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J. D. Hooper

1856                Rooms over J. Simon’s Store, Third Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

J. D. Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on December 2, 1856 in The Morning Comet (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Ambrotypes—Mr. J. D. Hopper, is now located over the store of J. Simon, on Third street, where he is taking Ambrotypes and Photographs, in the very best style of art.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.

J. D. Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Hoard & Loucks

1857-1858       Hawley Block, adjoining and over the Post Office, Jamestown, New York

Hoard & Loucks (L. C. Hoard) was recorded in an announcement and two advertisements in the Jamestown Journal (Jamestown, New York).  The announcement appeared on October 23, 1857.  Internal Improvement.—That portion of the Hawley (now Hall) Block fronting upon Third street, and West of Andrews & Stephen’s Store, is undergoing repair.  The first floor has been lowered a couple of feet or so, and is now easily accessible from the street.  The room over the Post Office formerly occupied as a music store has been fitted up with a magnificent sky-light, and otherwise adapted to the use of Messrs. Hoard & Loucks, Daguerreotypists, who are to soon take possession. They will also occupy the rooms west of the Post –Office formerly occupied for a harness shop, and which are being remodeled for their benefit.  Altogether, the changes are decided improvements.

The first advertisement ran from January 1 to June 4, 1858.  To The Public.  The new Photograph Gallery adjoining and over the Post Office, in the Hawley Block, is now in readiness for the reception and accommodation of visitors.  We are now prepared to make any style of Picture, from the Daguerreotype to the finest Photograph on paper, put up in good order in any kind of Case or Frame you may wish.  We shall keep on hand the best selection of stock to sell at wholesale or retail; at the same time you may expect our prices to correspond with the times.  We solicit a call from you whether you wish pictures or not.  Come and examine our specimens; also our facilities for doing good work.  Hoard & Loucks.  Jamestown, Dec. 22, 1857.

The second advertisement ran from May 28 to July 2, 1858.  One Thousand young men and women wanted with a capital of from 1 to 5 Dollars to sit for any of the styles of Pictures now in use.  For further particulars call on Hoard & Loucks, at the Post Office Picture Gallery.

Hoard & Loucks do not appear in other photographic directories.

Hoard & Upham

1858                Hawley Block, adjoining and over the Post Office, Jamestown, New York.

Hoard & Upham (L. C. Hoard) were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Jamestown Journal (Jamestown, New York).  The advertisement ran on September 3 & 10, 1858.  From The Seat Of War!  Camp Life of B Company 68th Reg’t. N. Y. S. M.  I had the pleasure of seeing this grand parade of Military men, and enjoying the full benefits of ca. [ life (except the pay) in common, with Officers and Soldiers of B Company from our village.  My duty on the field was only that of a spectator, except at meal times, when I was pressed into service by order of Captain C. L. Jeffords, and marched to the victualing tent of J. D. Stearns, where we found lots of good things to eat, and James ready to wait upon us.  In this part of the exercise I believe I made a capital Soldier; I saw no one that could present the knife or folk and charge upon beef steak or boiled ham with better skill than myself.  After the performance was all over and tents taken down, six of us took passage in an extra train for Jamestown, making it in the unprecedented quick time of ten hours.  Upon the whole, it was [  ?  ] nice affair, and I think that B Company showed off well.  All it lacks of making just such a company as it should be, is the proper attention and assistance of our citizens.  For further particulars call on Hoard & Upham at their rooms, where you can get a full view of the ground, and a nice Photograph of yourself for $3.50, and other styles of pictures for less.                   Jamestown, Sept 1, 1858.

The announcement appeared on September 24, 1858.  County Fair, 11 A. M., Sept. 22d, 1858…Hoard & Upham have a fine assemblage of pictures and photographs…

Hoard & Upham are not recorded in other photographic directories.  See Hoard & Loucks in tomorrows post.

