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Homer H. Atwood

1855-1856       435 Broadway, New York, New York.

Homer H. Atwood was recorded in one announcement and one article,  The announcement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on June 11, 1855.  Reward.—Stolen From The Hall Of Atwood’s daguerrean rooms, 435 Broadway, corner of Howard street, on Saturday night, a black walnut show case, about 2½ by 3 feet, filled with valuable daguerreotype specimens.  Whoever will return the same will be handsomely rewarded.  N. B.—Daguerreotypist are cautioned against purchasing the above.

The article 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.

Atwood[1] — A respectable gallery. Few specimens on hand to judge from.

Homer H. Atwood is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here because of the first-hand account of his work.


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

D. Appleton

1853-1866       Address Unknown, New York, New York.[1]

1859                346 & 348 Broadway, New York, New York.

D. Appleton was recorded in four advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on April 6, 1859.  New Stereoscopic Views.—D. Appleton & Co. are continuously adding new and attractive stereoscopic pictures to their large and varied assortment, an assortment newly made up, and containing nothing but carefully selected pictures—no old stock.

Every variety of boxes and slides on hand, and sold at reduced rates.

Stereoscopic pictures of individuals and family groups taken in beautiful style, and guaranteed.

In addition to an extensive stock of imported pictures, they are sole agents for the New York Stereoscopic Company, who are constantly manufacturing new pictures, to which the attention of purchasers is directed, as equal to the best, and cheaper than any of the ordinary good views now offered for sale.

The best glass slides of Egypt, the holy Land, Switzerland, &c., $20 per dozen, retail. 

D. Appleton & Co., Nos. 346 and 348 Broadway, corner of Leonard street.

N. B.—Persons at a distance, by remitting $10, $15, $20 or $25 will receive to that amount in an excellent instrument and carefully selected pictures, of each styles as they may indicate.

The second advertisement appeared on May 9, 1859.  Stereoscopic.—Burns.  “The Trees under which he sat with his highland Mary,” “His Cottage Birthplace,” “The Banks and Braces of [Boony] Doon” and other spots sacred to his memory, forming a series of seven beautifully executed double photographs.  Free by post—price $3.  All who revere the memory of Burns should possess these real and graphic mementos of places and spots in which the poet lived wooed and died.

N. B.—A large collection of New and Beautiful Groups, Glass Pictures’ Illustrated Scenes, &c.; just received by the last steamer.  For sale at wholesale and retail.  D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.

The third advertisement appeared on May 22, 1859.  The Stereoscope, The Wonder Of The Nineteenth Century.—The stereoscope is one of the marvels which astonishes every one who has the opportunity of seeing it.  By its instrumentality one can travel all over the world and see, as if on the spot, the extraordinary scenes, cities, public buildings in Athens, Rome, Egypt, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, &c.  Send and get a circular describing the stereoscope, which can be had by enclosing a stamp to D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.  Family groups and country residences taken for the stereoscope.

The fourth advertisement appeared on November 18, 1859.  Stereoscopes And Stereoscopic Views At Low Prices.  “While Photography portrays the sublime and beautiful, the Stereoscope reproduces, in all roundness, and prominence the objects and scenes themselves.”—Sir David Brewster.

Stereoscopes.

A Stereoscope, Opera Glass Styles…………………………….. $0.75

A Stereoscope, Imitation Mahogany, flat Lenses……………… $1.25

A Stereoscope, Mahogany, fine flat Lenses……………….….. $2.00

A Stereoscope, Rosewood,  fine flat lenses  ………………….. $2.50

Besides these, some forty varieties, including instruments to hold 200 views without changing.

Stereoscopic Views.

50  Views of Paris, at………………………………………….. $1.50 per doz.

50  Views  in Switzerland………………………………………$3.00 per doz.    

50  Views in Scotland—Its Lakes, Abbeys, &c………………. $3.00 per doz.

64  Views of Celebrated Statuary—Goodman’s best………. $3.00 per doz.    

150 Views in the United States, plain………………………… $4.00 per doz.   

150  Views in the United States, colored…………………….. $5.00 per doz.

80   Views of European cities………………………………….. $3.00 per doz.

80   Views of European cities colored…………………………. $4.00 per doz.

A catalogue of more than 20,000 Views, together with Drawings of instruments, sent to any address on receipt of a stamp.

The Views may be sent by Mail, the Stereoscopes by Express.

A liberal discount to-dealers.  D. Appleton & Co., 346 and 348 Broadway.  

D. Appleton is listed in Stereoviews An Illustrated History And Price Guide.


[1] Stereoviews An Illustrated History And Price Guide

Ambrose Andrews

1852-1853       122 Canal, New York, New York.

