1856 298 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
John H. Steck 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. Steck, Market St. — Daguerreotype artist. Nothing (owing to the lack of all care in manipulation) worthy of remark. Remember for these defects, there is no excuse.
John H. Steck is listed in other photographic directories but are included because of the first-hand account of his work.
 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 and address were added.