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Willian West

1843-1844       Address Unknown, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Willian West was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York.)  The first advertisement ran from June 22 to September 5, 1843.  Philadelphia Daguerreotype Establishment.  Exchange Building, Rooms 26 & 27.  The Subscribers, having procured the agency for the sale of Voigtander’s Daguerreotype Apparatus, constructed according to Professor Petzval’s calculation, have on hand a large assortment of these Apparatus, and artists as well as amateurs of their art, wishing to procure a good apparatus, will find it to their advantage to procure instruments of this construction.  They also have lately imported a large quantity of German and French plates, and all the chemicals used in their art, which they warrant in every respect, as they are made to their order.  Polishing substances, and morocco cases, and all necessary materials, are sold on the most reasonable terms.  The following gentlemen have agreed to act as their agents, viz:—

E. White, 175 Broadway, N. Y. P. Haas, Esq., Washington, D. C. Dr. A. Caspari, Richmond, Va. P. Laurens, Esq., Savannah, Ga. William West, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio.

All communications (post paid) and orders, accompanied with remittance, will be promptly attended to, and should be directed to W. & F. Langenheim, Exchange Building, Phila.

The second advertisement ran from October 17, 1843 to January 26, 1844.  Philadelphia Daguerreotype Establishment.  Exchange Building, Rooms 26 & 27.  The Subscribers, has received a large supply of Voigtander’s celebrated Daguerreotype Apparatus, large and small sizes, with achromatic lenses made according to Professor Petzval’s calculation.

Also a new supply of the best plates and chemicals, which he warrants good and sells at reduced prices.

The following gentlemen have agreed to act as their agents, viz:—

E. White, 175 Broadway, N. Y.  P. Haas, Esq., Washington, D. C.  Dr. A. Caspari, Richmond, Va.  S. Broadbent, Esq., for the Southern States.  William West, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio.         

All communications (post paid) and orders, accompanied with remittance, will be promptly attended to, and should be directed to William Langenheim, Exchange Building, Phila.

William West is not recorded in other photographic directories.  William West is possibly a retailer of photographic supplies or a druggist but no other information has been found to date.

George A. Vallet

1857-1859       72 North-Front Street in J. D. Wilson’s New Brick Building, Kingston, New                              York.

George A. Vallet was recorded in nine advertisements and one announcement in The People’s Press (Kingston, New York).  The first advertisement ran from March 20, to September 11, 1857.  George A. Vallet & Co.’s Daguerrean Rooms, Colored Daguerreotype Likeness, Ambrotypes, Crayon Pictures, Photographs, Stereoscopes & Chromotints.  The subscribers, successors to R. H. Hill, would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Kingston, and all those visiting this place, that they continue the Gallery at 72 North-Front street, in J. D. Wilson’s New Brick Building, where has been elegantly fitted up large and spacious rooms with all the improvements of the age, and with the Largest Sky-Light between New York and Buffalo.  They will always be happy to wait upon those wishing a beautiful and colored Life-Like Miniature.

You are invited to call and examine their Specimens and mode of Operating, and, if suited, to sit for your Likeness.  Persons will not be expected to take their Miniature unless entire satisfaction is given; but if the Likeness in taken from the Room, it will not be exchanged for less than fifty cents.  The subscribers’ long experience in the Daguerrean Art, gives them the fullest confidence that they will be able to please all who favor them with a call.  All work done at this establishment warranted fadeless and of the best order.  Being permanently located, they is desirous of building up a reputation for Style, Cheapness and Durability.

Prices—From $1 to $15, according to the size and style of Case or frame; in Lockets $1.  Those having poor impressions can have them retaken for 75 cents.

Ambrotypes—These are a new and beautiful style of miniatures, and by far excel anything heretofore made in light and shade; before made in light and shade; they are only to be seen to be admired.  Price the same as Daguerreotypes.  They are made on pure crystal glass, and are more durable than any other miniature, as no acid will remove or injure them.  They are taken in much less time than other pictures, so bring on the children.

