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William G. Brown

1847-1848       Address Unknown, Plattsburgh, New York.

William G. Brown is recorded in an advertisement and announcement in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York.)  The advertisement ran from September 18, 1847 to May 20, 1848.  Wm. G. Brown, Daguerrean Artist, Plattsburgh, N. Y.

In the announcement which ran in the same newspaper on September 18, 1847.  Our fellow-townsman, W. G. Brown, has shown us several specimens of the “Daguerrean art”—taken by himself—which are equal to any thing of the kind ever exhibited in this village.—We have now in our possession a likeness of the lamented Silas Wright, taken by Mr. Brown, from an engraving in the ‘American Quarterly Journal of Agriculture and Science,’ which is pronounced to be the most correct one ever published.  Persons wishing for copies should apply immediately.

William G. Brown does not appear in other photographic directories.

George Brown, Jr.

1842                Rooms at Fouquet’s Hotel, Plattsburgh, New York.

George Brown, Jr. was recorded in two advertisement in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York.)  The first advertisement ran from February 12 to March 5, 1842.  Photographic Likenesses, By the Daguerreotype Process.  Mr. George Brown, Jr. Respectfully informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Village of Plattsburg and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at Fouquet’s Hotel, where he will be happy to wait upon all who wish to procure correct Likenesses.  By a recent discovery, his likenesses are made as distinct and beautiful as a Steel Engraving, and as the effect is produced by a Chemical action, formed by the rays of Light reflected from the face upon a Silver Plate covered with several Chemical compounds, the cannot be otherwise than correct.  The process is expeditious, so that Likenesses are furnished in a few minutes; and as Mr. Brown engages to give satisfaction, or make no charge, nothing can be lost to any one who may give him a call.

All are invited to call at his room between the hours of 10 A. M. and 4 P. M. and examine his specimens.  Mr. B. would also state to any person desirous of entering into the above business, that they can be instructed how to take likenesses, the darkest day during the year, and can be furnished with an apparatus which for the amount of capital and time invested, offers the best chance for a permanent and steady business with which the said capital can be invested.

The second advertisement ran in the same newspaper on February 19, 1842.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.—Mr. Brown will remain at Fouquet’s Hotel a few days longer, and all who wish for a correct copy of the “human face divine,” should call on him immediately.  His terms are very reasonable.

George Brown, Jr. does not appear in other photographic directories.

George F. Barstow

Yesterday I posted the entries for the partnership of Barstow and Spencer. George F. Barstow the senior member of the partnership was first recorded in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York) on January 29, 1845, the advertisement ran until February 12th.

Premium Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures. George F. Barstow Would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Keeseville and vicinity, that he will remain in town for a short time only, and that possessing a superior apparatus, with all the late important improvements, he is prepared to execute every variety of these Miniatures in a style unsurpassed.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine the specimens at his room, over E. A. Hurlbut’s office, and favor him with their patronage, so far only as he gives complete satisfaction.

On February 15, 1845 he is recorded in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York) and ran until March 8th.  The partnership is announced the following week on March 15th.

Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures. Geo. F. Barlow would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Plattsburgh and vicinity that he is prepared to execute Photographic Likenesses with all the late improvements, in a style unsurpassed.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine the specimens at his rooms over Messrs. A. L. & G. N. Webb’s store, and favor him with their patronage so far only as he gives complete satisfaction, February 14, 1845.

Based on the wording in the advertisements and the proximity between Keeseville and Plattsburgh which is a distance of 15 to 20 miles, it is a safe assumption to suggest that they are the same person.

Barstow & Spencer

Two advertisements were recorded in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York.) on March 15 and on May 10, 1845.  The partnership of George F. Barstow & James C. Spencer have been previously unrecorded in photographic directories or histories.

Colored Photographs.  “First Come First Served.”  Barstow & Spencer Will remain in Plattsburgh for a short time only, taking Daguerreotype Miniatures, at the rooms hereto fore occupied by Geo. F. Barstow where they will be happy to attend to as many more as may choose to embrace the opportunity of obtaining, for a trifle, beautifully accurate likenesses of themselves or friends.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens of their work.                 Geo. F. Barstow.         Jas. C. Spencer.                      March 11.

May 10, 1845.  Plumbe’s Premium Colored Daguerreotypes.  Barstow and Spencer would inform the public that they will remain at their rooms one week longer, and that they have just returned from Plumbe’s National Miniature Gallery, New York, with the latest improvements in the Photographic Art; they are certain of giving their customers complete satisfaction by furnishing them with Pictures which for beauty and accuracy of delineation cannot be surpassed.

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine the late specimens of their work.

Daguerreotype Apparatus and Stock of a superior quality, for sale.  Also, instruction in the art given on reasonable terms.     G. F. Barstow, J. C. Spencer. Plattsburg, May 10, 1845.

What is the connection to John Plumbe, Jr. were they students, did they work in one of his establishments or did they just purchase supplies from him?  These are the only entries found for James C. Spencer, see tomorrows post for more on George F. Barstow.

D. B. Bailey

Recorded from September 18 to October 2, 1847 in the Plattsburgh Republican. Daguerreotype Miniatures.  D. B. Bailey, Has opened a room in the Fireman’s Hall, where he will be pleased to wait on ladies and gentlemen who will favor him with a call.

Friends that we love in the grave will be laid,                                                                                           Secure then their likeness ere the shadow fades.

No other information on D. B. Bailey has been found in photo-directories.