Directory of Baltimore Daguerreans, A-J
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ADDIS, __________, daguerreotypist.
Light & Baltimore (November 1853-1854). TS.
ADDIS, ROBERT W., daguerreotypist.
Died in Washington, D.C. in November 1873; 187 Baltimore (1855-1856); moved to
Washington, D.C. by 1862 where he operated a photographic gallery. CD, NAI.
ALLER, DAVID, daguerreotypist.
221 N. Gay (1856-1857). CD.
AULD, H., daguerreotypist.
233 Baltimore (1849-1850). CD.
BACON, JAMES F., daguerreotypist, ambrotypist.
472 W. Baltimore (1858-1860). CD.
BAKER, FREDERICK S., daguerreotypist.
Born in New York, 1820; W. corner Baltimore & Centre Market/ 23 Baltimore
(August 1846-1856). USC 1850, TS, BA, CD.
No. 85. A frame containing nine daguerreotype views, taken by F.S. Baker,
daguerreotypist, at the corner of Baltimore street and Centre Market
Space.---These are bird's eye and other views of different sections of the
city, giving representation of the Basin, with the wharves and shipping; Fell's
Point; Federal Hill; Washington Monument, and other prominent objects. The
skill with which these views have been taken, and the beauty and fidelity with
which many of the most attractive points about Baltimore are given, will make
them generally examined and gain for Mr. Baker much deserved praise. Entry In
the Second Annual Exhibition of the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the
Mechanic Arts, BA, October 2, 1849.
BAKER, WILLIAM, daguerreotypist.
$2000 capital Invested, 500 plates used, 2 male employees, $100 ave. monthly
cost of labor, 5000 likenesses produced annually. USMC 1850.
BARCLAY, JOSEPH H., daguerreotypist.
158 N. High (1856-1857). CD.
BARNES, CHAUNCEY, daguerreotypist.
163 Baltimore (1844); 217 W. Baltimore (1845). TS, CD.
BASSFORD, ____________, daguerreotypist.
Advertisement for gallery opening at III N. Howard in The Sun, June 27,
BASSFORD (BASFORD), JOHN T., daguerreotypist.
56 Pearl St. (1858-1859), 413 Lexington (1860). CD.
BELL,__________, daguerreotypist, 117 Baltimore (1851). TS.
$1 DAGUERREOTYPES, on pure Silver and Gold at 117 BALTIMORE and SOUTH STS.
(old stand of Shew & Marks). Satisfaction given, or no charge. Deceased
persons taken on reasonable terms. Don't mistake the place. TS, May 29, 1851.
BENDANN, DANIEL, daguerreotypist, photographer.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, died in Baltimore, 1915; employed in the Whitehurst
Gallery, Richmond (1851); moved to Baltimore to work in Whitehurst Gallery
(1854); returned to Richmond to open his own studio (1856); removed to
Baltimore with younger brother, David, and opened studio at 205 Baltimore
(1859-1862); 207 Baltimore (1863-1872); brothers dissolved their partnership
with Daniel continuing in photography, 26 N. Charles (1874-1879); 24 N. Charles
(1881-1885); 181 W. Baltimore (1886); 28 E. Baltimore (1887-1889); 5 N. Charles
(1897-1898). JB, IRA, CD.
BOGGS, S., daguerreotypist.
255 Baltimore (1842). TS.
BOKEE (W.H.) & JUDLIN (A.F.), daguerreotypists.
217 Baltimore ("Late King"s Daguerrian Gallery"). TS, August 24, 1850.
BRADY, JAMES, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, photographer.
472 Baltimore (1854-1859); 412 W. Baltimore (1859-1860?); 159 W. Baltimore
(1863-1864). TS, March 9, 1854, BD, CD.
BRIGGS, ISAAC, daguerreotypist.
Mentioned in his journal that chronicled his daguerrean activities in Central
Maryland that he began the daguerrean art on April 15, 1848 under the
instruction of Mr. Pollock of Baltimore. MHS. (see Henry Pollock).
