Tag Archives: Woodsfield Ohio

G. W. Murphy

1854                Rooms at Dr. J. L. Dye’s, Woodsfield, Ohio.

G. W. Murphy was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio).  The announcement appeared on March 8, 1854.  Daguerreotypes.—Mr. G. W. Murphy has taken rooms at Dr. J. L. Dye’s, and is prepared to take likenesses for all those who may desire them.  Give them a call.

The advertisement ran from March 22 to May 3, 1854.  Daguerreotype Likenesses!  For $1.50 Only!  G. W. Murphy would respectfully inform the citizens of Woodsfield and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at Dr. J. L. Dye’s, where he will be happy to see all who desire Correct Miniatures, of themselves or friends, according to the latest improvements in the Daguerrean art, in a style superior to any that have been taken in the=is place heretofore.  Also, particular attention will be given to taking copies of Portraits, Paintings, Pictures, &c.

“Secure the shadow ere the Substance fade,” and it will never change it rightly taken, but remain a true and faithful semblance of the original.  Any person sitting for a portrait, will not be expected to take it, unless they and their friends think it correct and satisfactory.  Call and see specimens.

G. W. Murphy is not listed in other photographic directories.

C. S. Cobb

1853                Rooms at Mr. H. Holland’s New Hotel, Woodsfield, Ohio.

C. S. Cobb was recorded in an advertisement that ran from June 8 to July 6, 1853 in The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio). Daguerreotype Likenesses! For $1.50 Only.  C. S. Cobb would respectfully inform the citizens of Woodsfield, that he has taken rooms at Mr. H. Holland’s New Hotel, where he will be happy to see all who desire Correct Miniatures, of themselves or friends, according to the latest improvements in the Daguerrean art, in a style superior to any that have been taken in this place heretofore.  Also, particular attention will be given to taking copies of Portraits, Paintings, Pictures, &c.

“Secure the shadow ere the Substance fade,” and it will never change it rightly taken, but remain a true and faithful semblance of the original.

Any person sitting for a portrait, will not be expected to take it, unless they and their friends think it correct and satisfactory.  Call and see specimens.

On June 29, 1853 he was recorded in an announcement in The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio).   Daguerreotypes.  Mr. C. S. Cobb is taking some splendid Daguerreotypes at the Holland House.  Those who are in want of good likenesses would do well to give him a call.  See his advertisement in another column.

C. S. Cobb is not recorded in any photographic directories that I have searched.

W. Anderson

W. Anderson was recorded on October 23, 1847 in The Spirit of Democracy, published in Woodsfield, Ohio. He has taken rooms at John Steed’s and is prepared to execute daguerreotype likenesses in a superior style, either colored or in mezzotint. They will find Mr. Anderson not only skillful, but urbane, and prepossessing in his manners; placing every visitor at his ease, and insuring confidence and comfort in the sitting.

It is unknown how long Anderson spent in Woodsfield.  Both Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and  Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 list William Anderson, III in Dayton, Ohio from 1850-1857.  Ohio Photographers also list a W. Anderson in Dayton in 1853.  It is unknown if they are the same person or possibly three different daguerreotypist.