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R. D. Newton

1857-1858       Rooms over C. S. Wood’s Drug Store, Greene, New York.

R. D. Newton was recorded in three advertisements and three announcements in The Chenango American (Greene, New York). The first advertisement ran from March 26 to December 3, 1857. Ambrotype, Pearlotype, Melanotype, Spherotype and Daguerreotype Gallery, at Greene, N. Y.

The subscriber would respectfully inform the citizens of Greene, and vicinity, that he has permanently located himself at the rooms over C. S. Wood’s Drug Store, which he is re-fitting in good style, where he will be happy to receive calls.

He has a complete apparatus, capable of procuring the most finished and life-like pictures.  Having devoted several years to a careful study of the Art, added to an extensive experience, he is confident that he has attained a superiority as an Artist.  He has taken especial pains to procure the Latest Improvements, And is fully prepared to suit customers with any variety of likeness, from the old-fashioned Daguerreotype to the beautiful Spherotype Call and examine for yourselves.  You will be astonished, both at the beauty of his productions, and the moderation of his charges.  He would invite particular attention to his facilities for taking Ambrotypes and Spherotypes.

Trust nothing but your own eyes, and that you may have a fair opportunity to observe for yourselves, call at my room over C. S. Wood’s Drug Store, any time between 8 A. M. and 4 P. M. (Sundays excepted) and I will be happy to exhibit specimens.

N. B.—Particular attention paid to taking Childrens Likenesses, Groups &c.  Cloudy weather makes no difference; call at any time.  Instructions given in the art, and apparatus furnished.  I will also teach the beautiful Art of Grecian Oil Painting.  R. D. Newton, Greene.

The first announcement appeared on May 14, 1857.  Ambrotypes—R. D. Newton, at the Rooms over Wood’s Drug Store, is taking some beautiful Ambrotypes.  Call and see them, and examine for yourselves.

The second advertisement ran from December 10, 1857 to May 27, 1858.  New Arrangement!  Great Reduction Of Prices At Newton’s Picture Gallery!  At Greene, N. Y.  R. D. Newton, in returning his thanks for the very liberal patronage conferred upon him by the people of Greene and the surrounding country, would respectfully announce to the public that he offers greater inducements then heretofore to those desiring first class pictures.  Persons who do not like dull, lead colored pictures will do well to give him a call before going elsewhere, as pictures taken at my rooms cannot be excelled in the State, either in Brilliancy Of Tone Or in the clearness of the white parts.  Rest assured that every thing connected with this branch of business has received the careful attention of the Operator, and that his efforts to keep up with the latest improvements have been crowned with unrivalled success, among which may be found the Crayon Ambrotype, Vignette Ambrotype, Melanotype, Spherotype, Ornamented Borders Mirror Ambrotype, Ornamented Background, Double Figure, Etc.

To speak of the pleasing effects produced by those pictures at this time, I will omit, but invite you to call and examine specimens for yourselves.  The Ambrotype picture taken on Patent Leather is universally admired, and can be obtained at my rooms.  It can be placed in a letter and sent any distance free of extra charge.  Pictures set in Lockets, Breastpins and Finger rings for 50 cts.  Pictures copied. R. D. Newton. Greene, Nov. 10, 1857.

The second announcement appeared on April 8, 1858.  Ornamental.—Ocean Fire Company at their meeting on Tuesday evening last, added to the appearance of their assembly room, by placing on its walls the Ambrotype likeness of its members, fifty-four in number, contained in one large frame.  They were executed by R. D. Newton, of this village, and are fine specimens of artistic skill.

The third announcement appeared on April 15, 1858.  Attention.—Those who wish to procure Ambrotypes must call on Newton soon, as he intends to close his business in this village shortly.

The third advertisement ran from August 12 to October 21, 1858.  Ambrotype Gallery!  R. D. Newton, Announces to the public that he has re-opened his Ambrotype Gallery in this village, (over Drs. Wood’s Drug Store,) and is prepared, as usual, to furnish the best of Pictures.

The reputation of his Pictures is sufficiently established in this section, to need no “puffing” on his part.  They speak for themselves.

Particular attention paid To Copying Pictures.  Pictures taken in Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., &c.  A style of Picture taken on Leather, just the thing to send by Mail to your friends abroad.  Prices ranging from 50 cents upwards.

R. D. Newton is not recorded as being active in Greene, New York. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a Russell D. Newton as being active in 1859 in Waverly, New York. The distance between Greene and Waverly, New York is about 160 miles and its possible they are the same person, but further research is needed.