Louis L. Hitt

1859                Residence of T. A. Martin, Market Street, McArthur, Ohio.

Louis L. Hitt[1] was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the M’Arthur Democrat.  (McArthur, Ohio).   On February 3, 1859.   Daguerreotypes.—We direct attention to the advertisement of Mr. Hitt, in to-day’s paper.  Get your picture taken while you have the opportunity.

Advertisement ran from February 3 to May 12, 1859 in M’Arthur Democrat (McArthur, Ohio).  Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!  Right at McArthur is the place to get your Picture!  Mr. L. L. Hitt Has just come to town and wishes all to come and see his Fine Art Pictures.  He is taking pictures in the latest style and at the lowest prices ever taken in this country.  He has all kinds of Frames and Cases, from 65 cents to four dollars.  You will find his Gallery at the residence of T. A. Martin, on Market street, at the sign of the Flag.  Call Soon!  N. B.—Careful Instruction given to every one wishing to learn the Art.

L. L. Hitt is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as L. L. Hill active in McArthur in 1860. Louis L. Hitt is also recorded in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in Columbus in the 1850’s, McArthur 1860-1865, and Ironton from 1866 to 1884.

[1] Identification of first name from Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

George Harrison Hite

1850                247 Broadway, New York, New York.

George Harrison Hite was recorded in two announcements and seven advertisements.  The first announcement ran on June 18, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Samuel R. Fanshaw & George H. Hite[1], miniature and portrait painters, have associated with W. & F. Langenheim, the celebrated Daguerreotype and Talbotype artist of Philadelphia, and purchased the splendid National Miniature Gallery, established by Edwards, Anthony & Clark, 247 Broadway, corner Murray street, where they will superintend the sittings for Daguerreotypes.  Their Talbotype miniatures and portraits, which are taken upon ivory, ivory-paper, etc., may be seen in the above gallery.  There is but one prevailing opinion, that they possess all the truthfulness of a good Daguerreotype, with all the artistic merit that has characterized the former highly finished miniatures of those artists.  For further evidence; please call and see them.

The first advertisement ran on June 27 & 28, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes and Daguerreotypes.—The subscribers having purchased the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway, (late E. White’s) are prepared to take Talbotype Portraits of all sizes, up to the size of life.  The fidelity of likeness, and the beautiful finish of these pictures, gain them greater popularity every day.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most approved style.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at our establishment, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The second advertisement ran from July 3 to 6, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes and Daguerreotypes.—The subscribers having purchased the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway, (late E. White’s) are prepared to take Talbotype Portraits of all sizes, up to the size of life.  The fidelity of likeness, and the beautiful finish of these pictures, gain them greater popularity every day.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most approved style.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at our establishment, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The third advertisement appeared on July 10, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper, are daily taken in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life, at the National Miniature Gallery.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most artistical style.  The public are invited to examine specimens at 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The fourth advertisement ran from July 14 to 17, 1850.  In The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper, are daily taken in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life, at the National Miniature Gallery.  Daguerreotypes taken in the most artistical style.  The public are invited to examine specimens at 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The Fifth advertisement ran on July 18 & 19, 1850 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  Fine Arts.—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory and ivory paper and glass, and daguerreotypes are daily taken by the subscribers, in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life. The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The sixth advertisement ran on July 16 & 20, 1850 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  Fine Arts—Talbotypes, or Portraits on Ivory, Ivory Paper and Glass, and Daguerreotypes, are daily taken by the subscribers in a superior style, and in any size required up to the size of life.  The public are respectfully invited to examine specimens at the National Miniature Gallery, 247 Broadway.  Hite, Langenheim &  Fanshaw.

The seventh advertisement appeared on August 29, 1850 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  To Artists.—An artists who understands Miniature Portrait Painting in oil and water colors, and who can give proof of his talents, can find employment at the National Miniature Gallery, No. 247 Broadway.  None but competent persons need apply.  Hite, Langenheim & Fanshaw.

The second announcement appeared on October 9, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York).  The Daguerreotypes At The Fair….The likeness of Mr. Hite, the miniature painter, is exquisite…. (Root Daguerreotype).

