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N. Tribou

1853                Knapp’s Block, Malone, New York.

1855                Washington Hall, Main Street, Penn Yan, New York.

1855                Address Unknown, Elmira, New York.

N. Tribou was recorded in three advertisements and two announcements.  The first advertisement ran from August 4 to September 15, 1853 in the Frontier Palladium (Malone, New York).   

Daguerreotypes!  The Subscriber having determined on spending a few week in this vicinity, for the benefit of his health, has made choice of Malone as a temporary residence, and has taken rooms in “Knapp’s Block,” for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Likenesses, Where he would be happy to wait on all who may favor him with their patronage.

He would also take occasion to say that, aided as he is by an experience of nearly nine years, in some of the first establishments of Boston, New York and Philadelphia, and using none but the Best Materials.  He feels no hesitation in saying that the present is an opportunity seldom met with procuring an Accurate And Artistic Picture.

All the newest styles of Plain and Fancy Cases, at the lowest New York Prices.

Persons having had inferior or unsatisfactory pictures taken by inexperienced operators, can have them exchanged at a trifling cost.

Please call and examine for yourselves.

Will positively remain but a few weeks.  N. Tribou. Malone, July 29, 1853.

The second advertisement ran from August 6 to September 27, 1853 in the Franklin Gazette  (Fort Covington, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  The Subscriber having determined on spending a few week in this vicinity, for the benefit of his health, has made choice of Malone as a temporary residence, and has taken rooms in “Knapp’s Block,” for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Likenesses, Where he would be happy to wait on all who may favor him with their patronage.

He would also take occasion to say that, aided as he is by an experience of nearly nine years, in some of the first establishments of Boston, New York and Philadelphia, and using none but the Best Materials.  He feels no hesitation in saying that the present is an opportunity seldom met with procuring an Accurate And Artistic Picture.

All the newest styles of Plain and Fancy Cases, at the lowest New York Prices.

Persons having had inferior or unsatisfactory pictures taken by inexperienced operators, can have them exchanged at a trifling cost.

Please call and examine for yourselves.  N. Tribou.  Malone, July 29, 1853.

The first announcement appeared in the Franklin Gazette (Fort Covington, New York) on August 13, 1853.  Daguerreotypes For Fifty Cents!  At Tribou’s Rooms, “Knapp’s Block.”

Open for only a short time longer.

The third advertisement ran from June 27 to July 11, 1855 in the Penn Yan Democrat.  (Penn-Yan, New York).  Daguerreotypes For 25 Cents!  At Tribour’s Rooms, Washington Hall, Main St., Penn Yan.  The Subscriber has opened a room at the above place, for the purpose of making Daguerreotypes at prices varying from 25 c’s to Six Dollars—which for accuracy of delineation, ease and gracefulness of position, Truth fullness of expression, harmonious blending of Light and Shade, beauty and durability of finish, and in fact all the requisites of an accurate and artistic picture, he confidently assures the public Cannot Be Surpassed.

An early call is respectfully solicited, as his stay is limited to A Few Weeks.  N. Tribou, Artist.  Penn Yan, June 26, 1855.

The second announcement appeared on August 15, 1855 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  Pass Him.—A daguerrean Artist, by the name of Tribou, who has been sojourning in our village for several weeks, has left for somewhere else, without paying a bill for advertising, amounting to $2, due us.  He advertised to take pictures for 50 cts.  He is a small sized man, with large dark whiskers.  The craft will please give him the benefit of their circulation.—Elmira Gazette.

The same “small sized man, with large dark whiskers,” owed us something like $3, which he wrote to us he would positively pay on the coming Saturday—but, as he absconded the same night, we presume he forgot it.

N. Tribou is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William Tinsley

1849                Room over G. D. Wells, Drug Store, Penn Pan, New York.

William Tinsley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 15 to July 3, 1849 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  Portrait Painter & Daguerrean.  Respectfully inform the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that he has opened Rooms for the practice of the above Arts.

