Tag Archives: Union Village New York

E. Norton

1853                Rooms in Younglove’s Hall, Union Village, New York.

E. Norton was recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 28 to October 20, 1853 in the Union-Village Journal (Union, New York).  Daguerrean Rooms.  E. Norton Would announce to the citizens of Union Village and vicinity, that he still remains at Younglove’s Hall, where he would be happy to wait upon all who wish Perfect Likenesses.  Lockets, Pins, and Finger Rings, filled in the best manner.

E. Norton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Nixon

1846                Address Unknown, Union Village, New York.

Nixon of the partnership of Grant & Nixon is recorded in one announcement that ran on August 27, 1846 in the Washington County Journal (Union Village, New York).  Premium Daguerreotype Miniatures.  We take much pleasure in commending the Miniature Gallery of Messrs. Grant & Nixon to the attention of our citizens and the public generally.  They are located in the same building with ourself and in the room directly opposite our office, where they are daily producing some of the finest Pictures and most exact Likenesses we have ever seen.  Their Pictures are beautifully drawn out and possess a clearness, richness, life-like accuracy and brilliancy of finish we have rarely seen equaled and never surpassed! They have likenesses of several eminent public men and a great variety of splendid specimens in the Photographic Art.  Of course you will not take our word for all this, but call and see for yourselves—when, we are quite sure you will not fail to let the Operators give you a sitting of 20 or 30 seconds, just to see what a few glances of the sun beams can do.

Nixon is not listed in other photographic directories.

George Morse

1856                Address Unknown, Union Village, New York.

George Morse was recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Washington County People’s Journal (Union Village, New York).  The announcement appeared on September 18, 1856.  Ambrotypes.—Our readers will perceive by the advertisement of Mr. Morse, that they have now an opportunity of procuring the new and beautiful style of picture called the Ambrotype.  The Ambrotype is generally adjusted superior to the daguerreotype.  Mr. M. and his associate, Mr. Rablen, are skillful operators; they have a good instrument, and keep on hand an excellent assortment of cases.  We have seen several pictures executed by them, which for richness of tone, beauty of finish and accuracy in delineating the human face divine, cannot well be surpassed, either in city or country.  Give them a call.

The advertisement ran from September 18 to November 27, 1856.  Ambrotypes.  George Morse, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Washington County and vicinity that he is now located for a few weeks at Union-Village for the purpose of making Ambrotypes.

He has engaged the services of Mr. W. H. Rablen, of Troy, who for the past 14 years has been engaged in Daguerreotyping in the principal cities in this State, and therefore has had an excellent opportunity of engaging in all new styles of Pictures as they have made their appearance.  Being among the first who launched into the Glass process and for the last 18 months practicing that branch alone, he confidently asserts that he will produce as good a Picture as can be produced by the Ambrotype process; for proof, bring along one of your best Ambrotypes and let him have a “shot at you.”

An Ambrotype is taken on Plate Glass, then hermetically sealed between two glasses, so that it cannot be effected by either air or water.  Mr. Morse returns his sincere thanks for the patronage that he has already met with.  Geo. Morse. September, 1856.

George Morse is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. J. Holmes

1850-1851       Rooms in Younglove’s Hall, Union Village , New York.

J. J. Holmes was recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Union-Village Journal (Union, New York).  The first advertisement ran from October 24 to December 26, 1850.  Sky-Light Daguerreotype Miniatures.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the public that he has returned to his old rooms in Younglove’s Hall, where he will be happy to serve those who may favor him with a call, with Daguerreotype Pictures of any size, single, or in groups, of any number.

Those wishing can be furnished with Sky-Light pictures, by which arrangements the heavy shade on one side of the face is avoided, giving an even and perfect shadow, and life like appearance.  Please call as soon as convenient, for my stay will depend on the amount of patronage I receive, for like all who live by eating, I have to pay for my corn.  J. J.  Holmes.

The second advertisement ran from February 6 to April 17, 1851.  Sky-Light Daguerreotype Miniatures For $1.00.  The subscriber respectfully announces to the public that he has returned to his old rooms in Younglove’s Hall, where he will be happy to serve those who may favor him with a call, with Daguerreotype Pictures of any size, single, or in groups, of any number.

Those wishing can be furnished with Sky-Light pictures, by which arrangements the heavy shade on one side of the face is avoided, giving an even and perfect shadow, and life like appearance.  Having but a short time longer to stay in this place, I will take Pictures from the date hereof for one dollar.  J. J. Holmes.

J. J. Holmes is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Union Village, New York in 1850-1851. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a J. J. Holmes in Sandy Hill, Kingsbury, N. Y. in 1859, it is unknown if they are the same person.

Grant

1846                Address Unknown, Union Village, New York.

Grant was recorded in an announcement as part of the partnership of Grant & Nixon on August 27, 1846 in the Washington County Journal (Union Village, New York).  Premium Daguerreotype Miniatures.  We take much pleasure in commending the Miniature Gallery of Messrs. Grant & Nixon to the attention of our citizens and the public generally.  They are located in the same building with ourself and in the room directly opposite our office, where they are daily producing some of the finest Pictures and most exact Likenesses we have ever seen.  Their Pictures are beautifully drawn out and possess a clearness, richness, life-like accuracy and brilliancy of finish we have rarely seen equaled and never surpassed! They have likenesses of several eminent public men and a great variety of splendid specimens in the Photographic Art.  Of course you will not take our word for all this, but call and see for yourselves—when, we are quite sure you will not fail to let the Operators give you a sitting of 20 or 30 seconds, just to see what a few glances of the sun beams can do.

Grant and or Nixon are not recorded in other photographic directories, it is possible that Grant is H. R. Grant, based on the activity dates and location in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry, but this is only speculation.