1842 155 Broadway, New York, New York.
C. Wells Simons appeared in one advertisement in The New York Herald (New York, New York) on September 15, 1842. For Sale—Improved Daguerreotype Apparatus, with full instructions, for sale low—Persons, who in consequence of the depressed times have been thrown out of employment, may, with a very limited capital, enter into this elegant profitable business with a certainty of success.—There are many towns, even in this State, that have not yet been visited by any operators; and at the South and West there is a first rate field open for those wishing to travel.
A full knowledge of the Art can be obtained in a few days, by applying to C. Wells Simons, 155 Broadway, N. Y.
N. B.—Persons in the country can be furnished with the Apparatus, and written instructions that will enable them to operate successfully. C. Wells Simon.
C. Wells Simons is not recorded in other photographic directories. C. Wells Simons was not listed in the 1841-1842 or the 1842-1843 New York City directories. It is unknown if Simons was an amateur or professional daguerreotypist or a retailer of daguerrean equipment.