Stereoscopes.—These are produced by making two pictures at different angles, and after being placed in a stereoscope case a most wonderful effect is produced and the subject stands out like life itself.

For Sick or Deceased Persons, A House or Landscape, where it is necessary to remove the Apparatus, $5.

Gold Lockets always on hand for sale Cheap.

Hours for Operating, from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.  Children should be brought in between 10 and 3 o’clock.

All Daguerreotypes taken at this Gallery after this date may be re-taken in the natural colors for the mere cost of the materials, as soon as the process is made public—the subscriber having secured the exclusive right for Ulster county.

Full Instructions in the Art, given on reasonable term, to those wishing to engage in the business.

Stock.—All kinds of Operator’s Stock furnished at New York prices.  Geo. A. Vallet & Co. 

The second advertisement ran from March 27, 1857 to December 29, 1859.  Geo. A. Vallet & Co.’s Daguerrean Rooms, North Front Street, Kingston, Above Wilson’s Hat & Cap Store.

The third advertisement ran from September 11 to December 4, 1857.  Pictures For The Million.  Daguerreotypes at Reduced Prices.  The undersigned, at their Daguerrean Rooms, No. 72 North Front Street, are now taking superior Ambrotypes at the exceedingly low price of 50 Cents, put up in cases of the most unique and recent styles.

Pictures are taken in all kinds of weather, from 8 A. M., to 6 P. M., and executed in all cases so as to give entire satisfaction.

N. B.  Pictures taken for sick or disabled persons at their residences.  Geo. A. Vallet & Co. Kingston, Sept. 9, 1857.

The fourth advertisement ran from December 11, 1857 to April 2, 1858.  Observe.  Ambrotypes, Large Size, For Fifty Cents, case Included At G. A. Vallet & Co.’s., 72 North-Front St.  Citizens And Strangers, your attention is respectfully invited to the following remarkable reduction in prices.  (Come and examine, and see for yourself.)  Large sizes, twice the size ever offered before, for 50 cents.  Extra large size or ¼ for $1.50.  Double extra size for $3.00, and all others in proportion.

If you would secure a likeness of your family or friends, you know have a rare opportunity to do so.—What a treasure is a life-like miniature of a deceased and departed friend; which, when looked at, call to mind all the associations incident to human life—besides being a valuable keepsake, for a memento that the person would not part with for any consideration.  Come and see, and have your own taken and bring your friends with you.

Pictures taken as well in cloudy as fair weather; and no picture offered unless entire satisfaction is given.

N. B.  Pictures put in Lockets for 50 cents.  Geo. A. Vallet & Co.                           

The fifth advertisement ran from February 26 to April 2, 1858.  A Great Gift!  Come and see for Yourselves.  A Splendid large size paper Mache Case And Picture, valued at $15, to be given for a dollar, at Vallet & Co.’s., 72 North Front Street.

Each purchaser will receive a ticket to draw the case; to be drawn for in one month.  There will be no risk in trying, as you will receive full value in the Picture you purchase, and a ticket for the great gift.

Pictures taken from 50 cts. to $5, and all warranted to give entire satisfaction.  Hours for operating from 9 o’clock, A. M., to 5 o’clock, P. M.   Geo. A. Vallet & Co.  Kingston, Feb 22, 1858.

The sixth advertisement ran from April 9, 1858 to December 29, 1859.  Vallet’s Gallery, (Formerly Hill’s,) Wilson’s Building, 72 North Front St., Can supply in an instant an imperishable image of husband or wife, child or parent, or friend, which may, by the accident of life become the fondest treasure and memento of the heart.  It is the veritable reflection of the original, truthful as He who said “let their be light” painted by light itself.

The firm of Geo. W. Vallet & Co., was dissolved in March and the interest of my partner purchased by me.  I am now alone, and will spare no exertion to secure for the prosecution of the Art which has been my study and undivided pursuit for years, every discovery made by science.  The ordinary Daguerreotype has been succeeded by the Ambrotype.  Melainotype And Photograph.

These are all decided advances in faithful portraitures and their beauty as mere pictures.  Specimens of the several styles can be seen at my Gallery, to which I gave a general public invitation.