Ambrose Andrews was listed or not listed in the New York City Directories, Vose Archives, and The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary Of Artists in America 1564-1860.  The first directory I looked at was the1849-1850 Doggett’s New York City Directory where Ambrose Andrews, is listed as a Portrait Painter, at 25 Lispenard.

The second was the 1850-1851 Doggett’s New York City Directory.  Where he was not listed in directory.

The third directory was the 1851-1852 Doggett’s & Rode New York City Directory where he is listed as an artist, at 122 Canal.

The fourth directory was the 1852-1853 Wilson & Trow New York City Directory where he is listed as a daguerreotypes, at 122 Canal.

The fifth directory was the 1853-1854 Wilson & Trow New York City Directory where he is listed as a daguerreotypes, at 122 Canal.

The sixth directory was the 1854-1855 Wilson & Trow New York City Directory where he was not listed in directory.

The Vose Archives, Boston, Massachusetts was at the time an unpublished database that Seth Vose shared with me in 1994.

Andrews, Ambrose (born West Stockbridge, MA 19 July 1801—died probably E. Palmyra, NY ca 1877).

Subject:  portrait, miniature, landscape. 

Media:  oil, water color.

Studied:  American Acad. of Fine Arts, NYC Oct-Nov. 1824, New York Drawing Assoc. NYC 1825; NAD, NYC 1826.

Worked:  West Stockbridge, Ma c. 1820-25, c 1833-36; Schuylerville, NY 1824; NYC 1825-26; 1848-62; Pa. 1827; Troy, NY 1829-31; Middletown, CT 1835; New Haven, CT 1837; Houston, TX 1837-41; New Orleans, LA 1841-42, 1844; Cincinnati, OH 1843; St. Louis, MO 1844-48; E. Palmyra, NY 1869-c 1877.

Active:  1824-c. 1877

Comments…In NYC during 1850’s did daguerreotyping and colored photographs.

Ambrose Andrews is not recorded in other photographic directories.

John L. Alcooke

1857-1858       483 Broadway, New York, New York.

John L. Alcooke of the firm Grant & Alcooke (A. G. Grant & John L. Alcooke) were recorded in in an advertisement the New York City Directory and twelve advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The advertisement appeared in the 1857-1858 New York City Directory.  Grant & Alcooke’s Improved Skylight Gallery, Photographic and Ambrotype Emporium, On the First Floor, No. 483 Broadway, Adjoining Wallack’s Theatre, New York.

Colored or Plain, Single Or Double, Dense Or Transparent, done instantaneously, and without fail.  Daguerreotypes Renovated and Copied in every style, at the shortest possible notice, and at a moderate price.

The first advertisement appeared on May 7, 1857.  Grant & Alcooke’s First Class Ambrotypes and photographs, 483 Broadway, next door to Wallack’s theatre, first floor.

The second appeared on May 8, 1857.  Grant & Alcooke’s Improved Light, First floor, 483 Broadway.—Photographs colored or plain vitae portraits and ambrotypes, stereoscopic, [transparent] or plain.

The third advertisement ran on May 21 & 22, 1857.  Unequalled are the Ambrotypes and Photographs taken at Grant & Alcooke’s improved light, first floor, 483 Broadway, adjoining Wallack’s theatre.

The fourth appeared on September 9, 1857.  Ambrotypes, Photographs and Vitae Portraits at Grant & Alcooke’s, first floor, 483 Broadway, are all the rage.

The fifth appeared on December 2, 1857.  Ambrotypes and Photographs, Cheap and perfect, taken at Grant & Alcooke’s, 483 Broadway, adjoining Wallack’s theatre.

The sixth appeared on January 3 ,1858.  Ambrotypes, Pielleographs, sic. Melainotypes, photographs and oil portraits, taken at Grant & Alcooke’s gallery, 483 Broadway, every day, until their departure for Europe.

The seventh appeared on January 6, 1858.  Ambrotypes, Heillographs, sic. Photographs and oil portraits, taken at Grant & Alcooke’s gallery, 483 Broadway, daily until their departure for Europe.

The eighth appeared on January 7, 1858.  Ambrotypes, Niellographs, Photographs and oil portraits, taken at Grant & Alcooke’s, 483 Broadway, daily, until their departure for Europe.

The ninth appeared on February 19, 1858.  To Photographic Artists.—For Sale, after March 1st., Grant & Alcooke’s improved Gallery, first floor, 483 Broadway.

The tenth appeared on March 5, 1858.  To Photographers.—For Sale, the Beautiful gallery 483 Broadway, now doing a large business, as Messrs. Grant & Alcooke’s are about leaving for Europe.

The eleventh appeared on April 15, 1858.  Grant & Alcooke’s Ambrotypes and Photographs, Niellographs, to send in letters.  First floor, 483 Broadway.

The twelfth appeared on April 26, 1858.  Niellographs, Niellographs, Niellographs.  Ambrotypes and Photographs by Grant & Alcooke, 483 Broadway.  Last week in America.

