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Isaac Van Scoy

1855-1856       Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

1858                Address Unknown, Sag Harbor, New York.

Isaac Van Scoy (of the firm Van Scoy and Douglass) was recorded in two advertisements, and mentioned in a third and one announcement in The Corrector (Sag Harbor, New York).  The first advertisement ran from April 25 to June 9, 1855.  Photographs and Daguerreotypes!  Photograph Portraits Taken On Paper, beautifully colored, and far surpassing in execution the finest Mezzotint Engraving—are now on exhibition at our Sky Light Daguerrian Gallery.

These Portraits are taken upon the most approved plan and far surpass anything ever before attempted in the art of picture taking.

Our charges are much less than in New York, and at the same time we flatter ourselves that we can execute photographs equal to any city establishment; to prove which fact we are willing to compare with any taken elsewhere.

Photographs can be mounted on cards, and sent uninjured, in a common letter envelope, to any part of the world without extra postage.  Persons having friends in California or at a distance, who would like to present them with a token of friendship, could not send them a more acceptable gift than one of these beautifully executed portraits of themselves.

Views—Too much cannot be said in praise of Views in Photography.  They need only to be seen to be appreciated.

Photograph Portraits set in Lockets, Cases, & c. and mounted on elegant embossed Bristol Board for remitting in letters.

Daguerreotypes as usual, taken in all the various styles of the art.

We are about taking a Photographic View of Sag-Harbor and shall have a specimen ready in a few days.  Those desirous of obtaining a view for themselves of friend will please inform us.

The public are respectfully invited to call.  Douglass & Van Scoy, Photographic & Daguerrian Artist

The second advertisements ran from December 22, 1855 to January 9, 1856.  Daguerreotypes And Photographs Appropriate And Beautiful Gifts For The Holidays!

We have just received from the city a splendid assortment of plain and fancy cases, suitable for Christmas and New Year presents.

Persons desirous of presenting their friends a really valuable memento, and one that can be kept and prized a life time, have now a favorable opportunity.  Pictures taken by our New Sky Light, in cloudy as well as clear weather.  Douglass & Van Scoy,      Sag Harbor Dec 1855.

The announcement appeared on November 27, 1858.  Notice to Creditors.—In pursuance of an order of the Surrogate of the County of Suffolk, notice is hereby given, to all persons having claims against the estate of Arnold Van Scoy, late of the village of Sag Harbor, in said county, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof, to Isaac S. Van Scoy, executor of the last will and testament of said deceased, at his office, in said Sag Harbor, in said county, on or before the 8th day of February, 1859.  Dated August 7th, 1858.  Charles H. Van Scoy, Isaac S. Van Scoy,

Executors of the last will and testament of Arnold Van Scoy, deceased.

The third advertisement ran from December 11, 1858 to January 29, 1859.  Ambrotypes.  The Subscriber would hereby give notice that he has taken the room formerly occupied by I. S. Van Scoy, and that during his absence he will continue to supply those who wish, with pictures of themselves or their friends, at prices as low as at any other establishment in the country.

A good assortment of Fancy Cases for pictures intended for Holiday Presents prices from 50 cents to $5.00.  C. C. Douglas.

Isaac Van Scoy is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Sag Harbor, New York in 1859.