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George S. Rugg

1854-1856       Fairbanks’ Block, corner Arsenal and Court-sts., Watertown, New York

1857                Washington Hall Block, Watertown, New York.

1859                480 & 482 Broadway, Albany, New York.

George S. Rugg was recorded in six advertisements and five announcements in two different newspapers.  The first advertisement ran from August 31, 1854 to May 17, 1855 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  George S. Rugg’s Sky And Side Light Daguerrean Gallery!  The subscriber would respectfully say to the citizens of Watertown and vicinity, that he has opened in Fairbanks’ Block Splendid Daguerrean Gallery, convenient in every respect for executing pictures of all sizes, from the smallest ever taken to the largest.  His rooms are all separated from each other, so that no one branch of the business shall interfere with the other.  He will keep constantly on hand every variety of the Latest and Best Styles of Daguerreotype Stock.  Artists Supplies With Stock on most liberal Terms.

A cordial invitation is extended to all to visit his Gallery, and examine his stock, specimens, &c. No Picture will be considered sold until perfect satisfaction is given.  he has all the Latest Improvements in the Daguerreotype Art.  He has lately discovered a new Chemical Compound for cleaning plates, which excels every other article for that purpose now in use, enabling him to produce better and more Life Like Pictures Vignette and Stereoscopic Pictures will be neatly executed if desired.  Also Pictures taken on Ornamental Back-Ground.

Opinions Of The Watertown Press.  Daguerreotyping.—We were more than ever impressed with the beauty and utility of this invention, while lately visiting the pleasant suit of rooms expressly fitted up for the execution of this art, by our friend Rugg, in the Fairbanks Block, and examining the specimens of his handiwork.  We there saw the likeness of some of our townsmen, that if anything was wanting to render perfect we were not able to detect it; pictures that spoke highly of the skill of the operator.  Mr. Rugg has spared no pains or expense in fitting up this suit of rooms, and we hope he will receive a share of the public patronage.  A trial of his ability to give satisfaction, will convince all who may favor him with a call.— The New York Reformer.

Rugg’s Gallery.—In the very top of Fairbanks’ Block, is the best place to take likenesses we ever visited.  A man may let his face out there to double in a few seconds.  If any one shall desire that there should be any more faces in the world, that appear just like his own, let him call on Rugg, up, up, up stairs at “Fairbanks.”—Democratic Union.

Fairbanks’ Block, on the Corner of Arsenal and Court-sts., (opposite American Hotel,) Entrance to Daguerrean Gallery, on Court and Arsenal Streets.  Geo. S. Rugg.  Watertown, April 10, 1854.

The second advertisement ran from February 7, 1856 to April 30, 1857 in The New York Reformer.  S. S. (sic.) Rugg, Artist in Patent Ambrotype and Photographic Pictures.  Corner of Court and Arsenal Streets, Opposite the American Hotel.

The Ambrotype was invented by Mr. Cutting, of Boston, and is patented in the United States, Great Britain and France.  The picture is taken on fine plate glass, and permanently secured between two plate of glass, and permanently secured between two plates of glass; is bold, clear and distinct, not reversed, and will not change in any climate—taken from the smallest to full size.

The Public are cautioned in purchasing pictures taken on glass as Ambrotypes, that do not bear patent stamp.

Pictures taken on single glass, and covered with black paint, are not Ambrotypes.

Notice.  G. S. Rugg has this day purchased the exclusive right, for making Cutting’s Patent Ambrotype Pictures, in the Counties of Jefferson and Lewis, N. Y..—Shaw & Clark, Att’ys for Company.  Watertown, Jan. 1st, 1856.

The first announcement appeared on March 5, 1857 in The New York Reformer.  Removal.—G. S. Rugg, Artists, has removed his Daguerreian Gallery from Fairbanks’ Block, Court-st., to Washington Hall Block, where he has fitted up rooms with new and elegant furniture, and is prepared to take pictures in the best styles of the art.

But his old rooms are not deserted:  Mr. Oscar Button, an operator of experience, has engaged the same rooms in the Fairbanks Block, vacated by Mr. Rugg, and will continue the business in all its branches.

