1855 Webster’s Building, up stairs, Fort Plain, New York.
T. Hewitt was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement. The advertisement ran from January 18 to September 20, 1855 in the Mohawk Valley Register (Fort Plain, New York).
Hewitt’s Excelsior Daguerrean Rooms. The undersigned takes this method to inform the citizens of Fort Plain and vicinity that he has improved his facilities for taking Good Daguerreotypes by the addition of an excellent Sky Light, and the latest improved apparatus connected as in Fair Weather. Miniature Daguerreotypes for Lockets, Pins, Rings, &c., neatly taken. His assortment of Cases and Plates for single persons and groups cannot be surpassed.—Satisfaction given or no pay asked. All are invited to call and examine Specimens. Rooms in Webster’s Building, up stairs. T. Hewitt.
The announcement appeared on August 10, 1855 in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York). Destructive Fire At Fort Plain.—A large fire occurred at Fort Point on Friday last, resulting in the entire loss of Diefendorf’s and Wieting’s blocks, and a part of Webster block. The losses so far as ascertained areas follows:.. Second floor H. Wentworth daguerrean rooms. Total loss. Said to be about $500….Webster Block.—…Hewitt’s Daguerrian rooms. Part of stock saved in a damaged condition. Loss $100; no insurance.
T. Hewitt in Fort Plain, NY is not recorded in other photographic directories. In Craig’s Daguerreian Registry John list a Thaddeus E. Hewitt active in Amsterdam, NY in 1859 it is possible but unknown if they are the same person.