George J. Smith

1855                Opposite Mr. Kophman’s Store, Port Jervis, New York.

1856-1860      147 Congress, corner Whitaker, Savannah, Georgia.[1]

1856                Bryan & St. Julian, Savannah, Georgia.[1]

George J. Smith was recorded in two advertisements in the Tri-State Union (Port Jervis, New York).  The first advertisement ran from November 8 to 22, 1855.  Something new in Port Jervis.  A Daguerrean Gallery open every day, Sunday excepted, from 8½ o’clock, A. M. to 5 P. M.  Gallery opposite Mr. Kophman’s store.  A share of public patronage is most respectfully solicited, and all are invited to call and examine specimens.  Geo. J. Smith.  Oct. 17, 1855.

P. S.—Stock for sale and instruction given in Glass Pictures and Daguerreotypes.          G. J. S.

The second advertisement appeared on December 6, 1855.  Cassedy’s Daguerrean Gallery.  Open every day. Sunday excepted, from 9 a. m., until 5 o’clock p. m.  Gallery opposite Kophman’s Store, Pike Street, Port Jervis, where Pictures are taken in all the improved styles of the art, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.

N. Cassedy. Dec. 6, 1855. N. B.—Having business South I have sold my interest in the Daguerrean Rooms at Port Jervis to Mr. N. Cassedy.  The Rooms which have been neatly fitted up and newly furnished, are now in nice order.  To those that want a good picture I would say give him a call.  G. J. Smith.  Port Jervis, Dec. 1, 1855.

George J. Smith is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Georgia. 


[1] Early Georgia Photographers, 1841 – 1861: a Biographical Checklist, Compiled by E. Lee Eltzroth

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