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Isaac Parish

1858                Morse’s Building, corner Pike & Main Streets, Port Jervis, New York.                      1858                Address Unknown, location Unknown, New Jersey.                                                      1858-1859     Opposite St. John’s Store, Port Jervis, New York.                                                    1859                 Address Unknown, Monticello, New York.

Isaac Parish was recorded in five advertisements and one announcement in the Tri-State Union  (Port Jervis, New York).  The first is for Parish & Edson (posted yesterday) the advertisement ran from February 11 to March 25, 1858.  Ambrotypes and Albatypes.  Parish & Edson, the celebrated New York Artists, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of this place and vicinity, that they have taken and fitted up rooms for their business, and are now prepared to make pictures surpassed by none.

Large Size, Beautiful Colored, 50 Cents.  Faded Pictures restored.  All kinds of Pictures copied in the highest style of the art.  They are the inventors of the Albatus Lumin process, by which pictures can be taken equally as well in stormy as clear weather.  No one need stay away on account of clouds.  Entire satisfaction given or no charge.

They can be found for two weeks only, at Morse’s Building, Cor. Pike & Main Sts.                     N. B. The morning light is most suitable for taking pictures of children.

The second advertisement ran from April 1 to June 17, 1858.  Ambrotypes and Albatypes.  Mr. Parish, formerly of the firm of Parish & Edson, flattered by the liberal patronage received, has determined to locate permanently in this place, and has leased for this purpose the rooms occupied by them for the last two months in Morse’s building, corner Pike and Main sts., where he is prepared to take pictures surpassed by none, and at prices placing them in the reach of all.

Pictures beautifully colored and encased for 50 Cents!

Also constantly on hand an elegant variety of Fancy & Plain Cases to suit tastes the most fastidious.

Mr. Parish has ever used the best and most expensive chemicals manufactured in this country and Europe, hence those clear and brilliant pictures to be obtained only at his gallery.  Included in these is the chemical for the instantaneous production of Children’s Pictures, in which Mr. P. is unsurpassed.  Also on hand for this purpose, a full supply of patience.

This gallery is constructed on the most scientific principles, combining the sky and side light, by which are produced those soft and mellow tints and that elegant contrast of light and shade for which his pictures are so justly celebrated.

Thankful to his patrons for past favors, he hopes ever to merit a continuance of their patronage. Isaac Parish.  Morse’s Building, cor. Pike and Main sts., Port Jervis.

The third advertisement ran from June 24 to July 15, 1858.  The Up-Town Gallery.  Something New!  Albatypes and Ambrotypes!  Mr. Parish, who for the last season has received such liberal patronage from the people of this place and vicinity, would call the attention of his patrons to his new and elegant style of Picture, the Albatype, made only by him.  Those who have seen it pronounce it the finest product of the Photographic Art, combining as it does the beauty of the most elegant ivory painting, with the accuracy of the finest Ambrotype, it never fails to please, and can be seen at any angle; possessing at the same time the most brilliant tone, unsurpassed by the finest specimens of the Daguerrean Art.  The accuracy with which it can be copied makes it valuable above all other pictures, and its showing light as well as dark drapery, no less an advantage.  The disagreeable blending of white caps and light hair with the back-ground of the Ambrotype, is in this done away, presenting instead the most delightful contrast—standing out in bold relief, seemingly raised from the plate.  Their durability too is unsurpassed.

Ambrotypes and Albatypes inserted in Lockets, Breastpins, &c., on Mica Melainotypes and Nielograph material.  Constantly on hand, a fine assortment of Fancy Union, Shell and Composition cases.  Beautiful Union Cases for Family Groups.  Prices low—within the reach of all.

Do Not mistake the place—Parish’s Gallery, opposite St. John’s Brick Store, in Morse’s Building, Upper-Town.

The fourth advertisement ran from November 18, 1858 to May 12, 1859.  Notice!  Notice!!  Re-Opening of the Up Town Gallery.  Mr. Parish, after a successful summer tour through Sussex and adjacent counties of New Jersey, has returned to Port Jervis, with increased facilities for Picture taking.

Thankful for the appreciation the people have shown of his work, he hopes by the aid of a new and enlarged apparatus, Together with an entire new stock of Chemicals and all the latest improvements in the Art, to merit a continuance of their patronage.

Pictures taken at the low price of 50 cents, and beautifully colored.  Pictures taken in any weather, cloudy as well as clear.  Particular attention given to taking children’s pictures, in which Mr. P. is peculiarly successful.  Persons are invited to call and examine his work, Cases, &c.  Gallery opposite St. John’s store, up town, Port Jervis.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 19 to June 30, 1859.  Up Town Gallery.  Mr. M. Perish[1], Would respectfully inform his numerous friends and patrons of this place and vicinity, that he will remain But Three Weeks Longer in this place, and as this will be the last chance to obtain a perfect picture, he invites all who have not supplied themselves with pictures of his taking, to lose no time in doing so.