He has been successful in procuring Optical instruments of the finest workmanship, possessing powers superior to anything that has yet appeared in this region, and equal to anything that ever may come into competition.  By which he flatters himself he shall be able to produce works of the most minute fidelity, varying in size from 4 inches to the smallest locket or finger-ring.

Operating room over the Drug store of G. D. Wells.  Penn-Yan, May 8, 1849.

William Tinsley is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1850-1851 in Penn Pan, New York without a business address.  Tinsley is recorded in The New York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 as a portrait painter in Albany, New York in 1852.

Charles M. Speelman

1859                Rooms over the Chronicle Office, Penn-Yan, New York.

Charles M. Speelman was recorded in three announcements and three advertisements.  The first announcement appeared on March 9, 1859 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York.   

Photographs, Daguerreotypes, &c.  Mr. T. J. B. House has disposed of his Photograph and Daguerrean Gallery to Mr. C. M. Speelman, who is to take possession on Monday next.  While we regret to part with Mr. House, we are well pleased to know that his successor is fully qualified to fill his place.  Mr. Speelman is an excellent artist and a through gentleman.  He has had much experience in taking pictures, and we are quite sure Mr. House’s patrons will lose nothing by the change, should they wish anything in the line of Photographs, Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, &c.  We predict for our young friend Speelman abundant success.

The second announcement appeared on March 10, 1859 in the Yates County Chronicle (Penn Yan, New York).  Mr. T. J. B. House has sold his Photograph and Ambrotype Gallery together with his entire business, to Mr. Charles M. Speelman of Torrey.  Mr. House is an excellent artist, and a very worthy man.  He has made best of friends during his stay of two years in Penn Yan who will regret his departure.  The young man who takes his place is said to be a skillful artists and worthy successor to Mr. House.

The first advertisement ran from March 30 to August 17, 1859 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  Photographs, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, &c., Penn Yan, N. Y.  Charles M. Speelman Having purchased the Rooms of T. J. B. House, over the Chronicle office, will carry on the business in all its branches.

Photographs Taken Any Size.  He hopes, by strict attention to business, to retain the public patronage that has ever been given to these rooms.

None But The Best Kind of Pictures taken at this Gallery.  His Instruments are of the best manufacture.  His stock is of the Latest Style and patterns in the New York Market.

Pictures from 50 Cents Upwards.  Cha’s M. Speelman.

The second advertisement ran from March 24 to May 5, 1859 in the Yates County Chronicle  (Pen Yan, New York).   Photographs, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, &c., Penn Yan, N. Y.  Charles M. Speelman Having purchased the Rooms of T. J. B. House, over the Chronicle office, will carry on the business in all its branches.  Photographs taken any size.  This is the only room in Yates County where Photographs are taken.  He hopes, by strict attention to business, to retain the public patronage that has ever been given to these rooms.

None but the Best Kind of Pictures taken at this Gallery.  His instruments are of the best manufacture.  His [stock] is of the latest style and patterns in the New York Market.

Pictures from 50 Cents Upwards.  Cha’s M. Speelman.

The third announcement appeared on May 11, 1859 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).   Pictures.  Mr. Speelman has recently added largely to his stock of plain and fancy Cases, &c., and has reduced his prices for Photographs, Ambrotypes and melainotypes.  He takes excellent pictures, and should be liberally patronized.  See his advertisement in another column.

The third advertisement ran from May 12 to July 14, 1859 in the Yates County Chronicle (Pen Yan, New York).  Pictures!  Pictures.  Photographs, Ambrotypes, And Melainotypes, At Speelman’s Gallery, (over the Chronicle’s Office.)

Mr. Speelman continues to take the best Pictures in Town.  Photographs, Ambrotypes, and in fact, every kind of Picture of his [Profession.]  A large stock of Plain & Fancy Cases Just Received, and Prices Lower then ever before.  Call and examine them.  Particular attention paid to copying , and all work warranted to give entire satisfaction.

