1855 Rooms above Friling & Grant’s Store, Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
J. K. Eckman of the partnership of Leisenring & Eckman were recorded on one advertisement and one announcement in the Sunbury American (Sunbury, Pennsylvania). The advertisement ran from April 21 to July 7, 1855. Daguerreotypes. J. P. Leisenring & J. K. Eckman of Danville, respectfully announce to the ladies and gentlemen of Sunbury and vicinity, that they have opened Daguerrean rooms above Friling & Grant’s Store, in Sunbury, where they are ready to accommodate those who may favor them with a call, with beautiful and life-like miniatures.
All who desire miniatures will do well to call early and secure their pictures, as we know not what day may bring forth.
Then hasten to our rooms, all ye people,
Before you have reason to grieve;
The cost you will find but little,
And to satisfaction we’ll give.
The announcement appeared on May 5, 1855. Mr. J. K. Eckman has established a daguerrean gallery in the large room immediately above the store-room of Friling and Grant, Market Square. He has shown us several specimens of his skill, and we can safely recommend all who wish a likeness in superior style to call upon him.
J. K. Eckman is not recorded in other photographic directories. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a J. P. Leisenring in Danville in 1854 and latter as a photographer.