Pictures of Mr. Parish’s taking are warranted Not To Fade, and none to be found minus, those important organs, the eyes.

Mr. Parish has a new mode of copying pictures, showing a decided improvement on the original picture.  Pictures copied and enlarged to ten times their original size.  Pictures inserted in Lockets, Breastpins and Rings, of the smallest dimensions.  Remember this is The Last Chance to obtain Pictures of Mr. Parish’s taking.  Gallery, opposite St. John & Everit’s Store.   Port Jervis.

The announcement ran on July 28, 1859.  Mr. Isaac Parish, late of this village, in connection with Mr. Haynes of Newton, has located at Monticello in the ambrotype business.

Isaac Parish is not recorded in other photographic directories.

[1] Probably a typo, should be I. Parish.

Parish & Edson

1858                Morse’s Building, corner Pike & Main Streets, Port Jervis, New York.

The partnership of Parish & Edson (Isaac Parish & Edson) was recorded in one advertisement that ran from February 11 to March 25, 1858 in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Ambrotypes and Albatypes.  Parish & Edson, the celebrated New York Artists, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of this place and vicinity, that they have taken and fitted up rooms for their business, and are now prepared to make pictures surpassed by none.

Large Size, Beautiful Colored, 50 Cents.  Faded Pictures restored.  All kinds of Pictures copied in the highest style of the art.  They are the inventors of the Albatus Lumin process, by which pictures can be taken equally as well in stormy as clear weather.  No one need stay away on account of clouds.  Entire satisfaction given or no charge.

They can be found for two weeks only, at Morse’s Building, Cor. Pike & Main Sts.  N. B. The morning light is most suitable for taking pictures of children.

Isaac Parish & Edson are not recorded in other photographic directories.

G. A. Monell

1859                Rooms at the Morse House, Port Jervis, New York.

G. A. Monell was recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 14 to October 13, 1859 in the

Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Ambrotypes!  G. A. Monell respectfully announce to the citizens of Port Jervis and vicinity, that having engaged and fitted up Rooms at the Morse House, opposite St. John & Everett’s Store, where he will remain for the purpose of taking Likenesses By the new and Beautiful Ambrotype Process This new style of portraits is soon destined to supersede the far-famed Daguerreotype, as they possess many qualities superior to them.  They can be viewed in any angle of light, being divested of that glare so objectionable in a Daguerreotype.  Besides, they are much more durable, as they are impervious to either air or water; being, as their name imports, Imperishable.

If you want a relic to which every coming year will give additional value, on which will remind you of the progress made by the imprints of time, and as a souvenir which will be the most acceptable present to those whom you may bequeath it.  Pause not, Hesitate Not!—but step up to the Gallery, and in a few brief moments you will be placed in possession of a “faithful resemblance of the Human Face divine,” enclosed in a handsome case, and finished with artistic care and skill.

Children’s Likenesses, Are taken by this Art with almost absolute certainty.—Old Daguerreotypes copied and rendered perfectly durable, and improved, on the Ambrotype plate.  Likenesses inserted in Lockets and Breastpins.  This new art taught on favorable terms.  Cloudy or Clear weather equally favorable for this Art.  Much better pictures can be taken in dark dresses than in light ones.

All are invited to call and examine for themselves.  Every variety of Pictures taken, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed.

G. A. Monell is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. P. Masterson

1857-1859       Rooms on Pike Street, in D. T. Cox’s Building, Port Jervis, New York.

E. P. Masterson was recorded in one advertisement that ran from November 12, 1857 to February 3, 1859 in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Collodion Pictures On Glass.—The undersigned would respectfully call the attention of the public to his new process of taking Collodion Pictures on Glass, which are in every respect Far Superior to the best results of the Daguerreotype—having none of that objectionable glare, and are perfectly distinct in any angle.

Their Tone Is Soft, Velvety, and harmonious, and possesses all the freshness and beauty of a steel engraving.  Their brilliancy is not impaired by time, but remains perfectly clear and distinct for ages, and serves as a memento to be handed down from generation to generation.  They are not liable to spoil by accident, being proof against acids, water and air.

Persons wishing a Beautiful, Colored, Life-Like Picture, Will do well to call.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Rooms with sky-light in D. T. Cox’s Building, Pike-st., near the depot.       E. P. Masterson, Port Jervis, July 25, 1857.

