Tag Archives: Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

J. Lantz

1852-1853       Rooms at the Melick’s Hotel, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

J. Lantz appears in an announcement and two advertisements in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania). The announcement ran on September 30, 1852. The card of Mr. J. Lantz, Daguerreotypist, will be found in another column of to-days Republican.  Mr. L. has taken a number of likenesses, of persons in this place, which have been persons in this place, which have been pronounced by those competent to judge A No. 1.

The first advertisement ran from September 30 to December 16, 1852. Daguerreotypes.  Pictures taken at J. H. Melick’s Hotel, for the low price of 75 cents and upwards, including case, color, and preserver; and warranted not to fade.  The subscriber having been engaged in the art of daguerreotyping a long time, and in possession of a first rate apparatus, flatters himself that by careful attention to his business, he can take likenesses equal to any that are taken in the country.  Perfect satisfaction given or no charge.  Liberal deductions made where whole families are taken.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.

The second advertisement ran from December 23, 1852 to April 14, 1853.  Dentistry.  J. Lantz, Surgeon Dentist, has permanently located himself in Stroudsburg for the purpose of practicing dentistry in all its branches.  The citizens of the above named place and the public generally and respectfully invite to give him a call.  No pains will be spared to render perfect satisfaction.  For the quality of his work reference may be had to those who have received his professional services.—All jobs warranted.  Rooms at Melike’s Hotel.

Daguerreotype Likenesses. Taken at Mellicks Hotel in a superior manner.

J. Lantz does not appear in other photographic directories.


G. S. Gruber

1854                Rooms at the Hollinshead New Gothic Hall, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

G. S. Gruber was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 23 to May 4, 1854 in the Jeffersonian (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotypes.  At the earnest solicitation of numerous friends, the undersigned has consented to remain in this place for a short time, in order that those desirous of preserving for future reference those “fresh and roseate tints which Incline to youth,” may avail themselves of this excellent opportunity to obtain that invaluable treasure.  Having practiced with one of the best city artist, the public may rest assured that his is no vain pretense.  No pictures taken away unless approved of by all parties.  Rooms at Hollinshead’s new Gothic Hall.         G. S. Gruber.

G. S. Gruber is not recorded in other photographic directories.

E. Foot

1842                Rooms at Stroudsburg House (S. J. Hollinshead’s Hotel,) Stroudsburg,                                            Pennsylvania.

E Foot was recorded to two announcements and one advertisement.  The first announced appeared on July 27, 1842 in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotype.  “Paint me as I am,” said Oliver Cromwell—while sitting to young Lily.  “If you leave out the scars and wrinkles, I will not pay you a shilling.”  Now if the old soldier had been sitting before the Daguerreotype for his likeness, we are of opinion he would have had no reason to complain for want of faithfulness.  Whoever wishes to transmit his physiognomy to posterity, just as it is, lacks not the means in these days of invention.  There is no mistake about the Daguerreotype.—it tells the truth.  We have tried it, and have seen it tried.  If any one wishes to satisfy himself in this matter, let him call on Mr. Foot, now at the Stroudsburg House, who will be happy to attend to all request of this nature.  Now is your time.

The advertisement ran from July 27 to August 3, 1842 in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  Mr. E. Foot, would respectfully inform the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at S. J. Hollinshead’s Hotel, for a few days, for the purpose of taking likenesses, and would invite all to call and view his specimens.

Those who have never had an opportunity of seeing them can hardly form an adequate idea of the beauty and perfection of a Daguerreotype picture.  The likeness cannot fail in being correct, and occupies but few moments, in the execution.

How often have we heard persons exclaim, when the clod clods of the valley covered the remains of a valued friend, ‘What would I not give for an exact likeness of those once loved features.’  Now, ladies and gentlemen, you have it at your own doors, at a moderate price.

Whole families taken on moderate terms.  Instruction given.

The second announcement appeared on August 3, 1842 in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania).  To The Public.  We would again call the attention of the public to the advertisement of Mr. Foot, on the subject of the Daguerreotype likenesses.  The same opportunity for families and individuals, to supply themselves with their own and their friends likenesses, which is now held out to them, may not be repeated for a long time.  And as Mr. Foot, will remain in Stroudsburg but a few day longer, now is the time for persons desirous of engaging his services, to call.  We can from our own knowledge and observation, recommend Mr. F. as an able and skillful artist, and we hope a liberal encouragement will be extended to him by our citizens.

R. S. Brown

1851                Room at the American Hotel, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

R. S. Brown was recorded in an advertisement in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.)  The Advertisement ran from July 24 to August 14, 1851.  Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The Citizens of Stroudsburg are informed that the subscriber has taken a room at the American Hotel, for the purpose of taking pictures of those who may wish them.  As he has had over seven years experience in the business, and has one of the very best Apparatus, he flatters himself able to give perfect satisfaction to all, by producing pictures, which, for boldness of tone and life like appearance, will be equal to any taken in Philadelphia or New York, and finished so as not to alter.  Taken in cloudy as well as fair weather; and set in lockets, pins, rings, &c. &c.  N. B.—All are requested to call and see Specimens, whether they want pictures or not.           July 17, 1851.   R. S. Brown.

R. S. Brown does not appear in other photographic directories.  His statement of having over seven years experience would mean he started around 1844.  John does list a R. S. Brown in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 in Deposit, New York, but, it is unknown if it is the same person.