1856 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dawson was recorded on April 1, 1856 in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York). In an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America. Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.
Dawson, Chestnut St. — Mediocre artist. I noticed nothing but daguerreotypes, there were a few which were respectable but dimness and want of cleanness of the glasses destroyed their effect.
Dawson is recorded in Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.