Tag Archives: Sag Harbor New York

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.

C. C. Douglas

1858-1859       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

C. C. Douglas was recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 11, 1858 to January 29, 1859 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  Ambrotypes. The Subscriber would hereby give notice that he has taken the room formerly occupied by I. S. Van Scoy, and that during his absence he will continue to supply those who wish, with pictures of themselves or their friends, at prices as low as at any other establishment in the country.

A good assortment of Fancy Cases for pictures intended for Holiday Presents prices from 50 cents to $5.00.  C. C. Douglas.

C. C. Douglas is not listed in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a C. Douglas in Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1859-1860 but it is unknown if they are the same person.

W. G. Doolittle

1843-1844       Rooms over Dr. Dean’s Dispensary, Sag Harbor, New York.

W. G. Doolittle was recorded in an advertisement that ran from November 29, 1843 to January 24, 1844 in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York). Portraits and Miniatures, Now exhibiting at Dr. Dean’s Dispensary which in point of improvement will be found well worthy to attract the attention of all those who have not yet availed themselves of this beautiful art.

These Portraits and Miniatures are taken on an entire new plan from any heretofore taken in this village, and unknown to any except the subscriber, who from a series of repeated experiments has been enabled to bring them to that degree of perfection which the public readily appreciates, and by its exact delineations of still life, baffles the skill of the most eminent artist.

Photographic rooms over Dr. Dean’s open from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.  Persons from East and Bridgehampton, who have their portraits engaged can have them of Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2d and 3d.  Price for Portraits, Only $3, enclosed in a beautiful case or Frame.  W. G. Doolittle.

W. G. Doolittle is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. A. Bennet

J. A. Bennet was recorded in two advertisements on Long Island in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York,) the first advertisement ran from June 14 to August 5, 1843.

Portraits! Portraits!  By the Daguerreotype Process.  J. A. Bennet would inform his friends and the public, that he has been extensively engaged in taking portraits by this process in the southern country the past season, and has now the pleasure of announcing that he has taken a room in Maj. Hildreth’s brick buildings, at Sag Harbor, where he will be happy to see those who wish to procure life-like miniatures of themselves or friends; and he flatters himself, judging from the past, that he will be able to give satisfaction.  These pictures are also indelible.  Mr. B. has adopted all the recent improvements and will guarantee as good pictures as can be procured in Boston, N. York or Philadelphia, and at the same prices; he also colors them in the latest style.  All are invited to call at the room and examine specimens.  Whaleman, you are about to leave your homes; do you not wish to take with you miniatures of some loved ones, or do you not wish to present them at parting with a copy of your own features, true to the life; then delay not.  Price for taking miniatures (case included) $3.00; with coloring $5.00.

The second advertisement ran on August 16 & 23, 1843.

Daguerreotype Portraits, At Bridgehampton.  J. A. Bennet has taken a room at Mr. N. Mitchell’s, Bull’s Head, where he will remain for a few days, for the purpose of taking portraits, for all who may wish them, and he would invite the attention of the Bridgehampton people, to the specimens exhibiting at the above room.

Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does have an entry for John A. Bennet in South America in 1842-1843, and in Mobile, Alabama in 1843-1844.  At this time there is no evidence that they are the same person.

Henry S. Bellows

There were two advertisements recorded for Henry S. Bellows in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York.)  The first ran from July 31, 1850 to July 23, 1851 while he was in the partnership of Parker and Bellows.

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 announces the end of the partnership and ran from July 23, 1851 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.

No other listing for Henry S. Bellows has been found in other photographic directories or newspapers.