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Gedney

1856                Address Unknown, New York, New York.[1]

Gedney 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.

Gedney—Some of the specimens are very fair. It is a neat gallery and everything is well arranged.

Gedney is recorded as a daguerrean in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded 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.

 

Charles H. Gay

1845                Rooms in Whitney’s Hotel, Woodstock, Vermont.                                            1845                Rooms In Spalding Building, Montpelier, Vermont.                                              1845                Room, over Bancroft & Riker’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.                                          1845-1846     Rooms in the Masonic Hall, Rutland, Vermont.                                                                  ND                    192 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                  1847                Younglove’s Hall, Union Village, New York.                                                    1849                No’s. 10 & 12 Washington Place, Union Village, New York.

Charles H. Gay was recorded in one announcement and five advertisement.  The first advertisement ran from September 11 to October 9, 1845 in the Spirit of the Age (Woodstock, Vermont).  Daguerreotype.  Cha’s H. Gay, Of New York; Would respectfully inform the citizens of Woodstock and vicinity that he has opened his Gallery of Daguerreotype Portraits, at Whitney’s Hotel, where he will remain, for a short time, and is prepared to execute Portraits and Miniatures in a style not surpassed by any ever taken.  He is prepared to execute portraits and miniatures from the smallest to the largest size ever taken either in this country or in Europe.

Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate. The citizens are invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Rooms open from 8 a. m. 6 p. m.

The second advertisement ran from October 16 to November 6, 1845 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotype!  Charles H. Gay, of New York, Would respectfully inform the citizens of Montpelier, that that he has opened his Daguerreian Rooms in Spalding Building, over the store of Bancroft & Riker, where he would invite the attention of the citizens, and members of the Legislature, to his splendid specimens of Daguerreotype Portraits and Miniatures.  He is prepared to execute the various sizes from the smallest to the largest ever taken in this country or in Europe, and in a style which cannot fail to please.  Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate.  Landscape views taken in superior style.  The public generally are invited to call.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.

The announcement appeared on October 23, 1845 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Something Worth Seeing.—All who are friends of the fine arts, and would like to see Daguerreotype likenesses, superior to any ever taken in the State, will do well to call at Charles H. Gay’s room, over Bancroft & Riker’s store.  His apparatus is of a superior kind and none can look upon his likenesses without being disposed to patronize him.  Here is a rare chance for those who may wish to procure a beautiful and perfect likeness.

The third advertisement ran from December 4, 1845 to February 12, 1846 in the Rutland Herald  (Rutland, Vermont).  Daguerreotype.  Charles H. Gay, of New York, Daguerrean Artist, would respectfully inform the citizens of Rutland, that he has opened his Room in the Masonic Hall, opposite A. Dyer’s, where he will remain for a short time and will be prepared to execute the various sizes from the smallest to the largest ever taken either in this country or in Europe, and in a style which cannot be surpassed.

Groups of from 2 to 15 taken on a single plate.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to ½ past 4 P. M.  Operations without regard to weather from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M.  The citizens are invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 27 to August 26, 1847 in the Washington County Journal  (Union Village, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  Chas. H. Gay, formerly from 192 Broadway, N. Y., would respectfully announce to the citizens of Union Village and vicinity, that his Daguerrian Gallery is now open at Younglove’s Hall, where it will remain for a short time, and would invite the attention of the citizens to his unrivalled specimens of the Photographic Art.

He is prepared to execute all the various sizes, from the smallest locket size to the largest Cabinet size ever taken either in this country or in Europe.  Groups of from 2 to 20 taken on a single plate.  Landscape Views, Views of Private Residences, Copies of Paintings, Statuary, &c., executed in an unrivalled manner.  These Pictures are taken with a Speculum, and will not be reversed.  The style and finish of these Pictures shall excel in beauty and faithfulness, and possess all the colors of life.

