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Elijah H. Payne

1843                Rooms at Brush & Roger’s Hotel, Huntington, New York                          1843                Rooms over Dr. Dean’s Dispensary, Sag Harbor, New York.                                1844                Rooms in P. P. King’s New Building, Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York.      1845                Rooms, P. P. King’s Building, Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York.                      1846-1848     Rooms, Exchange Building, Bank-street, New London, Connecticut.

Elijah H. Payne was recorded in one announcement and a total of eight advertisements, one advertisement in The Long Islander (Huntington, New York) and seven advertisements in The Corrector.  The announcement ran on September 22, 1843.  Daguerreotype Portraits.—It is surprising with what accuracy and correctness every feature of the face is delineated by this new process.  Indeed, we could hardly believe the fact, until we visited the rooms of Mr. Elijah H. Payne, at the Suffolk Hotel, a day or two since, where we saw the Portraits of several friends, executed with a brilliancy and richness which we had never seen surpassed.  And so lifelike were they, that a failure to recognize them at once was impossible.  There is also a peculiar softness and delicacy pervading the whole picture, which gives them a very beautiful appearance.  Mr. P. will remain in the village but a very few days, and as his terms are very reasonable, he will no doubt have the pleasure of receiving the patronage of our citizens generally.

The advertisement ran from September 22 to 29, 1843 in The Long Islander (Huntington, New York).   Portraits And Miniatures.  True to the Life! for only $3, case included.  E. H. Payne would respectfully invite the Ladies and Gentlemen of Huntington and its vicinity to call and examine specimens of Miniatures, now exhibiting at his rooms.  Brush & Roger’s Hotel.

All persons desirous of procuring exact likenesses of themselves or friends, can have an opportunity of so doing, and in a style which, for durability, neatness of execution, and correct delineation of feature, is unsurpassed by any other method.  They will also be found to possess that strength, brilliancy and richness, which has heretofore been wanting in Daguerreotype pictures.

Those who have heretofore urged, as an objection to the Daguerreotype Photographs, the want of color, will have to cease, as the subscriber is now enabled to color them like life, for only $5.00, cases included; those who wish family groups of two, three or four, can have them taken on equally reasonable terms.

Those who have daguerreotype miniatures, taken heretofore, that are vague and indistinct, can have them taken over and placed in the same cases, at a very small expense.  Mr. F. [sic.] will make but a temporary stay in this place; any person wishing to obtain a correct likeness will not delay calling immediately.  Elijah H. Payne.

N. B. Instructions given, and all the necessary apparatus furnished (if required), on moderate terms. Any person fond of traveling, or wishing to visit the South, during the winter months, will find this a pleasing and lucrative business.  Huntington, Sept. 22.

The second advertisement (the first) in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York) ran from October 14 to November 1, 1843.  A Card.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  E. H. Payne, would inform his friends and the public, That he has taken a room over Dr. Dean’s Dispensary, Where he will be happy to see those who wish to procure correct likenesses of themselves or friends.  Please call and examine specimens.  Sag Harbor, Oct. 14, 1853.45

The third advertisement ran from May 29 to July 27 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  E. H. Payne, Respectfully announces that he has taken rooms in P. P. King’s new building.  Main street, where he is prepared to take Likenesses in the most approved style (in all kinds of weather) from 9A.M. to 4 P.M., either with or without colors, and warranted equal to any taken in New York or elsewhere.

Seaman who are about leaving home will find this a favorable opportunity for procuring an imperishable and life-like miniature at a very trifling expense—only $3,00 for plain, and from $3,50 to $5,00 for colored ones, neatly set in a Locket, Case or Frame.

Please call and examine specimens.

The fourth advertisement ran from July 27 to August 7, 1844.  A Card.  E. H. Payne, would inform those of his friends who have expressed a desire to have their Likenesses taken by the Daguerreotype process, that he will remain in Sag Harbor, only a few days longer, and he would respectfully invite all who wish accurate and beautiful miniatures of themselves of friends, to call immediately at his rooms in main street;—you may never have so good an opportunity of obtaining a life-like miniature, and at a cost so trifling.  When the hand of death shall have snatched away some loved objects, it will be to late to seek for such transcripts of their cherished features.  Delay not, then, or you may spend years of unavailing sorrow, when it is too late to repair the loss,

The fifth advertisement ran from July 16 to 26, 1845.  Payne’s Daguerreotype Miniature Rooms, P. P. King’s Building, Main Street.  Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather, warranted durable and possessing all the beauties and perfections of nature.

The sixth advertisement ran from July 30 to August 9, 1845.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Only Two Weeks Longer.  E. H. Payne would respectfully inform the inhabitants of this village and its vicinity, that his rooms will be open until the 15th of August, in P. P. Kings building, Main St., where he would be happy to see those who wish to procure Likenesses or examine specimens.