The second announcement appeared on May 6,1857 in the  Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York.)  Daguerrean Gallery.—Messrs. Rugg & Fowler have fitted up a fine Gallery in Washington Hall building, and are taking some excellent life-like likenesses, either Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype, Ambrograph, or Photograph.  Indeed we have never seen better specimens of the art than from their Gallery.  Their advertisement will be found in another column of our paper.

The third advertisement ran from May 6 to August 12, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal.  

Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery!  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card Board.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We, therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! And Coloring Them In Oil.  Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes Made in the best Style for those who prefer them. Rugg & Fowler.  Watertown, March 7, 1857.

The third announcement appeared on May 7, 1857 in The New York Reformer. Daguerrean Artists.  The tendency towards perfection in no art has been more steady and rapid than that of taking likenesses on silver, glass and other prepared substances.  Pictures are now produced in such elegance of style, softness of tone, and exactness of likeness, on silver, glass, paper, paste-board, &c., as would astonish Daguerre himself could be revisit the earth and witness the progress the great art which bears his name has made within a few years past.  Nor is any city or village more fortunate in the possession of skillful artists in this line than Watertown.  The pictures now produced at Rugg & Fowler’s gallery in the Washington Hall block, evince a practical knowledge of the art in all its branches which marks a degree of perfection that may well be called complete.—Their rooms are very tastefully fitted up with new and elegant furniture for the express purpose of making an inviting retreat for all wishing to see their pictures or procure likenesses.

The fourth advertisement ran from May 7 to August 13, 1857 in The New York Reformer.  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery.  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card B’d.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes made in the best style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.  Watertown, May 1, 1857.

The fifth advertisement was recorded from August 12 to September 30, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal.  Bought Out!  Having Purchased The Sky and Side Light Daguerrean Gallery!  (Known as Rugg’s Gallery, in the Fairbank’s Block,) the undersigned would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, that after many additions and improvements, in which he has spared no pains or expense, he is now fully prepared to execute Pictures in the very best style and finish the art is enable of producing.  He has had many years experience in the art, and during the time has been in many of the larger cities of the Union, North and South, East and West.  All work taken by him is warranted and unless entire satisfaction is given, the money will be refunded.  Of Cases, Frames, &c. he has an entirely new lot of every possible variety.

Remember, Fairbanks Buildings, Corner Court And Arsenal Streets, Opposite The American Hotel.  O. P. Button.  Watertown, April 29, 1857.

The sixth advertisement ran from August 20 to September 3, 1857 in The New York Reformer. 

Dissolution.  The Copartnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of Rugg & Fowler, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be carried on in all its branches by G. S. Rugg.  The debts against the firm will be paid by him, and all debts due the firm must be paid to him.   G. S. Rugg, O. (sic.) S. Fowler.  Watertown, Aug. 10, 1857.

Daguerreotyping will be renewed for the benefit of those who still adhere to them, and at reduced prices.  S. G. Rugg.

The fourth announcement appeared on October 1, 1857 in The New York Reformer.  Jefferson County Agricultural Society.  Premiums Awarded…Pictures…

Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Thos. Waite, Pamelia, book.

Best Specimens Photographs, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. & $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Photographs, G. S. Rugg, Watertown, book.

Miss Alice Smith, Watertown, recommended, $3.00.

Hart & Hose, Watertown, recommended, $2.00

Those recommend a discretionary premium of $3.00 to No. 207 for best Ambrotypes, also one of $2.00 to No. 65 for 2d best Ambrotypes.

The committee would recommend that, at the next annual exhibition there be one premium for the best ambrotypes and one for the 2d best, and also a premium for the best ambrotype views.  A large portion of the pictures exhibited were of this character, and as they form a very interesting part of the exhibition the committee have recommended premiums to be given, and that greater inducement be offered by the society hereafter for the exhibition of specimens of art.  E. Q. Sewall, T. C. Chittenden, Jr., E. H. Smith, Judges.