Charles M. Speelman is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in West Dresden New York in 1859 without a business address.  There are several scenarios that I would suggest. First—the distance between Pen Yan and West Dresden is less then six miles, Speelman might have had a gallery in both towns.  Second—he might have had a gallery there before March 9 or after July 14th.  Third—since he was recorded in the residence section of the city directory without an address he probably lived in West Dresden and worked in Pen Yan.  Having done a lot of work with city directories this has always puzzled me why did they not add a business address.  Either they worked in a different town or it is also possible they were employed by someone else, another suggestion is they were semi-retired, or in-between jobs.  

Mr. Reynolds

ND                  Address Unknown, Albany, New York.                                                                          ND                  Address Unknown, New York, New York.                                                                            1850               Address Unknown, Penn Yan, New York.

Mr. Reynolds was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 3 to 17, 1850 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  Daguerreotypes!  Mr. Reynolds, of New York who formerly operated for Meade & Bro. of Albany, has taken rooms over Rose’s store,—and having availed himself of the recent improvements in the art, the finish of his Pictures will in no way inferior to Brady and other artists of New York who are working after this late improved process.  Pictures finished by this process have a beauty of tone, roundness of features and distinctness of outline that far surpass those by the old method, and may readily be seen in any light.

Mr. Reynolds has brought with him his full gallery of over 100 specimens, containing portraits from life of some of our eminent men among which is one of the late President Taylor.

He has on hand a supply of Lockets and Fancy cases.  Having one of the best instruments he is enabled to take correct Likenesses in any weather—and children of any age, that can sit still five seconds.

Please call immediately, as he will remain but a short time.  Peen Yan, Aug. 27, 1850.

Mr. Reynolds is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. B. Norris

1852                Rooms on Elm Street over McAllaster, Penn Yan, New York.

J. B. Norris was recorded in one advertisements that appeared on June 1, 1852 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  New Daguerrean Gallery, On Elm Street, Penn Yan.  The subscriber would respectfully inform the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that he has recently furnished, and has now successfully furnished, and has now in successful operation the rooms recently occupied by Mrs. Sacket, as a Millinery establishment, three doors from Main-st., over McAllaster [Recess].

The above rooms are furnished with every facilely for taking first rate Likenesses, and with all the late improvements in the art, and put up in the most fashionable style of Cases or Lockets of all sizes, and at the most reasonable prices.

I shall not expect any person to take their picture away if they do not give entire satisfaction.  Pictures taken of sick or deceased persons at their residence, if desired.  Rooms open from 8 A. M., till 5 P. M.  Hours for children from 10 to 12.  J. B. Norris.  April 27, 1852.

J. B. Norris is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Charles Morris

1856                Address Unknown, Auburn, New York.                                                                            1856                Address Unknown, Penn Yan, New York.[1]

Charles Morris was recorded in two announcements in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  The first appeared on April 2, 1856.  Hung.—John Fitzgerald, the youth recently sentenced by Judge Welles, at Auburn, was hung in the Jail at this place at 5 minutes past 3 P. M., on Friday Last…Mr. Charles Morris, of this place took several Ambrotypes of the condemned boy on the morning of his execution, one or two of which he now has in his possession.  He is a remarkably good looking fellow; the countenance, as seen in the picture, evince no sign of the murderous and reckless disposition that his deed and actions showed him possessed of.  We shall probably give a short account of his execution next week.

The second announcement appeared on April 9, 1856.  From the Auburn Daily Advertiser, of March 28th.  Execution of John Fitzgerald—A Hardened Criminal….Yesterday he sat for his Daguerreotype….The Daguerreotype was taken by Charles Morris, of Penn Yan….

Charles Morris is possibly listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as Charles Y. Morris active in Auburn from 1856-1860.

[1] Unknown address and location.  First article states that he is from Auburn, second article states he is from Penn Yan.  John Craig Craig’s Daguerrean Registry records him as being from Auburn.

J. C. Mills

1859                Rooms on Main Street, Penn Yan, New York.

J. C. Mills was recorded in an announcement on March 30, 1859 in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York). Photographs, Daguerreotypes, &c.  We happened into Mr. Mills’ Photograph and Daguerrean Gallery (entrance on the west side of Main St., at the first stairs south of Runns’ Bookstore) the other day.  While there we were shown some very nice specimens of pictures, Photographs, Ambrotypes, Melainotypes, &c, some of which equal in execution any we have ever seen.  Mr. Mills is preparing to take Photographs in a new style, which have proven very acceptable to those who have seen them.  The general mode of procedure, we believe, is about the same, but the effect given to the picture is not a little improved.  Mr. M. has a good sky-light, and all arrangements complete for taking excellent pictures.

