1850s Ambrotype Photographer James & Co. Advertising Trade Card Boston
An early original printed advertising trade card. Text on printed card reads: "Original James & Co., 25 cent Patent Ambrotypes, 4 Summer Street, Boston." The size is 2 x 2.25 inches on orange thick early cardstock, possibly made to insert in an early wooden ambro case.
Found in Public Records:
John E James in the Massachusetts State Census, 1865
Age 47 years
Birth Year (Estimated) 1818
Occupation: Photographer (on original document)
Marital Status: Married
Event Place: Boston, Ward 06, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Household, Role, Sex, Age, Birthplace:
John E James M 47 Wales
Sarah Mason James F 30 NY
Richard S Williams M 47 Wales
Henry Wolf M 44 Denmark
Martha Wolf F 36 Wales
We also see reference in Boston to:
Photographer Philomen Davis in partnership with David E. James
David E. James & Co. (D.E. James & Co.)
W.E. James: William Evans James
This family also has online Oneida County, New York ties. This was found in a "lot" of antique paper in Madison, Madison County NY. It has early typography fonts and graphics. A beautiful original old daguerreotype, ambrotype and early James photographer related piece, and in great condition. The heyday for ambrotypes came after the daguerreotype process, in the 1850's.
Size: 2.5 by 2.25 inches
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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