The citizens are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the Art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Operations from 8 A. M., to 5 P. M., without regard to weather.  Rooms open from 8 A. M., to 7 P. M.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 10 to 31, 1849 in the Washington County Journal (Union Village, New York).  Daguerreotype Atelier.  Charles H. Gay would respectfully inform the citizens of Union Village and vicinity, that he has returned, and has opened his Daguerrian Gallery at Rooms No. 10 & 12, Washington Place, where he will remain a short time, and is prepared to execute Daguerreotypes Portraits & Miniatures in a style that cannot be surpassed.  He is prepared to execute all the various sizes (embracing [unreadable]           ) from the largest to smallest ever taken, either in this country or in Europe.  Groups of from two to twenty taken on a single plate.

From the long experience of the proprietor in the business, the superiority of his instruments having both German and American, he flatters himself he will be able to give the most perfect satisfaction.

Pictures taken equally well in cloudy as clear weather.  N. B.—Those having pictures taken by the old process, can have them retaken at a small expense.             The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens of the art brought to its highest state of perfection.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.

There is a Charles H. Gay recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry who was active in 1845 in Providence, Rhode Island; Troy, New York in 1847-48; in New London, Connecticut in 1850, and 1853-56.  The question is are the all the same person?

John B. Gardner

1856                188 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York.[1]

John B. Gardner appeared 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.

J. B. Gardner—Very fair specimens, much superior to ordinary galleries.

John B. Gardner is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded 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.

 

G. Garbanati

1854                435 Broadway, corner Howard Street, New York, New York.

G. Garbanati was recorded in sixteen advertisements in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York) on September 13, 1854. A first-class, large-size colored Daguerreotype, with handsome embossed case and fittings for 50 cents.        Garbanati, Artist, No. 435 Broadway, cor. Howard-st.

The second advertisement ran on September 18, 1854.   Daguerreotypes For The Million.—Call, see, judge; the first class colored Daguerreotypes, with handsome embossed case, plate glass preserver &c. ., for 50 Cents, and no extra charges; the cheapest and best anywhere.  Garbanati, Artist, No. 435 Broadway, corner Howard-st.

The third advertisement ran on September 20, 1854.  Advertise your prices, that the public may know what to receive and what to pay.  Half dollar, large size, first-class colored Daguerreotypes, with handsome embossed case, preserver and fittings, can be had at No. 435 Broadway, corner Howard-st.       Garbanati, Artist.

The fourth advertisement ran on September 26 & 28, 1854. Who’d have thought it?  50 cents bought it.  Bought what?  Why, a first-class large size Colored Daguerreotype Portrait, with handsome embossed case and preserver, &c.  A perfect likeness at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st, by G. Garbanati, Artist.

The fifth advertisement ran on October 3, 1854.  Why Pay $2 When You Can Get As Good Or Better For 50 Cents?—That is the price of a first-class, large size, colored Daguerreotype, with Case complete, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Garbanati, Artist.

The sixth advertisement appeared on October 5, 1854.   State Agricultural Fair.—Country visitors should not fail taking back to their families their Portraits, since they can get a first rate Daguerreotype, large size, with Case complete, for 50 cents, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st., of Garbanati, Artist.

The seventh advertisement appeared on October 9, 1854.   A first-class, large size, Colored Daguerreotype, with handsome case and preserver, for fifty cents, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard st.  Larger sizes and finer cases in proportion.  No fancy prices at this Gallery. Garbanati, Artist.

The eighth advertisement appeared on October 12, 1854.  ‘This numbers make it pay; otherwise it would be a losing game to take a large size first-class Daguerreotype, with handsome cases and preserver, for 50 cents; ye such can be had at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st. Garbanati, Artist.

The ninth advertisement ran on October 16 & 18, 1854.   Why pay $2 when you can get as good or better, for 50 cents?  That is the price of a large size, first-class Daguerreotype, with handsome case, complete, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.        Garbanati, Artist.