J. C. Mills is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Penn Yan, New York in 1859 without a business address.

Professor W. D. McAllaster

1848                Rooms in the Odd Fellow’s Hall Building, Penn Yan, New York.

Professor W. D. McAllaster was recorded in an announcement on September 19, 1848 in the Penn Yan Democrat.  (Penn-Yan, New York).  Professor W. D. McAllaster Would announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Penn Yan and vicinity, that he proposes leaving town in about two weeks, on a professional tour, and would just state that those who wish good imperishable Daguerreotype Likenesses of themselves or friends, that shall equal in artistical beauty and style of shading any of the latest style of steel engravings, that they can get them by calling at his Daguerrean Gallery in the Old Fellow’s Hall building before he leaves.

Price on Medium size plates,              $1.50                                                                                                         Price for 2 Medium size plates,          $2.00

Others according to size and quality of cases.  A liberal deduction to whole families.   Most kinds of Produce taken in payment, such as poultry, butter, cheese, lard, fruit, &c. and cash will in no instance be refused.  Call and examine.

W. D. McAllaster is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as being active in Penn Yan, New York in 1850-1851.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster

1852-1854       Rooms over Mr. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office, Penn-Yan, New York.              1854-1856        Rooms over the Yates Co. Whig Office, opposite the American Hotel, Penn-                                   Yan, New York.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster was recorded in ten advertisement and two announcements in the Penn Yan Democrat. (Penn-Yan, New York).  The first advertisement was recorded on June 1, 1852, but the publication date at the end of the advertisement was May 11, 1852.  M’Allaster’s

Gallery In Full Operation.  Mrs. M’Allaster would respectfully announce to the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that notwithstanding Mr. M’Allaster health is such that he cannot wait upon those desiring pictures, that she is confident that she can take pictures in the Very Best Style, as she has had a long experience in the business, and as she has also had the very best facilities for acquiring the Art in all its branches, together with the latest improvements.

As proof of this the public have only to call and examine the specimens she is daily taking to be satisfied, and she earnestly solicits  the patronage of the friends of this long established and well known Gallery, and as many new patrons as may favor her with a call.

Remember that unless a Picture gives entire satisfaction you are not required to purchase the same.  I have one of the best Sky-Lights in the country.  Recollect the place, nearly opposite the Yates Co. Bank, in the third Story of Elmendorf’s Building.  Penn Yan, May 11, 1852.

The first announcement appeared on August 24, 1852.   Fine Pictures.—See Mrs. McAllaster’s advertisement, and after reading it go and get your likeness taken by her.  She is one of the most finished artists in the country, and cannot be beaten in taking daguerrean likenesses.

The second advertisement ran from August 24 to October 12, 1852.  Beautiful Pictures.  Mrs. McAllaster wishes to notify the public that she continues the business of daguerreotyping, so long carried on in this place by her husband, until his health became so poor as to compel him to keep his room.  Mrs. McA. Pledges herself to make as good pictures as can be produced in the State.  She has had the Experience and now she has the facilities to enable her to fulfill this pledge.—Pictures of the various sizes, and put up in all styles, furnished at a few minutes notice.

Persons are invited to call and examine specimens.  A share of the public patronage is solicited.  Operating Rooms over Mr. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office, in the third story.

The third advertisement ran from October 12, 1852 to September 20, 1853.  Daguerrian Gallery.  Mrs. MacAllaster would respectfully inform the citizens of Penn-Yan & vicinity that she is now prepared (at her old stand) to waite upon all who may favor her with a call and fells confident that she can give them as good a picture as they can obtain at any other establishment.  New York or Rochester not excepted.