The fifth announcement appeared on January 13, 1859 in The New York Reformer.  Fire In Broadway.—The only really alarming fire that has occurred in this city for six months, broke out a little before 9 o’clock on Saturday evening, on the third floor on Nos. 480 and 482 Broadway, in a room occupied by G. S. Rugg (late of Watertown) as a photographic gallery.  The origin of the fire is not known definitely, but is supposed to have been either a spontaneous combustion or taken from a spirit lamp in his laboratory.  When discovered, the room was enveloped in flames, and in a very short space of time the fire had crept through the lath and plaster partitions into the fourth story and thence to the roof….

George S. Rugg is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record a G. S. Rugg in 1854 without a business address or location, it is unknown if this is the same person.

Woodruff & Sigourney

1853-1855       New Exchange Building, corner of Washington Street and the Public Square,                              Watertown, New York.

Woodruff & Sigourney (Jonah Woodruff & W. H. Sigourney) was recorded in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from December 21, 1853 to December 13, 1854 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Washington Daguerrean Gallery.  The subscribers have opened a New Daguerrean Gallery in the New Exchange Building, corner of Washington street, and the Public Square, where they are now ready to execute work in a Superior Style.

Their Rooms are beautifully fitted up, and no pains or expense has been spared in procuring the Best Operators, and the latest and most approved apparatus.

Ladies and gentlemen are most respectfully invited to call.  Jonah Woodruff.  W. H. Sigourney.

The second advertisement ran from September 14, 1854 to January 4, 1855 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Washington Daguerrean Gallery.  The subscribers have opened a New Daguerrean Gallery in the New Exchange Building, corner of Washington street, and the Public Square, where they are now ready to execute work in a Superior Style.

Their Rooms are beautifully fitted up, and no pains or expense has been spared in procuring the Best Operators, and the latest and most approved apparatus.

Ladies and gentlemen are most respectfully invited to call.  Jonah Woodruff.  W. H. Sigourney.

Woodruff & Sigourney are not recorded in other photographic directories.

N. M. Smith

1856-1857                   8 Safford Block, Watertown, New York.

N. M. Smith was recorded in two advertisements in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  The first advertisement appeared on March 13, 1856.  To Daguerreotype Artists.  Having disposed of my entire wholesale stock of Daguerreotype Materials to N. M. Smith & Co., Druggists, No. 8 Safford Block, I would now cheerfully recommend them to my customers and the public generally. C. P. Westcott.  Watertown, N. Y. March 1st, 1856.

The Subscribers, in addition to the stock purchase of C. P. Westcott, are now receiving direct from the importers and most approved manufacturers, a full and general assortment of cases, Plates, Chemicals, and all materials used in taking Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Photographic Pictures; and will hereafter keep a full stock to supply operators in either of the above Arts.  Also Cameras, Tubes, and a general variety of apparatus used for that purpose.

Orders from Dealers and Operators filled with care, at the lowest Wholesale Prices.  All Goods safely packaged and forwarded according to directions.

They will also continue to keep a full stock of Drugs and Medicines, Oils, Varnishes, Dye-Stuffs, Paints, Window Glass, Brushes, Chemicals, &c., which they will sell at Wholesale or Retail at the lowest Market Prices. No. 8 Safford Block, opposite American Hotel. N. M. Smith & Co.

The second advertisement appeared on May 7, 1857.  Melainotype.  The Attention Of Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, and Photographic Artists, is particularly invited to this new and beautiful discovery, the Melainotype; combining cheapness and durability, with great saving of labor, time and trouble.—it is certainly the newest, latest, and greatest improvement in the art.

The Plates, with the Licenses for using them, are sold at the Patentees’ lowest wholesale prices by the subscriber, Druggists and Dealers in Chemicals and Daguerrean Goods generally.  No. 8, Safford Block.  N. M. Smith & Co.  Wholesale Agents.  Watertown, May 5, 1856.

N. M. Smith is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Miss Alice Smith

1857                Address Unknown, Watertown, New York.

Miss Alice Smith was recorded in one announcement in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York) on October 1, 1857.  Jefferson County Agricultural Society.  Premiums Awarded…Pictures…

Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Daguerreotypes, Thos. Waite, Pamelia, book.