The tenth advertisement ran on October 19 & 20, 1854.  A large size first class Colored Daguerreotype, with handsome case and preserver, for 50 cents at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Larger sizes and finer cases in proportion.  No fancy prices at this Gallery.  Garbanati, Artist.

The eleventh advertisement appeared on October 19, 1854.  A large size first class Colored Daguerreotype, with handsome case and preserver, for 50 cents at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Garbanati, Artist.

Larger sizes and finer cases in proportion.  No fancy prices at this Gallery.

The twelfth advertisement ran on October 21, 23 & 25, 1854.  The best, the cheapest, the largest 50-cent Daguerreotype Portraits are those taken at No. 435 Broadway, with case complete free of extra charges.  No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Garbanati, Artists.

The thirteenth advertisement appeared on October 31, 1854.  A first-class, large size, colored Daguerreotype, with handsome Case and Preserver, for fifty cents, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard st.  Pictures taken rain or shine.  Garbanati, Artist.

The fourteenth advertisement ran on November 2 & 4, 1854.  The best, the cheapest, the largest 50-Cent Daguerreotypes are the first-class colored ones, with handsome case complete, taken at 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Garbanati, Artist.

The fifteenth advertisement ran on November 17 & 20, 1854.  Daguerreotypes, large size, for 50 cents, neatly colored, and in handsome Morrocco case, with preserver, the largest taken anywhere for the price, and equal to those generally charged $2 for elsewhere.  Garbanati, Artist, No. 35 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.

The sixteenth advertisement ran on December 14, 1854.  Daguerreotypes, Cheapest And Best.—A large size, first-class Picture for 37½ cents, neatly fitted, at No. 435 Broadway, corner of Howard-st.  Garbanati, Artist.

G. Garbanati is not recorded in other photographic directories. At this time the New York Daily Tribune is the only Daily New York newspaper to be search.

George Preserved Gaige

1856                369 Broadway, New York, New York.[1]

George Preserved Gaige 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.

Gaige—Another artist, another excellent gallery. The ambrotypes are fair, but susceptible of improvement. We were much pleased with the daguerreotypes. The photographs lack depth of tone. 

George Preserved Gaige is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is included 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.

 

 

Fischer

1857                45 Bowery, New York, New York.

Fischer was recorded in an announcement on January 21, 1857 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Fire In The Bowery.  Shortly after 11 o’clock last night a fire broke out in the three-story building No. 45 Bowery, lower part occupied by Charles White as an Opera House, upper part by Fischer & Co. as a daguerreotype establishment.  The fire originated in the premises of Fischer & Co., on the third story, to which floor it was confined by the firemen.  This part of the establishment being immediately over the stage of Mr. White’s premises caused much damage to his scenery and furniture by water.  Loss of Fischer & Co. about $1,000; insured.  Mr. White’s loss we did not ascertain.

Fischer is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Auguste Edouart

1844-1845       285 Broadway, New York, New York.

Auguste Edouart  is a known Silhouettist was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on December 7, 1844. The Room Of An Artist.  The other day, we looked into the rooms of Mons. Edouart, 285 Broadway, to examine his large collection of silhouette likenesses.  It comprises an immense number of distinguished men and women, of various nations, all of them with their autographs, and date of the likeness.  Most of them were taken at their own residences, surrounded by their customary implements of employment or amusement.  There is Sir Walter Scott, in a pleasant room of Abbotsford, looking out upon the Frith of Forth; Hannah More at her own writing table; George Combe, with casts around him, and a skull in his hand; Paganini with his violin; Edward Irving in his pulpit, in various aspects of his impassioned gesture, &c.  This collection comprises 150,000 individuals, of whom 25,000 are Americans.  Among them we observed a variety of public characters—J. C. Adams, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Catherine M. Sedgwick, &c.

