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Lysander Norman Howard

1848                285 Grand, New York, New York.                                                                                              1848                460 Grand, New York, New York.                                                                                            1849-1853     492 Grand, New York, New York.[1]

Lysander Norman Howard was recorded in an advertisement that ran on July 4, 1848 in the New York Herald (New York, New York).  Sons Of Liberty And Daughters Too, Who Wish your pictures taken true; at Howard’s Rooms, four sixty Grand, you’ll get the finest in the land!  Howard’s Daguerreotype Rooms, 460 (removed from 285) Grand.  Open from 7 A. M. until 7 P. M.

Lysander Norman Howard is recorded in New York City in 1848 in Craig’s Daguerreian Register without a business address.

[1] Information from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Hovey

1854                Address Unknown[1], New York, New York.

Hovey[2] was recorded in two announcements.  The first announcement appeared on October 7, 1854 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Premium List.  The following premiums were awarded at the Fair of the New-York State Agricultural Society, held in this City October 3-6…

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                        Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

The second announcement appeared in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on  October 8, 1854. New York State Fair…Painting, etc.

Best Daguerreotypes—Meade & Brother, New York…………………..Dip.                                          Best sample Photographs—Root & Hovey, New York City…………….Dip.

[1] Samuel Root’s address is 363 Broadway.                                                                                                  [2] Possibly Daniel Hovey.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry records that Daniel Hovey worked for Samuel Root in Philadelphia in 1849, but does dot record the partnership of Root & Hovey or that he was in New York City.  In the Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 by Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby Daniel (Douglass) Hovey is listed in 1849 as an operator for Samuel Root in Philadelphia.  From 1849 to 1860’s they record him in Rochester, New York, in partnership with John Kelsey in 1854 and Henry Hartman from 1857-1863.  Interestingly Samuel Root is not list in their directory.

George Harrison Hite

1850                247 Broadway, New York, New York.

George Harrison Hite was recorded in two announcements and seven advertisements.  The first announcement ran on June 18, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Samuel R. Fanshaw & George H. Hite[1], miniature and portrait painters, have associated with W. & F. Langenheim, the celebrated Daguerreotype and Talbotype artist of Philadelphia, and purchased the splendid National Miniature Gallery, established by Edwards, Anthony & Clark, 247 Broadway, corner Murray street, where they will superintend the sittings for Daguerreotypes.  Their Talbotype miniatures and portraits, which are taken upon ivory, ivory-paper, etc., may be seen in the above gallery.  There is but one prevailing opinion, that they possess all the truthfulness of a good Daguerreotype, with all the artistic merit that has characterized the former highly finished miniatures of those artists.  For further evidence; please call and see them.

The first advertisement ran on June 27 & 28, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes and Daguerreotypes.—The subscribers having purchased the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway, (late E. White’s) are prepared to take Talbotype Portraits of all sizes, up to the size of life.  The fidelity of likeness, and the beautiful finish of these pictures, gain them greater popularity every day.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most approved style.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at our establishment, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The second advertisement ran from July 3 to 6, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes and Daguerreotypes.—The subscribers having purchased the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway, (late E. White’s) are prepared to take Talbotype Portraits of all sizes, up to the size of life.  The fidelity of likeness, and the beautiful finish of these pictures, gain them greater popularity every day.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most approved style.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at our establishment, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The third advertisement appeared on July 10, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper, are daily taken in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life, at the National Miniature Gallery.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most artistical style.  The public are invited to examine specimens at 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The fourth advertisement ran from July 14 to 17, 1850.  In The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper, are daily taken in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life, at the National Miniature Gallery.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most artistical style.  The public are invited to examine specimens at 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The Fifth advertisement ran on July 18 & 19, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper and glass, and daguerreotypes are daily taken by the subscribers, in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life. The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The sixth advertisement ran on July 16 & 20, 1850 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Fine Arts—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory, Ivory Paper and Glass, and Daguerreotypes, are daily taken by the subscribers in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim &  Fanshaw.

The seventh advertisement appeared on August 29, 1850 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  To Artists.—An artists who understands Miniature Portrait Painting in oil and water colors, and who can give proof of his talents, can find employment at the National Miniature Gallery, No. 247 Broadway.  None but competent persons need apply.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The second announcement appeared on October 9, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  The Daguerreotypes At The Fair….The likeness of Mr. Hite, the miniature painter, is exquisite…. (Root Daguerreotype).

[1] The New York Historical Society Dictionary Of Artist in America 1564-1860.  Records both George Harrison Hite and Samuel Raymond Fanshaw as portrait and miniature painter.

 

Mr. Henry

1853                195 Broadway, New York, New York.

