1854 Over Gilman’s Drug Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets, Washington, D. C.
H. Hayer was recorded in an advertisement that ran on July 15, i854 in the Daily Evening Star (Washington, D. C.) 25 Cent Daguerreotypes. The Great New York Picture Gallery is flourishing rapidly. After the departure of Hayer, it has fallen into the hands of Prof. Stewart, who is taking those beautiful pictures by the new French process. I have in my employ Prof. Stiltz, who is not only one of the best daguerrean artist in the United States but in the world, and we guaranted to suit all who may favor us with a call in Pennsylvania avenue between 6th and 7th streets, over Gilman’s Drug Store, at the old stand of J. J. Woodbridge.
H. Hayer is not recorded in other photographic directories. Nor is Prof. Stewart or Prof. Stiltz. John J. Woodbridge is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City, New Bern, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cincinnati, Ohio.