The prices vary with the size and style from $5 down to 50 cents, and the Cases are of a rare variety, from a plain morocco to the richest pearl and tortoise.

Hours of operating, sunny and cloudy days being equally favorable now, from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.—Terms reasonable for landscapes or pictures of the dead.

Vallet’s Gallery has been completely refurnished, and by the opening of an ample side light, the facilities for taking brilliant pictures are much increased.  George A. Vallet.  Kingston, April 1st, 1858.

The seventh advertisement ran from July 23, 1858 to December 29, 1859.  Improved Ambrotype.  The undersigned has discovered a new process of Ambrotyping, by which the picture is Thrown Out From A Grained Ground and represented in a perfectly Life-Like Position.  He would therefore invite all persons interested in this art, to call and examine specimens of his work.  He feels confident that his discovery is superior to anything ever before offered in the Daguerrean art For Representing Life Itself in the Picture.  The price of pictures taken by the Improved Process, is from $1.00 upwards, according to size and style of cases.  G. A. Vallet.  No. 72 North Front St.

The announcement appeared on May 13, 1859.  Geo. A. Vallet is decidedly one of the best Photographist that we know of.  A visit to his picture rooms, 72 North-Front street, will convince a judge of the fine arts of what we say.  Mr. Vallet has recently taken some likenesses of our distinguished citizens in the very best and most lifelike manner.  He takes an old fashioned daguerreotype in all the beauty and clearness ever performed by the crack artists; his ambrotypes are exquisite, but his photographs on paper are in fact superabundantly excellent.  If you don’t believe all this go and see.

The eighth advertisement ran from September 16, to December 29, 1859.  Something New At Vallet’s Gallery, 72 North Front St.  Griswold’s Patent Ferotype Pictures, Which far excel all others now taken are warranted to stand all kinds of climate and weather.  They are only seen to be admired.  Call and see, and you will soon be satisfied that they are just what you want.  Geo. A. Vallet.  Kingston, Sept. 10, 1859.

The ninth advertisement ran from November 3 to December 29, 1859.  One Dollar Photographs, One Dollar Photographs, One Dollar Photographs,

Fifty Cent Ambrotypes, Fifty Cent Ambrotypes, Fifty Cent Ambrotypes,

At Vallet’s First Premium Picture Gallery, 72 North Front St., Kingston, N. Y.

George A. Vallet is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Kingston, New York in 1858-1859.

George C. Roberts

1849-1850       Rooms on Court Street, Over Merrill & Root’s Hat Store, Binghamton, New                                     York.

George C. Roberts of the firm Deyoe & Roberts was recorded in one advertisement that ran from December 19, 1849 to January 16, 1850  in the Broome Republican (Binghamton, New York).  Daguerrean Gallery.  The Subscribers respectfully announce that they have taken rooms on Court Street, over Merrill and Root’s Hat Store, where they will remain for a few weeks.  Their experience in the Art, the perfection of their Apparatus, and the superior character of their Chemical Preparations, are sufficient guarantee of their ability to take good and correct Likenesses.  The attention of the public is solicited to the following statement:

First—We have the best quality of materials and a Superior Camera.  This powerful instrument has been pronounced by the author of the American Treatise on daguerreotype, a rare specimen of Optical Skill.

2nd—The process employed by us enables us to produce, at will, pictures of any desired tone.  The rich shading of the Messotint, the Rose hue of Childhood, or the pure Alabaster whiteness of the face of beauty.

Also, a first rate Camera and other Daguerrean Stock for sale.  L. W. Deyoe, Geo. C. Roberts. Dec. 13.

George C. Roberts is not listed in other photographic directories.

B. H. Mace

1847                Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s                                    Store, Burlington, Vermont.