Mr. Henry is recorded in an advertisement that ran on January 11, 1853 in The New York Herald  (New York, New York).  Wanted—A Person With A Capital of $100 to $150, to invest in a daguerreotype business, established 1843, skylight, seven year lease, furnished, &c., for which he will receive one-half the profits, and be taught the art if required; the money to be used in the business, &c.  Apply to Mr. Henry, in the Gallery, 195 Broadway.

Mr. Henry is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Isaac C. Hendrickson

1855                Fulton Street, two doors west of Washington Street, Jamaica, New York.

Isaac C. Hendrickson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from May 29 to September 25, 1855 in the Long Island Farmer, and Queens County Advertiser (Jamaica, New York).  Hendrickson’s Sky-Light Daguerrian Gallery.  The subscriber would respectfully call the attention of the public to the admirable arrangement of the light and to the other facilities for taking Perfect Daguerreotypes, at the rooms recently fitted up in Fulton Street, two doors west of Washington.  I. C. Hendrickson.  Jamaica, May 8, 1855.

Isaac C. Hendrickson is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York city at 233 Broadway in 1855-1856.  233 Broadway is the Meade Brothers address it is possible that he was employed with them in early 1855.

John Henderson

1852                551 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                      1852                1 Bowery, New York, New York.

John Henderson was recorded in four advertisements.  The first one appeared on  April 3, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—Henderson’s Grand Northern Skylight, in the Mechanics’ Institute, corner of Division street and the Bowery, is allowed, by competent judges, to be one of the best arranged lights in the city.  All who wish to have a correct, durable, and well finished likeness of themselves or friends, will do well to give him a call.

The second advertisement appeared on June 24, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes of the finest tone, Admired by all—refused by none—Are taken daily, without the least delay, At Henderson’s, 1 Bowery and 551 Broadway.

The third advertisement appeared on June 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Palaces For The Sovereign People.—One of this class will be found at Henderson’s, (late Clark Bro’s.,) No. 551 Broadway, between Prince and Spring-sts.  This establishment was fitted up by the Clarke Bro’s. in the most elegant and improved manner, and is second to none in the city for comfort and attraction to visitors, and convenience for the taking of first class pictures.  The observatory commands a most extensive and delightful view of the city, &c.  Also Henderson’s grand northern skylight in the mechanics’ Institute, corner of Bowery and Division-st., is allowed, by competent judges, to be unsurpassed for daguerreotyping purposes.  All who wish a perfect and durable likeness will do well to visit those galleries before going elsewhere.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes taken at Henderson’s splendid Gallery, No. 551 Broadway, near Prince-st., and the Gallery in the Mechanics’ Institute, No. 1 Bowery, corner Division-st., are perfect g ems of the art.  All who desire faithful and durable likenesses of themselves, will do well to give him a call.  A large assortment of Frames, Cases and Lockets on hand for the holidays.

John Henderson is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City from 1849 to 1860.  New information is that he was late from the Clark Brothers gallery.

John C. Helms

1853                111 Bowery, New York, New York.

John C. Helmes was recorded in an advertisement that ran on September 14, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—Those who want a Good picture will call at Helmes’ daguerrian gallery, No. 111 Bowery, where likenesses are taken in a superior style with all the improvements in the art, by one of the largest skylights in the world on reasonable terms.  Constantly on hand a rich and handsome assortment of fancy cases and frames, at the usual moderate prices.  We have not found it necessary to reduce our price, in order to palm off a miserable apology for a picture, our likenesses being of that character that they recommend themselves to a discerning public at a reasonable price.  Daguerreotypes in oil and all other new styles, made at this establishment.

Recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as John C. Helme activity dates 1846 to 1856.

A. D’Orathon Hartman

1852                233 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                    1853                627 Broadway, New York, New York.

A. D’Orathon Hartman was recorded in two announcements in The New York Herald  (New York, New York).  The first announcement ran on June 7, 1852.  Reduced Prices—One Week More!—Go And see A. Hartman’s Exhibition of the Haytien and Dominican Collection, at Meade Brothers, No. 233 Broadway.  The whole ceremony of the Coronation of the Emperor and of Hayti, in full dress, the whole Court, Ministers, Consuls, and all the most influential personages of the empires by the Daguerreotype.  Admission, 25 cents, from 8 A. M. till 6 P. M.

The second announcement ran on June 20, 1853.  Daguerreotypes.—Have you seen Hartman’s daguerrean gallery, one of the marvels of New York?  Have you had your likeness taken in his splendid skylight studio, the best and most elegantly appropriated in the city?  These are the prevailing questions among ladies of fashion.  Well, if not, go to 627 Broadway, where you will have the rare chance of admiring something entirely new, artistic, and worthy of more than a mere visit.  Taste and refined politeness, as well as efficient science in the doing, are displayed in that gorgeous establishment, which is full of the choicest and most rare specimens of all descriptions.

A. D’Orathon Hartman is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York city in 1853-1854.

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.