1854 Room over the Kahn Brothers Store, Plaquemine, Louisiana.
J. Craft was recorded in an announcement on May 27, 1854 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana). Don’t You Want a Likeness? It will be seen by advertisement that Mr. J. Crafts, Daguerreotypist, has arrived in our town, and now occupies the spacious room over the store of Kahn Brothers. Mr. C. makes use of all the late improvements; and his portraits are remarkably correct and beautiful; as his stay amongst us will be for a short period, we advise our readers to give him an early call, that their own, and features of those whom they love, may be stamped upon the silvered plate by Nature’s great artist, and preserved for eyes to behold, of faithful and loving hearts, long after the real image has gone down to the grave. No family should be without a Daguerreotype likeness of all the members connected with it.
He was also listed in an advertisement that ran from May 27 to June 24, 1854 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana). Daguerreotypes. J. Craft, Artist, over Kahn Brothers cash store. The proprietor being posted in all the late improvements both in North and South America, feels assured that he can please the most fastidious. Ladies and Gentlemen call and give him a trial. Satisfaction or no charge. Likenesses put up in all styles the art can produce.
The following announcement appeared on June 17, 1854 in the Southern Sentinel (Plaquemine, Louisiana). Mr. Craft’s Daguerreotype Saloon. Numbers of our citizens have visited the Saloon of this gentleman since he has been here, both to admire his beautiful and life-like pictures and to have their own faces sketched upon the faithful plate. Many as have patronized Mr. C., we have not yet heard a single word of complaint, but on the contrary, can testify to expressions of high commendation in his favor. Since he has been here, he has had very unfavorable weather for his business, and as he contemplates leaving some time next week, we would advise those who would like to have their images handed down to posterity, to call upon him as soon as possible.
J. Craft does not appear in other photographic directories.