John L. Alcooke is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry without a business address.

Adams

1848                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

Adams appeared in one advertisement in the New York Herald (New York, New York) on  September 6, 1848.  Wanted.—A Good Opportunity For Any One To locate in the Daguerreotype business.  Adams’ old established rooms, furniture, and apparatus is now for sale, he wishing to go South, his health not being good. To one not knowing it, the art can be taught in one week.  Cost in all $125.

Adams is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New York City in 1848.  Looking through Craig’s Daguerreian Registry Dan Adams is the only person recorded who was active in the 1840’s and then showed up in the south.  This is speculation on my part based on the fact that Craig does not record Adams as having a studio address other than working for Brady and any factual knowledge that Adams did in fact continued working as a daguerrean in the south.

Anthony K. Zuky

1852                Room in the State House, Montpelier, Vermont.

1852                Address Unknown, Northfield, Vermont.

1853                499 Broadway, New York, New York.

1853                Directly opposite the U. S. Hotel, over the Post Office, Saratoga Springs,                           New York.

Anthony K. Zuky was recorded in twelve advertisements and one announcements.  The first advertisement ran on October 21 & 28, 1852 in the Vermont Watchman and State Journal  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  A. K. Zuky, a Lieutenant under Kossuth is now in town, and endeavoring to earn a living by taking Daguerreotypes.  Mr. Zuky brings letters from Kossuth, as well as from American gentlemen of high standing, who recommend him to public favor.  He has taken a room in the State House, and we hope he will be liberally patronized.

The announcement appeared on November 4, 1852 in the Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier, Vermont).  Portrait of Kossuth.  Lieut. Zuky is at Northfield at present, but will return to his room in the State House on Wednesday or Thursday.  His daguerreotypes are excellent, and he also furnishes daguerreotype copies of a true daguerreotype portrait of Kossuth a rarity indeed, which the admirers of the great Hungarian orator and statesman will highly prize.  Lieut. Zuky was in active service in the Hungarian revolution, and brings honorable testimonials from all the Hungarian Generals.  It is worth one’s while to get sight at the autograph of celebrated men, which these testimonials bear.  Lieut. Zuky will remain one week more, and we hope that brief time will be made profitable to him by the patronage he shall receive.

The second through the ninth advertisement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The second advertisement ran on March 21, 1853.  Hungarian Daguerreotype Artist, At 499 Broadway.—A. R. Zuky, at the above number, daily takes lifelike pictures of the citizens of New York, at all prices.  A good article furnished by applying at his rooms.

The third advertisement appeared on May 19, 1853.  Hungarian Daguerrean Artist,–A. R. Zuky, 499 Broadway late lieutenant in the Hungarian army, brings recommendations from Hon. George P. Marsh, American Minister at Constantinople; also, from Lord Dudly Stuart, Governor Kossuth, Lieutenant General Messaras, General Perezel, General Baron Stein, and Francis Pulzky.

The fourth advertisement ran on June 10, 11 & 15, 1853.  Daguerreotypes of Superior Quality are taken daily, for the low price of fifty cents and upwards, and warranted to be as good as any taken in those gorgeous palaces on Broadway at the rooms of A. K. Zuky, 499 Broadway.  Mr. Z. is a Hungarian exile and solicits the patronage of the citizens of New York.  Perfect satisfaction given, or no pay required.  Give him a trial.

The fifth advertisement appeared on June 16, 1853.  Daguerreotypes of Superior Quality are taken daily, for the low price of fifty cents and upwards, and warranted to be as good as any taken in those gorgeous palaces on Broadway at the rooms of A. K. Zuky, 499 Broadway.  Mr. Z. is a Hungarian exile and solicits the patronage of the citizens of New York. 

The sixth advertisement appeared on June 18, 1853.  Fifty Cent Daguerreotypes and Upwards, are daily taken at A. K. Zuky’s, 499 Broadway, in a superior style and finish as can be had in the city.  A trial and perfect satisfaction given, or no pay required.

The seventh advertisement appeared on June 23, 1853.  Daguerreotypes of Superior Quality are [taken] daily, for the low price of fifty cents and upwards, and warranted to be as good as any taken in those gorgeous palaces on Broadway at the rooms of A. K. Zuky, 499 Broadway, [ ? ] who solicits the patronage of the citizens of [New] York.

The eighth advertisement appeared on June 29, 1853.  Daguerreotypes are taken cheap at the rooms of A. K. Zuky, 499 Broadway, in superior style.  Pictures taken until Monday cheap, with very fine cases, to dispose of his present stock, as he leaves for the country on that day.  Give him a trial.

The ninth advertisement ran on July 4 & 5, 1853.  Daguerreotypes on the Fourth of July will be taken at half price, by A. K. Zuky, 499 Broadway, as leaves for the country on Tuesday.  Citizens and strangers are invited to call and give him a last trial.

