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O. Hubbard

1857                Rooms over James Campbell’s Store, Winchester, Tennessee.                        1858                Rooms South side of the Square, second building from the Custer House                                        Winchester, Tenn.

O. Hubbard is recorded in five advertisements in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  The first Advertisement ran from March 20 to May 8, 1857 and is for the partnership of Hubbard & Edwards.  Ambrotypes~!  Hubbard & Edwards Have taken rooms, for a few weeks, over J. Campbell’s Store, where they are prepared to put up the new and Beautiful Style Of Pictures, Called Ambrotypes, in a manner superior to any taken in Winchester.  A new chemical process which they use in finishing off Pictures, renders them impervious to air, water, or acid, and they will retain their brilliancy for ages,—in short they never fade.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.  Children taken best from 8 to 12, A. M.

The second advertisement ran from April 11 to May 1, 1857.  The undersigned begs leave to inform the citizens of Winchester and vicinity that he is yet in town, and is prepared to put up Ambrotypes and Melainotypes in the highest perfection of the art.  Melainotypes encased in lockets, breastpins, &c. &c., in the most approved style.  Call and examine specimens.  O. Hubbard.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to August 22, 1857.  Ambrotype and Melainotype Gallery.  Having concluded to remain in Winchester until the 4th of July, I take this method of informing the citizens of Franklin County generally that I am prepared and can be found at my room (over James Campbell’s store) at hours of the day, ready to put up Ambrotypes or Melainotypes, In The Best Style.

My long experience as an artist, and a desire to please, assure me that I can give entire satisfaction, even to the most fastidious.  Call and see it verified.  Entire satisfaction given, or no sale.  Charges moderate, and liberal deductions made where families are taken.  may 29.

The fourth  advertisement ran from May 20 to August 19, 1858.  Picture Gallery.  O. Hubbard Takes pleasure in informing the ladies and gentlemen of Winchester and Franklin County that he has again in their midst for the purpose of supplying, on reasonable terms, any style of Ambrotype, Melainotype, &c.  He has fitted up Entirely New Rooms superior to any ever before arranged by any former artist in Winchester, and would Cordially invite visitors, (ladies especially) whether they may want pictures or not.  He has had no evidence that his former efforts in this place failed to give general satisfaction, and the liberal patronage he then received has prompted him to fit himself up with rooms and facilities for doing superior work that must certainly induce more patronage than over from an appreciative community.

The Melainotype, being taken on a metal plate, is not so liable to injury by falling, or accident as the glass pictures, while in richness of tone and finish it is unsurpassed.  Howerver, any kind supplied to suit one’s desire.

Paintings, Daguerreotypes, and every other style of pictures accurately copied.  Miniatures taken for insertion in Lockets, Breastpins, &c.  Bring along the juveniles, for he has arranged his light so that they can be taken before they can scarcely move.

He has on hand, and intends to keep constantly, a large stock of fine cases of many sizes; both single and double, such as square, Oval and Octagon, Union, Shell, Band, Jenny Lind, Portmonie, &c., &c.  Work to please or no pay.  When pictures are taken from the room they are considered sold.  Rooms South side of the Square, second building from the Custer House, Winchester, Tenn.  O. Hubbard.

The fifth advertisement ran from August 26 to September 2, 1858.  O. Hubbard.  Ambrotype And Melainotype Artist [South Side Public Square.]  Winchester, Tenn.

O. Hubbard is not recorded in other photographic directories.

Hubbard & Edwards

1857                 Rooms over James Campbell’s Store, Winchester, Tennessee.

Hubbard & Edwards (O. Hubbard & Edwards) was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 20 to May 8, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Ambrotypes~!Hubbard & Edwards Have taken rooms, for a few weeks, over J. Campbell’s Store, where they are prepared to put up the new and Beautiful Style Of Pictures, Called Ambrotypes, in a manner superior to any taken in Winchester.  A new chemical process which they use in finishing off Pictures, renders them impervious to air, water, or acid, and they will retain their brilliancy for ages,—in short they never fade.  Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.  Children taken best from 8 to 12, A. M.

Hubbard & Edwards are not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. W. Houghton

1856-1857      Rooms over Houghton & Loughmiller’s Drug Store, Winchester, Tennessee.  1857                  New House on South-East side of the Square, near Custer House, Winchester,                              Tennessee.

J. W. Houghton appeared in three announcements and three advertisements. The first Announcement appeared on August 16, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Mr. J. W. Houghton is now prepared to execute, in the very best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs and Daguerreotypes, at his room above the Drug establishment of Messrs. Houghton & Loughmiller.  Those who feel symptoms of approaching dissolution, should call and secure a shadow of themselves.  Mr. H’s pictures cannot fail to please.

The first advertisement ran from August 16 to December 19, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move.  Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.

