1857 Address Unknown, Manchester, Virginia.
Mr. Elam was recorded in an announcement on May 28,1857 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia). 50 Cents, 50 Cents—Mr. Elam is now in Manchester with his big sky-light Daguerreotype wagon, and will remain positively but a few days only, as he has other engagements. All who desire a good Daguerreotype likeness, would do well to go and have it at once, as his stay is so short in town. The best of pictures taken for 50 cents.
They make a portrait of such beauteous mien, That to be loved, needs but to be seen; If seen by you, the occasion you will embrace, To know yourself and grow familiar with your face.
Dress. Dark attire is generally preferred to light; dark, red and green take black light; green and yellow not so good; pink and black very light. Avoid too much white, particularly about the neck. Remember this wagon will be here but a few days.
Mr. Elam is not recorded in other photographic directories.