Mrs. Reed

1851                Address and Location Unknown

Mrs. Reed was recorded in one announcement in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania) on November 14, 1851.  List Of Awards By The Mifflin County Agricultural Society, At their Exhibition and Fair in Lewistown, held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4th & 5th….The Committee on Domestic Household Manufactures, Embroidery, &c., Report:…

Daguerreotypes, taken by Mrs. Reed—first class.                                                                                Daguerreotypes, taken by J. Smith—first class.                                                                                        Daguerreotypes, taken by A. C. Smith—first class.

Mrs. Reed is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Because no address or location was recorded in the announcement one can only speculate that she was active in Lewistown, but further research is needed.  J. Smith, Sr. was recorded in Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 as being active in 1850-51 in Lewistown, while Alexander C. Smith is recorded as being active in Harrisburg in 1852-1862 is he the same person, and or was he also active in Lewistown is unknown the modern distance between the two cities is 57 miles and is in a different county.  Ries and Ruby also state that in an 1855 advertisement he “experience of ten years in the business.”

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