The second announcement appeared on  August 30, 1856 in The Winchester Weekly Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee).  During the nice sun-shiny days that are coming on persons must not forget the way to the daguerrean rooms of J. W. Houghton, where they can be accommodated with either Daguerreotypes, Photographs, or Ambrotypes in a style that will ensure satisfaction.  Rooms over the drug store of Houghton & Loughmiller.

The second advertisement ran from January 22 to May 15, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

The third announcement appeared on May 8,1857 in The Home Journal.  (Winchester, Tennessee).  Pictures.—Mr. J. W. Houghton has taken rooms at the new house just erected on the South-East side of the square, near the Custer House.  We have been over, and take pleasure in saying that a neater room could not have been easily found.  Now the nice sunshiny days are greeting us, we would advise our friends (and enemies too, if it be possible that we have any!) to go and have themselves pictured.  Mr. H. is prepared to take either daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes.

The third advertisement ran from June 6 to 20, 1857 in The Winchester Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Photography.  I am now prepared to execute, in the best style of the art, Ambrotypes, Photographs, or Daguerreotypes, at my rooms, over Houghton & Loughmiller’s drug store.

Those wishing Miniatures, please call and examine specimens.  The Ambrotype I have recently introduced, and succeed far beyond my most sanguine expectations.  They are surely a great improvement over the Daguerreotype, both in beauty of appearance and facility of execution.  Bring on your children—they can be taken before they can have time to move. Satisfaction in all cases guaranteed or no charge.  J. W. Houghton.  Winchester, Aug. 16, ’56.

J. W. Houghton is not recorded in other photographic directories.

J. C. Gray

1856                Rooms over J. Campbell’s Family Grocery, Winchester, Tennessee.

J. C. Gray was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 29 to May 10, 1856 in The Winchester Appeal (Winchester, Tennessee). Daguerreotypes. J. C. Gray, Daguerrean Artist, Would announce to the ladies and gentlemen of Winchester and vicinity that he has opened rooms over J. Campbell’s Family Grocery where he is prepared to take pictures in the best style of the art.  Please call and see specimens.

J. C. Gray is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry ca. 1857-61 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Edwards

1857                Rooms over James Campbell’s Store, Winchester, Tennessee.

Edwards of the partnership of Hubbard & Edwards was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 20 to May 8, 1857 in The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee).  Ambrotypes~!  Hubbard & Edwards Have taken rooms, for a few weeks, over J. Campbell’s Store, where they are prepared to put up the new and Beautiful Style Of Pictures, Called Ambrotypes, in a manner superior to any taken in Winchester.  A new chemical process which they use in finishing off Pictures, renders them impervious to air, water, or acid, and they will retain their brilliancy for ages,—in short they never fade.

Pictures taken in all kinds of weather.  Children taken best from 8 to 12, A. M.

Edwards and Hubbard are not recorded in other photographic directories.

John W. Campbell

1857-1859       Rooms over James Campbell’s Grocery Store, Winchester, Tennessee.

John W. Campbell was recorder in one announcement and four advertisements in The Winchester Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee.)  This is new information and not a new name, Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list him as a daguerrean from 1860-1861.  The first advertisement ran from November 21, 1857 to January 9, 1858.   Ambrotypes And Melainotypes Jno. W. Campbell has opened a room over James Campbell’s Grocery Store, and would invite the people of Winchester and Franklin County to come and give him a trial, as he feels confident he can give entire satisfaction in the melainotype and ambrotype—two styles of pictures which are now universally admired and recommended above all others.  Pictures taken at prices ranging from Dollar to Twenty.

Without any puffing or blowing, he would simply ask all in want of pictures to come and see if he cannot perform to their satisfaction.   Nov. 21.      John W. Campbell.

The announcement ran on January 16, 1858.  Mr. J. W., Campbell inserts a card in to day’s paper, stating that he is newly fitted for taking pictures.  We have examined his specimens and must pronounce them excellent.  We solicit for him a call from any who want themselves pictured.

The second advertisement ran from January 16 to July 15, 1858.  Pictures.  Jno. W. Campbell Again takes the privilege of informing the ladies and Gentlemen of Winchester and vicinity that he is taking the best and cheapest Ambro and Melainotypes in the State.  He has a new instrument, which he knows is perfect, and will take almost all colors.  If not, he flatters himself that he can use the paint brush, and give the richest of colors.  He invites all to call soon.

The third announcement ran from May 28 to June 10, 1858.  Fine Arts.  J. W. Campbell Takes pleasure in informing the Ladies of Winchester that he has recently refitted his Ambrotype and Melainotype Gallery for the reception of all who may call and desire good pictures.  Call at Campbell’s Gallery.

The fourth advertisement ran from 1858 November 4, 1858 to February 24, 1859.  J. W. Campbell, Ambrotype and Melainotype Artist, Public Square, Winchester, Tenn.