Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mr. Cadwallader's

The Marietta Register, October 16, 1873

Some weeks since, we made mention of a removal, soon to take place, by Mr. Cadwallader, the photographer.  Since then, he has had put up an addition to Mr. Eells' new building, in the rear, and finished, for his accommodation with it, the entire second floor.  It is now ready for occupation, or nearly so, and looking upon it as an enterprise in which our town will feel some pride, as an Art Hall, complete in all its arrangements, we deem it deserving more than a passing notice.

To give some idea of its completeness, we would notice, first, a snugly fitted show case, at the foot of the stairs, setting in appropriately, as if so designed by the architect.  Here can always be seen to a good advantage samples of the work done.

Ascending a commodious stairway, we find ourselves in a long hall from which two or three rooms may be entered from the right, and in the rear of which, is found the reception room.

This is commodious, cheerful, and nicely furnished.  The walls are painted, the floor covered with a fine carpet, and a good case and counter for business stand at one side.

To the right of a short hall, leading from this room in the rear, we enter a dressing-room, supplied with a beautiful case, mirror, and marble water sink.  This room is especially cheerful, with its painted walls, and frescoed ceiling.  

From the hall, leading by this, is entered the Glass Room, or operating room.  For this, the addition to the building was put up.  It is so arranged that light can be thrown on all sides of the subject, and is finished in the best color and manner known to the art.  Mr. Cadwallader has profited by his long experience, and, it is believed this room, on which so much depends in getting a good picture, is all that could be desired.  Its height from the ground is much in its favor, shutting off any reflection.  From this, the dark room is entered, which is supplied with all modern improvements and conveniences.

Mr. Cadwallader has introduced many features entirely his own, found desirable in his experience.  His manner of washing prints will strike many as novel and full of merit.

But, going back and through the reception room, we find, on the south side, two rooms, used for stock and working rooms; and farther on, occupying corner of Butler and Front, a printing room, in which are perfect arrangements for preserving negatives.  The work of five years can be securely kept.  Besides the different rooms referred to, there is one, at the head of the stairs, designed for a studio for finishing in oil and crayon work.  Throughout, the rooms are complete; and, we suggest to our citizens generally to accept Mr. C.'s compliments for next Saturday evening, and see for themselves what a Fine Art Hall is to be opened for them to enjoy.

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