1853 111 Bowery, New York, New York.
John C. Helmes was recorded in an advertisement that ran on September 14, 1853 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes.—Those who want a Good picture will call at Helmes’ daguerrian gallery, No. 111 Bowery, where likenesses are taken in a superior style with all the improvements in the art, by one of the largest skylights in the world on reasonable terms. Constantly on hand a rich and handsome assortment of fancy cases and frames, at the usual moderate prices. We have not found it necessary to reduce our price, in order to palm off a miserable apology for a picture, our likenesses being of that character that they recommend themselves to a discerning public at a reasonable price. Daguerreotypes in oil and all other new styles, made at this establishment.
Recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as John C. Helme activity dates 1846 to 1856.