1851 Cadiz Hotel, Cadiz, Ohio.
J. P. Johnson 1851 was recorded in an advertisement and an announcement in The Democratic Sentinel and Harrison County Farmer (Cadiz, Ohio). The advertisement ran from August 6 to 27, 1851.
Look down, ye seraphs from the Sun And see the wonders we have done! We talk by lightning, ride by steam, And paint by Sol’s eternal beam!
J. P. Johnson, Daguerrean Artist, Would respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Cadiz and vicinity, that he has taken rooms at the Cadiz Hotel, where he is prepared to take pictures in the latest and most approved style. Mr. J. has taken lessons of some of the best Daguerreotypist in the United States. He Therefore flatters himself that he can produce better pictures than have ever been taken heretofore in this part of the State. Ladies and Gentlemen will please call and examine specimens.
The announcement appeared on September 10, 1851. “Secure the Shadow, ere the substance fades.” This is the advice that is good, and should be adopted by every one who has a wife, sister, father, mother, husband, brother, or child.—Death is at all times stalking abroad, and ere we are aware of it, a near and dear friend is stricken down. And under such circumstance, do we not highly prize a gift or memento left by them. But is not a picture, taken by some master hand, and displaying with truth and fervency the face of those whose memory we love to cherish. J. P. Johnson, is one that can give you a correct daguerreotype likeness of the human face divine, and if any of our citizens wish to avail themselves of his skill, now is the time to do so, as he intends leaving town in a few days. He may be found at the Cadiz Hotel, where specimens may be seen.
J. P. Johnson is not recorded in other photographic directories.