She has just received a Large and Handsome variety of Cases and Lockets, and will be ready at all times to supply them with Pictures, Either Single or in Groups.  All who desire Good Pictures will do well to call at her rooms where they can be accommodated at all times, in cloudy as well as clear weather.  I have an excellent light, together with every other facility, for taking the very best pictures, which I will warrant to give perfect satisfaction.  Terms Reasonable.  Rooms over J. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Shop, 3rd story, opposite the Yates Co. Bank.

The fourth advertisement ran from September 24 to December 27, 1853.  Pictures Painted by the Sun.  Mrs. McAllaster continues to take the best Daguerrean Portraits, finished in the most complete and beautiful style, at her rooms, in the third story over Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office.  By long experience at the business, she has acquired a superior knowledge of the Art, and does her work by the most perfect process.  Her facilities are unequalled for giving the best satisfaction in every branch of her business.  In all kinds of weather she will compel the sun to paint the most superb and perfect Likenesses.  They will be put up in cases at a cost according to the taste of the customers.  Her business is largely increased, but she will endeavor to satisfy all who will call, on short notice.

The second announcement appeared on October 11, 1852.  List of Premiums, Awarded at the Yates Co. Fair and Cattle Show, for 1853….Class 25—Discretionary Premiums…          Mrs. McAllister, for her magnificent collection of Daguerreotypes and Daguerreotype cases exhibited, was awarded $1 and diploma.

The fifth advertisement ran on May 16 & 23, 1854. Removal Pictures Painted by the Sun.  Mrs. McAllaster continues to take the best Daguerrean Portraits, finished in the most complete and beautiful style, at her Rooms, third story, over the Yates Co. Whig Office, opposite the American Hotel—entrance between Stanford & Kinners’ Boot and Shoe, and T. F. Sharpe & Co.’s Dry Good Stores.  By long experience at the business, she has acquired a superior knowledge of the Art, and does her work by the most perfect process.  Her facilities are unequalled for giving the best satisfaction in every branch of her business.  In all kinds of weather she will compel the sun to paint the most superb and perfect Likenesses.  They will be put up in cases at a cost according to the taste of the customers.  Her business is largely increased, but she will endeavor to satisfy all who will call, on short notice.

The sixth advertisement ran from January 17 to March 14, 1855.  Daguerreotypes For 75 Cts.  Mrs. W. D. McAllaster would respectfully announce to the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that she has again taken possession of her Daguerrean Rooms Opposite The American Hotel and immediately over the Whig office, where she will take Daguerreotypes of the common medium size, put up in common cases.  For Seventy-Five Cents, For One Month Only!

Having acquired a superior knowledge of my profession, and just returned from New York with an extensive variety of the best material used in the Daguerrean business, I take this method of inducing my old friends and patrons to give me a call, and to inform them that I am again permanently located in Penn Yan.

Having spared no pains or expense in refitting my rooms to make them convenient and pleasant, I trust that all who wish to examine my work will give me a call.

Parents now is your time to get the Daguerreotypes of your children, and remember it is but for a short time that such low prices will continue, and you should avail yourselves of this opportunity before it is too late, for such inducements may never again be offered in Penn Yan.

The attention of artists is also invited to her stock in trade.  She has just received a new and beautiful lot of Cases, which she offers very low for cash.  Also every variety of articles used in the business for sale at New York prices.  Artists will do well to call before purchasing elsewhere.  Remember the place, opposite the American Hotel.

Seventh advertisement ran from June 20, 1855 to January 2, 1856.  Daguerrean Hall!  Opposite the American Hotel.  The subscriber having just returned from the city, is now prepared to furnish her numerous patrons and friends with all the most recent improvements in her beautiful art, among which she calls particular attention to Cynocular Stroscope & Crayon Daguerreotypes.  Which have lately been so prized in the City, and to her Styroscoped Pictures and Cases, which enlarge the picture to life size, and gives such relief, fullness and life-like appearance as to impress us with the actual presence of the person, rather than that we are looking at their picture.  Also, several new styles of Fancy and Magic back grounds, which give a fine relief and effect to the picture, and does away with the monotony presented by the time-honored drab.

