Broadside, 1 May 1863, of Photographers Hibbard| Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Front Page 2006 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
& Hartwell (Beaufort, S.C.)
Printed manuscript, 1 May 1863, broadside advertising “Picture Gallery, Corner of Maple and Bay Streets, Near The Provost Guard House, Beaufort,” is signed in print by the firm of Hibbard & Hartwell, photographers: “Life-like likenesses furnished promptly...at prices varying from 75 cents to $5.00...Soldiers, or citizens, wishing a First-Class picture to send to their friends, either Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, or Melainotype, can not do better than give us a call.” | Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
Among the gallery’s hours of operation, the handbill notes, “One hour of each day...will be devoted to taking the likenesses of children.”
Photographer Erastus Hubbard was associated with two Beaufort County, South Carolina, studios both during and after the Civil War. Hence it is likely that the heretofore unknown firm identified in this handbill as Hibbard & Hartwell was yet another of Hubbard’s business ventures and that his name is misspelled in print.