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Maxwell & Higgins

1851                Rooms in Caldwell Building, Fremont, Ohio.

Maxwell & Higgins were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The announcement appeared on May 31, 1851.  Paragraphs for all to read.  Maxwell & Higgins have opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Caldwell building.  An excellent opportunity to obtain first rate likenesses.  See their advertisement in another column of the Freeman.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to August 2, 1851. Daguerreotypes!  Maxwell & Higgins Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in all kinds of weather, and in a manner which cannot be surpassed by any.

Their apparatus new and of the best quality, Large size Camera which has been tested by one of the best operators in Cleveland.  Mr. Maxwell who will be the principal operator, has given his attention to the art for some time past and took lessons and operated with Mr. T. L. Kennan, also received additional instructions of Johnson & Fellows the most experienced and successful artists of Cleveland.  And has made arrangements so that he will receive immediately all improvements or new discoveries in the Art.

Rooms in the Caldwell Building a few doors south of Mr. Zieglers new store.

Maxwell & Higgins are not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is possibly P. Maxwell who was active in Fremont from 1852 to 1853.

T. L. Kennan

1851                Rooms In the 3d Story, Buckland’s Building, Fremont, Ohio.

T. L. Kennan was recorded in two announcements and one advertisement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). The first announcement appeared on March 22, 1851. We direct the attention of our readers to the advertisement of T. L. Kennan, Esq., in another column.  He has taken rooms in the third story of Buckland’s Block, where can be seen some fine specimens of Daguerrean Art, nearly as large again as any ever taken in this place.

The advertisement ran from March 22 to 29, 1851.  Daguerrean Gallery.  Mr. T. L. Kennan, an experienced Daguerrean Artist, respectfully informs the citizens of Fremont, that he has opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Buckland Block for a few days, where he is prepared to finish up Likenesses in a style far superior to any that has ever been taken in the place.  Whole families taken in one group.  Pictures put up in all manner of styles, and taken as well in cloudy weather as at any time.

Children Likenesses of almost any age taken perfectly in five seconds.

Mr. K., warrants all his work to give entire satisfaction, or no charge.  His prices shall be very low less than half what he has been accustomed to receive.  Those who wish likenesses taken are requested to call immediately, as he intends to make his visit in this place very short.

Ladies and gentlemen, and all lovers of the fine Arts are very cordially invited to call and examine specimens of his work.

The second announcement appeared on April 12, 1851.  Mr. Kennan desires us to say that he will remain in Fremont a few days longer, for the purpose of taking Daguerreotypes, and that those who wish to procure correct likenesses of themselves and friends, will do well to call immediately.

T. L. Kennan is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Fremont, Ohio. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a T. L. Kennan as being active in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1849, it is unknown if they are the same person.

Higgins

1851                Rooms in Caldwell Building, Fremont, Ohio.

Higgins of the firm Maxwell & Higgins was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the 1851 Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The announcement ran on May 31, 1851. Paragraphs for all to read.  Maxwell & Higgins have opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Caldwell building.  An excellent opportunity to obtain first rate likenesses.  See their advertisement in another column of the Freeman.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to August 2, 1851 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes!  Maxwell & Higgins Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in all kinds of weather, and in a manner which cannot be surpassed by any.

Their apparatus new and of the best quality, Large size Camera which has been tested by one of the best operators in Cleveland.  Mr. Maxwell who will be the principal operator, has given his attention to the art for some time past and took lessons and operated with Mr. T. L. Kennan, also received additional instructions of Johnson & Fellows the most experienced and successful artists of Cleveland.  And has made arrangements so that he will receive immediately all improvements or new discoveries in the Art.  Rooms in the Caldwell Building a few doors south of Mr. Zieglers new Store.

Higgins is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is also not listed in other directories (as being active in Fremont).  P. Maxwell is recorded in two advertisements, the first  ran on October 9 to December 30, 1852 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman. The second advertisement ran on January 27 to April 16, 1853 in the Fremont Journal.  It is possible that they are the same person, but at this point it is only speculation. To complicate matters Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. D. Maxwell as being active in Marietta, Ohio in 1853, which is about 197 miles away.  Craig list T. L. Kennan as being active in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 5, 1849.  It’s unknown if they are the same person or if he relocated to Ohio.  Johnson & Fellows are active in Cleveland in 1851.