[1] The New York Historical Society Dictionary Of Artist in America 1564-1860.  Records both George Harrison Hite and Samuel Raymond Fanshaw as portrait and miniature painter.

 

J. B. Hill

1852-1853       Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville,                                     Tennessee.                                                                                                                                1853                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                          1854                   Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second                                     story, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                    1855-1856        Odd Fellows’ Hall, Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                1856-1857        Rooms South Side of Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s Office, Up-Stairs,                                    Fayetteville, Tennessee.                                                                                                     1857                   Gallery Two Doors East of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store, Up-Stairs,                                              Fayetteville, Tennessee.

J. B. Hill was recorded in one announcement and six advertisements in the Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, Tennessee). The first advertisement ran from November 18, 1852 to September 15, 1853 Daguerrean. The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he has taken a room in Thompson’s Brick Building, North East Corner of the Square, Fayetteville, where he will wait on Ladies and Gentlemen who may wish Likenesses taken by this Beautiful and Inimitable method.  To parents, children, husbands, wives and friends, it affords an opportunity of procuring at small expense, and almost without loss of time, a most Perfect Lifelike Portrait which can be obtained in no other way.—When we call to mind uncertainty of life, the ordinary though sometimes painful separation of families and friends, together with the ravages of time, it becomes a matter of much interest and importance to secure the features of “the loved ones at home,” before death, distance, or the lapse of time renders it impossible.

Having taken lessons of Mr. F. N. Hughes—the best Daguerrean Artist in the Western States—and furnished himself with a superior camera and implements, the subscriber flatters himself he will be able to give the most entire satisfaction.  The Ladies, who are always judges in matters of taste, are especially invited to call and examine his work and specimens.  A great variety of Cases, of different sizes and quality, will be kept constantly on hand.  Prices very moderate.  J. B. Hill.

The second advertisement ran from September 22 to October 13, 1853.  Miniatures.  From the solicitations of some who are wishing to have Miniatures taken, I have concluded to remain in Fayetteville for a few days.  My stay will be short—and all those wishing likenesses of themselves or friends, will do well to call immediately.  When we reflect on the havoc that disease is making among our friends, it becomes an object with us to secure at least the form of the loved one ere death has taken them from our gaze forever.

It would be unnecessary for me to say anything with regard to the style of my work, of this all are acquainted; suffice it to say, that no picture will be allowed to leave my room unless it be a perfect likeness.  Rooms in the west end new brick, on the south side of the Square, second story.  J. B. Hill.

The announcement ran on August 17, 1854.  Daguerreotypes The subscriber has returned to Fayetteville, and has taken the rooms he has heretofore occupied, over Buchanan & Russell’s Store, and is prepared to put up Daguerreotypes of all sizes, styles, and prices.  As he is determined to remain but a short time those who wish Pictures will do well to call soon.  Rooms open from 8 A. M. to 4 P. M.   J. B. Hill.

The third advertisement ran from September 13, 1855 to May 15, 1856.  Daguerreotypes!!  J. B. Hill, Grateful for the patronage he has heretofore received from this community, again offers his services as an Artist to the ladies and Gentlemen of Fayetteville and vicinity.  Rooms at Odd Fellows’ Hall.

The Fourth advertisement ran from May 22, 1856 to February 12, 1857.  J. B. Hill, Daguerrean and Ambrotype Artist, Rooms south side of the Square, next door to Dr. McNelley’s office, up stairs, Fayetteville, Tenn.

The fifth advertisement ran from February 19 to September 17, 1857.  Ambrotypes.  I take this method of informing my old friends and the public generally, that I am now fitting up and will in a few days open in Fayetteville a large Sky-Light Gallery, which will enable me to furnish better Pictures than have ever before been taken in the place.  Those wanting Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, or Photographs, are respectfully invited to visit my Gallery and examine specimens and prices before buying elsewhere, as I am determined to work on terms as favorable as any Artist in Tennessee.  Children taken in one second.  Great care and attention given to copying Daguerreotypes or other pictures.  All work warranted to give satisfaction.

