1850 118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Charles H. Housekeeper was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 18 to December 18, 1850 in The Lancaster Examiner (Lancaster, Pennsylvania). Van Loan—Daguerreotypes!! C. H. Housekeeper, late of Lancaster county, informs his friends that he has become connected in the Daguerreotyping business with Samuel Van Loan, so long and so favorably known to the public as unsurpassed in his knowledge of the art. Hundreds of his pictures are already in possession of the citizens of Lancaster City and County, and they are confidently referred to as specimens of his skill.—The new firm of Van Loan & Co., 118 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, opposite Miller’s Hotel, pledge themselves to produce , by means of recent discoveries, even better pictures than those heretofore produced, the price remaining the same, $1 and upwards, and satisfaction in all cases given or no charge made. Free admission to the rooms at all times.
Charles H. Housekeeper is recorded in other photographic directories as being active in Philadelphia in 1851. At this time few Philadelphia newspapers have been searched.