1856 522 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
John R. Clemons was recorded on April 1, 1856 in an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America, Number Two, Philadelphia. In the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York). In the article the author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia, and wrote the following.
Clemons. — Some very good daguerreotypes. The ambrotypes not so superior. There were but few however in the gallery.
John R. Clemons is known to have operated a studio in Philadelphia. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list him from 1853 to 1860. Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 list him from 1855-1866.
 Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.