BROADBENT & CARY (CAREY), daguerreotypists.
211 and 128 Baltimore (May 1849-1850). CD, BA.
BROOKE & JUDLIN, daguerreotypists.
Over 214 Baltimore (1851); $300 invested, 200 plates used, 2 male employees, $80
ave. monthly cost of labor, 2500 likenesses produced annually. CD, USMC
BROWN, JOHN, daguerreotypist.
127 Baltimore (1858). CD.
BUTLER & McPHERSON, daguerreotypists.
Advertisement for move from 117 Baltimore to 20 North St. TS, February 3,
BUTLER, W.C., daguerreotypist.
Butler's Daguerrian Rooms, Baltimore St. between Gay & Tripolett's alley.
TS, October 1, 1846.
CAMPBELL, JOHN F., daguerreotypist, ambrotypist.
Born In Ireland, 1827; $1000 value of personal property; 234
Lexington (1859-1860); 234 Lexington, dw 51 Lee (1864). USC 1850, CD.
CARVALHO, DAVID NUNES, daguerreotypist.
Born in England, 1786, died in Baltimore, 1860; father of Solomon
Nunes; over 127 Baltimore (1851); over 63 Baltimore, dw 129
Hanover (1853-1854); 27 N. Gay, dw 26 Holliday (1855-1856). USC 1850, CD.
CARVALHO, SOLOMON NUNES, artist, daguerreotypist.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, 1815, died May 21, 1897; 205 Baltimore
(June 1, 1849-1850); 35 S. High (1856-1857); 81 N. Liberty (1858-1859);
Carvalho returned to the city after participating in the 1853 expedition of
John C. Fremont to the West to write his account of the adventure and resume
portrait painting until 1860 when he moved to New York. USC 1860, TS, BD,
S.N. CARVALHO, artist, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Baltimore and
its vicinity, that he has become the proprietor of the establishment formerly
known as the Plumbe National Gallery, over the Jewelry Store of Messrs. R.
& A. Campbell. He has procured the services of Mr. T. 0. Smith, the
principal operator of Root's Gallery of Philadelphia, who will attend to the
production of an entirely new style Daguerreotype, patented under the name of
the Crayon Daguerreotype, never before introduced in this city. The great
advantage which this style of picture possesses over any other, is that the
picture can be seen equally well in any light, and as distinctly when hung
against a wall as the finest miniature. The whole strength of the instrument
is thrown on the head, and the artistic distribution of light and shadow give
it the appearance of one of the celebrated Italian Crayon Drawings.
S.N. CARVALHO will attend to the Painting department.
Portraits and Miniatures, either from life or Daguerreotype, executed in a
manner which he is certain will give satisfaction. In connection with the
above, the Gallery will be adorned with choice works of art, both ancient and
modern, affording to the citizens and ladies of Baltimore a fashionable and
pleasing resort, without any pecuniary outlay. The establishment is now being
newly fitted up, and will be open on the first of June.
The charges of the Crayon Daguerreotype will be less than those charged for
ordinary Pictures, by the old process. The subscriber depends solely on the
merit of the Pictures produced at this establishment for the success he
anticipates. TS, May 28, 1849.
CASKEY, DAVID W., daguerreotypist.
72 Jefferson (1856-1857). CD.
CAWALKS, N., daguerreotypist.
Born in England, 1786; living in the 9th Ward. USC 1850.
*CITY DAGUERRIAN GALLERY (see J.C. Robinson)
CLARK, HENRY H., daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, photographer.
Born in Connecticut, 1815; 60 E. Lombard (1851); 64 E. Lombard (1853-1854);
Baltimore St., dw 66 E. Lombard (1855-1856); 23 W. Baltimore (1859-1860?); 147
E. Baltimore where he resided with photographer William H. Weaver (1880-1885).
USC 1880, CD.
COLEMAN, JOSEPH, daguerreotypist.
107 Little Green (1860). CD.
COOKE, BEECKMAN, daguerreotypist.