The Ladies are politely invited to call.  Gallery two doors east of M’Elroy & M’Kinney’s Drug Store—up stairs.  J. B. Hill.

The sixth advertisement ran from September 17 to October 22, 1857.  Sky-Light Gallery.  The subscriber begs leave to say to his many friends and the public generally, that he has so far recovered his health as to enable him to re-open his Gallery, North side of the Square, for the reception of those wishing pictures.

Daguerreotypes, Melainotypes, or Ambrotypes, plain or raised, and every style of Picture taken in the highest style of the art, and warranted to give satisfaction.  Prices very moderate.  A call is solicited.  J. B. Hill.

J. B. Hill is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Hewett & Brown

1852-1855       Corner Fifth & Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky.

Hewett & Brown (J. M. Hewett & T. F. Brown) were recorded in three advertisements.  The first  advertisement ran from March 10, 1852 to January 13, 1853 in the Bardstown Herald (Bardstown, Kentucky).  Hewett’s National Daguerrean Gallery.  Louisville, KY.  Next To Northern Bank, Corner of Fifth And Main, And Opposite Louisville Journal Office.  Hewett’s old friends in Bardstown and vicinity will please call and see him when in Louisville, “The latch string is never pulled in.”  J. M. Hewett, T. F. Brown, Operators.

The second advertisement ran from January 20 to April 7, 1853 in the Bardstown Herald (Bardstown, Kentucky).  Hewett’s National Daguerrean Gallery.  Louisville, KY.  Next To Northern Bank, Corner of Fifth And Main, And Opposite Louisville Journal Office.  Hewett’s old friends in Bardstown and vicinity will please call and see him when in Louisville, “The latch string is never pulled.”  J. M. Hewett, T. F. Brown, Operators. mar. 10, ’52.

The third advertisement ran from June 5 to July 17, 1855 in the Daily Louisville Democrat (Louisville, Kentucky).  Daguerreotypes and Photographs, Corner of Fifth and main streets.  Hewett & Brown are sending out daily the finest specimens of the two arts.  They will at all times be found ready to fill all orders on short notice, either taken from life or copies from Portraits or Daguerreotypes.  Life-size Photographs made from the smallest Daguerreotypes, and furnished colored in oil or water—the best artist in the city employed to do the coloring.  Call and see specimens.

Hewett’s former customers can here obtain the same superior Daguerreotypes that have secured him premiums over all competitors at the Mechanics Fairs.   my. 9.

John M. Hewitt (Hewett) is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  T. F. Brown is not recorded in Craig’s, John  identifies Brown as Samuel F. Brown.

Samuel O. Hersey

1852-1855       State Street, over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.                      1855-1857       State Street, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, Montpelier, Vermont.

Samuel O. Hersey was recorded in five announcements and three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from February 5 to December 30, 1852 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, 2d Door East of Branch Bridge, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier, Vt.  Where he takes Daguerreotypes equal to the best, and at the Lowest Prices.

The first announcement appeared on September 30, 1853 in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont).  State Fair…..Premiums..…Discretionary—Floral Hall…                          S. O. Hersey……Montpelier………Daguerreotypes……..1.00.

The second advertisement ran from December 15, 1853 to December 20, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Daguerreotype Gallery, (Over Ellis, Wilder and Co.’s Store,) State Street, Montpelier.  Daguerreotypes of all sizes taken, and put up in any style desired.  No one wishing a perfect likeness should fail to call. Nov. 22, 1853.

The second announcement appeared on July 26, 1855 in the Green-Mountain Freeman.  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Hersey’s Ambrotypes.—The attention of our readers is particularly invited to the advertisement of Mr. Hersey, in another column.  The Ambrotype is a new thing in the picture-making art, and is very justly taking the place of the Daguerreotype and every other species of miniature making.  They are certainly better than anything of the kind we ever saw, and as much surpass the old Daguerreotype, as that does a pen and ink sketch.  It is clear, and bold in tone, minute and expressive, can be seen in any light and must, from the manner of taking, endure as long as the glass on which it is taken.  They can be taken quicker and easier than the Daguerreotype, and secures at once the admiration and preference of the beholder.  Specimens in the best style of the art can be seen at Hersey’s rooms, and the public should take an early opportunity to call.

