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Elizabeth D. Mahan

1856                360 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Elizabeth D. Mahan was recorded in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York) on April 1, 1856.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.  Miss. Mahan, Market Street. Twenty-five cent daguerreotypes. We grant the lady every compliment of the art, and hope she will be able to raise her prices.

Elizabeth D. Mahan is recorded in other photographic directories, but are included here because of the first-hand account of her work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Magill

1846                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Magill was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from October 15 to 29, 1846  in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  Now Is Your Time.  Messrs. Harner & Tileston (Recently from Van Loan & Magill’s celebrated establishment, Philadelphia,) respectfully announce that they will remain at the Union House during the session of the legislature and will furnish likenesses (either separately or in groups,) in a style, which in point of richness of tone, and beauty of finish stand unrivalled and cannot fail of giving satisfaction.

They would particularly solicit the attention of members of the Legislature and strangers visiting Montpelier, as they are fully prepared to give all an opportunity of securing a perfect Daguerreotype likeness on the most favorable terms.  Just call and examine specimens, and see if we don’t perform all we advertise.  J. L. Harned.  J. S. Tileston.

Magill is not listed in other photographic directories.

 

James L. Lyons

1846                Address Unknown, Richmond, Virginia.

James L. Lyons was recorded in an advertisement ran that from January 10 to February 19, 1846 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Daguerreotype Several Furnishing Establishments and Sole Agency for the sale of Voigtlaender’s Apparatus.

The genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus, also the best plates, Chemicals, Polishing Materials and Morocco Cases, &c., &c. may be procured at the subscribers’, wholesale and retail, by addressing (post paid) to W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia, or Langenheim & Beckers, 201 Broadway, N. Y.

The following gentlemen have agreed to act as Agents for the sale of the genuine Voigtlaender Apparatus:–

Messrs. Litch & Whipple, Boston, Mass.                                                                                                          Mr. James L. Lyon, Richmond, Va.                                                                                                                      Mr. S. Broadbent, Columbia, S. C.                                                                                                                      Mr. James P. Perry, Charleston, S. C.                                                                                                                  Mr. S. Noessel, New Orleans.                                                                                                                        Messrs. Johnson & Jacobs, New Orleans.                                                                                                        W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange, Philadelphia.

James Laurence Lyon listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in Richmond, Virginia in 1844 at 33½  Main Street, this is possibly the same person.

H. Lyndall

N. D.                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                            1846                Address Unknown, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. [1]                                                            1848-1851     Armstrong Building on High Street, Columbus, Ohio.[2]                                    1849                Rooms in the Tallmadge Row, Lancaster, Ohio.                                                            1852                High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

H. Lyndall was recorded in an advertisement that ran from January 5 to 12, 1849 in The Lancaster Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio). Daguerreotypes. H. Lyndall, Daguerreotypist, would announce to the citizens of Lancaster and vicinity, that he will occupy (for a short time) rooms in the Tallmadge Row, for the purpose of prosecuting his business.

A long application to the art, together with his connection with the largest establishment in Philadelphia, he flatters himself will enable him to produce work superior to any thing ever offered in this place.

Likenesses encased in Lockets, Pins, &c., singly or grouped.  Lockets, &c., for sale.  Instruction and apparatus furnished on liberal terms.  N. B.—Having a Gallery in Columbus, his stay here will be short.  H. Lyndall.

H. Lyndall is listed in other photographic directories.

[1] address and date from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.                                                                            [2] Address and dates from Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

William Loyd

1856                522 Broadway, New York, New York.

William Loyd was recorded in five advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York) in association with Langenheim Brothers.  The first advertisement appeared on April 7, 1856.  W. Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope, with F. Langenheim’s new series of American views— Niagara Falls, Genesee Valley, The Pottsville Coal Region, and other new views. A large assortment just received, by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway.

The second advertisement appeared on August 6, 1856.  Loyd’s Patent Improved Stereoscope, with Langenheim’s new series of American views, upon glass, and colored to nature.  Publication office 522 Broadway, opposite the St. Nicholas.  William Loyd, sole proprietor of Langenheim’s stereoscopic views.

The third advertisement ran from September 3 to 6, 1856.  Langenheim’s Stereoscopic Views upon glass.—Just received, a fresh supply of new and interesting scenery.  Dealers supplied at the publication office and photographic studio of William Loyd and F. Langenheim, 522 Broadway, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 13, 1856.  Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope Case with Langenheim’s views upon glass.  Sold by Pike & Sons; B. Pike, Jr., and Appleton & Co.  Dealers furnished with the above.  Terms cash.  William Loyd.  188 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, and 522 Broadway.

The fifth ad appeared on December 26, 1857.  The American Stereoscopic Company’s New series of views on glass and colored to nature are sold by Benjamin Pike & Sons, Benj. Pike, Jr., Wiley & Halstead, Broadway; F. J. Emmerich, 111 Fulton street.  Dealers supplied by Langenheim, Loyd & Co., Philadelphia.

William Loyd also spelled Lloyd is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as William Lloyd, but does not include the Langenheim connection.

Lovatt & Snyder

1856                316 North Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] 

Lovatt & Snyder (George W. or M. Snyder) were recorded on April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal  (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Lovatt & Snyder.—Passably fair pictures, from the situation of gallery &c., should suppose it was for the accommodation of the lower twenty.

Lovatt & Snyder are recorded in other photographic directories, but are recorded here because of the first hand account of their work.

[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.

H.  H. Laughlin

1856                Twelfth & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

H.  H. Laughlin is recorded on April 1,1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York). In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America. Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Laughlin, Market St. — I cannot say much for these specimens. The glasses are dirty, and the pictures too light and undeveloped,

 H. H. Laughlin is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Philadelphia from 1848 to 1858, but is included because of the first hand account of his work.

[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.

 

Isaac S. Lachman

1856                546 North Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Isaac S. Lachman was recorded on  April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.  (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Lachman. — A mediocre artist. The gallery has no arrangement or order. The pictures are therefore not of the best.

Isaac S. Lachman is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[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.  Based on order of names in article it was determined to use the North Second Street address.

 

Samuel L. Kline

1856                272 North Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Samuel L. Kline was recorded on  April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York).  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Kline. — This artist advertises “enamel pictures at 25 cents and upwards.” The pictures lack clearness and tone, but I will admit they are worth the money.

Samuel Kline is listed in other photographic directories, but is included because of the first-hand account of his work.

[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 A Keenan

1856                248 South Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

 John A Keenan 185 appeared on April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal.  (New York, New York.)  April 1, 1856, Vol. IX, No. 4, P. 124.  In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.           

Keenan, South 2nd St. — A very excellent ambrotyper. The tone and color of his pictures are very fine as a general thing. Some pretty fine paper photographs, which speak the artist.

There is need of much improvement, however, in this establishment.

John A Keenan is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here because of the first-hand account of his work.

[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.