Estabished a studio at 63 Baltimore by January 1854; formed a partnership with
John H. Walz during that year under the name of "Cooke & Walzl;" Walzl
bought out the partnership after six months. TS, January 3, 1854, BC. (see
John H. Walzl)
COWARD, WILLIAM, daguerreotypist.
Secured as an assistant at J. Wistar Davis' Gallery (1847); 127 Baltimore, dw
165 Pennsylvania Ave. (1853-1854); 19 E. Baltimore (1855-1856). TS, February
14, 1847, CD.
COWELL, DANIEL T., daguerreotypist, photographer.
Former head operator at Whitehurst's Daguerrean Gallery employed by Palmer L.
Perkins, 99 Baltimore (1856-?); Richmond, Va. (1860); New Haven, Conn. (1875).
TS, PV, PP.
DAVIS, J. WISTAR, daguerreotypist.
14 & 15 Franklin Buildings, corner North & Baltimore (1847-1849). CD.
Labels: Blue paper label printed In gilt "DAVIS' Daguerrlan Rooms, Franklin Buildings, BALTIMORE"
THE BEST LIGHT IN BALTIMORE-- Having constructed a new operating room, with a
strong, clear, unobstructed sky light, so arranged as to combine all of the
advantages of both top and side lights, the proprietor presents to the public
greater facilities for taking splendid DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS than any other
establishment in Baltimore. He has also secured the valuable assistance of Mr.
WM. COWARD, whose skill as an artist Is well known, and their unified efforts
will constantly be used to merit a continuance of the patronage so liberally
bestowed upon DAVIS' . . . . TS, February 14, 1847.
DAVIS, WILLIAM, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, photographer.
117 Baltimore (September 1853-1854); 207 1/2 Baltimore (1855); over 93 W.
Baltimore (1856-1857); over 121 W. Baltimore (December 1857-1860); 63 E.
Baltimore (1863-1868). TS, CD, IRA.
DICKINSON, GEORGE W., daguerreotypist, photographer. 244 W. Baltimore
(1856-1858). CD, TS.
*DUNN, JAMES, daguerreotypist.
Dw 59 High (1864). CD.
ENSEY, MARCELLUS P., daguerreotypist.
127 Broadway (November 1855-1859). TS, CD.
FAITHFUL, JOSEPH, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist.
NE. corner Eutaw & Lexington (1851-1860). CD.
FITZ, HENRY, JR., daguerreotypist, telescope maker.
112 Baltimore (July 1840-November 1840); corner Baltimore & Harrison
(November 1840-July 1841); 112 Baltimore (July 1841-fall 1842). TS, CD.
Labels: Blind-stamped on mat 'H.FITZ JR. FECIT BALTH
Miniatures taken by the sun's rays.-- The process of taking miniature
likenesses with the Daguerreotype is already brought to a high degree of
perfection. The apparatus which Mr. Henry Fitz, Jr. has in operation every
clear day, at his room on the third floor of No. 112 Baltimore street enables
him to take a perfect likeness In less than two minutes, without the least
inconvenience whatever to the sitter. The process is as simple as it is rapid,
and affords the opportunity of witnessing a practical illustration of the
wonderful discovery of M. Daguerre. BA, September 4, 1840.
FLINT, DR., daguerreotypist.
PHOTOGRAPHIC MINIATURES BY DOCTOR FLINT-- Dr. Flint, by solicitations of a
number of his friends and acquaintances previous to his departure for home,
(Missouri,) has consented to stop for a short time at the Hall over Watchman
engine House, Light street.
Those persons having subscribed for their types, will please call as early
as practicable, as his stay will be very short. TS, September 14, 1841.
FONTAYNE (CHARLES H.) & PORTER (WILLIAM S.), daguerreotypists.
268 Baltimore (1844-1845); Fontayne moved to Cincinnati, Ohio (1846); joined
there by Porter (1848). TS, AD. (see William S. Porter)
GANTT, MARTIN VAN BUREN, daguerreotypist.
