1854 Address Unknown, Opelousas, Louisiana.
John Spence was recorded in one announcement on May 27, 1854 in The Opelousas Courier (Opelousas, Louisiana). In a few days one of our young Opelousas creole, Mr. John Spence, now a Daguerreotype Artist, will be on a professional visit in our town, to claim a share of our patronage. Several specimens of portraits taken by him, shows that he understands his profession. We recommend him to our friends and principally to the ladies. It is quite natural that we should encourage one of our own before any other.
John Spence is not recorded in other photographic directories.