B. H. Mace was recorded in three advertisements in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont). The first advertisement ran from July 2 to September 10, 1847. Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block, up stairs, Church Street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  B. H. Mace Has The Pleasure of Announcing to the citizens of Burlington, that he has made a permanent establishment in this place, where he is practicing the Daguerreotype art in the highest style of perfection.  For this purpose and for the reception of visitors, he has been to much labor and great expense in furnishing his rooms.  Having practiced the art for a great length of time, and availed himself of all the late improvements, he feels confident that he can give universal satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage.  Miniatures taken any weather, with or without colors, in a superior style, and neatly set in Lockets, Pins, Rings, Bracelets, Cases, Frames, or in from 4 to 12 Plate Family Cards, sunk in splendid Mahogany and Rosewood frames.  The Public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  Perfect satisfaction given in all cases or no charge.  Instructions given in the art for $50, embracing all the chemical manipulations pertaining thereto, and every principle explained and illustrated by experiments from the first discoveries of M. Daguerre of France, down to the latest Heliographic Drawings of Germany, and success guaranteed.

To Artist he would give notice that he has on hand German and American Cameras of all sizes, a large and beautiful assortment of Gold plated Lockets, Plates, Cases, Frames, Chemicals, Polishing materials, &c., for sale at wholesale and retail, at the lowest cash prices. B. H. Mace, Burlington June 25, 1847.

The second advertisement ran from September 10 to 24, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery, over Batchelder’s Shoe Store, Church street, Burlington, Vermont.  Miniatures $1.50 only.

The third advertisement ran from October 1 to 15, 1847.  B. H. Mace’s Daguerrean Gallery!  Batchelder’s Brick Block up Stairs, Church street, directly opposite Kern’s Store.  By a new chemical combination, he is enabled to produce perfect Likenesses, at five seconds sitting, which will not effect the weakest eyes, nor give time for the expression of the countenance to change.

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to call and examine specimens.

B. H. Mace is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster

1852-1854       Rooms over Mr. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office, Penn-Yan, New York.              1854-1856        Rooms over the Yates Co. Whig Office, opposite the American Hotel, Penn-                                   Yan, New York.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster was recorded in ten advertisement and two announcements in the Penn Yan Democrat. (Penn-Yan, New York).  The first advertisement was recorded on June 1, 1852, but the publication date at the end of the advertisement was May 11, 1852.  M’Allaster’s

Gallery In Full Operation.  Mrs. M’Allaster would respectfully announce to the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that notwithstanding Mr. M’Allaster health is such that he cannot wait upon those desiring pictures, that she is confident that she can take pictures in the Very Best Style, as she has had a long experience in the business, and as she has also had the very best facilities for acquiring the Art in all its branches, together with the latest improvements.

As proof of this the public have only to call and examine the specimens she is daily taking to be satisfied, and she earnestly solicits  the patronage of the friends of this long established and well known Gallery, and as many new patrons as may favor her with a call.

Remember that unless a Picture gives entire satisfaction you are not required to purchase the same.  I have one of the best Sky-Lights in the country.  Recollect the place, nearly opposite the Yates Co. Bank, in the third Story of Elmendorf’s Building.  Penn Yan, May 11, 1852.

The first announcement appeared on August 24, 1852.   Fine Pictures.—See Mrs. McAllaster’s advertisement, and after reading it go and get your likeness taken by her.  She is one of the most finished artists in the country, and cannot be beaten in taking daguerrean likenesses.

The second advertisement ran from August 24 to October 12, 1852.  Beautiful Pictures.  Mrs. McAllaster wishes to notify the public that she continues the business of daguerreotyping, so long carried on in this place by her husband, until his health became so poor as to compel him to keep his room.  Mrs. McA. Pledges herself to make as good pictures as can be produced in the State.  She has had the Experience and now she has the facilities to enable her to fulfill this pledge.—Pictures of the various sizes, and put up in all styles, furnished at a few minutes notice.

Persons are invited to call and examine specimens.  A share of the public patronage is solicited.  Operating Rooms over Mr. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office, in the third story.

The third advertisement ran from October 12, 1852 to September 20, 1853.  Daguerrian Gallery.  Mrs. MacAllaster would respectfully inform the citizens of Penn-Yan & vicinity that she is now prepared (at her old stand) to waite upon all who may favor her with a call and fells confident that she can give them as good a picture as they can obtain at any other establishment.  New York or Rochester not excepted.