The third advertisement ran from July 26, 1855 to December 18, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes!  or Daguerreotypes on Glass!  The subscriber, having obtained the right for Montpelier and vicinity, is now prepared to take these beautiful and never-changing pictures in glass, at his Daguerrean Stand; over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store, State Street, Montpelier,

The Art of Ambrotyping has very recently been brought to a high degree of perfection by Mr. Cutting, the inventor, who has secured a patent for fourteen-years in France, Great Britain and in the United States.  These Pictures are taken on the best Plate Glass, to which another glass is cemented thus retaining their brilliancy for ages, and are so beautiful in tone, bold and clear in effect, that they are universally admired, and are rapidly taking the place of Daguerreotypes.

Ambrotypes can be taken equally well upon the smallest miniature up to the full size, and in much less time sitting necessary for a good Daguerreotype.  They can be seen in any light as well as engravings, or any paper pictures under glass, and hence are very suitable for large pictures to be hung in frames.  They are not reversed, but seen in the natural position of the sitter.

Daguerreotypes can be copied in this permanent style, and enlarged to any size.  The darkest or dampest weather is equally favorable for this process, with the fairest and driest, as it is rarely necessary to sit half a minute in the darkest day.  Prices varying from $2.00 to $15.00.  The public are invited to call and examine specimens.  Montpelier, July 23, 1855.  S. O. Hersey.

N. B.—The subscriber would respectfully inform the public that he continues Daguerreotyping in the highest perfection of the art and all its various styles. F. O. Hersey.

The third announcement appeared on January 3, 1856 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Patent Ambrotypes.—We suggest to all who wish a life-like picture, to visit Mr. S. O. Hersey’s gallery, over Ellis & Bancroft’s Store.  Mr. Hersey has just received a new stock of well selected cases, lockets, &c., and his new suit of rooms are well adapted to the art; while his skill is not surpassed this side of the cities.  See Advertisement.

The fourth announcement appeared on September 17 1857 in the Green-Mountain Freeman  (Montpelier, Vermont).  Vermont State Fair.  The Seventh Annual Fair of the Vermont State Agricultural Society was held at this place last week…Award of Premiums…Floral Hall…

S. O. Hersey, Montpelier, ambrotypes and photographs……….2.00.                                              L. White, Montpelier, photographs………………………………..1.00.

Samuel O. Hersey is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Montpelier, Vermont from 1856-1860.

J. Henderson

1859                Mrs. David Sandford house, Northport, New York.

J. Henderson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 8, 1859 to November 4, 1859 in The Long Islander (Huntington, New York).  Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes and Photographs.  The subscriber would respectfully announce to the inhabitants of Northport and adjacent villages, etc., that he has opened a Gallery at Northport, in the house of Mrs. David Sandford; where he is prepared to take likenesses in every style of the art, warranted correct, durable and satisfactory.  Pictures of family groups, houses, etc., taken, and finished in all varieties of frames or cases.  N. B.—All kinds of farm produce taken in exchange.  J. Henderson.  Northport, June 8, 1859.

J. Henderson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Hasler

1857                Car South of Edwards’ Hotel, Marshall, Indiana.

Mr. Hasler was recorded in an announcement on April 23, 1857 in the Marshall County Democrat (Plymouth, Indiana).  For the benefit of our readers in Marshall, we would say that Mr. Hasler, Ambrotype and Melainotype Artist, has located here for a short time; and having seen a number of his pictures, we have no hesitancy in recommending him to the public as one of the best artist that has ever been in our place.  Those wishing a good likeness of themselves or friends cannot do better than to call at his Car, South of Edwards’ Hotel, where he will be pleased to wait on all who may favor him with a call.

Mr. Hasler is not recorded in other photographic directories.