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Charles M. Ising

1856                Eighth and Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Charles M. Ising 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.

Ising, Arch St.—Some pretty fair photographs and daguerreotypes. The great defect is want of softness in the photographs especially, the daguerreotypes are better in this respect, but are wanting in sharpness.

Charles M. Ising is recorded in other photographic directories, but is recorded 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.

 

 

 

Samuel Hutton

1856                South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Samuel Hutton 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.

Hutton. — This is a neat gallery, and the pictures are clear and clean. Specimens somewhat above the common order.

Samuel Hutton is recorded in other photographic directories, but is recorded 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.

 

Thomas Hutchinson

1856                Second and Callowhill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] 

Thomas Hutchinson 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.

Hutchinson.—Very superior daguerreotypes, very clean and sharp; greater softness, however, would be a desideratum. His colored daguerreotypes are excellent.

Hutchinson is recorded in other photographic directories, but is recorded 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.

 

Bradley A. Howell

1856                101 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Bradley A. Howell recorded on April 1,1856 in 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.

Howell. —The daguerreotype specimens in this gallery, were very unworthy any one calling himself an artist. I can only say, that such pictures as we generally see, are enough to make true artists blush for their art. This does not apply especially to this gallery.

Bradley A. Howell is recorded in Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  He is recorded here because of the firsthand information about 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.

 

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.

Harned & Tileston

1846                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                1846                Union House, Montpelier, Vermont.

Harned & Tileston (J. L. & J. S.) were recorded in an advertisement that ran from October 15 to 29, 1846 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Daguerreotypes.  Now Is Your Time.  Messrs. Harned & 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.  Montpelier, Oct. 13th, 1846.

Harned & Tileston; J. L. Harned; & J. S. Tileston are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mlle. Gunn

1856                Eighth and Carpenter Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Mlle. Gunn 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.

Gunn, Mlle. — A lady artist. Success to her, whatever her faults.

Mlle. Gunn is recorded in other photographic directories.

[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.

 

DeWitt C. Grenell

N. D.               5½ Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                            N. D.               205 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                      N. D.               100 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                        N. D.               Eighth and Chestnut, Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                            N. D.               205 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                      1849                Rooms in Safford’s New Block, Watertown, New York.                                              1850                236 Grand Street, New York, New York.                                                          1851                557 & 559 Broadway, New York, New York.

DeWitt C. Grenell was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran on October 17 to November 14, 1849 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype, Plumbotype, and Calotype Pictures, “Secure the Shadow ere the Substance Fades.”  DeWitt C. Grenell, Daguerrean Artist, just arrived from New York and Philadelphia, with the largest assortment of Daguerreotype Stock, Apparatus and Specimens, ever exhibited in Watertown.  Having had many years experience in the largest establishments in the United States, viz: Southworth & Hawes, Boston, M. B. Brady, N. York, T. P. & D. C. Collins, McLees & German sic. McCless & Germon Philadelphia, also Plumbe’s National Daguerrean Gallery, Baltimore.  He has taken and furnished in the best manner three large and commodious rooms in Safford’s New Block, opposite the American Hotel.  Having a thorough knowledge of all the late improvements in the art, and a superior Apparatus, he feels confident his portraits will excel anything before offered.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens , among which are several distinguished personages.  Photographs neatly set in Lockets, Pins and Rings.  Family Groups of any desired size, also Children taken instantly.

Daguerreotype Stock constantly on hand at the lowest New York Prices.  Goods will be forwarded to Operators in the country on the shortest notice.  Also, instructions given to any person desiring to learn the mysteries of the art.  Watertown, Sept. 26th, 1849.

The Second advertisement ran on June 8 & 10, 1851 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country.  The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none.  The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

The third advertisement ran on June 9 & 10, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune.  (New York, New York.)  June 9, 1851, Vol. XI, No. 3165, P. 4.

D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country. The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none. The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

DeWitt C. Grenell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 to 1851 in New York City.

Jonathan J. Good

1856                312 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Jonathan J. Good was recorded as part of the partnership of Mahan & Good 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.

Mahan & Good. — Pretty fair pictures, some excellent oil colored daguerreotypes. The pictures however are no wise remarkable for beauty.

Jonathan J. Good Thomas T. Mahan are recorded in other photographic directories, but they are included here because of the first hand account of his 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.

 

Godkin & Co.

Godkin & Co. was recorded on June 2, 1859 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York) as visiting the following locations.  Ambrotypes & Photographs.  The undersigned will visit the following named places at the time stated below, fully prepared to take Ambrotypes, Melaineotypes, Photographs, &c., in the best style of modern art:

Rutland Centre—Tuttle’s Hotel; Lockport—Black River Hotel, from Monday, June 6, to Saturday Noon, June 11.                                                                                                                      Leraysville—A. P. Mosher’s Hotel; Great Bend—Stone Hotel, from Monday June 18, to Saturday noon, June 18.                                                                                                                            Philadelphia—R. Washburn’s Hotel; Sterlingville—Sterlingville Hotel, from June 20, to Saturday noon, June 25.                                                                                                                                        Felts Mills—Hotel; Champion Huddle—Z. Marion’s residence, from Monday, June 27, to Saturday noon, July 2.                                                                                                                                 Carthage—Cook’s Hotel; Copenhagen—R. P. Dole’s Hotel, From Monday, July 4, to Saturday noon, July 9.                                                                                                                                                         Champion Village—Gould’s Hotel; South Champion—E. Brown’s residence, from Monday, July 11, to Saturday noon, July 16.                                                                                                               Deer River—at the sign of the Red Flag; Denmark—Hotel, from Monday, July 19, to Saturday noon, July 23.                                                                                                                                            Checkered House 4 Corners—Lewisburg Hotel, from Monday, July 25, to Saturday noon, July 30.                                                                                                                                                              Natural Bridge—Covey’s Hotel, from Monday, Aug. 1 to Saturday noon, August 6.                    Godkin & Co.

Godkin is not recorded in other photographic directories.