E. R. Lewis

1859                Rooms above Evans & Son’s store, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

E. R. Lewis was recorded in two announcements in The Alleghanian (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania). The first announcement appeared on October 20, 1859. Personal Mention.—E. R. Lewis, the well-known Daguerrean Artist, was in town with his picture-taking apparatus, during the continuance of the Fair.  He was overwhelmed with work during his entire stay.  The people up here appreciate good artist, and he is one.

The second announcement appeared on December 8, 1859.  Daguerrean Artist.—E. R. Lewis, the celebrated artist, is in town.  Those who are disposed to “secure the shadow ere the substance fades,” should certainly give him a call, as he has carved for himself the reputation of being the best “picture-taker” in the county.  He can be consulted, for this week only, at his rooms, above Evans & Son’s store.

E. R. Lewis is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 does list an E. R. Lewis as being active in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1861-1862, but it’s unknown if they are the same person.

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