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New York Museum

1842                Broadway, opposite City Hall, New York, New York.

The New York Museum was recorded in one announcement that appeared on April 30, 1842 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  The New-York Museum, formerly known as Peale’s Museum, Broadway, opposite City Hall….

Daguerreotype Likenesses correctly taken in a few seconds, with or without the light of the sun, and without reference to weather.

New York Museum is not recorded in other photographic directories.

New York Daguerrean Gallery

1850                Corner of Bleecker and Carmine Streets, New York, New York.

The New York Daguerrean Gallery was recorded in one advertisement that ran on December 31, 1850 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  The New-York Daguerrean Gallery, corner of Bleecker and Carmine sts. is the place to obtain Daguerreotypes that are unsurpassed for truthfulness and life-like appearance.  Prices from fifty cents to ten dollars.  N. B.—The Gallery will be open during New Year Day.

The New York Daguerrean Gallery is not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Register does record several New York Daguerrean Galleries, but the dates and address do not match.

Miss. A. Nevada

1851                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

Miss. A. Nevada was recorded in one advertisement that ran on December 11, 1851 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  To Daguerreotypists.—A Lady Every Way qualified to attend a reception room, wishes to obtain a situation in New York, or some Southern city; has had several years experience in the business.  Satisfactory references given from artists and others.  Address, for one week, Miss. A. Nevada, New York Post Office.

Miss. A. Nevada is not recorded in other photographic directories.

H. D. W. Moulton

1854                Ayer’s Block, Manchester, New Hampshire.                                                                  1857                349 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                    1858                585 & 587 Broadway, New York, New York.

H. D. W. Moulton was recorded in one newspaper advertisement, the 1854 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory, and an advertisement in the same directory (Manchester, New Hampshire). Daguerreian Artists. Moulton, H. D. W., Ayer’s Block.

Advertisement in the 1854 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory (Manchester, New Hampshire).  H. D. W. Moulton, Daguerreotypist, Crystalotypist, And Photographs, Or daguerreotypes on paper.

The newspaper advertisement ran from January 14 to March 4, 1858 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Frederick’s Photographic Temple Of Art, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, opposite Metropolitan Hotel.—Photographs, Hallotypes, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes, in every style.  Photographs by Mr. Moulton, formerly with Gurney.

H. D. W. Moulton is recorded in other photographic directories but no mention of a connection to Frederick, Gurney or being active in 1858.

Mott & Bedell

1857                53 South Street, New York, New York.

Mott & Bedell were recorded in an advertisement on March 19, 1857 in The New York Herald  (New York, New York).  Wanted—Two Young Ladies, Of Prepossessing appearance, to attend a daguerreotype saloon South.  High wages paid.  Apply for three days to Mott & Bedell, 53 South st.

Mott & Bedell are not recorded in other photographic directories.

George P. Morse

1859                691 Broadway, New York, New York.

George P. Morse was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on September 9, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Photograph Gallery For Sale—Large, And well located; only up one flight of stairs; five year lease, with or with out specimens and apparatus; is between Brady and Gurney’s, 691 Broadway.  A fine locality for bon ton business.  Inquire of George P. Morse, on the premises.[1]

George P. Morse is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as George D. Morse in 1860 at 691 Broadway.  This is the same address as Silas A. Holmes.

[1] 691 Broadway is Silas A. Holmes address, he also uses the term “bon ton” in his advertisements.

Morand & Peale

1842                Broadway, opposite the City Hall and Park, New York, New York.

Morand & Peale (probably Augustus Morand & C. W. Peale) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 1 to 14, 1842 in the New York Tribune (New York, New York).  New York Museum, Formerly Peale’s, Broadway opposite the City Hall and Park.

The whole collection has recently undergone a new arrangement and many valuable articles added to it.  The Portrait Gallery has been greatly increased and enlarged, as well as the Lecture Room.

Among the Miscellaneous Curiosities may be named the Egyptian Mummy from the City of Thebes, at least 3000 years old, Javanese and other Idols, Sephulcral Vessels containing Ashes of the Dead, Curious Coral (Neptune’s Punch Bowl,) Sea Lions, Siamese Twins, in Wax, &c.

Daguerreotype Likenesses taken from 9 to 4 every day, in a few seconds of time and neatly by Messrs. Morand & Peale.

At 4 o’clock every afternoon some highly interesting experiments in Mesmerism or Animal Magnetism take place.  The subject is a blind lady of intelligence and the operator is Rubens Peale, manager of the museum.

Philosophical Experiments take place every evening in the lecture Room at half past 7; and every Saturday after noon at 3 o’clock.  Fancy Glass Working by Mr. Marshall.  Yearly Tickets for a single person $3; gentleman and lady $5, and for a family $10.  Day visitors admitted the same evening without further charge.  Admission, as usual, 25 cents; Children half price.

Morand & Peale are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Augustus Morand is recorded in other directories, but C. W. Peale is not.

James G. Moffet

1848                156 Fulton Street, New York, New York.

James G. Moffet is recorded in an advertisement on May 9, 1848 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  To Daguerreotype Artists.  A Superior quality of Plates, Mats, and Preservers, manufactured and for sale, wholesale and retail, by James G. Moffet, 156 Fulton street,—Third door east of Broadway.

James G. Moffet is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry but he does not include a date or address.

J. S. Meyer

1859                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

J. S. Meyer was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York). The first advertisement appeared on January 10, 1859. A Daguerreotypist And Photographer wishes employment.  Apply at J. S. Meyer’s gallery, 138 Canal st.

The second advertisement appeared on October 12, 1859.  A Good Photographer And Daguerreotypist wishes employment in or out of the city.  Inquire of Mr. J. Meyer, 349 Canal street.

J. S. Meyer is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms

1852                603 Broadway, New York, New York.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms were recorded in five advertisements.   The first advertisement appeared on October 20, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms, No. 603 Broadway.—The public would do well to call as above, and see the fine Daguerreotypes there taken.  They are pronounced perfection itself.  Daguerreotypes of every kind taken in the first style of art.

The second advertisement appeared on October 20, 1852 The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms, No. 603 Broadway.—The public would do well to call as above, and witness the splendid Daguerreotypes in oil there taken.  For accuracy of portraiture they are perfection itself.  The most skillful operators in the profession are constantly employed, and you may depend upon having a good picture.

The third advertisement appeared on October 23,  1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Sunbeam Painting.—Call in and see the superb specimens at the Metropolitan daguerrean rooms, No. 603 Broadway.  Those who are fit to call as above, are assured of the certainty of obtaining a good picture,  The daguerreotypes in oil, taken at this place, are much admired, having all the boldness as well as softness of an oil painting, or canvas.

The fourth advertisement appeared on November 2, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes in Oil, of the highest finish and surface.  Pictures on Ivory in water colors, for lockets and broaches, of all sizes.  Also, daguerreotypes on silver, colored in every style of art, may be obtained at the Metropolitan Gallery, 603 Broadway, between Prince and Houston streets.  N. B.—Studios on the first floor.

The fifth advertisement appeared on  November 10, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes of Deceased Persons taken at short notice.—An artist of great experience will attend the arrangements of attitude, light, shade, and cast of draperies, securing perfection for the painter and draftsman.  Daguerreotypes in oil or otherwise, to suit applicants at the Metropolitan Gallery.  633 Broadway, near Houston street.

Metropolitan Daguerrian Rooms are not listed in other photographic directories.