Advancement is peculiarly the motto of the age, as well as of the beautiful art she has chosen as her profession; therefore, an admiring public are continually calling for something new and novel in the Art, and she intends, if diligent researches, perseverance, industry, time and money, added to several years practice and experience, will accomplish it, to be all ready to present to her many patrons and friends.

Every Improvement Known In The Art.  The Improvements and Fixtures of her Room are now fully complete; the Sky-Light one of the best, and so adjusted as to admit all the side light required to remove the heavy shading and give that softness to the tone so remarkable to her pictures.  The Cameras, are second to none in the State, the Chemicals used by her are of her own manufacture and warranted perfectly pure, and her facilities are such that Pictures can be taken in a remarkably short space of time in any weather, and warranted to give satisfaction and to remain indelibly stamped upon the plate for any term of years.

Particular attention paid to taking Children, Groups, and to filling very small Rings and Lockets, and also copying from other Daguerreotypes, Pictures on Oil Paintings, enlarging or diminishing the size.  She will also remove her Apparatus for the purpose of taking pictures of the sick or dead, on reasonable terms.

The Stock Department will also contain a complete assortment, carefully selected.  Fancy and Plain Cases of all styles and sizes, ranging from the lowest to the highest prices, so that all may be suited.

Also, single and family Frames of all styles and sizes.—Plates, Cases, Chemicals, Instruments, and everything pertaining to the art, constantly on hand and for sale at the lowest cash prices.  Careful instruction given in the art.  Apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.

Thankful for former vary liberal patronage, a continuance of the same is respectfully solicited.  Citizens and Strangers are requested to call, and for proof of the above examine specimens, and also refer to the patrons of Mrs. W. D. M’Allaster.

The eighth advertisement ran from December 26, 1855 to January 23, 1856.  Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Photographs And Crystalotypes.  Mrs. McAllaster, having returned from the City would take this method of informing her friends, customers, and the public generally, that she can be found at her Old Stand, opposite the American Hotel where she will be happy to wait on all who may favor her with their patronage.

She has, at Great Expense and trouble, thoroughly versed herself not only in taking Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, but also of the variety of Glass and Paper Pictures, such as Crystalotypes, Muygraphs and Photographs and in fact all kinds of Pictures, and her patrons may rest assured that she will keep posted in every improvement in the art.

Particular attention paid to taking Children In Groups, and to filling very small Rings and Lockets; also copying from other Daguerreotypes and oil paintings enlarging or diminishing the size.  She will also remove her Apparatus for the purpose of taking pictures of the Sick or Dead, on reasonable terms.

The Stock Department will also contain a complete assortment, carefully selected.  I would say to artists, call and examine my Stock and Prices before purchasing elsewhere.

The Ninth advertisement ran from January 30 to July 30, 1856.  Ambrotype Patented.  A New Era In Photography.  This beautiful Art, after a long experiment, is at last perfected, and the subscriber, who has the exclusive right to make them in this country, is now enabled to offer to the public A New Style of Picture, far exceeding in beauty and durability anything ever before made.  The exceeding [      ], depth of light and shade, and richness of tone, is wonderful.  They Do Not Reverse The Subject, but present everything in it true position; consequently, Regales, with designs, [letters], figures, &c. Appear Perfectly Natural.

They are without the glare of the Daguerreotype, and hence may be seen in any view.  They will last for ages, unchanged, and possess the rare quality of Imperishability, being hermetically sealed between glass plates, with an indestructible cement which soon hardens, and the two plates become in effect one, with the picture in the centre as durable as glass itself.  This art is particularly adapted to every style of face and complexion and will be found especially favorable to light hair, freckled faces, and light and weak eyes.

The pictures are pronounced by competent judges, to be the greatest achievement in the Photographic Art, having a Relief and Clearness that is truly astonishing.  By this process I am enabled to produce Ambrotypes from the Smallest to Full Size, with all the truth of nature and Permanence of the Finest Plate Glass—the long sought for end in Photographic Portraiture.  The Ambrotype Stereoscope must be seen to be appreciated, the relief being fully as perfect as life.  These pictures offer inducements to those wishing to send them abroad, as they are proof against the action of water, acids, Climate or Atmosphere, and May Be Laid In Water For Months, With Perfect Safety.

