J. Sergrove

1855-1856       140 S. 2nd. Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

1856                116 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

J. Sergrove was recorded in the Photographic and fine Arts Journal (New York, New York)  on April 1, 1856 in an article entitled the Photographic Galleries of America.  Number Two, Philadelphia. The author visited 57 Galleries in Philadelphia.

Sergrove, Chestnut St. — I am sorry that I cannot speak in the highest terms of this gallery, as I think some of the pictures show care and skill. But speaking generally, I noticed great want of improvement in everything relating to the art. I should advise those who are desirous of commencing the practice of the Photographic Art, to take up ambrotyping, as people of the present day, have become more fastidious and better acquainted with daguerreotyping, and will only purchase pictures in the first style of this branch of the art.

J. Sergrove is recorded in other photographic directories, but is included here because of the first hand account of his work.


[1] Not all first names or complete addresses were recorded in article.   Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers, 1839-1900 (Linda A. Ries & Jay W. Ruby) and Craig’s Daguerreian Registry was used to assist in identification when possible first name, activity dates and address were added. 

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