From the March 24, 1859 issue of the Delaware Gazette, published in Delhi, New York. A list of the premiums awarded at the Delaware County Agricultural Society for—1859…Class L—No. 3—Discretionary. O’Conner & Atkins received the third best award. At this time nothing else is known about them, Jones & Ferguson and M. L. Lemily were both from Kortright, N. Y. but no location was given for O’Conner & Atkins. It’s possible they were from Delhi, N. Y. but there is no proof of that at this time.
For the best ambrotypes,
- Jones & Ferguson, Kortright, $1.00
- 2d best, M. L. Lemily, Kortright, .75
- 3d best, O’Conner & Atkins, .50