Robert Newell

1857                Address Unknown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                        1858-1859    926 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1

Robert Newell was listed in one announcement that appeared on November 7, 1857 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Premiums Awarded at the Twenty ninth Fair of the American Institute…Daguerreotypes, Photographs, Hallotypes, &c.

M. B. Brady, No. 359 Broadway, N. J., for best plain and retouched photographs.………………………………………………………………………………….Small Gold Medal  J. Gurney, No. 349 Broadway, N. Y., for plain and retouched Photographs (a Gold Medal having been before awarded…………………………………………………………..Diploma M. M. Lawrence, No. 381 Broadway, N. Y., for the best Daguerreotypes and Miniatures in Oil …………………………………………………………………………………Large Silver Medal    Meade Brothers, No. 233 Broadway, N. Y., for instantaneous Daguerreotypes.……………………………………………………………………………………….Bronze Medal J. Gurney, No. 349 Broadway, N. Y., for the best life-size Photographs in Oil (a Gold Medal having been before awarded……………………………………………………Diploma              C. D. Fredricks, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, N. Y., for life-size Photographs in Oil (a Gold Medal having been before awarded)……………………………………………………Diploma  C. D. Fredericks, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, N. Y., for the best Crayon Photographs and Hallotypes………………………………………………………………………Large Silver Medal J. Gurney, No. 349 Broadway, N. Y., for Crayon Photographs and Hallotypes.……………………………………………………………………………………….Bronze Medal J. Gurney, No. 349 Broadway, N. Y., for the best Photographs in Aquerille.…………………………………………………………………………………Small Silver Medal C. D. Fredericks, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, N. Y., for Photographs in Aquerille.……………………………………………………………………………………….Bronze Medal S. C. Holmes, No. 289 Broadway, N. Y., for the best Photographic Views.…………………………………………………………………………………Small Silver Medal B. Hafnagel, No. 413 Broadway, N. Y., for photographic Views and copies of Prints.……………………………………………………………………………………….Bronze Medal Phillip E. Bogart & Co., No. 58 Pine street, N. Y., for Photographs by the Solar Camera.…………………………………………………………………………………………….Diploma G. N. Bernard, Syracuse, N. Y., for Photographs on Wood.…………………………………………………………….…………………………Bronze Medal C. C. Harrison, Fifty-third Street, near East River, N. Y., for Photographic Cameras (a Silver Medal having been before awarded……………………………………………………Diploma Robert A. Werner, No. 25 East Broadway, N. Y., for an ingeniously planned Diaphragm.……………………………………………………………………………………………..DiplomaA. Beckers, No. 411 Broadway, N. Y., for a Stereoscopic Panorama.……………………………………………………………………………………………..DiplomaR. Newell & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., for three delicately tinted Portraits.……………………………………………………………………………………………..Diploma J. Gurney, No. 349 Broadway, N. Y., for the best Photographs in Pastel.……………………………………………………………………………………….Bronze Medal C. D. Fredricks, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, N. Y., for Photographs in Pastel.……………………………………………………………………………………………..Diploma

Robert Newell is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Philadelphia in 1858-1860.

 

Newcome

1856                308 N. 2nd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Newcome was mentioned 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.

Newcome. —Here we have an excellent artist again; one whose pictures please, possessing all the attributes of good pictures. In the course of time, this artist bids fair to be among the first. There is not a picture in his gallery which does not excel. How different from many of his neighbors. I noticed several splendid positives, among which a portrait of a child taken after death is really well done. This artist should go into Chestnut or Arch Street, to be appreciated.

Newcome is recorded in other photographic directories, but is recorded here because of the first- hand account of his or her 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.

 

J. H. Murphey (Murphy)

1856-1857                   Address Unknown, Clarksburg, Virginia, [West Virginia]                              1857-1858                   Main Street, Clarksburg, Virginia, [West Virginia]

J. H. Murphey (Murphy) was recorded in two advertisements and two announcements in the Cooper’s Clarksburg Register (Clarksburg, Virginia, [West Virginia]). The first advertisement ran from December 5, 1856 to May 14, 1858. J. H. Murphey, Daguerrean and Ambrotype artist, having purchased the apparatus of Mr. Richmond will continue the business as heretofore, and would say to all those wishing Pictures to give him a call.

The first announcement appeared on September 25.  Last Chance.—J. H. Murphy’s Gallery of Ambrotypes, Photographs, &c., will be open for taking pictures until Saturday, the 3d of October, when it will be permanently closed.  Those wishing pictures had better apply at once.

