 1860 at 413 Broadway, New York City.  This is probably the same person with a variant spelling of the last name.

Charles W. Grey

1557-1858       167 Main, Opposite the Exchange Bank, Richmond Virginia.                                  1858                   371 Broadway, New York, New York.

Charles W. Grey was recorded in two advertisements in The Daily Dispatch.  (Richmond, Virginia).  The first advertisement ran from December 3 to 10, 1857.  Large Ambrotypes. For Only Twenty-Five Cents, At Grey’s, Opposite the Exchange Bank, Richmond, Va.

The second advertisement ran from January 6 to 12, 1858.  Children!  Children!!  Children!!!  Wonderful Improvement In The Arts.  Magnificent Ambrotypes taken of Children of all ages in two seconds, at Grey’s Gallery, 167 Main street, opposite the Exchange Bank, Richmond, Va., 371 Broadway, two doors above Taylors Saloon, New York.

Charles W. Grey is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Richmond, Virginia.

DeWitt C. Grenell

N. D.               5½ Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                            N. D.               205 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                      N. D.               100 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                        N. D.               Eighth and Chestnut, Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                            N. D.               205 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                      1849                Rooms in Safford’s New Block, Watertown, New York.                                              1850                236 Grand Street, New York, New York.                                                          1851                557 & 559 Broadway, New York, New York.

DeWitt C. Grenell was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran on October 17 to November 14, 1849 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype, Plumbotype, and Calotype Pictures, “Secure the Shadow ere the Substance Fades.”  DeWitt C. Grenell, Daguerrean Artist, just arrived from New York and Philadelphia, with the largest assortment of Daguerreotype Stock, Apparatus and Specimens, ever exhibited in Watertown.  Having had many years experience in the largest establishments in the United States, viz: Southworth & Hawes, Boston, M. B. Brady, N. York, T. P. & D. C. Collins, McLees & German sic. McCless & Germon Philadelphia, also Plumbe’s National Daguerrean Gallery, Baltimore.  He has taken and furnished in the best manner three large and commodious rooms in Safford’s New Block, opposite the American Hotel.  Having a thorough knowledge of all the late improvements in the art, and a superior Apparatus, he feels confident his portraits will excel anything before offered.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens , among which are several distinguished personages.  Photographs neatly set in Lockets, Pins and Rings.  Family Groups of any desired size, also Children taken instantly.

Daguerreotype Stock constantly on hand at the lowest New York Prices.  Goods will be forwarded to Operators in the country on the shortest notice.  Also, instructions given to any person desiring to learn the mysteries of the art.  Watertown, Sept. 26th, 1849.

The Second advertisement ran on June 8 & 10, 1851 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country.  The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none.  The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

The third advertisement ran on June 9 & 10, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune.  (New York, New York.)  June 9, 1851, Vol. XI, No. 3165, P. 4.

D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country. The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none. The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

DeWitt C. Grenell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 to 1851 in New York City.

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.

Gould

1845                122 Broadway, New York, New York.

Gould is recorded in an article as part of the partnership of Jackson & Gould on July 26, 1845 in  The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Court Intelligence.  Marine Court, July 25.—Before Judge Waterbury.—Libel.—Jackson[1] and Gould[2] vs. H. C. [sic.] Insley.—This was an action of libel.  It appeared that the plaintiffs commenced the business of taking Daguerreotype likenesses on 30th June last, and took a room in 122 Broadway.  Defendant, who had been in the business some five or six months, occupied rooms Nos. 10 and 11 on an upper floor of the same building.  Plaintiffs posted up bills on the rise of each step, referring to the old “established Daguerreotype room No. 9,” and also posted on the door the following notice:  “Old established Daguerreotype; no connection with the younger beginners in 4th story.”  It was also shown, that plaintiffs were in the habit of intercepting persons said to be on their way to defendant’s rooms, and induced them to employ themselves.  In answer to these notices, defendant posted the following:  “The so-called ‘old establishment,’ room No. 9, at the head of the stairs, was opened June 30th, 1845, for the base and dishonorable purpose of intercepting persons while on their way to my gallery, Nos. 10 and 11.”  Also the following:  “Caution—As a couple of young beginners have opened at the head of second stairs, for the purpose of intercepting persons on their way to my gallery, this notice is deemed necessary.”  Plaintiffs now seek to recover damages for the posting of the latter notices, alleging them to be libelous.  Defendant justifies, on the ground that plaintiffs had attempted to intercept his customers, by their having posted up the original notices, which rendered it necessary on his part to disabuse the minds of the public, by posting up the notices referred to.  The jury rendered a verdict for plaintiff, 6 cents damages and 6 cents cost, which throws their own cost upon plaintiffs.

Gould is not listed in other photographic directories.  [1] Probably H. P. Jackson who is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  [2] Identification of Gould is unknown, and is not listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.