From the New York Daily Tribune, New York, New York, printed on October 29, 1851.
The official declaration of premiums awarded at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Fair of the American Institute for Daguerreotypes. Atkins receives a silver medal for his cameo daguerreotypes. The full list of premiums awarded are recorded below.
- M. A. & S. Root, No. 363 Broadway, best Daguerreotypes—Gold Medal.
- J. Gurney, No. 159 Broadway, 2d best Daguerreotypes,—Silver Medal.
- J. D. W. Brinkerhoff, No. 383 Broadway, for Still Life Daguerreotype Views—Silver Medal.
- S. A. Holmes, No. 289 Broadway, Still Life Daguerreotype Views.—Silver Medal.
- Joseph Atkins, No. 219 Fulton-St., Brooklyn, Cameo Daguerreotype—Silver Medal.
- H. E. Insley, No 311 Broadway, Illuminated Daguerreotypes—Silver Medal.
- Krochls & Vetters, No. 499 Broadway, Phototypes—Silver Medal.
- Mrs. Bertha Wehnert, No. 385 Broadway, Phototypes.—Silver Medal.
- C. C. Harrison, No. 85 Duane St., Daguerreotype Cameras.—Gold Medal.
Note Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list Atkins as being active from 1848-1852 at 219 Fulton Street, Brooklyn and from 1852–1860 at 263 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.