She has just received a Large and Handsome variety of Cases and Lockets, and will be ready at all times to supply them with Pictures, Either Single or in Groups.  All who desire Good Pictures will do well to call at her rooms where they can be accommodated at all times, in cloudy as well as clear weather.  I have an excellent light, together with every other facility, for taking the very best pictures, which I will warrant to give perfect satisfaction.  Terms Reasonable.  Rooms over J. Elmendorf’s Dentistry Shop, 3rd story, opposite the Yates Co. Bank.

The fourth advertisement ran from September 24 to December 27, 1853.  Pictures Painted by the Sun.  Mrs. McAllaster continues to take the best Daguerrean Portraits, finished in the most complete and beautiful style, at her rooms, in the third story over Elmendorf’s Dentistry Office.  By long experience at the business, she has acquired a superior knowledge of the Art, and does her work by the most perfect process.  Her facilities are unequalled for giving the best satisfaction in every branch of her business.  In all kinds of weather she will compel the sun to paint the most superb and perfect Likenesses.  They will be put up in cases at a cost according to the taste of the customers.  Her business is largely increased, but she will endeavor to satisfy all who will call, on short notice.

The second announcement appeared on October 11, 1852.  List of Premiums, Awarded at the Yates Co. Fair and Cattle Show, for 1853….Class 25—Discretionary Premiums…          Mrs. McAllister, for her magnificent collection of Daguerreotypes and Daguerreotype cases exhibited, was awarded $1 and diploma.

The fifth advertisement ran on May 16 & 23, 1854. Removal Pictures Painted by the Sun.  Mrs. McAllaster continues to take the best Daguerrean Portraits, finished in the most complete and beautiful style, at her Rooms, third story, over the Yates Co. Whig Office, opposite the American Hotel—entrance between Stanford & Kinners’ Boot and Shoe, and T. F. Sharpe & Co.’s Dry Good Stores.  By long experience at the business, she has acquired a superior knowledge of the Art, and does her work by the most perfect process.  Her facilities are unequalled for giving the best satisfaction in every branch of her business.  In all kinds of weather she will compel the sun to paint the most superb and perfect Likenesses.  They will be put up in cases at a cost according to the taste of the customers.  Her business is largely increased, but she will endeavor to satisfy all who will call, on short notice.

The sixth advertisement ran from January 17 to March 14, 1855.  Daguerreotypes For 75 Cts.  Mrs. W. D. McAllaster would respectfully announce to the citizens of Penn Yan and vicinity, that she has again taken possession of her Daguerrean Rooms Opposite The American Hotel and immediately over the Whig office, where she will take Daguerreotypes of the common medium size, put up in common cases.  For Seventy-Five Cents, For One Month Only!

Having acquired a superior knowledge of my profession, and just returned from New York with an extensive variety of the best material used in the Daguerrean business, I take this method of inducing my old friends and patrons to give me a call, and to inform them that I am again permanently located in Penn Yan.

Having spared no pains or expense in refitting my rooms to make them convenient and pleasant, I trust that all who wish to examine my work will give me a call.

Parents now is your time to get the Daguerreotypes of your children, and remember it is but for a short time that such low prices will continue, and you should avail yourselves of this opportunity before it is too late, for such inducements may never again be offered in Penn Yan.

The attention of artists is also invited to her stock in trade.  She has just received a new and beautiful lot of Cases, which she offers very low for cash.  Also every variety of articles used in the business for sale at New York prices.  Artists will do well to call before purchasing elsewhere.  Remember the place, opposite the American Hotel.

Seventh advertisement ran from June 20, 1855 to January 2, 1856.  Daguerrean Hall!  Opposite the American Hotel.  The subscriber having just returned from the city, is now prepared to furnish her numerous patrons and friends with all the most recent improvements in her beautiful art, among which she calls particular attention to Cynocular Stroscope & Crayon Daguerreotypes.  Which have lately been so prized in the City, and to her Styroscoped Pictures and Cases, which enlarge the picture to life size, and gives such relief, fullness and life-like appearance as to impress us with the actual presence of the person, rather than that we are looking at their picture.  Also, several new styles of Fancy and Magic back grounds, which give a fine relief and effect to the picture, and does away with the monotony presented by the time-honored drab.

