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Ficket (Fickett) & Martin

1846                Rooms over Mr. Prescott’s Jewelry Store, Keeseville, New York.                    1846                Plattsburgh Library Room, opposite Trinity Church, Plattsburgh, New York. 1846                Fireman’s Hall, Plattsburgh, New York.                                                                        1846-1847     100 State Street, Walker’s Building, opposite Mathews Store, Schenectady,                                   New York.

Ficket (Fickett) & Martin were recorded in seven advertisement and two announcement.  The first advertisement ran from May 23 to June 20, 1846 in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Messrs. Ficket & Martin respectfully announce to the citizens of this place and vicinity, that having taken rooms over Mr. Prescott’s Jewelry store they are prepared to execute miniatures of all sizes, from that of a sixpence to the largest ever taken in this place—in a superior style in tone, coloring and finish—put up in fine cases or lockets, and warranted to give satisfaction.

They would say to those who have pictures taken by the old method which are either faded out, or unlifelike in color, &c., they will take them in Exchange For New Ones, or find a new plate and put them up into the case at reasonable prices.

In taking likenesses by this new method, different kinds of chemicals are made use of, and the gilding is of an entirely different and superior quality from that used formerly, by which the impression is made permanent on the plate; and the depth-like appearance, which has hitherto been the objection to Daguerreotype Likenesses, is obviated.

Our mode of operating is entirely different from that of operators who have previously visited this place.  Ladies and Gentlemen are solicited to call and examine specimens and sit for their likenesses if they chose, by way of experiment.  Those wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity will please call soon, as we shall stay but a few days only.  Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather.  Keeseville, May 23, 1846.

The second advertisement ran from June 29 to July 11, 1846 in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Miniatures!  Messrs. Ficket & Martin respectfully announce to the citizens of this village and vicinity, that they have taken the Plattsburgh Library Room, opposite Trinity Church, the are prepared to execute Miniatures of all sizes, from that of a six-pence to the largest ever taken in this place—in a superior style in tone, coloring, and finish—put up in fine cases or lockets, and warranted to give satisfaction.

They would say to those who have pictures taken by the old method, which are either faded out, or unlifelike in color, &c. that they will take them in Exchange for New ones, or find a new plate and put them up into the cases at reasonable prices.  Our mode of operating is entirely different from those who have previously visited this place.

In taking likenesses by this new method, different kinds of chemicals are made use of, and the gilding is of an entirely different and superior quality from that used formerly, by which the impression is made permanent on the plate, and the death-like appearance, which has hitherto been the objection to Daguerreotype Likenesses, is obviated.

Ladies and Gentleman are solicited to call and examine specimens and sit for their likenesses, if they choose, by way of experiment.  Those wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity will please call soon, as we shall stay but a few days only.  Instruction in the art given, and all apparatus and chemicals found, upon reasonable terms.  Likenesses taken in all kinds of weather. Plattsburgh, June 18, 1846.

The first announcement appeared on July 11, 1846 in the Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York).  Messrs. Ficket & Martin have been taking likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, at Firemen’s Hall, in this village, for the past week, with great success.  The following notice appeared in the Keeseville Republican a week or two since:  “A slight inspection of the work thrown off since their arrival in Keeseville, will at once convince any one as it has us, that they are no ordinary artists, and that none who have heretofore visited the place have been able to approach the perfection in the execution of a likeness which they display.  Many improvements have been introduced into the mode of taking pictures, of which they have availed themselves, and all their materials are of the very best quality from the celebrated establishments of Plumb[e] in New-York.  Sitters do not now have an opportunity of falling asleep in their chairs while a picture is perfecting, and what is better, a good likeness is almost invariably the result of the first trial.  It is well worth a visit to their [rooms to notice the                                             ] their business is accomplished, and the striking clear and life-like expression that is imparted to their pictures.

Those intending to give them a call will do well to improve an early opportunity, as they will probably leave here next week.

The third advertisement ran from December 18, 1846 to February 5, 1847 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York).  Colored Photographic Likenesses.  Messrs. Fickett & Martin, have rented rooms at No. 100 State-street, (up stairs) where they will remain a short time, and will execute Photographic Likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, in a superior style, possessing all the Colors Of Life, and Warranted To Give Satisfaction.

Having made themselves acquainted with all the late improvements in the Art, they are prepared to do work which shall compare with any done in our larger cities.  Likenesses taken by the old method, which are either faded out, or unlife-like in color, &c. will be taken in exchange for new ones, or a new plate fitted to the cases, at reasonable rates.

