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John C. Palmer

1846-1851       Palmer & Ramsay’s Jewelry Store, Raleigh, North Carolina.

John C. Palmer was recorded in five advertisements in The North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina).  The first advertisement ran from March 4 to 18, 1846.  A Fine Assortment of Watches, Jeweler, and Cutlery, For sale very cheap.  Watches repaired well, and warranted.

Daguerreotype Likenesses.  Taken in superior style, large or small size, from one to five on the same plate—warranted equal to any taken at the North—colored so as to be as durable as painted portraits.  Specimens can be seen at my room.  J. C. Palmer.

The second advertisement ran from November 24, 1847 to January 12, 1848.  Daguerreotype Gallery.  J. C. Palmer has just returned from the North and is prepared to execute Likenesses in the most perfect and new style, warranted never to fade or lose their color, large or small, in Breast Pins or Lockets—having purchased Breast Pins and Lockets expressly for the business.  Call and see, and have your likeness taken for your Wife, Children and Husbands.  Warranted to give satisfaction or no charge.

A fine and good assortment of Cases, Plates, and materials of all kinds for sale cheap for cash only.  Orders attended to punctually.

The third advertisement ran from January 26 to February 16, 1848.  Daguerreotype Gallery.  J. C. Palmer has just returned from the North and is prepared to execute Likenesses in the most perfect and new style, warranted never to fade or lose their color, large or small, in Breast Pins or Lockets—having purchased Breast Pins and Lockets expressly for the business.  Call and see, and have your likeness taken for your Wife, Children and Husbands.  Warranted to give satisfaction or no charge.

A fine and good assortment of Cases, Plates, and materials of all kinds for sale cheap for cash only.  Orders attended to punctually.

The fourth advertisement ran from June 27 to November 21, 1849.  Daguerreotypes.  John C. Palmer has perfected himself in the above Art, having lately received all the improvements from the North.  The Celerotype which far excels other improvements they are now as perfect as life.  Warranted a good Picture.  The only fault to them some times they are too natural.  Call at Palmer and Ramsay’s Jewelry store.

The fifth 1850 Advertisement ran from November 27, 1850 to August 16, 1851.  John C. Palmer’s Daguerrean Gallery, In his finely Furnished Room warrants the Likenesses perfect, and to please.  His reputation is so well known in North Carolina, it is useless to say more.  Call at Palmer & Ramsay’s Jewelry Store.

John C. Palmer is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry without a business address and without the connection with Palmer & Ramsay Jewelry Store.

James D. Nott

1855                Address Unknown, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

James D. Nott appeared in two announcements in the Weekly North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina).  The first appeared on October 24, 1855.  The State Fair.  The Third annual Fair of the Agricultural Society of North Carolina, commenced in this City on Tuesday last, and will close to-day, Friday….Floral Hall.

Daguerreotypes in oil, and ambrotypes, by Mr. Havens, of Raleigh—Very life-like and handsome.—Some fine daguerreotypes, by J. D. Nott, Fayetteville.

The second announcement appeared on December 19, 1855.  Cumberland County Fair.  The several Examining Committees of the Agricultural Society of Cumberland County awarded the following Premiums at their Annual Exhibition, Nov. 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1855….Sundries….

Jas. D. Nott, Daguerreotypes,                         $2.

James D. Nott is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as J. D. Nott as being active in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1856-1857.  Mr. Havens is possibly T. J. Havens or C. B. Havens both are recorded in other photographic directories.

S. Gales

1853                Address Unknown, Raleigh, North Carolina.

S. Gales was recorded in an announcement on November 2, 1853 in the Weekly North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina). List of Premiums Awarded at the First Annual Fair of the North Carolina State Agricultural Society, October 21st, 1853….

No. 631.  13 daguerreotypes, T. J. Havens, Raleigh, diploma.                                                                  No. 634.  Daguerreotype of the first Daily Raleigh Register, S. Gales, Raleigh, diploma.

S. Gales is not recorded in other photographic directories. T. J. Havens is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Clark & Hutchins

C.1846-1847   Address Unknown, Wilmington, North Carolina[1]                                                  C.1846-1847   Address Unknown, Raleigh, North Carolina[1]                                                           1848                Rooms at Mrs. Gregory’s Hotel, Tarborough, North Carolina.

The partnership of Clark & Hutchins were listed in an announcement on February 5, 1848 in the Tarboro’ Press (Tarborough, North Carolina).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  To the advertisement of Messrs. Clark & Hutchins, in another column, we would call attention.  They are now in our village, operating in their profession to a considerable extent, and have given entire satisfaction in all cases.  We would advise such of our citizens, as desire fine likenesses and pictures, to call and see their collection.

Among the scientific productions of the mind of man, there is not one so mysterious when untaught, yet so simple in its operation when understood, as that of Daguerreotyping; and yet, while its mysterious operations amaze, its beautiful and touching tints cannot but please.  When we behold the productions of the onerous labor of the portrait painter, we admire not so much the work, as we do the perceptive glance, the steady nerve, and the scientific mind of the operator; but Daguerreotypes are but simple, they require a perfect knowledge of the mode of operation to produce a true likeness; and some far excel others in this science.  Among those who are conceded by the public as being the best, are those gentlemen now in our village.                                                                                                                                                                            “Here Childhood with its gladsome face,                                                                                                         And lovely Woman’s queenly grace,                                                                                                                   And Lordly Man’s imperious frown,                                                                                                                     Are each adroitly penciled down.                                                                                                                         Surprising Art! by which we lend                                                                                                                        Our countenance to absent friend,                                                                                                                      Or leave a token for the bower                                                                                                                              Where Love laments the parting hour,—                                                                                                          By which the child who absent lies,                                                                                                                   Gladdens the parent’s longing eyes.                                                                                                                   Or parent, as the child doth roam.                                                                                                                      Gladdens him with memories of home.”

The  advertisement ran from February 5 to 12, 1848 in the same paper.  Colored Daguerreotype Portraits.  Clark & Hutchins, Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Tarboro’ and vicinity, that they have taken rooms at Mrs. Gregory’s Hotel, for a short time only for the purpose of taking Daguerreotype Portraits On the most approved plan and in the most fashionable style.                                                                                                        N. B. Portraits taken equally well in all kinds of weather.  Persons are recommended to dress in dark colors.

The partnership of Clark & Hutchins was listed under E. W. Clark entry in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in Raleigh but not in Tarborough, North Carolina.

[1] Information from an article “Portraits by the Sunlight Made”: Daguerrean Artists in North Carolina, 1842-1861.  In the checklist (Table 3 Roster of Daguerreans Active in North Carolina, 1842-1861) list under each partners names is the name of the partnership Clark & Hutchins, the activity dates 1846-1847, and the location(s) Wilmington, Raleigh.  Since the distance between Wilmington and Raleigh is 133 miles