Advancement is peculiarly the motto of the age, as well as of the beautiful art she has chosen as her profession; therefore, an admiring public are continually calling for something new and novel in the Art, and she intends, if diligent researches, perseverance, industry, time and money, added to several years practice and experience, will accomplish it, to be all ready to present to her many patrons and friends.

Every Improvement Known In The Art.  The Improvements and Fixtures of her Room are now fully complete; the Sky-Light one of the best, and so adjusted as to admit all the side light required to remove the heavy shading and give that softness to the tone so remarkable to her pictures.  The Cameras, are second to none in the State, the Chemicals used by her are of her own manufacture and warranted perfectly pure, and her facilities are such that Pictures can be taken in a remarkably short space of time in any weather, and warranted to give satisfaction and to remain indelibly stamped upon the plate for any term of years.

Particular attention paid to taking Children, Groups, and to filling very small Rings and Lockets, and also copying from other Daguerreotypes, Pictures on Oil Paintings, enlarging or diminishing the size.  She will also remove her Apparatus for the purpose of taking pictures of the sick or dead, on reasonable terms.

The Stock Department will also contain a complete assortment, carefully selected.  Fancy and Plain Cases of all styles and sizes, ranging from the lowest to the highest prices, so that all may be suited.

Also, single and family Frames of all styles and sizes.—Plates, Cases, Chemicals, Instruments, and everything pertaining to the art, constantly on hand and for sale at the lowest cash prices.  Careful instruction given in the art.  Apparatus furnished on reasonable terms.

Thankful for former vary liberal patronage, a continuance of the same is respectfully solicited.  Citizens and Strangers are requested to call, and for proof of the above examine specimens, and also refer to the patrons of Mrs. W. D. M’Allaster.

The eighth advertisement ran from December 26, 1855 to January 23, 1856.  Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Photographs And Crystalotypes.  Mrs. McAllaster, having returned from the City would take this method of informing her friends, customers, and the public generally, that she can be found at her Old Stand, opposite the American Hotel where she will be happy to wait on all who may favor her with their patronage.

She has, at Great Expense and trouble, thoroughly versed herself not only in taking Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, but also of the variety of Glass and Paper Pictures, such as Crystalotypes, Muygraphs and Photographs and in fact all kinds of Pictures, and her patrons may rest assured that she will keep posted in every improvement in the art.

Particular attention paid to taking Children In Groups, and to filling very small Rings and Lockets; also copying from other Daguerreotypes and oil paintings enlarging or diminishing the size.  She will also remove her Apparatus for the purpose of taking pictures of the Sick or Dead, on reasonable terms.

The Stock Department will also contain a complete assortment, carefully selected.  I would say to artists, call and examine my Stock and Prices before purchasing elsewhere.

The Ninth advertisement ran from January 30 to July 30, 1856.  Ambrotype Patented.  A New Era In Photography.  This beautiful Art, after a long experiment, is at last perfected, and the subscriber, who has the exclusive right to make them in this country, is now enabled to offer to the public A New Style of Picture, far exceeding in beauty and durability anything ever before made.  The exceeding [      ], depth of light and shade, and richness of tone, is wonderful.  They Do Not Reverse The Subject, but present everything in it true position; consequently, Regales, with designs, [letters], figures, &c. Appear Perfectly Natural.

They are without the glare of the Daguerreotype, and hence may be seen in any view.  They will last for ages, unchanged, and possess the rare quality of Imperishability, being hermetically sealed between glass plates, with an indestructible cement which soon hardens, and the two plates become in effect one, with the picture in the centre as durable as glass itself.  This art is particularly adapted to every style of face and complexion and will be found especially favorable to light hair, freckled faces, and light and weak eyes.

