1853 Address and Location Unknown
William J. George was recorded in an advertisement that ran from December 29, 1853 to January 14, 1854 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia). To Wm. A. Pratt, Esq., No. 145 Main street, Richmond:
Dear Sir: On a late visit to your city, as an artist, I took great interest in the splendid specimens of Photography exhibited, and was glad to see that with Simons, Whitehurst and yourself, the art was not cut down to the dollar system; but that, sustaining, as you were still able to obtain a fair price and plenty of business, whilst the gentlemen of the dollar fraternity employ themselves in advertising that they have slain their thousands per month.” Respectfully, your friend, Wm. J. George.
William J. George does not appear in other photographic directors prior to 1855. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a W. J. George as a daguerrean in Richmond, Virginia in 1855.