Recorded in the The Evansville Daily Journal, Evansville, Indiana on October 5, 1859. Below is the full advertisement. It is unknown if he was a photographer or just a salesmen, more research is needed.
Some of the most handsome visiting cards we ever saw were shown us, the other day, by Mr. William H. Axe. Many of them contained tasty little photographic likenesses of the persons for whom they were designed, on the upper corners, while the names were written in a style, and with a beauty rarely equaled. Mr. Axe has them on exhibition at the Fair, we understand, and we have no doubt they will attract a full share of attention, as well as prove instrumental in procuring several orders from persons visiting the city, who may chance to see them.