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Lake & Marsh

1855                Over Fresco Hall, Warren, Ohio.

Lake & Marsh were recorded in one announcement and one advertisement in the Western Reserve Chronicle (Waren, Ohio). The announcement appeared on June 27, 1855.–Messrs. Lake & Harsh (sic.), on the second floor of the same building, are taking good Daguerreotype pictures.

The advertisement ran from June 27 to Nov 7, 1855.  A Change.—Something New And Interesting To The Public—The old Rooms formerly occupied by H. W. Holloway together with the entire stock and interest of same, having been purchased by Lake & Marsh, experienced Daguerreotypists, they are now prepared to execute work in the best style of the art.

Having a large amount of Stock, and Cases of all kinds and sizes, they flatter themselves that they can give entire satisfaction to all who may favor them with their patronage.

No Pictures will be sold unless they are positively good ones.

Come old, come young, come great and small,

To the Daguerrean Rooms over “Fresco Hall.” 

Lake & Marsh are not recorded in other photographic directories as being in a partnership in Warren, Ohio.  While their first names are not recorded in the announcement and advertisement another ad ran from December 19, 1855 to March 26, 1856 that identifies Marsh as H. A. Marsh.

Speculation suggest that Lake is C. L. Lake who was first active in 1853 in Mason, Ohio and from 1853 to 1854 in Nelson, Ohio is about fourteen miles away from Warren, Ohio.  Both C. L. Lake and H. A. Marsh are recorded separately in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and in Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

H. W. Hollowell

1852                Over Fresco Hall, Warren, Ohio.

1853                Address Unknown, Warren, Ohio.[1]

1855                Over Fresco Hall, Warren, Ohio.

W. H. Hollowell was recorded in one advertisement and was mentioned in another advertisement and one announcement.  The advertisement appeared on June 23, and July 7 & 14, 1852 in the  Trump of Fame (Warren, Ohio).  Great Western Sky-Light Daguerrean Gallery!  Daguerreotypes for 50 Cents!  Those wishing correct and life-like Daguerreotypes, of themselves or friends for 50 cents, would do well to avail themselves of this opportunity.  An early attention is solicited.  Satisfaction given in all cases; at the lowest possible prices.  Views, landscapes, &c., taken as accurately as the art can produce.  Instructions given in the art, and apparatus furnished if desired.

Rooms over “Fresco Hall”, one door west of the Bank.  May 27.  H. W. Holloway.

The advertisement he was mentioned in appeared on June 27, 1855in the Western Reserve Chronicle (Warren, Ohio).  A Change.—Something New And Interesting To The Public—The old Rooms formerly occupied by H. W. Holloway together with the entire stock and interest of same, having been purchased by Lake & Marsh, experienced Daguerreotypists, they are now prepared to execute work in the best style of the art.

Having a large amount of Stock, and Cases of all kinds and sizes, they flatter themselves that they can give entire satisfaction to all who may favor them with their patronage.

No Pictures will be sold unless they are positively good ones.

Come old, come young, come great and small,

To the Daguerrean Rooms over “Fresco Hall.”

Advertisement ran from June 27 to Nov 7, 1855.

The announcement appeared on July 4, 1855 in the Western Reserve Chronicle (Warren, Ohio).  Dentistry.—Over Adams’ Book Store.—Dr. H. W. Holloway, having sold out his interest in the daguerreotype business, has taken rooms over Adams’ Bookstore, where he can be found at all hours, from 8 o’clock A. M. until 6 P. M….

H. W. Hollowell appears in other photographic directories as being active in Warren, Ohio in 1853.


[1] Ohio Photographers 1839-1900.

E. A. Smith

1856                5 Main Street, Warren, Ohio.

E. A. Smith appeared in two advertisements in the Western Reserve Chronicle (Warren, Ohio).  The first advertisement ran from September 17 to November 5, 1856.  Ambrotypes—Pure Nitrate Silver, Sulphate Iron, Acetic Acid, Colodion, Glass Bottles, Funnels, &. C., at E. A. Smith & Co.