The tenth advertisement appeared in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York) on July 19, 1853.  Daguerreian Gallery, Saratoga Springs.—A. K. Zuky informs his numerous friends that he has opened his gallery directly opposite the United States Hotel, over the Post Office, and would be happy to meet his friends who visit the Springs there.

The eleventh advertisement ran from July 21 to August 25, 1853 in the Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier, Vermont) on July 21, 1853.  The Daguerrean Gallery of A. K. Zuky Is located over the Post Office, opposite the United States Hotel.  A convenient room and a good light.  Pictures taken in good style at low prices.  Saratoga Springs, July 13, 1853.

The twelfth advertisement appeared on July 22, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreian Gallery, Saratoga Springs.—A. K. Zuky informs his numerous friends that he has opened his gallery directly opposite the United States Hotel, over the Post Office, and would be happy to meet his friends who visit the Springs there.

Anthony K. Zuky is recorded in other photographic directories and is recorded here because of additional information previously unrecorded.

John H. Young

1859                145 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York.

1859                Corner of Charles & Baltimore Streets, Baltimore, Maryland.

John H. Young was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  The first appeared on November 15, 1859.  Wanted—A Man, To Color Ambrotypes, At J. H. Young’s Gallery, 145 8th av.

The second appeared on December 9, 1859.  To Artists.—Wanted, A First Class Artist To color photographs; none others need apply.  Apply at or address George England 145 8th ave., N. Y., or J. H. Young, corner of  Charles and Baltimore sts., Baltimore, Md.

J. H. Young is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City in 1859-1860.  In the Directory Of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 by Ross J. Kelbaugh a listing for John H. Young is recorded in1859 at Corner of Charles & Baltimore Streets, Baltimore.  He was active in Baltimore until 1870.  George England is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New York City.  Looking through the New York City Directories, residence section he did not appear in the 1858/1859; 1859/1860; or the 1860/1861 directories.

Charles V. Young

1859                418 Grand Street, New York, New York.

Charles V. Young was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on March 28, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Wanted—A Young Lady Of Pleasing Address to attend Young’s gallery, 418 Grand st.  One who can finish ambrotypes preferred.  Also one at Duffy’s, Thalian Hall, 492 Grand st.

Charles V. Young is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry without a business address, and  James G. Duffy is also recorded.

Benjamin F. Young

1843                235 Broadway, New York New York.

Benjamin F. Young of the firm Fanshaw, Young & Cunningham were recorded in one advertisement in The New York Herald (New York, New York) and one announcement one announcement in the New York Daily Tribune.   The advertisement ran every other day from May 25 to 29, and every day from June 4 to 6, 1843.  Miniature Portraits copied from Daguerreotypes in natural colors on ivory, with perfect accuracy, or with any desired alteration or improvement on very moderate terms.  Specimens to be seen in the Daguerreotype Room, No. 1, at 235 Broadway, near park place.

The announcement appeared on September 19, 1843.  Fair at the American Museum.—The problem of opening a new and spacious Saloon at the American Museum, as a Perpetual Fair or Bazaar for the Exhibition and Sale of Goods, Wares, Merchandize, &c has proved highly successful.  It is now one of the most attractive Halls in the Establishment, and is undoubtedly the cheapest Advertising Medium in the world.  The name, location and business of all depositors are advertised in 100,000 small bills per annum—also in the principal city papers.  The following persons have already made deposites in this Fair, and as nearly all the articles are For Sale, Merchants and others will find it to their interest to make their purchases through this medium.  It is obvious that no articles but those of the best quality are deposited here.  Persons desirous of depositing specimens of Goods or Cards of Business in the perpetual Fair, can do so on reasonable terms.  Circulars of prices, & c. can be obtained at the Office of the Museum.

Daguerreotype Miniatures…..N. G. Burgess, 192 Broadway

Daguerreotype Miniatures…..J. Gurney, 189 Broadway

Daguerreotype Miniatures…..J. Plumbe, Jr., 251 Broadway

Daguerreotype Miniatures…..Fanshaw, Young & Cunningham, 235 Broadway

Benjamin F. Young does not appear in other photographic directories.

Yearout & Richardson

1854                303 Broadway, New York, New York.

Yearout & Richardson (John T. Yearout & V. L. Richardson) were recorded in one advertisement in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on May 28, 1854.  Daguerreotypes—The Daguerrean Rooms, formerly occupied by Dobyns, Richardson & Co., 303 Broadway, corner of Duane street, are reopened and ready for the reception of visitors.  V. L. Richardson operator.  Yearout & Richardson.

Yearout & Richardson are both recorded in other photographic directories, but the advertisement confirms V. L. Richardson as the operator and helps estimates the end dates of the partnership of Dobyns, Richardson & Co. partnership.