1848-1849 Rooms at the Corner of Jackson & Tchoupitoulas Streets, Lafayette, Louisiana.
J. A. Brush was recorded in an advertisement that ran from November 13, 1848 to January 30, 1849 in The Daily Crescent. (New Orleans, Louisiana.) Daguerreotype. Brush’s Daguerreotype. J. A. Brush respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has opened a Daguerreotype Gallery at the corner of Jackson and Tchoupitoulas streets, Lafayette, and guaranties all likenesses to be equal to any taken in the United States, and solicits a share of patronage. Prices moderate.
J. A Brush is not listed in other photographic directories in the daguerreian era. Carl Mautz in his Biographies of Western Photographers list a J. A. Brush in 1870 in Los Angeles, California and a James A Brush c. 1875 & 1885-1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.