Born in Maryland, 1838; 60 N. Poppleton (1860); Richmond, Virginia
(1869-1891). USC 1860, CD, PV.
GARTHWAIT, ISAAC, daguerreotypist.
Over 97 1/2 Baltimore (1842). CD.
GEBREGE, ANTON, daguerreotypist.
Born in Prussia, 1842; living in the lst Ward. USC 1860.
GLEDHILL, GEORGE, daguerreotypist.
217 Baltimore (February 1854-1857). TS, CD.
GLEDHILL, FROM PHILADELPHIA, has opened a well-furnished daguerrean
gallery, for the reception of visitors, at 217 BALTIMORE ST., near Charles,
with large Sky and Side lights, where he is prepared to take Likenesses for the
following unprecedented low rates: Philadelphia size, in case complete, 37 1/2
cents; New York size, without case, 25 cents, or 50 cents with case; other
sizes $1 and upwards. TS, February 3, 1854.
GORHAM & TUCKER, daguerreotypists.
Joined seven other daguerreotypists in petitioning the Baltimore
City Council for permission to erect sidewalk displays of
"Daguerreotype Specimens" (March 7, 1850). RG 16, H.R.S. 1850,
Document 318, Baltimore City Archives.
GREEN, JAMES, Philosophical Instrument Maker and Daguerreotype Experimenter.
Made the first daguerreotypes in Baltimore with the assistance of Thomas
Phillips. BA, October 31, 1839.
GREEN, JOHN, daguerreotypist.
Corner Baltimore & Charles (1849-1851); 148 E. Madison (1858-1859); 685 W.
Baltimore (1860). CD.
GREEN, JOHN, JR., daguerreotypist.
Living at 216 S. Charles (1853-1854). CD.
HAPE, SAMUEL, daguerreotyplst, photographer.
and (Frank) Kuhn, 207 1/2 W. Baltimore (1856-1857); Hape only (1858); with
Perkins & Co., 196 N. Eutaw (1858-1859). CD.
HAWKES, BENJAMIN F., daguerreotypists, photographer.
Former operator at Whitehurst's Daguerrean Gallery, Richmond (1856?); 205 Baltimore (Oct. 1857-1859); took over the old Whitehurst Gallery after being
employed there as an operator. PV, CD, BD.
HESSE, WILLIAM, daguerreotypist.
104 N. Eutaw (1855-1856); 72 Raborg (1856-1857). CD.
HINKLE, ADAM, daguerreotypist, photographer.
531 W. Baltimore (1856-lB60); over 357 W. Baltimore (1864-1866). CD, BD.
HOHLWEG (HOLWIG), VALENTINE, daguerreotypist, photographer.
Born Coa Hassan, 1840; 427 Baltimore (1870). USC 1860, CD.
HOHLWEG (HOLWIG), VINCENT, daguerreotypist, photographer.
Born Coa Hassan, 1803; $1000 value of personal property; 531 W. Baltimore
between Pine & Fremont (1863-1880). USC 1860, CD.
HOHLWEG (HOLWIG), WILLIAM, daguerreotypist.
Born Coa Hassan, 1836; living in 20th Ward. USC 1860.
HOOD & CO., daguerreotypists.
123 Baltimore (1850). TS.
*HORWELL, ______________, daguerreotypist.
Mentioned as operator for Whitehurst's Gallery, 207 Baltimore (1850). BA,
September 21, 1850.
HORWELL, EDWARD C., daguerreotypist.
SE. corner Gay & Front (1847-1850); Baltimore, dw 128 N. Exeter (1851); 207
1/2 Baltimore, dw 127 N. Exeter (1855-1856). TS, CD.
