Tag Archives: Ogdensburgh New York

G. W. Conger

1853                Rooms on Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York.

G. W. Conger was recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 15 to June 28, 1853 in the St. Lawrence Republican (Ogdensburgh, New York). Great Rush for Conger’s Saloon. We would call the attention of the citizens of Ogdensburgh and vicinity, to Mr. C’s Daguerrean Saloon, on Ford Street, where you can get a correct Likeness of yourself taken by sky-light.  This light gives a clean, bold, deep impression, free from the dark shades that so often ruin pictures taken by side light.  Mr. C. gives particular attention to the taking of Children by a new process, enabling him to secure an exact Likeness in almost an instant of time.  Operating hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M., without regard to weather.  N. B.—Pictures taken of sick or deceased persons at their residence, if required.

G. W. Conger was not recorded in other photographic directories.

I. L. Coffin

1858                26 Ford Street, over J. W. Glasford & Co.’s, Ogdensburgh, New York.

I. L. Coffin was recorded in an advertisement that ran on May 6 to 22, 1858 in The Daily Journal (Ogdensburgh, New York). 25 Cent Ambrotype Gallery.  The subscriber would inform the inhabitants of Ogdensburgh and vicinity, that he will stop for a few days and take Ambrotypes in cases for Twenty-Five Cents.  His gallery in over J. W. Glasford & Co.’s 26, Ford-st.

I. L. Coffin is not recorded in any other photographic directory.

Mr. Clark

1846                Rooms over Pomeroy’s Book Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New York.  1846-1847     Rooms over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford Street, Ogdensburgh, New                            York.                                                                                                                                      1847                Rooms over Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford Street,                                                Ogdensburgh, New York.

Mr. Clark was recorded in three advertisements in the St. Lawrence Republican (Ogdensburgh, New York).  The first advertisement ran from August 18 to September 1, 1846.

“Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”                                                                            Improved daguerreotypes.  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Ogdensburgh, and vicinity, that he has just taken Rooms for a short time, Over Pomeroy’s Book Stork, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, in the latest and most approved style, with or without colors, and warranted not to fade or change by age.

He has within a few weeks made some valuable improvements in the art, which very much beautify the Pictures, giving them the most life-like expression, the most perfect flesh-color, showing the variegated eye, with all the perfection and beauty of life itself.

Ladies and Gentlemen are particularly invited to call at his rooms and examine Specimens, whether they intend to have Likenesses or not.

Children that are old enough to keep still twenty or thirty seconds, can be taken as well as older persons.  Miniatures taken every day without regard to weather, In Cases, Lockets, or Bosom Pins, of any size.  Hours for operating, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.

The second advertisement ran from January 29, 1846 to January 19, 1847 in the same newspaper.   Daguerreotypes!  Mr. Clark, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place and vicinity, that he has returned to Ogdensburgh and taken rooms for a short time, Over Mr. N. S. Pitkin’s Hardware Store, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses, without regard to weather, in Cases, Lockets, Rings or Bosom Pins, of any size.

Rooms open, from 8 A. M. till 5 P. M.  Instructions given in the Art, on reasonable terms, with the latest improvements; and the best instructions furnished at New York prices.

The third advertisement ran on June 22 and 29, 1847 in the same newspaper.  “Bock Agen.”  Mr. Clark, Daguerrean Artists, has returned to Ogdensburgh, and taken rooms over the Law Offices of Messrs. Hopkins and Chapin, Ford street, where he is prepared to take Miniature Portraits, as usual.  He has on hand a fine assortment of Gold and Plated Lockets.

The public are invited to call and examine for themselves, and after sitting for a picture it will not be expected that they will take it unless they are satisfied with it.

Mr. Clark does not appear in other photographic directories in upstate New York.  It is a possibly that Mr. Clark is Frederick J. or John M. Clark, who at this time were in listed in Utica 132 miles away from Ogdensburgh, but at this time it is only speculation on my part.

E. Church

1845                Rooms over Mr. E. Clark’s Store, Ogdensburgh, New York.

E. Church was recorded in an announcement on April 29, 1845 in the St. Lawrence Republican. (Ogdensburgh, New York). Daguerreotype painting.—Mr. E. Church has rooms over Mr. E. Clark’s store, where he takes likenesses on short notice.  He exhibits some beautiful specimens of the art.  A great improvement has been effected, by coloring the portraits, giving them the hue of natural life.

This is possibly Edwin Church but without further proof it is only speculation.

Mr. Childs

1848                Rooms over S. Walker’s Store, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.      1848                Rooms over D. Turner, Jr.’s Store, Ogdensburgh, New York.

Mr. Child can be tied to two partnerships The first I posted yesterday was an advertisement recorded on April 14 to May 19, 1848 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont.)  Daguerreotypes.  Messrs. Childs & Steele have fitted up Rooms over S. Walker’s store, Church Street, Burlington, Vt., expressly for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Miniatures.  We have every convenience for taking groups of from two to ten on the same plate, or single pictures, of superior style and finish.  Set in frames, cases or lockets at moderate prices.

Business hours from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call at our Rooms and examine specimens.  Entrance up stairs, between N. Lovely’s and S. Walker’s stores.

A few months later he is recorded in two advertisements in the partnership of Wakefield & Childs the first advertisement ran from August 17 to September 1, 1848 in the Daily Sentinel (Ogdensburgh, New York.)  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, will open miniature rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. about the 25th of August.

P. S. Those wishing Miniatures will do well to wait and examine specimens before obtaining elsewhere.

The second advertisement ran from September 2 to 14, 1848 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotype Miniatures, Messrs. Wakefield & Childs, from Boston & Burlington, have opened rooms over D. Turner Jr.’s store, Ford st. and are prepared to execute likenesses in the latest and most approved styles, and neatly set them into Frames, Pins and Lockets.  All who feel an interest in the Art will please call and see specimens.

Mr. Childs can be attributed to the partnership of Childs & Steele base on the first advertisement in Burlington, Vermont and the second advertisement ties the two together as Childs being from Burlington, Vermont and Wakefield to Boston.  Wakefield is not recorded in other photographic directories.