The second advertisement ran from March 27, 1857 to May 14, 1858.  Murphey’s Gallery Of Daguerreotypes, Photographs and Ambrotypes, on Main Street, Clarksburg, Va.  J. H. Murphy has fitted up a gallery for the above pictures, and having availed himself of all the latest improvements of the art, he flatters himself that he can give full satisfaction.  The public invited to call and examine specimens.  Cloudy days are preferred except for children.

The second announcement appeared on January 8, 1858.  Open Again.—Mr. J. H. Murphy has again opened his Ambrotype Gallery, for the accommodation of all who may desire to obtain these elegant and durable pictures.  He has secured the services of Mr. Spencer, an experienced artist, who takes off “the human face divine” in the highest style of the art.  Call soon, for this will be the last chance.

J. H. Murphey (Murphy) is not listed in other photographic directories.

E. L. Mowry

1856                Rooms in Quiggle & Mayer’s New Building, Water Street, Lock Haven,                                              Pennsylvania.[1]                                                                                                          1857                Rooms in Ammon’s Block, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.                                            1859                Rooms over Joseph M’Fadden’s Hardware Store, Market Street, Lewisburg,                                  Pennsylvania.

E. L. Mowry was listed in two in the Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania). The first advertisement ran from April 17 to August 21, 1857. New Photographic Art Gallery In Ammon’s Block, Lewisburg.  Ambrotypes—Melainotypes!  E. L. Mowry, Artist.  Ambrotypes and Melainotypes made in the most beautiful style, of the art.  The Melainotype is a new process, taken on a prepared Sheet Iron Plate, and for brilliancy and vigor of tone is unsurpassed by any other known process.

Step into the Gallery, examine specimens, and judge for yourselves.  Prices to suit the times—satisfaction guaranteed.  Room in Ammons’s Block, second story, over Ammons’ Store.

The second advertisement ran from April 22 to 29, 1859.  Mowry’s Sky-Light Gallery, Over Jos. M’Fadden’s Hardware Store, formerly Houghton’s Shoe Store, market Street, Lewisburg, Pa.

Ambrotypes, melainotypes, &c., in the usual superior style.  In addition to these pictures, I am now prepared to take Photographs, large or small, equal to the best made anywhere.  Also Hallotypes.  These pictures are colored to represent life, and are superior to any oil painting, giving that fidelity of expression and features that can be produced only by the Camera.  These pictures are patented, and I have the exclusive right for Union county.  Call and examine specimens.

E. L. Mowry is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry for 1856 in the partnership of            Mowrey & Bergstresser.

[1] Information from Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

H. D. W. Moulton

1854                Ayer’s Block, Manchester, New Hampshire.                                                                  1857                349 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                    1858                585 & 587 Broadway, New York, New York.

H. D. W. Moulton was recorded in one newspaper advertisement, the 1854 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory, and an advertisement in the same directory (Manchester, New Hampshire). Daguerreian Artists. Moulton, H. D. W., Ayer’s Block.

Advertisement in the 1854 Manchester City Directory, Business Directory (Manchester, New Hampshire).  H. D. W. Moulton, Daguerreotypist, Crystalotypist, And Photographs, Or daguerreotypes on paper.

The newspaper advertisement ran from January 14 to March 4, 1858 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Frederick’s Photographic Temple Of Art, Nos. 585 and 587 Broadway, opposite Metropolitan Hotel.—Photographs, Hallotypes, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes, in every style.  Photographs by Mr. Moulton, formerly with Gurney.

H. D. W. Moulton is recorded in other photographic directories but no mention of a connection to Frederick, Gurney or being active in 1858.

Gustave A. Moses

1856                Address Unknown, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                1856                Rooms at Thespian Hall, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                            1856                White’s Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                                                  1856                Union Hotel, Clinton, Louisiana.                                                                                  1856                Address Unknown, Woodville, Louisiana.

Gustave A. Moses was recorded in two advertisements and four announcements in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana).  The first advertisement ran from July 26 to October 18, 1856.

Daguerreotypes!  Ambrotypes And Photographs.  G. Moses, direct from the City of New Orleans, would inform the public, and the citizens of Clinton, that he is prepared to take In A Superior Manner, Pictures by either of the above named processes.

Rooms, At Thespian Hall.  Pictures warranted, and never delivered until satisfactory.  Those wishing pictures must apply at once, as his stay in this place will be of short duration.

The first announcement appeared on August 2, 1856.  We have seen some specimens of Mr. Moses’ Daguerreotyping and Ambrotyping.  They evince his capacity as an artist.  Those desiring pictures can find him at White’s Hotel.  See Advertisement.