The seventh advertisement ran from August 8, 1846 to April 12 1848.  E. H. Payne’s Daguerreotype Rooms, Exchange Building, Bank-street, N London, Conn.  Likenesses taken by a new and improved process, in one third the time required by ordinary operators, and set in Cases, Frames, Lockets, Bracelets or Rings.

Operators and others, who wish to acquire this new and much admired system of taking pictures will be faithfully instructed, and furnished on as reasonable terms as can be obtained in any city.

Operators and others, who wish to acquire this new and much admired system of taking pictures will be faithfully instructed, and furnished on as reasonable terms as can be obtained in any city.

The eighth advertisement ran from June 23, 1847 to July 31, 1847.  Daguerreotype Likeness.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements, and engaged the services of Mr. Payne, he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade.  Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest city prices, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

Elijah H. Payne is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list an E. H. Payne as being active in New London, Connecticut ca. 1846, it is unknown if they are the same person.

Thomas Hazard Parker

1846                Main Street, 2d door from Washington, Sag Harbor, New York.                          1847-1853     Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

T Hazard Parker was recorded in eleven advertisements in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  This includes two advertisements for Parker & Bellows; one advertisement for Parker & Douglas; and two advertisements for Parker & Marcellus.

The first advertisement ran from November 18, 1846 to June 23, 1847.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully invite the attention of the citizens of this place, the Hamptons and vicinity, to the miniatures taken by him.  Having availed himself of all the latest improvements in this beautiful art and procured the very best cameras that can be furnished he is [is] enabled to take the most correct and finest pictures that this elegant sand useful art can produce.  Some persons do not like Daguerreotypes, which opinion is formed from seeing pictures imperfectly taken.—Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine and judge for themselves.

Warranted permanent with or without color, at the lowest city prices, from one to three dollars each.  Main st, 2d door from Washington.

The second advertisement ran from June 23, 1847 to July 31, 1848.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements, and engaged the services of Mr. Payne, he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade.  Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest city prices, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The third advertisement ran from June 23, 1847 to October 7, 1848.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements, and engaged the services of Mr. Payne, he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade.  Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest city prices, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fourth advertisement ran from October 11, 1848 to May 12, 1849.  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  At One Dollar Each.  T. H. Parker would respectfully inform the citizens of Sag Harbor and vicinity, that having availed himself of all the latest improvements he flatters himself that his likenesses cannot be surpassed, and which he insures not to fade. Miniatures taken in one third the time generally required.

Likenesses of sick or deceased persons taken at their residences, at the lowest prices, and warranted to give satisfaction.

Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fifth advertisement ran from May 12 to July 27, 1850.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Douglas’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The sixth advertisement ran from July 31, 1850 to July 27, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses taken at Parker & Bellows’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The seventh advertisement ran from July 23 to September 17, 1851.  All relations heretofore existing between T. Hazard Parker and Henry S. Bellows, in the Daguerrean business, are this day dissolved, by mutual consent.

All bills connected with the business, will be settled by T. Hazard Parker.  Sag Harbor, July 23, 1851.  T.H. Parker, H. S. Bellows.

The eighth advertisement ran from July 26 to August 2, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, taken at T. H. Parker’s Daguerrean Rooms with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The ninth advertisement ran from August 6, 1851 to September 20, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.  July 31.

The tenth advertisement ran from September 24  to October 15, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms.  For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The eleventh advertisement ran from October 18, 1851 to January 19, 1853.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at T. H. Parkers’ Daguerrean Rooms, For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Thomas Hazard Parker is not listed in other photographic directories.  As previously posted he was in the partnerships of Parker & Douglas (1849-1850); Parker & Bellows (1850) and Parker & Marcellus (1851).  Additional research prior to becoming a daguerreotypist he was a miniature portrait painter on ivory, born in 1801 in Sag Harbor.  Studied in New York City with Matthew Rogers then moved to Hartford before returning to Sag Harbor.

Parker & Marcellus

1851                Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Parker & Marcellus (Thomas Hazard Parker & Marcellus) were recorded in two advertisements in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  The first advertisement ran from August 6 to September 20, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.  July 31.

The second advertisement ran from September 24 to October 15, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms.  For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Parker & Marcellus (Thomas Hazard Parker & Marcellus) are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Parker & Douglas

1849-1850       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Parker & Douglas (Thomas Hazard Parker & Douglas) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from May 12, 1849 to July 27, 1850 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Douglas’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Parker & Douglas (Thomas Hazard Parker & Douglas) are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Parker & Bellows

1850-1851       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Parker & Bellows (Thomas Hazard Parker & Henry S. Bellows) were recorded in two advertisements in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  The first advertisement ran from July 31, 1850 to July 23, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Bellows’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The second advertisement ran from July 23 to September 17, 1851. All relations heretofore existing between T. Hazard Parker and Henry S. Bellows, in the Daguerrean business, are this day dissolved, by mutual consent.

