1857 19 East Washington Street, over Harrison’s Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana.
R. L. Lukens appeared in an advertisement that appeared on December 25, 1857 Indiana American (Brookville, Indiana). R. L. Lukens’ Likeness Gallery, No. 19 E. Washington St., over Harrison’s Bank, Indianapolis, Where he is prepared to take Ambrotypes and Melainotypes In good Morocco Cases, for the small sum of 50 Cents! Every variety of Fancy Cases at reasonable prices. Ladies and Gentlemen, call on Mr. Lukens, and he will give you a life likeness of yourself, or no charge. Pictures taken in Lockets and Breastpins. Peculiar [lities] for taking likenesses of children. Full instructions given in the art on reasonable terms. nov-13.
R. L. Lukens does not appear in other photographic directories. Please note the date at the end of the advertisement (Nov. 13). No newspapers were available to be reviewed between October 30 and December 18, 1857.