1851 Room at the American Hotel, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
R. S. Brown was recorded in an advertisement in the Jefferson Republican (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.) The Advertisement ran from July 24 to August 14, 1851. Daguerreotype Miniatures. The Citizens of Stroudsburg are informed that the subscriber has taken a room at the American Hotel, for the purpose of taking pictures of those who may wish them. As he has had over seven years experience in the business, and has one of the very best Apparatus, he flatters himself able to give perfect satisfaction to all, by producing pictures, which, for boldness of tone and life like appearance, will be equal to any taken in Philadelphia or New York, and finished so as not to alter. Taken in cloudy as well as fair weather; and set in lockets, pins, rings, &c. &c. N. B.—All are requested to call and see Specimens, whether they want pictures or not. July 17, 1851. R. S. Brown.
R. S. Brown does not appear in other photographic directories. His statement of having over seven years experience would mean he started around 1844. John does list a R. S. Brown in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1859 in Deposit, New York, but, it is unknown if it is the same person.