All bills connected with the business, will be settled by T. Hazard Parker.  Sag Harbor, July 23, 1851.  T. H. Parker, H. S. Bellows.

Thomas Hazard Parker & Henry S. Bellows are not recorded in other photographic directories.

Marcellus

1851                Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Marcellus of the firm Parker & Marcellus was recorded in two advertisements in the Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  The first advertisement ran from August 6 to September 20, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

The second advertisement ran from September 24 to October 15, 1851.  Daguerreotype Likenesses, Taken at Parker & Marcellus’ Daguerrean Rooms.  For One Dollar Each, with large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Marcellus is not listed in other photographic directories

George D. Lyman

1841                Rooms over N. N. Tiffany’s Store, Sag Harbor, New York.

George D. Lyman was recorded in an advertisement ran on November 13 & 17, 1841 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  (For One Week Only)  Photographic Miniatures by the Daguerreotype Process.  The subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Sag Harbor, that he has taken the west room over N. N. Tiffany’s store, for the taking of Daguerreotype Miniatures.  All persons in want of a faithful likeness of themselves would do well to call.  The subscriber having had much experience in the above business, is confident that his Pictures are not surpassed by those of any operator in the country.  About one minute’s sitting is all that is required to obtain a perfect Picture.  Specimens may be seen at his room, or at O. O. Wickham’s store. The public are invited to call and examine.

Price $3, case included.  N. B. The subscriber will qualify one or two young men, on moderate terms, for the above business.  George D. Lyman.

George D. Lyman is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mr. Finch

1852                Rooms Concert Hall, opposite Mansion House, Sag Harbor, New York.

Mr. Finch was recorded in an announcement on May 29, 1852 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Writing School.  Mr. Finch, late Principal of the writing department Boston School, Boston, has taken Concert Hall, opposite the Mansion House, where he will be prepared on Monday, next, May 31 to give instruction in practical and ornamental penmanship, Card Drawing, &c.  Terms: Two dollars for gentlemen—$1:50 for ladies, including stationary.

Premiums—for best improvement, first class Daguerreotype valued  $1.50.                    Second Class do         $1.00                                                                                                            Daguerreotypes taken in the best style of the art.

Mr. Finch was not recorded in other photographic directories.

Douglass & Van Scoy

1855-1856       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Douglass & Van Scoy were recorded in two advertisement, the first ran from April 25, 1855 to June 9, 1855 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Photographs and Daguerreotypes!  Photograph Portraits Taken On Paper, beautifully colored, and far surpassing in execution the finest Mezzotint Engraving—are now on exhibition at our Sky Light Daguerrian Gallery.

These Portraits are taken upon the most approved plan and far surpass anything ever before attempted in the art of picture taking.  Our charges are much less than in New York, and at the same time we flatter ourselves that we can execute photographs equal to any city establishment; to prove which fact we are willing to compare with any taken elsewhere.

Photographs can be mounted on cards, and sent uninjured, in a common letter envelope, to any part of the world without extra postage.  Persons having friends in California or at a distance, who would like to present them with a token of friendship, could not send them a more acceptable gift than one of these beautifully executed portraits of themselves.

Views—Too much cannot be said in praise of Views in Photography.  They need only to be seen to be appreciated.  Photograph Portraits set in Lockets, Cases, & c. and mounted on elegant embossed Bristol Board for remitting in letters.  Daguerreotypes as usual, taken in all the various styles of the art.

We are about taking a Photographic View of Sag-Harbor and shall have a specimen ready in a few days.  Those desirous of obtaining a view for themselves of friend will please inform us.  The public are respectfully invited to call.  Douglass & Van Scoy, Photographic & Daguerrian Artist.

The second advertisements ran from December 22, 1855 to January 5, 1856 also in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Daguerreotypes And Photographs Appropriate And Beautiful Gifts For The Holidays!  We have just received from the city a splendid assortment of plain and fancy cases, suitable for Christmas and New Year presents.

Persons desirous of presenting their friends a really valuable memento, and one that can be kept and prized a life time, have now a favorable opportunity.  Pictures taken by our New Sky Light, in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Douglass & Van Scoy.

Douglass is not listed in other photographic directories.  It is possible that he is the same person as Douglas of Parker and Douglas (1849-1850) or more likely C. C. Douglas who references Van Scoy.    Isaac S. Van Scoy is listed in 1859 in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.

Douglas

1849-1850       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Douglas was recorded in an advertisement for Parker & Douglas which ran from May 12 to July 27, 1850 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses Taken at Parker & Douglas’s Daguerrean Rooms, with a large and improved apparatus, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine their specimens.

Douglas was not listed in other photographic directories.  Because Douglas is such a common name activity dates and location provided no clues to his identity.