1857 Rooms over Lindsay and Gordon’s Store, Yorkville, South Carolina,
J. W. Duke was recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 17 to October 8, 1857 In the Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, South Carolina). Ambrotypes and Melainotypes.—J. W. Duke would respectfully inform the citizens of Yorkville and the surrounding country that his Gallery, over Lindsay and Gordon’s Store, will be open for the reception of visitors from this date. Pictures taken for One Dollar, warranted to please. Give him a call.
J. W. Duke is listed in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1857 in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The distance between the two towns Hillsborough and Yorkville (now called York) is 166 miles. It’s possible they are the same person but at this point it is only speculation.