Tag Archives: Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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.

 

Robert N. Keely

1856                332 North Second, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Robert N. Keely appeared 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.

Keely. — Pretty fair daguerreotypes, clear and sharp. Seems to be a working gallery.

Robert N. Keely 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.

 

Thomas Joslin

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

Thomas Joslin 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.

Joslin. — Pretty fair specimens of daguerreotyping.

Thomas Joslin 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.

 

Johnson

1856                82 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Johnson of the partnership of Waterman & Johnson (Phineas Waterman) was listed 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.

Waterman & Johnson. — Very excellent ambrotypes, everything got up in the best order. Noticed no photographs on paper.

Johnson is recorded in other photographic directories but is recorded here because of the first hand account of their 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) and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

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.