Best Specimens Photographs, Hart & Hose, Watertown, Dip. & $1.00.

2d Best Specimens Photographs, G. S. Rugg, Watertown, book.     

Miss Alice Smith, Watertown, recommended, $3.00.

Hart & Hose, Watertown, recommended, $2.00

Those recommend a discretionary premium of $3.00 to No. 207 for best Ambrotypes, also one of $2.00 to No. 65 for 2d best Ambrotypes.

The committee would recommend that, at the next annual exhibition there be one premium for the best ambrotypes and one for the 2d best, and also a premium for the best ambrotype views.  A large portion of the pictures exhibited were of this character, and as they form a very interesting part of the exhibition the committee have recommended premiums to be given, and that greater inducement be offered by the society hereafter for the exhibition of specimens of art.  E. Q. Sewall, T. C. Chittenden, Jr., E. H. Smith, Judges.

Miss. Alice Smith is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Watertown, New York.

W. H. Sigourney

1853-1855       New Exchange Building, corner of Washington Street and the Public Square,                              Watertown, New York.

W. H. Sigourney of the partnership of Woodruff & Sigourney was recorder in two advertisements.  The first advertisement ran from December 21, 1853 to December 13, 1854.

In the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Washington Daguerrean Gallery.  The subscribers have opened a New Daguerrean Gallery in the New Exchange Building, corner of Washington street, and the Public Square, where they are now ready to execute work in a Superior Style.

Their Rooms are beautifully fitted up, and no pains or expense has been spared in procuring the Best Operators, and the latest and most approved apparatus.

Ladies and gentlemen are most respectfully invited to call.  Jonah Woodruff.  W. H. Sigourney.

The same advertisement ran from September 14, 1854 to January 4, 1855 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Washington Daguerrean Gallery.  The subscribers have opened a New Daguerrean Gallery in the New Exchange Building, corner of Washington street, and the Public Square, where they are now ready to execute work in a Superior Style.

Their Rooms are beautifully fitted up, and no pains or expense has been spared in procuring the Best Operators, and the latest and most approved apparatus.

Ladies and gentlemen are most respectfully invited to call.  Jonah Woodruff.  W. H. Sigourney.

W. H. Sigourney is not listed in other photographic directories.

Mr. Schuyler

1850                Rooms in Woodruff’s Block, over Porter’s Store, Watertown, New York.

Mr. Schuyler was recorded in one advertisement that ran from April 17 to May 15, 1850 in the  Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  All who will, may call at Mr. Schuyler’s rooms in the east end of Woodruff’s Block, over Porter’s Store, during the day from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M., and obtain, on short notice and reasonable terms, true life-like Likenesses, single or in groups of various sizes and beautiful execution.  His pictures are taken in the latest improved style adopted at Paris.  Cloudy or rainy weather not excepted.

Think not these portraits by the sun-light made, Shades, though they are, will like a shadow fade. No! when the lips of flesh in dust shall lie, When death’s grey film o’erspreads the beaming eye,       Schuyler’s life-like likenesses mocking at decay, Will still be fresh and vivid as to-day.

Mr. Schuyler is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Rugg & Fowler

1857                Washington Hall Block, Watertown, New York.

Rugg & Fowler (George S. Rugg & S. J. Fowler) was recorded in two announcements and three advertisements .  The first announcement appeared in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York) on May 6, 1857.  Daguerrean Gallery.—Messrs. Rugg & Fowler have fitted up a fine Gallery in Washington Hall building, and are taking some excellent life-like likenesses, either Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Melainotype, Ambrograph, or Photograph.  Indeed we have never seen better specimens of the art than from their Gallery.  Their advertisement will be found in another column of our paper.

The first advertisement ran from May 6 to August 12, 1857 in the Northern New York Journal  (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery!  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card Board.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We, therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! And Coloring Them In Oil.  Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes Made in the best Style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.        Watertown, March 7, 1857.