Ladies and gentlemen are solicited to call and examine specimens, and sit for their likenesses, if they chose, by way of experiment.  Miniatures taken in all kinds of weather. Rooms in Walker’s Building (opposite Mathews Store.)  Schenectady. Dec. 22, 1846.

The fourth advertisement ran from December 22, 1846 to February 9, 1847.  In The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel (Schenectady, New York).  Colored Photographic Likenesses.  Messrs. Fickett & Martin, have rented rooms at No. 100 State-street, (up stairs) where they will remain a short time, and will execute Photographic Likenesses by the Daguerreotype process, in a superior style, possessing all the Colors Of Life, and Warranted To Give Satisfaction.

Having made themselves acquainted with all the late improvements in the art, they are prepared to do work which shall compare with any done in our larger cities.  Likenesses taken by the old method, which are either faded out, or unlife-like in color, &c. will be taken in exchange for new ones, or a new plate fitted to the cases, at reasonable rates.

Ladies and gentlemen are solicited to call and examine specimens, and sit for their likenesses, if they chose, by way of experiment.  Miniatures taken in all kinds of weather.  Rooms in Walker’s Building (opposite Mathews Store.)  Schenectady.  Dec. 22, 1846.

The fifth advertisement ran on December 22 & 29, 1846 in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel (Schenectady, New York).  Presents For The Season!—Parents or Children, Brothers or Sisters, or even Lovers, can, by calling on Messrs.  Fickett & Martin, at their Rooms, obtain a perfect, true and permanent Likeness of themselves, put up in fine Cases or Lockets, and making as suitable present for the holydays as can be procured.  Our rooms, at 100 State-st. in walker’s building, have been fitted up for the convenience and comfort of those who may favor us with a call.

The second announcement appeared on December 25, 1846 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. Editor.  A day or two since, I called with a friend up on Mr. Martin (of the firm Fickett and Martin) at their rooms, where I saw some of the finest and most finished specimens of Daguerreotype Miniatures imaginable, being far superior in many respects, to any-thing of the kind that has been done in this place previous to their coming, and equal to any done in the land; there is a clearness and life-like appearance, a softness of tone, and a richness in the coloring of their Likenesses which has not been approached by those who have preceded them—and I would say to those who may wish a lasting and suitable “present for the season” to give them a call, at 100 State st. (up stairs) in Walker’s Building.

The sixth advertisement ran from January 5 to February 9, 1847 in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel (Schenectady, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The Subscribers are now prepared to execute, in the finest and most perfect manner, Daguerreotype Miniatures, which are permanent and life-like, and colored to suit the taste of patrons.  Likenesses taken in various sizes, and put up in rich gold or plated lockets, frames or cases, and warranted satisfactory.

Likenesses taken from family paintings that look more natural and life-like than the paintings.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens at our room No. 100 State-street, (up stairs.)  Instructions in the art, and all apparatus, plates, chemicals, &c., furnished at reasonable rates.  Fickett & Martin.

The seventh advertisement ran from January 15 to February 26, 1847 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York).  Colored Daguerreotype Likenesses.—The Subscribers are now prepared to execute, in the finest and most perfect manner, Daguerreotype Miniatures, which are permanent and life-like, and colored to suit the taste of patrons.  Likenesses taken in various sizes, and put up in rich gold or plated lockets, frames or cases, and warranted satisfactory.

Likenesses taken from family paintings that look more natural and life-like than the paintings.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens at our room No. 100 State-street, (up stairs.)  Instructions in the art, and all apparatus, plates, chemicals, &c., furnished at reasonable rates.  Fickett & Martin.  Jan. 5.

Ficket (Fickett) & Martin were recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry (under Fickett) without activity dates or location.  The first two advertisements dated May 23 & June 29, 1846 and the first announcement dated July 11, 1846 list the partnership as Ficket & Martin,  Starting  on the third advertisement dated December 18, 1846 the partnership is identified as Fickett & Martin.

R. A. Farr

1841                116 State Street, over Crain & Davis Store, Schenectady, New York.

R. A. Farr was recorded in two advertisement and two announcements. The first advertisement ran from July 13 to August 10, 1844 in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel  (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State-street, where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State Street.

The second advertisement ran on July 16 to 30, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype Portraits.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Schenectady are respectfully informed, that a Daguerreotype Apparatus is now at the Colonnade, 116 State st., where it will remain for a few days.  The operator is prepared to take, by the beautiful pencil of nature, miniature likenesses in a superior style, in a few seconds of time; which, being the reflected forms of the objects themselves, far surpass in fidelity of resemblance, any thing which can be accomplished by the eye and hand of the artist.