No one, who has any eye for art, can for a moment confound Mons. Edouart’s cuttings with common shadow likenesses or profiles.  There is all the difference between the two that there is between the scraping of a fiddle for a village dance, and the violin played by a master’s hand.  His likenesses are not only invariably accurate, but they are full of life, spirit, and expression.  Some of them seem actually to laugh, and talk, and think.  His imitations of various animals in hair-work are wonderfully perfect and life-like.  Hours might be spent pleasantly in examining the treasures of this room, the admission to which is free.

Those who wish to see this very curious collection, and avail themselves of the uncommon talent of the artist, will do well to call soon, as he intends to depart for Europe before long.

The second advertisement ran from February 10 to 15, 1845 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  No. 285 Broadway, Near Granite Buildings.  Monsieur Edouart, Silhouttist of the French and English Royal Families, respectfully informs the public that he has returned to New York, after a tour of four years through all the principal cities of the United States.  He brings with him a valuable collection of Likenesses of distinguished characters in the Church, State, Navy, Army, Literature, Science and Art.  His American amounts to 25,000, and his European to 125,000; all with their autographs appended.  This highly interesting collection is exhibited at his rooms, where there is free admission at all hours of the day.

Mr. E. continues to take single Likenesses or Family Groups, the accuracy of which are too  well known to the public to require the abundant and flattering testimonials that could easily be furnished.

Duplicates of the likenesses in his collection to be had, and families attended at their own residences, if requested.  Being about to leave this country for Europe, he invites his friends and the public generally to call as early as possible.

Likewise, Daguerreotype Likenesses taken from nature, Portraits and miniatures: copies of the Silhouette Family Group.

The announcement appeared on July 18, 1846 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Saratoga—Art, Life, &c.  Correspondent of The Tribune.  Saratoga Springs, July 16, 1846….While writing about works of art, I would mention Mr. Johnson, The daguerreotype artist, and Mons. Edouart, the Silhouetteist, who are well known to old visitants here, having been here for several seasons.  They are both great artists in their way, and attract many visitors to their rooms, and even those loiterers who just stroll into their rooms to pass an idle moment by viewing their pictures, are many of them induced to get their own likenesses taken….

Auguste Edouart is not listed in other photographic directories.  Alexander Edouart is recorded in other photographic directories and was a portrait and landscape painter and photographer, active in New York City and San Francisco, California.  Alexander Edouart is the son of Auguste Edouart.  It is unknown if Auguste Edouart took daguerreotypes in Saratoga Spring, New York.

Eddy

1856                Address Unknown, New York, New York.[1]

Eddy 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.

Eddy — Most of these specimens bear examination. I should pronounce them fair. I should say however, that the process he employs (if I am not mistaken) is not calculated to produce a very sharp picture.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list three Eddy’s that were active in 1856, they are Amos, Lewis, and Nathan S.    He is recorded 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dobyns & Church

1853                Address Unknown, New York, New York.                                                                      1853-1854       59 College Street, Nashville, Tennessee.

Dobyns & Church were first recorded in an announcement that ran on October 16, 1853 in the Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee).  Col. Dobyns, the extensive Daguerreotypist of Dobyns & Yearout, 59 College Street, who has just returned from his New York establishment, has several improvements which will be introduced in a few days.  We understand that the celebrated artists E. Church, so long and favorably known as one of the best in the city of New York, came out with the Col. For the purpose of remaining permanently in that gallery.  If he surpasses Yearout’s pictures, we should say Nashville will have something to be proud of.  We shall see what we shall see.

And secondly in an advertisement that ran from September 3 to December 30, 1854 in the

Nashville Union and American (Nashville, Tennessee).  Notice.—The Copartnership heretofore existing under the firm of Dobyns & Church and Dobyns & Co., is dissolved.  No one is authorized to collect debts of the concern but Mr. J. T. Yearout.            T. J. Dobyns.

Thomas Jefferson Dobyns, Edwin Church and John T. Yearout are all known and are recorded in other photographic directories.  What may be new information is the relationship of Dobyns & Clark.