The second announcement appeared on May 7, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Daguerrean Artists.  The tendency towards perfection in no art has been more steady and rapid than that of taking likenesses on silver, glass and other prepared substances.  Pictures are now produced in such elegance of style, softness of tone, and exactness of likeness, on silver, glass, paper, paste-board, &c., as would astonish Daguerre himself could be revisit the earth and witness the progress the great art which bears his name has made within a few years past.  Nor is any city or village more fortunate in the possession of skillful artists in this line than Watertown.  The pictures now produced at Rugg & Fowler’s gallery in the Washington Hall block, evince a practical knowledge of the art in all its branches which marks a degree of perfection that may well be called complete.—Their rooms are very tastefully fitted up with new and elegant furniture for the express purpose of making an inviting retreat for all wishing to see their pictures or procure likenesses.

The second advertisement ran from May 7 to August 13, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Removal!  New Daguerrean Gallery.  New Firm, New Styles of Pictures, &c. Such As Ambrotypes, or Pictures on Glass, Melainotypes, or Pictures on Iron. Ambrographs, or Pictures on Card B’d.  Photographs, &c., &c.

G. S. Rugg, The Well Known Daguerreotypist, has removed his Gallery to Washington Hall Building, and entered into co-partnership with S. J. Fowler, on New York, who has been engaged since the first introduction of the Collodeon Process in teaching and practicing the art of Ambrotyping and Photographing in the principal Galleries in the State.  We therefore, feel warranted in saying, that we are prepared to produce as good Pictures, as can be made in New York City, or elsewhere.  Our rooms are large, pleasantly located, finely furnished, and easy of access, and we shall spare no pains in endeavoring to please our customers—We have also something entirely New, which is a Patented apparatus for copying Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes on Canvas to Life Size! Which are acknowledged the most Perfect Picture Made.

Persons having small Pictures of departed friends, can, by this process have a Perfect Portrait from them.  Please call and examine specimens, whether you want pictures or not.

Daguerreotypes made in the best style for those who prefer them.  Rugg & Fowler.  Watertown, May 1, 1857.

The third advertisement ran from August 20 to September 3, 1857 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  Dissolution.  The Copartnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of Rugg & Fowler, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  The business will be carried on in all its branches by G. S. Rugg.  The debts against the firm will be paid by him, and all debts due the firm must be paid to him.     G. S. Rugg,     sic. O. S. Fowler.        Watertown, Aug. 10, 1857.

Daguerreotyping will be renewed for the benefit of those who still adhere to them, and at reduced prices.  G. S. Rugg.

George S. Rugg is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1854 without an address or location.  J. S. Fowler is listed in 1859 in Watertown, New York without an address.

Peter McNaught

1846-1847       Rooms on Court Street, over A. J. Peck’s Store, Watertown, New York.          1847                   Rooms at the Pulaski House, Pulaski, New York.

Peter McNaught was recorded in one announcement and four advertisements.  The announcement appeared on  September 30, 1846 in the Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Mr. McNaught has shown us several splendid Daguerreotype Likenesses.  They are remarkably distinct, and the coloring he gives them adds materially to their appearance.  He may be found at his room over A. J. Peck’s Store.

The first advertisement appeared on September 30, 1846 in the  Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype Miniatures.—The subscriber has located himself in the room over A. J. Peck’s store, where he is ready to take Miniature Likenesses, in a style so much like the original that it will be difficult to determine which is really the original.  Call and examine them.              P. McNaught.  Watertown, Sept 22, 1846.

The second advertisement ran from October 21 to December 9, 1846 in the Northern State Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotypes.—The subscriber would respectfully invite the citizens of Watertown and vicinity to call and examine his specimens.  Rooms over A. J. Peck & Co.’s Store, on Court street.         P. McNaught.      Watertown, Oct. 12, 1846.

The third advertisement ran from June 2 to October 6, 1847 in the Northern State Journal.  (Watertown, New York.)  A Card.—The subscriber Takes This method of tendering his thanks to the citizens of this vicinity, for their very liberal patronage, for which reason he has permanently established his rooms a Daguerreotype Gallery in this village, and has secured the services of Mr. Westcott, who will be happy to receive calls, and will furnish Likenesses no inferior to former specimens.  Any confidence reposed in Mr. W.’s skill I trust will not be misplaced. Rooms over A. J. Peck’s store, Court st.    Peter McNaught.         Watertown, May 25, 1847.

