ND Address and Location Unknown, New York.
Joel Shew was recorded in The Freeman’s Journal (Cooperstown, New York) on October 12, 1855. Dr. Joel Shew, well known as a pioneer in the Water Cure practice, died at his Water Cure establishment at Oyster Bay, L. I. on Saturday last. He was a native of Saratoga County, and was 40 years of age. His death was caused by a derangement of the liver, first induced by an injudicious use of chemicals in daguerreotyping.
Joel Shew is not recorded in other photographic directories. It is unknown his association with photography was as a professional or as an amateur.