J. S. Young

1854-1855       Corner Market and 5th Street, Steubenville, Ohio.

1855                Over Messrs. Acheson’s Store, Washington, Pennsylvania.

J. S. Young was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement.  The first advertisement appeared on February 24, 1855 in The Cadiz Democratic Sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio).  J. S. Young, Daguerreotypist.  Corner market and 5th Street Steubenville, O. [January 22, 1854.]

The second  advertisement ran from December 20, 1854 to April 25, 1855 in the Washington Review and Examiner (Washington, Pennsylvania)  Young’s Daguerrean Rooms, On the Round Corner, over Messrs. Acheson’s Store.  Pictures from as large as life to the smallest miniature Ring or Pin.  If you wish a first class picture call on Young.

The announcement appeared in the Washington Review and Examiner (Washington, Pennsylvania) on March 10, 1855.  Now is the time To get your likeness taken,  These bright Spring days afford just the kind of light best adapted to the purpose.  Mr. J. S. Young has a Sky-Light arranged upon the most approved principles, and that, with his complete apparatus, chemicals, &c., enables him to take as good pictures as can be had anywhere.  Mr. Young stands in the front rank as a Daguerreotypist.  Give him a call!  His rooms are over the grocery store of Messrs. Acheson.

It is possible that J. S. Young is the same person in both locations based on dates of activity and proximity.  The distance from Steubenville, Ohio and Washington, Pennsylvania, (modern route is 49 miles).  J. S. Young is not recorded as being active in Steubenville, Ohio or in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1855.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a John S. Young active in Washington, Pennsylvania 1n 1859.

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