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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.

William H. Gledhill

1856                380 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

William H. Gledhill was recorded in the April 1, 1856 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.           

Gledhill, Market Street. “Solargraphic and imperishable Ambrotypes, by judges pronounced to be perfection.” I pronounce them simply Ambrotypes, in the common acceptation of the term; but how far they may be Ambrotos or indestructable, or, as he has it, imperishable, I do not know, but leave it to the decision of future years. I also pronounce them very good, sharp and clean, but not perfection.

William H. Gledhill is recorded in other photographic directories, but has been included here because of the first hand account of his work.

[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Philadelphia Photographers, 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.

 

Oliver H. Gilbert

1856                223 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Oliver H. Gilbert 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.           

Gilbert.—A tip top gallery. I was highly pleased with the specimens, and was surprised to find such a good artist among so many poor ones. Reimer, Marston, Newcome, and Gilbert, are too good artists for 2nd Street.

Oliver H. Gilbert 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.

 

Edwin R. Fredericks

1856                 168 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Edwin R. Frederick as part of the partnership of Fredericks, Penabert & Germon was recorded in the April 1, 1856 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.

Frdericks, Penabert & Germon, Chestnut St.—The distinguishing feature of this gallery is its oil colored photographs, which are only equaled by some I have seen in Brady’s gallery New York. The positive photographs show much artistic skill, and are notable for great depth of tone, softness of contour, and for even balance of light and shade. The rooms are very prettily furnished, and their appearance very effective.

Edwin R. Fredericks is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, and is included here because of the firsthand 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.

 

Franklin Daguerrean Gallery

1856                    Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Franklin Daguerrean Gallery was recorded in the April 1, 1856 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.

Franklin Daguerrean Gallery, Market St.—This is actually a miserable gallery. We would fain pass on without comment.

Franklin Daguerrean Gallery is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  I have included this entry because it gives a contemporary assessment 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.

 

Charles Evans

1856                388 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Charles Evans 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.

Evans, Market St. — A good, substantial little gallery. The pictures are deserving of credit. In photography we can easily distinguish the clean, careful artist, and are always disposed in his case to overlook lesser defects.

Charles Evans 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 L. Ennis

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

Thomas L. Ennis 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.

Ennis, Arch St. — Some very good specimens of daguerreotyping. Noticed no ambrotypes or photographs. The gallery small.

Thomas L. Ennis is recorded 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.

 

Joseph Elfelt

1856                296 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Joseph Elfelt 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.

Elfelt, Market St. — Some very excellent specimens of daguerreotyping, the photographs however are coarse and unpleasant to the eye. A little theoretical knowledge (to be derived from Books) would set this artist right.

Joseph Elfelt is recorded 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.   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.

H. L. Dickerson

1856-1857       378 Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

H. L. Dickerson 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.  Dickerson, Market St. — Daguerreotype gallery, fourth-rate artist. This artist may be able to produce good specimens, but I saw nothing to strengthen the opinion.

H. L. Dickerson is recorded in Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 And Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

[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.

 

Dawson

1856                Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dawson 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.

Dawson, Chestnut St. — Mediocre artist. I noticed nothing but daguerreotypes, there were a few which were respectable but dimness and want of cleanness of the glasses destroyed their effect.

Dawson is recorded in Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.