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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.