The second announcement appeared on August 16, 1856.  Positively The Last Week.—Persons desirous of procuring Daguerrean, Ambrotype, or Photograph Likenesses, from B. Moses, must call during the coming week, as it is positively the last that he can remain in Clinton.

The third announcement appeared on September 20, 1856.  G. Moses has returned from New Orleans with a large supply of cases and frames of all kinds, and can be found at his room at the Union Hotel, where he is prepared to serve all who may favor him with their patronage.  By a new improvement he is enabled to take ambrotype pictures in lockets, breast-pins, ladies’ fans, gents’ hat, &c.  No one desirous of obtaining a fine picture, should neglect the present opportunity, but call at once.

The fourth announcement appeared on October 18, 1856.  The Last Chance.—To-day and Monday are the last days that G. Moses will remain in Clinton, as he leaves for Woodville.  The superior Ambrotypes that this gentleman has taken here, fully justifies us in recommending him to the citizens of that place.  He will there have the assistance of his brother, also a skillful operator.

The second advertisement ran from October 25, 1856 to February 7, 1857.   Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, And Photographs.  G. Rosenberger having received instructions from G. Moses, and having experience in the art of taking Daguerreotypes, will be ready by the first of the coming month, to take likenesses by any of the above named processes.

Gustave A. Moses is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New Orleans.

George P. Morse

1859                691 Broadway, New York, New York.

George P. Morse was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on September 9, 1859 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Photograph Gallery For Sale—Large, And well located; only up one flight of stairs; five year lease, with or with out specimens and apparatus; is between Brady and Gurney’s, 691 Broadway.  A fine locality for bon ton business.  Inquire of George P. Morse, on the premises.[1]

George P. Morse is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as George D. Morse in 1860 at 691 Broadway.  This is the same address as Silas A. Holmes.

[1] 691 Broadway is Silas A. Holmes address, he also uses the term “bon ton” in his advertisements.

Moore & Cohen

1857                Rooms above G. A. Neafus Clothing Store, Clinton, Louisiana.

Moore & Cohen were recorded in an advertisement that ran from January 17 to June 20, 1857 in The Feliciana Democrat (Clinton, Louisiana). Spiritualism Exposed.  The undersigned would respectfully inform the public of the town of Clinton and surrounding country, that they continue the Daguerreian and Ambrotype Gallery lately occupied by Mr. McClure above the store of G. A. Neafus; they particularly invite the public to call and examine their new process of oil painted Ambrotypes.  Those desirous, may obtain life size portraits on canvas; any number of Photographic duplicates provided either plain or colored in oil.  Moore & Cohen.

Moore & Cohen are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. W.P. Molloy

1858                Welcome’s Building, over Col. Stone’s Printing Office, Plattsburgh, New York. 1858                Rooms over Republican Office, Plattsburgh, New York.

Mrs. W.P. Molloy was recorded in one advertisement and two announcements in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York).  The advertisement ran from July 24 to December 4, 1858.

Daguerrean Gallery!  Mrs. Molloy Will open a Gallery Of Art about the middle of next week in Welcome’s Building, over Col. Stone’s printing office, where all who desire may have well executed pictures in Phototypes, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Sphereotypes, and Hillotypes in oils, India Ink or plain, at reasonable prices.  Mrs. M. Possessing the acquirements of an Artists in painting will furnish Photographs in a very elegant style of finish.  Cloudy weather preferred.

The first announcement appeared on September 18, 1858.  List of Premiums Awarded at the Sixteenth Annual Fair of the Clinton County Agricultural Society Held at the U. S. barracks, in Plattsburgh, September 9th 10th & 11th, 1858.                                                                   …Best Colored Crayon Drawing:  1st Prize, Mrs. W. P. Malloy, Plattsburgh,   2.                                 …Best Pencil Sketch:  Mrs. W. P. Malloy, Discretionary.  This was very fine and worthy of especial notice.                                                                                                                                      Ambrotypes:               1st Prize, P. Tenny Gates, Plattsburgh,                        2.                                        Photographs:              1st prize, P. Tenny Gates, Plattsburgh,                        2.                                          Daguerreotypes:        1st prize, P. Tenny Gates, Plattsburgh,                        2.                            Professor Gates did himself great credit, and exhibited his usual taste.

The second announcement appeared on December 25, 1858.  Ambrotypes and Photographs are among the most appropriate articles for presents.  They may be had at Gates’ Gallery or at Mrs. Molloy’s rooms, over the Republican Office.

Mrs. W.P. Molloy is not recorded in other photographic directories.