Persons wishing to perpetuate the true resemblance of themselves or friends, have now an opportunity of doing so at a very moderate expense, and are invited to call.  Three or four figures can be taken on a single plate—grouping in one view a small family.  Miniature copies of Portraits will also be taken; thus enabling individuals to have copies of the likeness of a deceased or absent friend at a very low price.  Call at 116 State street.

The first announcement appeared on July 23, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We direct the attention of our readers to an advertisement, in another column, of this apparatus for taking miniatures.  The likeness taken with it, is as perfect as is given by the truest Mirror, with the exception of color.—In addition, instead of hours, it requires only a few seconds of time, to complete the operation.  Specimens may be seen at the room, above this office.

The second announcement appeared on September 3, 1841 in The Reflector and Schenectady Democrat (Schenectady, New York).  Daguerreotype.—We dropped in a few days since, to see Mr. R. A. Farr, in his Daguerreotype rooms, over Crane & Davis store, 154 State street.  He is located on the second floor, on the south side of the hall.  His rooms are very handsomely fitted up , and are well adapted, as regards light, to the purposes for which they are used.  He showed us quite a number of the miniatures taken by him, and they were certainly equal to anything of the kind we ever saw.  The likenesses taken with this apparatus, are as perfect in every respect, as those given by a mirror, with the exception of color.  We have seen many which were somewhat indistinct, and we were almost led to believe that it was unavoidable; those taken by Mr. Farr, however, which we saw, had not this imperfection.  It is worth one’s while to call and see the likeness lying on his table, as well as the apparatus and process by which they are taken.

R. A. Farr is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William Farnham

1850-1851       Freeman’s New Building, 80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.

William Farnham was recorded in one announcement and two advertisement.  The announcement appeared on June 4, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, the accomplished Daguerreotypist, who has filled a highly satisfactory “mission” to this city, during the past five months, has left us for his former residence, Amsterdam, where he will tarry for a time at least.—Wherever he may go, we bespeak for him that patronage which his success as an operator—to say nothing of his very gentlemanly deportment and faculty that he has of making everybody pleased with both himself and his productions—so justly entitles him.  He will be succeeded in this city by Mr. Farnham, who comes highly recommended.  (Rooms in Freeman’s Building, No. 80 State-street.)

The first announcement ran from June 11, 1850 to January 7, 1851 in The Schenectady Cabinet  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.  Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

The second advertisement ran from July 5 to November 29, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector  (Schenectady, New York).  New Daguerreotype Gallery.—Mr. Farnham would respectfully inform the citizens of Schenectady and surrounding country, that he has recently purchased the Daguerreotype Establishment formerly kept by A. P. Dostie, in Davis’ buildings, and has removed his rooms to the new building of E. L. Freeman, No. 80 State-street, where he has fitted up a splendid skylight which will enable him to take pictures of children of any age in the short space of two seconds.

The subscriber feels emboldened to say, from his practical experience and the facilities he has for taking photographic likenesses, that they cannot be excelled in the city or country in point of beauty or durability.        Pictures taken of adult persons in cloudy as well as in fair weather.  Prices moderate, and perfect satisfaction given or no charge made.  Ladies and gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine for themselves.  WM. Farnham.

William Farnham is not recorded in other photographic directories.

A. P. Dostie

1850          Room in Brick Row of H. Davis, opposite Givens’ Hotel, Schenectady, New                                      York.

A. P. Dostie was recorded in two advertisements, and three announcements. The first ran from January 4 to April 26, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York). A. P. Dostie’s Daguerrean Gallery, in the brick row of H. Davis, opposite Givens’ Hotel, Schenectady.  Established in 1850.  Open to citizens and strangers (Sunday excepted) from 8 o’clock A. M. to 5 P. M. during the winter.

Pictures taken of persons, paintings, statuary, &c. from the smallest to the largest sizes common in the art, at prices ranging from $1.50 to $7.50.  Pictures taken at all hours of the day and in all kinds of weather, in any colour of dress—but dark is preferred.  Pictures not in all respects well executed, will not be suffered to be taken from the gallery.

The same advertisement ran from January 8 to May 21, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).

The first announcement ran on March 15, 1850 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York).  Explosion.—Loss of Life.—On Monday last, between one and two o’clock in the afternoon, on the Troy and Schenectady Railroad, the boiler of the new locomotive Boston exploded, killing the engineer, Mr. Wiegand, and seriously injuring the fireman, Mr. Niel….