OLD TOWN DAGUERREOTYPE ROOMS, E.C. HORWELL begs leave respectfully to inform
the citizens of Old Town, and public generally, that he has fitted up Rooms for
the above business at the S.E. CORNER OF GAY AND FRONT STREETS, over the Dry
Goods Store of Mr. James Getty-- ENTRANCE ON FRONT STREET-- and has
constructed, at heavy expense, an immense light, expressly for the purpose;
which, together with all other facilities, added to his long experience as a
practical operator, he thinks will warrant him in promising as faithful
likenesses to those who may be pleased to patronize him as can anywhere be
In addition, Mr. H. would offer a few remarks upon the subject of
Daguerreotypes: 1st. Since death, "the common lot of all," is daily doing his
work around us, and every day witnesses the "place made vacant" in some family
circle by his visitation, and although nothing human can restore a beloved
wife, child, parent, or friend, stricken by his shaft, yet we may supply
ourselves some little consolation, by gazing upon a faithful likeness of the
"loved and lost"-- and ever faithful memory will supply the rest.
2d. Were death unknown to the world, the lowness of the present prices of
pictures places it within the reach of all who may wish to preserve a faithful
representation of the changes which take through life, in their own personal
appearance or in the freaks of Fashion; and many persons make it now a rule to
have two a year taken for the mere purpose of hereafter being able to gratify
an innocent, perhaps laudable curiosity .... TS, November 7, 1847.
HORWELL, ELLSWORTH M., daguerreotypist.
In partnership with Edward A. Pindell, 103 W. Baltimore (1856-1857). CD.
HUGHES, ANDREW W., agent for Plumbels National Daguerrian Gallery.
265 Baltimore (1849-1850); dw 112 Alsquith (1855-1857). CD.
JARDEN, S., photographist.
Advertised as taking "Plumb's Patent Colored Photographs" at the Baltimore
Museum. TS, May 29, 1843.
JARDEN, SAMUEL, daguerreotypist.
SE. corner of Gough and Broadway (1853-1854). CD.
*JOHNSON, __________, daguerreotypist.
Corner of Baltimore and South (1847). BA.
A Daguerreotype of Baltimore.-- We saw yesterday, at the rooms of Mr.
JOHNSON, at the corner of Baltimore and South streets, a remarkable specimen of
photography. It was a view of Baltimore, North, South and West of the Phoenix
shot-tower, from which eminence it was taken. The various public buildings,
churches, bridges and some of the principal thorough-fares in the centre of the
city are presented with great fidelity and distinctness, as are also the
objects In the streets, and many of the business-signs on the South side of
Baltimore street, the names on which can be read with ease. The day on which
this view was taken was market-is among the most interesting features in it.
The length of the plate is twenty-eight inches; the view covers twenty-two
inches, and is, perhaps, the largest ever executed in this or any other
country. Mr. JOHNSON has also at his rooms quite a number of handsome views of
public edifices in this city, which fully attest his skill as an artist. Mr.
J. is about to leave our city for Mexico, where he will remain for a short time
for the purpose of securing daguerreotype likenesses of Gen. TAYLOR and other
distinguished officers of the U.S. Army, and also photographic views of
celebrated structures in Mexico. BA, June 10, 1847.
JONES, JOHN, daguerreotypist.
Jones' Daguerrian Gallery, 159 Baltimore (1848-1851). TS, CD.
Labels: Embossed miniature case pad "JONES/ COMBINED SKY & SIDE LIGHT/ 159
Improvement in Daguerreotyping.-- We were shown, a few days since, a
daguerreotype likeness, taken by Mr. Jones. . . which had been subjected to an
improved process, of which Mr. J. claims to be the inventor. The effect of the
process discovered by Mr. Jones is such that an ordinary daguerreotype
subjected to it becomes ineffaceably fixed to the plate on which it is taken,
and no rubbing with the hand, or with a wet or dry cloth will remove it. The
invention cannot but be of great advantage in the using of daguerreotype plates
by engravers, the chief obstacle to which has heretofore been the liability of
defacing the impression even by the slightest touch. Now, however, the
daguerreotype can be taken on a copper-plate, silvered over, and the engraver
can use the same plate, following the lines of the impression, and thereby make
the likeness as unerring as that of the daguerreotype. Mr. Jones has been very
successful in the pursuit of his art, as the many beautiful specimens with
which his rooms are abundantly adorned. BA, May, 6, 1848.
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