1857 380 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Samuel A. Cohner was recorded in The Photographic and Fine Art Journal (New York, New York) on December 1857. Washington Galleries. Washington November 5, 1857. Mr. James McCleese of Philadelphia, has opened his new gallery below the Kirkwood House. His operator is Samuel A. Cohner, Esq., a practical chemist of some notoriety; he is very successful in all of his operations. I was shown many of his beautiful plain photographs, that in tone and sharpness were exquisite. But ‘tis just like Mr. McC., he never has any body about who does not fully understand his business. His gallery is one of the finest in Washington, and the many water colored pictures that are adorning his walls, speak highly for the business. His artists is a man of the first order and paints with unusual rapidity. Mr. Vannerson is the agent of Mr. McClesse’s gallery, and for the length of time he has resided in Washington, no man is more capable of doing the agreeable in securing the public patronage. This gallery will do a large share of the business the coming winter. I fully predict a brilliant career for them, and well they deserve it. By the time your next number appears, I hope to be able to speak more of this gallery.
Samuel A. Cohner is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.