E. P. Masterson Is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Joslin

1853                Address Unknown, Mohawk, New York.

Mr. Joslin was mentioned in an advertisement that ran from April 13 to May 11, 1853 in the Herkimer County Democrat (Frankfort, New York).  Daguerreotypes!!  The Car lately owned by Mr. Joslin having been purchased by the subscriber will remain in Mohawk for a few weeks.  The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited.   John V. Parker, Port Jervis, Mohawk, April 11, 1853.

Mr. Joslin is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Mohawk, New York.

William H. Jones

1851                Rooms in the Union House, Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

William H. Jones was recorded in an advertisement ran from April 3 to July 3, 1851 in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  The Undersigned, having taken a room in the Union House, in this village, corner Main Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, offers his services to such citizens, as are desirous to obtain for themselves, or families, accurate and highly finished Daguerreotype Likenesses.  He has with him a number of specimens of the different styles in which his Likenesses are taken, and a few of persons resident here, which have been taken within the past three days.  When not at the Union House, he may be found at Cox’s Hotel.  William H. Jones.  February 20th.

William H. Jones is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Port Jervis, New York in 1851.  Note the date at the end of the advertisement (February 20.) The first issue available to me was April 3, 1851.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a William H. Jones as being active in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1856 but it would be speculation to suggest that they were the same person.

Hooper

1851                Union House, Port Jervis, New York.

Hooper was recorded in an announcement that appeared on July 3, 1851 in the Tri-State Union  (Port Jervis, New York).  If any are disposed to know how they look, and have no mirror at hand, friend Hopper at his rooms at the Union House, will take a perfect likeness of them in Daguerreotype, “quicker’n lightnen.”

Hooper is not recorded in other photographic directories.

R. Gustin

1857                Pike Street, in D. T. Cox’s Building, Port Jervis, New York.

R. Gustin was recorded in an advertisement ran from January 15 to March 5, 1857 in the  Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Collodion Pictures on Glass.  The undersigned would respectfully call the attention of the public to his new process of taking Collodion Pictures on Glass, which are in every respect, far superior to the best results of the Daguerreotype, having none of that objectionable glare.  They are perfectly distinct in any angle.  Their tone is soft, velvety, and harmonious; are more durable, and less liable to spoil by accident, being proof against acids, water and air.

Persons wishing a beautiful, colored, life-like and durable picture, will do well to call immediately, as I shall remain here but a few days.  Room, with a good sky-light, in D. T. Cox’s building, Pike-st.  Pictures taken in cloudy as well as clear weather.  R. Gustin.

R. Gustin is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Edson

1858                Morse’s Building, corner Pike & Main Streets, Port Jervis, New York.

Edson of the partnership of Parish & Edson was recorded in an advertisement that ran from February 11 to March 25, 1858 in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).   Ambrotypes and Albatypes.  Parish & Edson, the celebrated New York Artists, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of this place and vicinity, that they have taken and fitted up rooms for their business, and are now prepared to make pictures surpassed by none.

Large Size, Beautiful Colored, 50 Cents.  Faded Pictures restored.  All kinds of Pictures copied in the highest style of the art.  They are the inventors of the Albatus Lumin process, by which pictures can be taken equally as well in stormy as clear weather.  No one need stay away on account of clouds.  Entire satisfaction given or no charge.

They can be found for two weeks only, at Morse’s Building, Cor. Pike & Main Sts.  N. B.  The morning light is most suitable for taking pictures of children.

Edson is not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. Cassedy

1855-1856       Pike Street, opposite Kophman’s Store, Port Jervis, New York.

N. Cassedy was recorded in two advertisement in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York.) The first appeared on December 6, 1855 and ran until February 7, 1856. Cassedy’s Daguerrean Gallery.  Open every day. Sunday excepted, from 9 a. m., until 5 o’clock p. m.  Gallery opposite Kophman’s Store, Pike Street, Port Jervis, where Pictures are taken in all the improved styles of the art, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  N. Cassedy.  Dec. 6, 1855.

N. B.—Having business South I have sold my interest in the Daguerrean Rooms at Port Jervis to Mr. N. Cassedy. The Rooms which have been neatly fitted up and newly furnished, are now in nice order. To those that want a good picture I would say give him a call.       G. J. Smith.     Port Jervis, Dec. 1, 1855.

The second advertisement appeared on February 14 and ran until May 8, 1856.  Now Is The Time For A Daguerreotype.  At N. Cassedy’s Sky Light Daguerrean Rooms where pictures are taken and warranted to give satisfaction or no charge.—Daguerreotypes copied from others at short notice.  Gallery opposite Kophman’s Store, Pike Street, Port Jervis.      N. Cassedy.

N. Cassedy does not appear in other photographic directories. George J. Smith is active in Savannah Georgia from 1856-1860[1] and is probably the same person.

[1] Early Georgia Photographers, 1841 – 1861: a Biographical Checklist, Compiled by E. Lee Eltzroth