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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.

Garret B. Demarest

1856                222 Canal Street, New York, New York.[1]

Garret B. Demarest 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.

Cooper & Demarest — A pretty fair gallery this. It is located in an old stand and doing a fair business.

[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.

 

Abraham G. Demarest

1855                Bleecker, Corner Amos Street, New York, New York.                                            1856                326 Bleecker Street, New York, New York.[1]

Abraham G. Demarest was recorded in an advertisement that ran four times between November 7 – 17, 1855 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Cheap Daguerreotypes at Demarest’s old Gallery, Bleecker, cor. Amos streets. Extra-large size Daguerreotypes for fifty cents, equal in quality to those charged five dollars for elsewhere.  These Pictures are beautifully colored, and inserted in a handsome case, and warranted not to fade.  Give them a trial.  Demarest, Bleecker cor. Amos streets

On January 1, 1856 he was listed 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.

Demarest. A. G.—The general style of daguerreotypes. Very little artistic merit. Why do not daguerreotypists cultivate such an interest in the art as will lead them to exhibit no specimens of their ability which are not really meritorious. It were better their rooms were empty.

Abraham G. Demarest is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but is recorded here because of the firsthand account in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.

[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.

 

John De Barnes

1856                363 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                            1856                585 Broadway, New York, New York.

John De Barnes was recorded in an advertisement on December 11, 1856 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—The best Daguerreotypes made in this city are by John De Banes (formerly of Root’s Gallery), now at the head of this department at Fredericks’s Magnificent Gallery, No. 585 Broadway, opposite Metropolitan Hotel.

John De Barnes is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Joseph D. Davis

1856                263 Fulton Street, New York New York.[1]

Joseph D. Davis 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.

Davis—Some of the specimens look well. No doubt pretty fair pictures can be obtained here.

Joseph D. Davis is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

[1] In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number One, New York. The author visited 69 Galleries in New York City.

George Dabbs

1849                102 Williams Street, New York, New York.

George Dabbs was recorded in an advertisement that ran from April 17 to May 28, 1849 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  Levi Chapman, No. 102 William street, New York, Manufacturer Of The  Celebrated Magic Razor Strop, of four sides; also Pocket Books, Wallets, Spectacle and Bankers’ Cases, in every variety, on the most extensive scale.

Daguerreotype Cases $144; {Medium sizes, from $18 to $60 per gross.  {Quarter sizes, from size from $83 2 to $[30] to $84 per gross.  {Half sizes, from $82 to $144 per gross.  Mats and Preservers of all kinds.  Geo. Dabbs, Jas. Creamer, Agents.

George Dabbs  is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 as working for Levi Chapman in New York City.

L. M. Cyrus

1843                231 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                  1850                Address Unknown, New York, New York.

L. M. Cyrus was recorded in two advertisements in 1843 and two announcements in 1850. The first advertisement ran from March 16 to April 17, 1843 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken, With All The Beauties Of Natural Colors, And On A Large Size, By Doctor L. M. Cyrus, 231 Broadway, Up Stairs.  Likenesses taken every day, from early morning until 3 o’clock, P. M.

The second advertisement ran from May 10 to June 15, 1843 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Photograph Portraits.—Dr. L. M. Cyrus, the inventor of this new art produces by it not only a correct likeness of the original portrait, but a so purity of design a brilliancy of coloring, which far surpass the chief d’oeuvres of the most celebrated artists, whether ancient or modern.—Grateful for the encouragement he has received from his numerous friends and the public generally, Dr. L. M. Cyrus would fain inform them that he has fitted up, for the accommodation of ladies, a suite of rooms in park Place House, corner of Broadway, where he trusts his skill in his profession, and his attention to all who may honor him with their favors, will insure him a continuance of the patronage hitherto so liberally bestowed on him.

The Doctor gives instruction in every department of the Daguerreotype and Photographic art.  Instruments for taking portraits on a large or small scale, for sale, as also the necessary chemical preparations for taking the portraits in Phytographs or colors.  Terms moderate.

The first announcement appeared on June 29, 1850 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  New Discovery in the Daguerreotype Art.—Dr. Cyrus has invented an Electro Galvanic Buff for polishing plates, and preventing them from oxidizing, in every variation of atmosphere.  This buff gives a sensitiveness to plates heretofore unknown, and enables the operator to take pictures in less than half the ordinary time of sitting.  Harrison & Holmes have purchased a right in this new discovery, and will prove the importance of it to all who may demand fine pictures, at their rooms, in the Lafarge building, 289 Broadway.

The second announcement appeared on July 25, 1850 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  To Daguerreotypist.—Dr. L. M. Cyrus’ newly invented Buff, has been reduced to the very low price of ten dollars, in order to place it in the power of all operators [eo] purchase.  None genuine, except signed by Scoville Mfg. Co., 57 Maiden Lane.

  1. M. Cyrus is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850-1851.

George H. Currier

ND                  Address Unknown, New York, New York.                                                                ND                  Address Unknown, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                          1854               Address Unknown, Sacramento, California.

George H. Currier was reported in Pioneer Photographers Of The Far West A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865.  By Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn.  Their original citation was from the Sacramento Daily Union (Sacramento, California) on November 18, 1854.  Robert H. Vance announced the accession of a new “artist,” or, presumably, operator, for his Sacramento gallery: “the subscriber takes pleasure in announcing to the public of Sacramento and vicinity, that he has engaged the services of Mr. Geo. H. Currier, an experienced artist from the first establishments in New York and Boston…”

This is the only mention of George H. Currier in other photographic directories.  He was not listed in the 1840-1854 Boston City Directory.

Andrew Cunningham

1843                235 Broadway, New York New York.

Andrew Cunningham of the firm Fanshaw, Young & Cunningham was listed in an advertisement that ran every other day from May 25 to 29, and every day from June 4 to 6, 1843 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  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.

On September 19, 1843 an announcement appears in the  New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  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 deposits 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.

Andrew Cunningham is not listed in other photographic directories.