1852 551 Broadway, New York, New York. 1852 1 Bowery, New York, New York.
John Henderson was recorded in four advertisements. The first one appeared on April 3, 1852 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes.—Henderson’s Grand Northern Skylight, in the Mechanics’ Institute, corner of Division street and the Bowery, is allowed, by competent judges, to be one of the best arranged lights in the city. All who wish to have a correct, durable, and well finished likeness of themselves or friends, will do well to give him a call.
The second advertisement appeared on June 24, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes of the finest tone, Admired by all—refused by none—Are taken daily, without the least delay, At Henderson’s, 1 Bowery and 551 Broadway.
The third advertisement appeared on June 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York). Daguerreotype Palaces For The Sovereign People.—One of this class will be found at Henderson’s, (late Clark Bro’s.,) No. 551 Broadway, between Prince and Spring-sts. This establishment was fitted up by the Clarke Bro’s. in the most elegant and improved manner, and is second to none in the city for comfort and attraction to visitors, and convenience for the taking of first class pictures. The observatory commands a most extensive and delightful view of the city, &c. Also Henderson’s grand northern skylight in the mechanics’ Institute, corner of Bowery and Division-st., is allowed, by competent judges, to be unsurpassed for daguerreotyping purposes. All who wish a perfect and durable likeness will do well to visit those galleries before going elsewhere.
The fourth advertisement appeared on December 25, 1852 in the New York Daily Tribune (New York, New York). Daguerreotypes taken at Henderson’s splendid Gallery, No. 551 Broadway, near Prince-st., and the Gallery in the Mechanics’ Institute, No. 1 Bowery, corner Division-st., are perfect g ems of the art. All who desire faithful and durable likenesses of themselves, will do well to give him a call. A large assortment of Frames, Cases and Lockets on hand for the holidays.
John Henderson is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City from 1849 to 1860. New information is that he was late from the Clark Brothers gallery.