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Daniel J. Kellogg

1856-1857       Address Unknown, Rochester, New York.

Daniel J. Kellogg was recorded three times for two photographic patents.  The first patent appeared on October 1, 1856 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.).  Patents for the week ending September 30, 1856.  Daniel J. Kellogg, of Rochester, N. Y.—For photographic instrument, No. 15,809.

The same patent announcement appeared on October 7, 1856 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  New Patents Issued for the week ending September 30, 1856.  Daniel J. Kellogg, of Rochester, N. Y.—For photographic instrument. [No. 15,809.]

The second patent announcement appeared on April 8, 1857 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.).   Patents for the week ending April 7, 1857.  Daniel J. Kellogg, of Rochester, N. Y.—For improvement in photographic trays.  No. 16,979.

Daniel J. Kellogg is not recorded in other photographic directories.  He is listed in American Photographic Patents The Daguerreotype & Wet Plate Era 1840-1880.  It is unknown if D. J. Kellogg (posted yesterday) and Daniel J. Kellogg are the same person.

W. L. Burtiss

1845                Address Unknown, Rochester, New York.                                                                    1845                At Prescott’s, Geneva, New York.

W. L. Burtiss was recorded in an advertisement in the Geneva Courier (Geneva, New York) on July 29, 1845.  Photographic Images.  Wives, Children, Husbands, Lovers and Young Maids, “Secure your shadows e’re your shadow fades.”

W. L Burtiss, Proprietor of the Rochester Daguerrian Gallery and Photographic Institute, has the honor to announce to the citizens of Geneva and vicinity, that, having by unremitting attention to business measurably injured his health, he intends for a week or two courting the invigorating breezes of the Lake and healthful atmosphere of Geneva.

Circumstances favoring, he purposes taking a few prospects of the Lake; and without violating his physiologic interests, will attend to a few calls in the way of his profession; for which purposes he has taken his apparatus, (a very, superior Camera,) along with him.

Ladies and gentlemen are requested to call, if for no other purpose but to examine his specimens, which in Rochester gained for him golden opinions.

W. L. B. has a very fine assortment of embossed Morocco Cases; Japanned, Rose Wood, Mahogany and Black Walnut Frames; Gold and Plated Lockets; Miniatures of all sizes, taken suitable for Breast Pins, Bracelets, &c.

Persons desirous of acquainting themselves with the modus operandi, can have instructions given, and supplied with apparatus on reasonable terms.

The color and material of the dress, and a great deal to the beauty of the impression, and therefore for Ladies, silk dresses of any color (except whit, or light blue, or red,) either plain, striped, or figured, are the best for the purpose.

A striped or figured vest, and a cravat or scarf which covers part of the triangular form of the bosom, would be most suitable for gentlemen.  Mr. B. can be found at Prescott’s.  W. L. Burtiss, P. P.  Geneva, July 31, 1845.

In Craig’s Daguerreian Registry he list a Warren L. Burtis in Rochester NY without a business address. He also suggest that he is probably in St. Louis, Missouri from 1845-1846.

Appleby & Wood

Reported in the Penn Yan Democrat¸ published in Penn-Yan, New York on August 24, 1852.   The partnership of Richard B. Appleby & S. Wood from Rochester, New York are in Penn Yan making daguerreotypes and selling frames, cases, and gold lockets.

R. B. Appleby, the Proprietor of the Rochester National Daguerrean Gallery, Who stands so deservedly at the head in that city, where, perhaps, there is more rivalry in this new and beautiful art than in any other place west of the city of New York, and S. Wood, who has been so eminent in the above named establishment for the past year, and who brings to the aid of the art a very comprehensive mechanical genius; have formed a collation for the purpose of an itinerant picture business, for a short time, during the dull season in the city.

They have brought from their Rochester some specimens, among which are several full size—pictures of Jenny Lind and Husband, President Fillmore and Cabinet, etc.

They go on to discuss that it’s better to have a good daguerreotype taken by them, because a poor one cannot be copied if your friend dies. Post mortem photographs are expensive and are very unsatisfactory.  This is a common argument in photographic advertisements life is short and death can happen to anyone.

The advertisement ran for four weeks from August 24 to September 14, 1852.  While Richard B. Appleby is known in Rochester, S. Wood is possibly a new name Craig list three S Wood’s in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, an  S. J. Wood in 1851 location unknown; Sydney A. Wood in Auburn, New York 1859 and another Sydney A. Wood 1858-1859  in Madison Wisconsin.