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Caleb Hunt

1850                Rooms in Liberty Hall, Salem, Ohio

Caleb Hunt was recorded in one advertisement, ad one announcement.  The advertisement ran from July 20 to August 10, 1850. In the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  Caleb Hunt purposes opening his Daguerreotype Gallery in Salem about the 20th of July, and would say to those wishing perfect likenesses, to call and see specimens, prices, and I warrant satisfaction in all cases.  My stay will likely be very short, so call and look us over soon.  Room, Liberty Hall, fitted up with skylight, and every other arrangement for the best likenesses.

The announcement appeared on July 27, 1850 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).   Daguerreotype.  Caleb Hunt, whose advertisement will be found in another column, is engaged in taking Daguerreotype Likenesses in our village.  He has returned recently from a tour to the Eastern Cities, and judging from the high commendation given him by some of the leading journals, he must be very successful in his profession.  The following is from M’Makin’s American Courier, published at Philadelphia.

“The most successful efforts in Daguerreotype are made by natives of Ohio.  Among those who have attained remarkable proficiency in this branch of the fine Arts, we have mentioned the names of Faris in Cincinnati, and Caleb Hunt on the Western Reserve, both of whom have become highly distinguished for their superior skill, energy and success.”

In speaking of Mr. Hunt, the Courier further says, “He has had the benefit of instructions from Root, the great Philadelphia Daguerreotypist, (also from Ohio) who stands at the head of his profession in this Country, if not in Europe.  Both these gentlemen reflect credit on Ohio, the giant young state which is giving to the world so many men of acknowledged talent and true genius.”

Caleb Hunt is recorded in Ohio Photographers 1839-1990 as being active in Cincinnati in 1853 and Cleveland in 1854.

Hunt & Boone

1853-1856       Rooms in Johnson & Horner’s Block, Salem, Ohio.

Hunt & Boone were recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 17, 1853 to January 19, 1856 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  The Place To Get Your Likeness.  Hunt & Boone, Have opened, in Johnson & Horner’s block, the largest and finest Daguerreian Rooms in Eastern Ohio, where they are constantly taking pictures (exclusively on Galvanized Plates) surpassing all others in durability, beauty of finish and artistic style.  Our facilities for operation are of the most ample and improved order, consisting in part of machinery to polish the plate.  By it we are enabled to give the highest polish, without which a fine picture cannot be taken.  Our Sky-Light Is Of Mammoth Size And Sufficient To Take Sixty Persons On A Single Plate.

Prices Range From 37½ Cts. To Ten Dollars.  Ladies and gentlemen are requested to call and examine our specimens.  Salem, Dec. 17, 1853.

Hunt & Boone are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Caleb Hunt is recorded in Salem, Ohio in 1850 but, it is pure speculation to suggest that they are the same person.

A. Fletcher

1858                     Rooms nearly opposite the Wilson House, Salem, Ohio.

A. Fletcher was recorded in an advertisement that ran from July 3 to August 28, in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  A. Fletcher, Photograph Artist, From Massillon, Ohio, Has taken rooms for a short time with Mr. Duck, Ambrotypist, nearly opposite the Wilson House, Salem, Ohio, where he is prepared to execute Photographs On white paper, both plain and fancy, in the most beautiful styles of the Art

Daguerreotypes, or Ambrotypes of deceased, or absent friends, can be magnified up to any size required, and furnished equal to the finest steel engraving.

Photographs are considered the cheapest as well as the most enduring and most beautiful pictures made.  Please call and examine specimens.

At this time it is unknown if he is the same A. Fletcher who was in Barre, Massachusetts in 1846 and Springfield, Massachusetts in 1848.

Jesse Duck

1857                   Address Unknown, Salem, Ohio.                                                                                    1858-1859       Rooms nearly opposite the Wilson House, Salem, Ohio

Jesse Duck was mentioned in one advertisement that ran from July 3 to August 28, 1858 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  A Fletcher, Photograph Artist, From Massillon, Ohio, Has taken rooms for a short time with Mr. Duck, Ambrotypist, nearly opposite the Wilson House, Salem, Ohio, where he is prepared to execute Photographs On white paper, both plain and fancy, in the most beautiful styles of the Art.

Daguerreotypes, or Ambrotypes of deceased, or absent friends, can be magnified up to any size required, and furnished equal to the finest steel engraving.  Photographs are considered the cheapest as well as the most enduring and most beautiful pictures made.  Please call and examine specimens.  A. Fletcher.

He was also recorded in two announcements on December 4, 1858 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle  (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  Photograph of Wm. Lloyd Garrison.—Jesse Duck has at his rooms in Salem, a beautiful and life like Photograph of Mm. Garrison, taken during his recent visit to this place.  Copies can be obtained on reasonable terms.

He was recorded on January 15, 1859 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio).  Report of the Committee of the Western Anti-Slavery Fair.  The total receipts of the late Western Anti-Slavery Fair are $350.66.  A success for the times.  A success greater than our anticipations-a larger sum than has been realized at any previous Fair.  We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of contributions….beautiful photographs from Mr. Duck.

Jesse Duck was recorded in Craig Daguerreian Registry and in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 in 1857 in Salem, Ohio.