Mr. Dostie, daguerreotypist, took two views of the wreck on Tuesday, which are admirably executed.  We understand he has orders for some twenty copies.

The second announcement appeared on March 19, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet  (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, daguerreotypist, has taken a very accurate and admirably executed view of the wreck of the locomotive “Boston,” and has orders for a number of copies.

The third announcement appeared June 4, 1850 in The Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, New York).  Mr. A. P. Dostie, the accomplished Daguerreotypist, who has filled a highly satisfactory “mission” to this city, during the past five months, has left us for his former residence, Amsterdam, where he will tarry for a time at least.—Wherever he may go, we bespeak for him that patronage which his success as an operator—to say nothing of his very gentlemanly deportment and faculty that he has of making everybody pleased with both himself and his productions—so justly entitles him.  He will be succeeded in this city by Mr. Farnham, who comes highly recommended.  (Rooms in Freeman’s Building, No. 80 State-street.)

A. P. Dostie is not recorded in other photographic directories. The question is, Amsterdam is it Amsterdam the country or Amsterdam, New York which is less than twenty miles from Schenectady?

 

Mr. Denison

1844                Room in Davis’ Building, opposite the Phoenix Hotel, Schenectady, New York.

Mr. Denison was recorded in three advertisements in The Schenectady Cabinet, or, Freedom’s Sentinel (Schenectady, New York).  The first advertisement ran on June 4 & 11, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison respectfully informs the citizens of Schenectady, that another opportunity is offered them for having Photographic Likenesses taken in the best style by the Daguerreotype.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call at his room in Davis’ building, opposite the Phoenix Hotel, and see specimens of his work.  Likenesses taken in cloudy as well as fair weather.            Terms.

Single,                                                            $3.00                                                                                            Duplicate,                                                     $4.50                                                                                                      Group,                                                            $4.00                                                                                                      Two or three of one family, each,       $2.50                                                                                                    Two or three citizens uniting, each,  $2.50                                                                                                      Mr. Davison (sic.) will remain but one, or at the most two weeks.

The second advertisement ran from June 18 to July 2, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison would respectfully inform the citizens, that on account of the number of engaged, he will be unable to leave as soon as he had designed.

All who come in during the few days he remains, will be favored with Miniatures at $2.50 each.  Ladies, $2.00 each.

n. b. Satisfaction given or no pay. Mr. D. has formed a new preparation, by which he requires only fifteen seconds for a sitting.

The third advertisement ran from July 9 to 30, 1844.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. Denison would respectfully inform the citizens, that on account of the number of engaged, he will be unable to leave as soon as he had designed.

All who come in during the few days he remains, will be favored with Miniatures at $2.50 each.  Ladies, $2.00 each.

n. b. Satisfaction given or no pay. Mr. D. has formed a new preparation, by which he requires only fifteen seconds for a sitting.

Mr. D. is about leaving the place, but will return in the course of a few weeks, when his terms will be as usual.

Mr. Denison is not recorded in other photographic directories.

James C. Butler

1847                100 State Street, Schenectady, New York.                                                            1848                Room in the Fireman’s Hall, Plattsburgh, New York.

James C. Butler was recorded in two advertisement, the first ran from September 17 to October 15, 1847 in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York.)  Improved Daguerreotypes.—Plain or Colored.—The subscriber would inform the inhabitants of Schenectady and its vicinity, that he has taken the rooms recently occupied by Mr. Cooke for the purpose of giving all an opportunity of obtaining perfect likenesses of themselves by the improved Daguerreotype.

The experience that Mr. B. has had, warrants him in saying that all those who will favor him with a call for their likenesses, will obtain that which will give them perfect satisfaction.  Family groups taken at their residences if desired.  James C. Butler, 100 State st.

The second advertisement ran from October 22 to 29, 1847 in the same newspaper.  Daguerreotypes For One Dollar.—The subscriber would give notice that he has reduced the usual price of Daguerreotypes to One Dollar.  All who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity, must do so within four weeks from date, as his engagements will not admit of a longer stay.  All likenesses taken are warranted to give perfect satisfaction, and be equal to any that can be produced from any city in the Union.  Specimens can be seen at his rooms, 100 State street.—Schenectady, Oct 18, 1847.   James C. Butler.

