1856 296 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Elfelt is 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.
Elfelt, Market St. — Some very excellent specimens of daguerreotyping, the photographs however are coarse and unpleasant to the eye. A little theoretical knowledge (to be derived from Books) would set this artist right.
Joseph Elfelt is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included because of the first- hand account of his work.
 Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article. Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name and address were added.