The pictures are pronounced by competent judges, to be the greatest achievement in the Photographic Art, having a Relief and Clearness that is truly astonishing.  By this process I am enabled to produce Ambrotypes from the Smallest to Full Size, with all the truth of nature and Permanence of the Finest Plate Glass—the long sought for end in Photographic Portraiture.  The Ambrotype Stereoscope must be seen to be appreciated, the relief being fully as perfect as life.  These pictures offer inducements to those wishing to send them abroad, as they are proof against the action of water, acids, Climate or Atmosphere, and May Be Laid In Water For Months, With Perfect Safety.

Caution!  Pictures not hermetically sealed and stamped patent, and made on single glass, covered with black paint or varnish, are worthless imitations, and it is an imposition on the public to sell them as Ambrotypes.

Citizens and Strangers are invited to call and examine specimens in this art; they are assured of polite attention, and if they wish, A Superior Picture.

Children’s Likenesses by this process are made instantaneously.  Daguerreotypes copied into Ambrotypes and rendered permanent.  Mrs. W. D. McAllaster,  Rooms Directly Opposite the American Hotel.

The tenth advertisement appeared on June 3, 1857.  Attention is invited to the advertisement of House & Benedict, which may be found in this paper.  They are recently from Elmira, where they had established a reputation as first rate artists.  They take all kinds of pictures—Daguerreotypes Ambrotypes, Melanotypes and Cameotypes in superior style.  They have taken the rooms recently occupied by Mrs. McAllaster.

Mrs. W. D. McAllaster is not recorded in other photographic directories.

William Loyd

1856                522 Broadway, New York, New York.

William Loyd was recorded in five advertisements in The New York Herald (New York, New York) in association with Langenheim Brothers.  The first advertisement appeared on April 7, 1856.  W. Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope, with F. Langenheim’s new series of American views— Niagara Falls, Genesee Valley, The Pottsville Coal Region, and other new views. A large assortment just received, by Benj. Pike & Sons, 518 Broadway.

The second advertisement appeared on August 6, 1856.  Loyd’s Patent Improved Stereoscope, with Langenheim’s new series of American views, upon glass, and colored to nature.  Publication office 522 Broadway, opposite the St. Nicholas.  William Loyd, sole proprietor of Langenheim’s stereoscopic views.

The third advertisement ran from September 3 to 6, 1856.  Langenheim’s Stereoscopic Views upon glass.—Just received, a fresh supply of new and interesting scenery.  Dealers supplied at the publication office and photographic studio of William Loyd and F. Langenheim, 522 Broadway, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel.

The fourth advertisement appeared on December 13, 1856.  Loyd’s Improved Stereoscope Case with Langenheim’s views upon glass.  Sold by Pike & Sons; B. Pike, Jr., and Appleton & Co.  Dealers furnished with the above.  Terms cash.  William Loyd.  188 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, and 522 Broadway.

The fifth ad appeared on December 26, 1857.  The American Stereoscopic Company’s New series of views on glass and colored to nature are sold by Benjamin Pike & Sons, Benj. Pike, Jr., Wiley & Halstead, Broadway; F. J. Emmerich, 111 Fulton street.  Dealers supplied by Langenheim, Loyd & Co., Philadelphia.

William Loyd also spelled Lloyd is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Register as William Lloyd, but does not include the Langenheim connection.

William King & Brother

1859                2 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

William King & Brother were recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 6 to 31, 1859 in The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, Maryland).  Christmas!  Christmas!!  Christmas!!!  Presents For The Holidays.  Stereoscopic Views of the most noted scenery, places, buildings, monuments, statuary, &c., of this and foreign countries, together with descriptive, sentimental and comic figures and groups, as true as nature, one of the most pleasing and instructive presents for the season.

Also, a fine selection of Photographs and plain and colored prints.  Wm. King & Bro., Artist and Photographer’s Depot, No. 2 N. Liberty Street.

William King & Brother are not listed in Directory of Maryland Photographers 1839-1900 by Ross J. Kelbaugh until 1863.  Possibly William H., King, Jr. and Alfred H King active in New York city 1849-1857.