The fourth advertisement appeared on  September 29, 1847 in the Richland Courier (Pulaski, New York).  Daguerreotype Likenesses.  The Subscriber having taken rooms at the Pulaski House, kept by J. A. Mathewson, in this village, is Prepared to wait on all who may desire a likeness of themselves or their friends.  The public are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens.  P. McNaught.

Peter McNaught is not recorded in other photographic directories.

A. O. Howard

1851                13 & 15 Arcade Building, Watertown, New York.

A.  O. Howard was recorded in an announcement that ran on June 5, 1851 in The New York Reformer (Watertown, New York).  A. O. Howard.—It becomes our painful duty to record the sudden death of this estimable young man.  He was subject to fits from an injury upon the head received in his youth, and while riding in a buggy near Chaumont, where he had gone on business, he was attacked with a fit, fell from the buggy, and in falling broke his neck, causing instant death.  He had been engaged through the winter by C. P. Westcott, in his Daguerrean Gallery, in which business he was an expert operator.  He was about establishing himself in business, when he was overtaken by death in this sudden and unexpected manner.  His mild disposition, agreeable society and moral worth, will cause many friends and associates to morn his early death.

A O. Howard is not listed in other photographic directories.

DeWitt C. Grenell

N. D.               5½ Tremont Row, Boston, Massachusetts.                                                                            N. D.               205 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                      N. D.               100 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                                                        N. D.               Eighth and Chestnut, Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.                                            N. D.               205 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland.                                                                      1849                Rooms in Safford’s New Block, Watertown, New York.                                              1850                236 Grand Street, New York, New York.                                                          1851                557 & 559 Broadway, New York, New York.

DeWitt C. Grenell was recorded in three advertisements.  The first advertisement ran on October 17 to November 14, 1849 in the Northern New York Journal (Watertown, New York).  Daguerreotype, Plumbotype, and Calotype Pictures, “Secure the Shadow ere the Substance Fades.”  DeWitt C. Grenell, Daguerrean Artist, just arrived from New York and Philadelphia, with the largest assortment of Daguerreotype Stock, Apparatus and Specimens, ever exhibited in Watertown.  Having had many years experience in the largest establishments in the United States, viz: Southworth & Hawes, Boston, M. B. Brady, N. York, T. P. & D. C. Collins, McLees & German sic. McCless & Germon Philadelphia, also Plumbe’s National Daguerrean Gallery, Baltimore.  He has taken and furnished in the best manner three large and commodious rooms in Safford’s New Block, opposite the American Hotel.  Having a thorough knowledge of all the late improvements in the art, and a superior Apparatus, he feels confident his portraits will excel anything before offered.  Ladies and Gentlemen are respectfully invited to call and examine specimens , among which are several distinguished personages.  Photographs neatly set in Lockets, Pins and Rings.  Family Groups of any desired size, also Children taken instantly.

Daguerreotype Stock constantly on hand at the lowest New York Prices.  Goods will be forwarded to Operators in the country on the shortest notice.  Also, instructions given to any person desiring to learn the mysteries of the art.  Watertown, Sept. 26th, 1849.

The Second advertisement ran on June 8 & 10, 1851 in The New York Herald (New York, New York).  D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country.  The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none.  The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

The third advertisement ran on June 9 & 10, 1851 in the New York Daily Tribune.  (New York, New York.)  June 9, 1851, Vol. XI, No. 3165, P. 4.

D. C. Grenell’s New-York Daguerreian Gallery at the Alhambra, building 557 & 559 Broadway, formerly occupied by J. Niblo, is now open for the reception of the public; no expense has been spared in making it one of the most perfect establishments of the kind in the world, with a thorough knowledge of every improvement the art has attained, and operators of long experience and superior talent employed enables the proprietor to warrant every picture equal to any taken in this country. The Sky light which is arranged upon a new plan, is superior to many and surpassed by none. The public can rely upon perfect satisfaction, both with regard to quality and price.

DeWitt C. Grenell is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1850 to 1851 in New York City.