The third entry announces Butler’s arrival in Plattsburg on November 25, 1848 in the  Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, New York.)  See Mr. Butler’s Daguerreotype notice in another column, and then call at his room and look at his beautiful and life-like pictures.

The fourth entry is the advertisement mentioned in the announcement and ran from November 25 to December 16, 1848.  Daguerreotypes.  The subscriber would respectfully inform the inhabitants of this place and vicinity, that he has opened a Daguerreotype Room in the Fireman’s Hall, where he will be happy to wait on all those who may want a correct likeness.  The subscriber is confident, from past experience, that he can produce a more perfect and durable likeness than was ever taken in this place and equal to any that can be produced from any city in the Union.  Those who have friends living at a distance and wish to present them with their likeness, can do so by having them taken at my room.  I will then forward them from the post office of this place any distance not exceeding three hundred miles, for twenty-five cents; over three hundred miles, and to any post office within the United States, for fifty cents.

The price of likenesses will depend on the size and style in which they are put up.  Likenesses set in pins, bracelets, lockets, and taken in every style of the art.  Also, of the sick and feeble taken at their residence, and of the deceased persons, if desired.  Portrait paintings, daguerreotypes and engravings copied with accuracy.

Those wishing to learn the business can receive such instructions in the art as will enable them to operate in a short time, not only to operate, but to take likenesses with a tone, finish and expression which will give satisfaction to all.  All are invited to call at the Firemen’s Hall and examine specimens, whether they wish to sit for their likeness or not.

James C. Butler does not appear in other photographic directories.

F. (Francis) Burrows

1849                   Main Street, in Prescott’s brick building, Keeseville, New York.                            c.1850-1852    80 State Street, Schenectady, New York.                                                                    1854-1858       87 State Street, Schenectady, New York.[1]

F. (Francis) Burrows was recorded in three advertisements and one announce in the Essex County Republican (Keeseville, New York) which ran on May 12, 19 & 26, 1849. Miniature Gallery. Premium Daguerreotypes.  F. Burrows would announce to the citizens of Keeseville and vicinity that he has [occupied] the pleasant room in [Prescott’s] brick building on Main st. opposite the bank, where he will be in attendance at all hours to attend calls with which he may be favored.  Mr. B. will [   ] his pictures entirely satisfactory, and he is confident with his long experience both in city and country, that he can produce an article in life-like appearance not surpassed by any.  His pictures are of a deep [  ] tone with beautiful lights and shades.  Miniatures will be put up in any style and in any weather.  N. B. Instructions given to those who wish to learn the business and apparatus found.

The second advertisement ran from November 28, 1851 to November 19, 1852 in The Schenectady Reflector.  (Schenectady, New York.)  F. Burrow’s Sky Light gallery For Daguerreotypes, No. 80 State street, Schenectady.—Mr. B. is happy to return his compliments and  humble thanks to the citizens of Schenectady and vicinity, for their liberal patronage during the past year.  His rooms are still open for business, and he will be extremely happy to wait on customers at any time.  Work will be executed at short notice, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.

Miniatures will be taken of any size, for a locket or ring up to a half plate.  All kinds of cases and frames furnished to order.  Views and landscapes taken, positive or negative.  Work will be done as cheap as at any other establishment in this vicinity.

On January 27, 1854 the following announcement appears in The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York.)  Removal—Burrow’s Daguerrean Gallery.—Burrows has removed his Daguerreotype gallery to No. 87 State Street, over the store of Messrs. Barrenger & Co., and has fitted it up anew throughout.  He has now the largest and best sky and side-light in the city, and is prepared to furnish pictures as much better than his former ones, as his facilities are greater.  Our citizens who have not already done so, would do well to look in at the new rooms.

The last advertisement found ran from November 9, 1855 to April 18, 1856. In The Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, New York.)  Burrows’ Ambrotype And Daguerreotype Rooms.  Ambrotypes Patented.  A New Style of Pictures, far exceeding in beauty and durability any thing ever before made.  The exceeding fineness, depth of light and shade, and richness of tone is wonderful.  They do not reverse the subject, but represent every thing in their true position.

They are without the glare of a daguerreotype, and may hence be seen in any view.  They will last unchanged for ages, and possess the rare quality of imperishability.  They are pronounced by competent judges to be the greatest achievements in the Photographic art, having a relief and clearness that is truly astonishing.  The Ambrotype is hermetically sealed between two pieces of glass, and may be left in water for months with perfect safety.  Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call at No. 87 State street, Schenectady.

[1] Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list a Francis Burrows in 1857-1858 at 87 State Street, Schenectady.