The second advertisement ran from November 12, 1856 to February 17, 1858.  Ambrotype Stock And Chemicals.  Cases of various sizes and styles.  Plates and Convex Glass, all sizes.  Glass funnels, assorted sizes.

Iodized Collodion and Varnishes, Vials, Bottles, Cyanide, Bromide and Iodide Potassium, Proto Sulphate Iron, Nitrate Silver, Concentrated Ether, Sulphuric Acid, Gallic Acid, Acetic Acid, No. 8, and a full assortment of Pure Chemicals.

Having made arrangements with Eastern Manufacturers for a constant supply of the above goods, we invite the attention of Artists and Amateurs to an examination of our stock , guaranteeing to supply them at the lowest market rates.  Orders promptly filled and neatly packaged.  E. A. Smith & Co., Druggist and Apothecaries, No. 5 Main St., Warren.

E. A. Smith is not listed in other photographic directories.

William F. Porter

1855-1856       Over Baldwin’s Book Store, Main Street, Warren, Ohio.

William F. Porter was recorded in two announcements and two advertisements in the Western Reserve Chronicle  (Warren, Ohio).  The first announcement appeared on September 19, 1855.  Daguerreotypes.  Our young friend W. F. Porter, has somewhat changed his vocation, and instead of painting landscapes, trees, lakes and rivers, earth and sky on canvas, is now calling to his aid, the sun and light, to paint human, face divine on daguerrean plate.  Mr. Porter has the taste of a poet, and eye of an artist.  If his pictures are as life-like as his poetry is true and pure, his patrons must be satisfied.

He has tastefully fitted up rooms over Baldwin’s Book Store, on Main Street.  Success attend him.

The first advertisement ran from September 12 to November 21, 1855.  W. F. Porter’s Sky-Light Daguerrean Rooms.  “Secure The Shadow Ere The Substance Fade.”  The subscriber is happy to announce to the citizens of warren and surrounding country, that he has fitted up a suit of Rooms over Baldwin’s Bookstore, south of the Post Office, with a large sky-light, where he is prepared to furnish Daguerreotypes in the Best Style of the Art.  He has a fine assortment of Materials, Cases, &c., of the latest styles, which he has received direct from New York, and which he will be furnished at moderate prices.  He has also a collection of Oil Paintings and Daguerreotypes for the gratification of the lovers of Art, and has spared no pains to make the rooms a pleasant and agreeable place of resort at all hours, and he is determined by constant additions to keep up their interest and make them one of the places worth visiting, both by citizens and strangers.  And he looks for a liberal support in his efforts to gratify those who require his services as an Artist and Daguerreotypist.

All persons are cordially invited to call, whether wishing Pictures or not.

Work done at my rooms will be warranted.  William F. Porter.  Warren, Ohio.  Sept. 12, 1855.

The second announcement appeared on January 2, 1856.  Ambrotypes.  We cannot imagine a more appropriate gift, to a relative or friend, than a life-like Ambrotype likeness.  They are much superior in every respect to Daguerreotypes.  Wm. F. Porter and Mr. Marsh, have taken some capital pictures of this kind.

The second advertisement ran from January 2 to February 27, 1856.   Ambrotypes—Wm. F. Porter Takes this opportunity of informing the public that he is now taking this new and beautiful style of pictures.  For delicacy of shade, tone and brilliancy, they are unequaled by any other style, and to be appreciated, they must be seen.  They are without the glare of the Daguerreotype, and have softer lights and shadows.  They are very permanent, as the picture is taken on one glass plate, and then another plate is cemented to that by a process which renders the two plates in fact one.  The picture is then the centre of a heavy glass plate, and cannot be destroyed, unless the glass is broken.

Instruction.  Given to Ladies and Gentlemen in the above art, also in all the different branches of Daguerreotyping, as cheap as anywhere in the State.  Written instructions in Ambrotyping sent to any one, on the receipt of $3, by mail or otherwise.  Wm. F. Porter.  Rooms over Baldwin’s Bookstore, Main St., Warren, O.

William F. Porter is not recorded in other photographic directories.