William H. Jones

1851                Rooms in the Union House, Main Street, Port Jervis, New York.

William H. Jones was recorded in an advertisement ran from April 3 to July 3, 1851 in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  Daguerreotypes.  The Undersigned, having taken a room in the Union House, in this village, corner Main Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, offers his services to such citizens, as are desirous to obtain for themselves, or families, accurate and highly finished Daguerreotype Likenesses.  He has with him a number of specimens of the different styles in which his Likenesses are taken, and a few of persons resident here, which have been taken within the past three days.  When not at the Union House, he may be found at Cox’s Hotel.  William H. Jones.  February 20th.

William H. Jones is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Port Jervis, New York in 1851.  Note the date at the end of the advertisement (February 20.) The first issue available to me was April 3, 1851.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a William H. Jones as being active in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1856 but it would be speculation to suggest that they were the same person.

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