T. A. Gray

N.D.                  6 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.                                                                            N. D.                187 Broadway, New York, New York.                                                                                    1859                Rooms over Mr. Cleage’s Store, Athens, Tennessee.

T. A. Gray was recorded in an advertisement that ran from September 9 to 16, 1859 in The Athens Post (Athens, Tennessee). Ambrotypes and Photographs! T. A. Gray, Late Principal Operator of M. B. Brady’s Gallery, New York, would respectfully announce to the citizens of Athens and vicinity, his arrival, for the purpose of furnishing to all who may wish them, a life-like Picture of themselves or friends.  Twelve years experience in the business, and a constant residence in large cities, has enabled him to keep pace with all the improvements in the art, and can guarantee a good, durable Likeness to every one, or no charge.  His stock of cases is large and well selected, affording a great variety.

As an inducement, I will present all those who may buy fine cases a Gift Of Jewelry, worth from one to ten dollars.  Please call at my Rooms, over Mr. Cleage’s Store, and examine specimens.

T. A. Gray is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being an operator Ca. 1857 for Dobyns and Harrington in New Orleans, Louisiana. But not as an operator for Brady in New York or as being active in Athens, Tennessee.

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