The following is a revised and expanded listing of Baltimore daguerreotypists first published in the author's Directory of Maryland Photographers, 1839-1900 (Baltimore: Historic Graphics, 1988).

1. Entries are for those people known to have worked as daguerreotypists in Baltimore and include studio locations, dates of occupancy, and other supplemental biographical and business information. Any variations in form and spelling of names are noted in adjacent parentheses. Occupational listings are included following names. Residences are designed as "dw" when found to be different from studio locations. Source citations (listed in the "Directory Key") parallel the order of entries.

2. Any listing preceded by an asterisk (*) denotes a name that was not listed in the Directory of Maryland Photographers, 1839-1900.

3. "Labels" denotes documented methods employed by daguerreotypists known to have signed their work. Unfortunately, few in Baltimore chose to carry out this practice.

4. In some cases, daguerreotypists may have worked at a location before or after the cited dates of occupancy. Listings in city directories were often compiled during the year preceding publication. More specific occupancy dates have been found through intensive newspaper searches or in other records.

5. Where possible, movements of daguerreotypists from or to other locations outside of Baltimore City have been noted.

6. Newspaper accounts that offer insight into the business operations of particular daguerreotypists have also been included with some entries. These, however, represent just a sampling of material that exists.

For more information on the daguerreotype in Baltimore, see the author's "Dawn of the Daguerrean Era in Baltimore, 1839-1849," Maryland Historical Magazine, Summer 1989.


AC: Author's Collection

AD: Floyd and Marion Rinhart, The American Daguerreotype (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1981)

BA: Baltimore American and Commercial Daily Advertiser

BD: Business directories for the years cited

CD: City directories for the years cited

DC: R.G. Dun & Co. Collection, Baker Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration

HCP: A Half Century's Progress of the City of Baltimore (New York: International Publishing Co., 1886)

IRA: Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Maryland, RG 58, National Archives

ITA: Solomon N. Carvalho, Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West (New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857)

JB: Isidor Blum, The Jews of Baltimore (Baltimore: Historical Review Publishing Company, 1910)

MRS: Maryland Historical Society Collection

NAI: Paula Fleming and Judith Luskey, North American Indians in Early Photographs (New York: Dorset Press, 1988)

PA: William Welling, Photography in America: The Formative Years 1839-1900 (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1978)

PC: Private Collection

PF: Richard Walzl, The Photographer's Friend, Volumes I-IV, 1871-1874

PFAJ: The Photographic and Fine An Joumal, New York, 1854-1860

PP: The Philadelphia Photographer, Philadelphia, Pa., 1864-1888

PV: Louis Ginsberg, Photographers in Virginia, 1839-1900 (Petersburg, Va.: Louis Ginsberg, 1986)

SD: State directories for the years cited

TS: The Sun (Baltimore)

USC: United States Population Census for the years cited

USMC: United States Census of Manufacturing for the years cited

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