Caution!  Pictures not hermetically sealed and stamped patent, and made on single glass, covered with black paint or varnish, are worthless imitations, and it is an imposition on the public to sell them as Ambrotypes.

Citizens and Strangers are invited to call and examine specimens in this art; they are assured of polite attention, and if they wish, A Superior Picture.

Children’s Likenesses by this process are made instantaneously.  Daguerreotypes copied into Ambrotypes and rendered permanent.  Mrs. W. D. McAllaster,  Rooms Directly Opposite the American Hotel.

The tenth advertisement appeared on June 3, 1857.  Attention is invited to the advertisement of House & Benedict, which may be found in this paper.  They are recently from Elmira, where they had established a reputation as first rate artists.  They take all kinds of pictures—Daguerreotypes Ambrotypes, Melanotypes and Cameotypes in superior style.  They have taken the rooms recently occupied by Mrs. McAllaster.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. Lansing

1857-1858       Rooms opposite the American Hotel, Penn-Yan, New York.

Mrs. Lansing was recorded in five announcements and one advertisement in the Penn Yan Democrat (Penn-Yan, New York).  The first announcement appeared on April 1, 1857. Daguerreotypes.—Mrs. Lansing has taken the rooms formerly occupied by S. B. Wilson, opposite the American, where she will be pleased to furnish such as may wish with a superior quality of Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, &c.  We have been shown several specimens of her work, and they are certainly very fine.

The second announcement appeared on May 20, 1857.  Cheap Pictures.—Mrs. Lansing gives notice that she will take Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, &c. at the low price of 50 cents each.  Mrs. Lansing takes excellent pictures, at very reasonable rates, and is certainly of a generous patronage.  Let our citizens see to it that she does not lack for patrons, and while they bestow a kindness in a worthy direction, they are sure to receive a full return for their favors in the shape of excellent pictures.

The advertisement ran from May 20, 1857 to August 25, 1858.  Cheap Pictures.  Mrs. Lansing takes the Improved Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, and Melainotype for the small sum of Fifty Cts. Each, the same as heretofore sold for one dollar.

The third announcement ran on October 28, 1857.  Yates Co. Fair.  The Seventeenth Annual Fair of the Yates Co. Agricultural Society was held on the Society’s grounds in this village on Wednesday and Thursday of last week…

T. J. B. House, Daguerrean Artist, exhibited a beautiful Case of Ambrotypes, Sphereotypes, Melainotypes, &c. This Case of pictures was arranged at a considerable expense by Mr. House, and proves his skill and taste in this art. It was admired by all, and we can confidently say that it was the most beautiful and complete thing in that line of art ever exhibited in Penn Yan.  Mr. House deserves credit for his display.  Of course the committee and the public will award him the first premium in his class.

Mrs. Lansing also exhibited some specimens of Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, &c., well arranged and of good execution.

The fourth announcement appeared on November 18, 1857.  Agricultural Premiums.  Mr. Editor:–Two or three mistakes occur in the published list of premiums which I desire to correct….

The committee on Class 20 say they intended to award the premium for the best exhibition of Daguerrean Work to Mrs. Lansing, but as Mrs. Lansing had made no entry upon the Secretary’s book, she had no card upon her exhibition, and the award fell through.

The fifth announcement appeared on December 23, 1857.  Another Fire.  The business interests of Penn Yan seem almost to be doomed to destruction by the devouring element—fire.  We have now to record the particulars of a third fire in the business portion of our village within a few months.  On Wednesday night last, a fire was discovered in the Millinery Store of Mrs. J. M. Woodruff…Mrs. Lansing occupied the third story, as a residence and Daguerrean Gallery.  Mrs. Lansing also looses everything.  He invalid husband was carried down stairs by Mr. Henry Brown….Mrs. Lansing, had no insurance.  He loss is about $500….

Mrs. Lansing and Mrs. Bradley are great sufferers by this fire, and we are happy to know that liberal contributions have been made by some of our citizens in their behalf.

Mrs. Lansing does not appear in other photographic directories.