1859 515 7th Street, between D & E Streets.
Mrs. M. E. Phipps was recorded in an advertisement that ran from March 30 to April 1, 1859 in the Evening Star (Washington, D. C.)
Light! Light!! Light Shines forth, pure and bright, Where the image of man and maiden are taken, To gladden the heart and ravish the sight; Are taken, fine and neat, Come, see for yourselves, and be not miss-taken; Just a few doors from D, on 7th street; Come one, come all, ladies and gents, Get your likenesses for 25 cents. In case, complete, at Mrs. Phipp’s Ambrotype Gallery, No. 515 7th, between D & E streets.
Mrs. M. E. Phipps is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Washington, D. C. in 1860 at 516 Seventh Street, West.